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Ask fifty people to finish the statement "Live As If" and you are likely to get fifty different answers. For Christians it will mean something different than for non-Christians. Incorporated into the top graphic are the answers given by friends of mine. It is our desire that your answer will be different each time you visit.

Today's Articles

Time to See the Forest
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

"You can't see the forest for the trees." Ah, yes. Those pithy sayings that carry the weight of the knowledge of generations. The one I just shared with you is one that is applicable for someone who just simply doesn't seem to see the obvious. Notice, we usually apply this to someone other than ourselves. After… [read more]

Galatians... - Part 49
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

  Chapter 6 – Our Equal Rank One with Another (6/7) Faith in Christ – the only Basis for Boasting (6.11-17) (2/2)   "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon… [read more]

Spoiled Brat Prayers
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

“Your unfailing love is better to me than life itself; how I praise You!” Psalm 63:3 There are few things in life more irritating than a spoiled brat. We hate hearing that whining tone from our kids. So, why use the same tone with God? He gives us so much. How grateful are we? Every time something… [read more]

Additional Articles

The Kingdom of God
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jul 18, 2018

 We have all heard of "the kingdom of God". The phrase is not new to us. Matthew refers to it as "the kingdom of heaven", but it's the same thing. It is almost exclusively a New Testament concept, an idea that had its launch, so to speak, in Jesus's first teachings: "The time is fulfilled,… [read more]

Punishment for Sin and Pardon for Those Who Believe
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jul 16, 2018

What does God think of the moral mess in our nation?    What does God think of the way our country is going?  What does God think of what is going in the world - where man was created to be a caring compassion steward.  We are reading in Genesis Chapter 6, where circumstances have deteriorated seriously. … [read more]

Twas Anything but Silent
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jul 15, 2018

Twas the night before Christ was born and all through the barn, all the creatures were stirring wondering who these two were. Mary was frightened and Joseph unsure, It seemed like a blur. They had to leave home to give birth in a barn. It didn't make a bit of sense. The Redeemer born in a barn. And it was anything… [read more]

The Tests
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jul 15, 2018

Nothing strikes terror in the mind of a student in school more than the word “test”! Our lives are, as Christians, sometimes filled with God’s testing. His testing is not to determine whether we “fail’ or “pass“. If we belong to Christ, He sometimes tests us in order to strengthen… [read more]

Do you have a Lucky Star?
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jul 14, 2018

  Months ago, I was listening to an interview with then Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump who was discussing his business, lifestyle, and overall viewpoints on how he came to be who he was. His father had been a big time influence on him, and his mother, and those of past generations of his family. When asked about… [read more]

Bible and Quote May 11-15
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jul 13, 2018

  Hiram king of Tyre (50 miles south of Buirut, Lebanon) sent his servants to Solomon, . , for Hiram had always loved David. 1 Kings 5:1 We can continue to show love to those who have left us by giving respectable regard to that which they loved.   (Solomon to Hiram) You know how my father David could not… [read more]

Choosing Love Over Fear
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jul 13, 2018

       Let me say at the very beginning of this article that I am not – in any way, shape or form – attempting to disparage Jews or Judaism; with whom we Christians share a number of historical and faith-based tenets.  It is however, an examination of certain elements of faith… [read more]

Listening to God
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jul 13, 2018

      He who has an ear, let him listen. Revelation 2:6, 11 (ESV)   He who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches Revelation 2:17, 29, 3:6, 13, 22 (ESV)   Do you remember your parents saying, “You are not listening?” I do. It was when I was… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for June 14
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Delight thyself also in the Lord." - Psalm 37:4 The teaching of these words must seem very surprising to those who are strangers to vital godliness, but to the sincere believer it is only the inculcation of a recognized truth. The life of the believer is here described as a delight in God, and we are thus…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — July 19
Daily Light on the Daily Path

He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? — Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O LORD; neither are there any works like unto thy works. — Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy… — (click here to read more)

Heavy-Duty Shoes
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be."   Deuteronomy 33:25 Here are two things provided for the pilgrim: shoes and strength. As for the shoes: they are very needful for traveling along rough ways and for trampling upon deadly foes. We shall not go barefoot — this would not be suitable for princes of the… — (click here to read more)

Sharing Time
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Yesterday I witnessed one of those little life vignettes that often go unnoticed by most of us humans. As I was pulling out of the parking lot of our bank I saw three black birds standing around a piece of paper that looked to be about four inches square. The feathers around their necks were ruffled and they were seemingly…… — (click here to read more)

"Beautiful and lovely"
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Yesterday we saw how God's purposeful and loving hand had gently guided Mordecai to Susa in Persia in order that he might be the right man in the right place at the right time. Today we meet the woman who is the centerpiece of the story - the lovely Esther. She was, in fact, the adopted daughter of Mordecai. He had…… — (click here to read more)

Adversary
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Adversary - You may find this word surprising. It is the Hebrew word satan. That's right. Our word Satan in English is really a transliterated Hebrew word that means "adversary". The reason we connect it to the person Satan is that when the Hebrew Old Testament was translated into Greek, this word was translated…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — July 19
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

The Bible record is very plain when it assures us that John the Baptist was a man sent from God. Our generation would probably decide that such a man ought to be downright proud of the fact that God had sent him. We would urge him to write a book. Seminary leaders would line up to schedule him as guest lecturer. Actually, John the Baptist would never have…… — (click here to read more)

"Whom having not seen ye love." 1 Peter 1:8
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Whom having not seen ye love." 1 Peter 1:8

WE have never seen the glorified body of Jesus, but we have believed what His word declares of Him, and believing we love Him. As the only-begotten Son of God, who was exalted, dignified, and glorified from everlasting; as the voluntary Saviour of poor lost sinners, who became incarnate,…

… — (click here to read more)

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