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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

Jesus and the I R S
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

Just two days to go. Just two days before "IT" has to be in the mail. Just two days until the package that evryone dreads sending must be postmarked. Just two days until many must part with their hard earned cash to satisfy the demands of their government. Just two days left before the Internal Revenue Service… [read more]

Pray for Yourself
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Remember me, LORD, when You show favor to Your people. Come to me with Your salvation - Psalms 106:4 HCSB   It is not always selfish to pray for yourself. It is perfectly valid to do so if we pray with the intention of glorifying God with the answer to our prayer. Prayer can be likened to tilling and… [read more]

A Biblical 4x4 – Four Parts (10/16)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Garments played an important part in the events of biblical history, many of which we readily remember. For instance we remember the many-colored coat of Joseph as well as the fact that the children of Israel were forbidden from taking their neighbor's garment as a pledge (see Exodus 22.16 & Amos 2.8). However,… [read more]

Additional Articles

Warfare Worldview
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jan 18, 2017

The problem of Theodicy is the problem of evil. If there is a Sovereign God, how can there be evil? Conversely, if there is evil, whether moral or just bad things happening, what does that say about God? Lots of people have taken lots of approaches to this from lots of angles. There is the, "See? Proof that your god… [read more]

When You Know Who Jesus Is Everything Changes
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jan 16, 2017

Taking up our cross has never been easy and it certainly is no easier today – especially in lands where church buildings are being burned down, and where people are arrested and imprisoned simply because they believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Lord of Lords and King of Kings. We seem to need to many words… [read more]

Captivate Them All
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jan 15, 2017

 2 Corinthians10:5 AMP…and we lead every thought and purpose away captive…  Next level thinking will cause you to check your every thought and take it captive until you clear it with a very high set of standards. This can be exhausting at times but very rewarding.  Some things that change… [read more]

A Crossroad
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jan 15, 2017

Many have begun to ask the question, "what is happening to America?" It seems with each passing day we hear and read of rumors and scandals the likes of which modern times have not heard before. National moral traditions and basic human relationships are altered, twisted, and set free of almost all concept of… [read more]

Compare 10 years ago to today
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jan 15, 2017

Ten years ago I wrote myself note when I got a new job in a different town and realized I was going to have to move once again. After ten years, I've discovered something things I needed to add to this note.     Remember how much work all the painting and the additions were... but the work was worth the… [read more]

When Dreams Come True
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jan 14, 2017

  I recently had the pleasure of attending a book signing, here in Dallas, for one of the best-known authors of our time, Nicholas Sparks. One of the reasons I traveled to see him was because I wanted to be in the presence of a true success story; someone who’s worked hard, developed his craft into literary… [read more]

Bible and Quote Nov 17-21
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jan 13, 2017

  (From David about God) He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, for they were too strong for me. 2 Samuel 22:18 Weakness, with acknowledgment of it, is the fittest seat and subject for God to perfect His strength in; for consciousness of our infirmities drives us out of ourselves to Him in… [read more]

We Will Rest Secure
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jan 13, 2017

  “I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;    Even at night my heart instructs me.  I have set the Lord always before me.    Because he is always at my right hand,    I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices,/    My body also… [read more]

“If you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.” I Peter 4:16
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jan 13, 2017

        Last week we looked at scripture that seems to promise persecution as a result of our faith.  Now let’s look at a number of individuals whose lives have stood the test of time as examples of faithfulness in the face of both the good (Prov. 27:21) and bad they experienced.       … [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Vision And Darkness
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

Whenever God gives a vision to a saint, He puts him, as it were, in the shadow of His hand, and the saint's duty is to be still and listen. There is a darkness which comes from excess of light, and then is the time to listen. Genesis 16 is an illustration of listening to good advice when it is dark instead of waiting for…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for December 13
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Salt without prescribing how much." - Ezra 7:22 Salt was used in every offering made by fire unto the Lord, and from its preserving and purifying properties it was the grateful emblem of divine grace in the soul. It is worthy of our attentive regard that, when Artaxerxes gave salt to Ezra the priest, he…… — (click here to read more)

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

Serving the Lord with all humility of mind. Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. If a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth… — (click here to read more)

Mouth Confession; Heart Belief
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the LORD Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."   Romans 10:9 There must be confession with the mouth. Have I made it? Have I openly avowed my faith in Jesus as the Savior whom God has raised from the dead, and have I done it in God's way! Let me… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Teves 21'
Voice of the Lord

Sometimes we look at life as a choice between following Messiah or being happy, but it's really not that way at all. In fact, we cannot be truly happy without following the Lord.When Yeshua gave the derash (sermon) on the Mount, he said, "How blessed are the poor in spirit.... How blessed are the meek.... How blessed are those who hunger and thirst for… — (click here to read more)

The Mantle
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

A number of years ago I quit watching the National Basketball Association. I quit for a several reasons. I felt the quality of play was declining. There were too many dunks and way too many jump shot contests. A friend of mine took umbrage with that and said it was exciting. I countered with the fact that, for…… — (click here to read more)

Don't forget the parenthesis
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Yesterday we said that envy is born out of two things: ignorance and making wrong comparisons. Having seen how a wrong comparison can produce envy, we focus now on ignorance. How can ignorance give rise to envy? Far too often our judgments of people are based only on what we see, and we fail to take into account other things…… — (click here to read more)

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

One of the problems most frequently encountered by serious-minded Christians is how to discover the will of God in a given situation. Now, granted that we are wholly committed to God with every full intent to obey Him, we may expect actually to be led by Him. The Scriptures that teach this are so many that one scarcely knows where to begin quoting.… … — (click here to read more)

The wisdom of the just. - Luke 1:17
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

The wisdom of the just. - Luke 1:17

The Lord's people are justified freely, by His grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. The work of Jesus is their justification before God; in this they trust; in this they plead; and in this they rejoice. Taught by the Holy Spirit, they manifest wisdom in readily believing God's faithful word,…

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