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  • Bible and Quote - April 25-29
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. Proverbs 8:17 When we understanding the worth and necessity of God’s wisdom, we more fervently desire and love her. W. Dodd, LL. D, 1729-77, English Anglican clergyman Riches and honor are with me.. Proverbs 8:18a A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. Jonathan Swift, English novelist, 1667-1745 With me is enduring wealth and righteousness. Proverbs 8:18b The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. William James1842-1910,…

  • Mary's Response
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.” Luke 1:46-48 (NRSV) Mary was very young and from a poor family. The Angel Gabrielle came to her and told her that she would bear God’s……

  • First at Last
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    Three other times this year Phil Mickelson performed a magic act; he disappeared from contention in the major championships of the Professional Golfers Association. Three times he not only failed to win but was not even a factor. Three times he merely showed up without really showing up. The Masters, the U. S. Open and the British Open all came and went without Mickelson even putting up a fight. Yesterday he walked off the eighteenth green at the Baltusrol Club near Springfield, New Jersey, as this year's winner of the PGA Championship. He did it by leading all four rounds.…

  • All Hallows Eve
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    What is this thing called "Halloween"? And why are Christians either deeply outraged or having anything at all to do with it? Well, as it turns out, the early Christian church celebrated an "All Saints Day", a remembrance for martyred Christians. And, of course, since all church holidays have an "eve", the day before was "All Hallows Eve", a holy evening to prepare for All Saints Day. Well, as is our wont, "All Hallows Eve" shortened over time to "Hallow-e'en" to "Halloween", effectively removing all connection…

  • The Trinity, 3 of 3
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John. As soon as He came up out of the water, He saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending to Him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: You are My beloved Son; I take delight in You! - Mark 1:9-11 HCSB There are many verses in which the Trinity may be demonstrated. For example, at one time a false doctrine was introduced to the Church that was called Sabellianism. Sabellians taught that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are different modes or aspects of one God that appear…

  • Nothing But... (2 Kings 4:2)
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    The combining of two ordinary and small words can lead to interesting situations. Consider the two word combination, "Nothing but...” in today's devotional. “A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, 'Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.' So Elisha said to her, 'What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?' And she said, 'Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.' Then he…

  • Keep Looking to God and Trusting in God
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    As we come to what is called the first Sunday in Advent, turn to Psalm 25, where David seeks the Guidance of God - and shows us how to seek the Guidance of God. David is totally dependent upon God. That is a priority for those seeking guidance. No matter how serious his situation is, he keeps looking……

  • Wonder Woman shines as Domestic Diva
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household, for all her household are clothed with scarlet. The word translated scarlet is שׁני shânı̂y (shaw-nee') Of uncertain derivation; crimson, properly the insect which is the Coccus ilicis, an insect which infests oak trees, called kermes by the Arabians. This insect used to extract the color crimson when it was boiled. It also meant “shining” because of the brilliance of the color, and to get that color it was double-dipped. More on this in a moment. Since a color…

  • The Power Of Encouragement
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    Some don't know how to encourage. Some have too much pride to encourage someone else. Some are dying for lack of it. Emotionally, spiritually - and physically. "Seldom is heard, a discouraging word!..." goes the words in the classic song "Home On The Range". Would to God this were true! Everyone needs encouragement, for some more than others. If you are receiving encouragement, there are times when you should not be encouraged. Do not allow yourself to be encouraged to sin certainly. Also, do not let yourself be encouraged to violate you conscience. If your…

  • Withstanding Temptation
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    Some of you are on your own for the first time in your lives while others have been there for a while; but we all have to deal with making good decisions and choosing the right path. And while the prospect of making up your own mind and choosing your own way is exciting, it isn’t always as easy as it appears.……

  • Your Buried Treasure
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    It’s the Christmas season, meaning most are thinking of presents under the tree, trips to shopping malls and brightly-colored boxes filled with things on our wish lists. The holidays are a magical time, giving us hope and reasons to be thankful. The beginning of a new year will also start soon, dusting off those resolutions always filled with good intentions and promises to keep. But, aside from the gifts and changes we want, did you know that right now you’re already overflowing with everything you’ve always desired? That the person God created you…

Daily Devotionals
This is a reprint of an earlier column. It is one that has not been on Study Light. I hope that it brings back some fond memories for a certain person who was involved.For some inexplicable reason I relate well to animals. Yeah, I hear the remarks. But, strangely, I do. I once had a chipmunk run up my leg and perch on my head to escape a cat. But that's another day. This past evening (July 17, 2003) my…
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 14:32 - The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.
Words to Ponder
If I did not believe the doctrine of the final perseverance of the saints, I think I should be of all men the most miserable, because I should lack any ground of comfort. - Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-92)
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
Ezekiel 2-3; Psalms 149; Galatians 6:
As He spoke to me the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him speaking to me. Then He said to me, "Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to a rebellious people who have rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day. I am sending you to them who are stubborn and obstinate children, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God .' As…
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