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  • Laugh Hard, Laugh Often
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    All of us experience challenges, along with moments of pain, stress, and tension. It's just part of what makes us human as we travel through our individual journeys. However, one thing I've noticed is that those who carry the ability to laugh and allow humor to always be at the forefront of their demeanor are some of the happiest people I know. When life gives them lemons they make lemonade, when problems or struggles try and come up against them, they shrug them off and quickly pull a joke from their basket of endless humor. As they face obstacles which would cause…

  • Bible and Quote - May 27-31
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    He alone is my rock and my salvation, my strong tower; I shall not be greatly moved. Psalm 62:2 No soul can be really at rest until it has given up all dependence on everything else and has been forced to depend on the Lord alone. Hannah Whitall Smith My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. Psalm 62:5 In the soul-searching of our lives; we are to stay quiet so we can hear Him say all that He wants to say to us in our hearts. Charles Swindoll My salvation and my honor depend on God. Psalm 62:7a A devout heart, purged from self-conceit,…

  • Intercession
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    What do we mean by intercession? When we pray for others, we go before the Lord on their behalf. This is intercession. The one who prays feels a burden to take others before Jesus; then He takes those needs before the Father. A prayer warrior senses a need someone has and commits to pray for that person. Sometimes the prayer is said right then. Other times, the one praying will wait and include that request in their nightly prayers. Jesus interceded for his disciples and for us in John 17:6-19,20-25. “He prays for protection for his disciples. They will need…

  • The True Professional's Expectations
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    Ever since I was just a little kid I have been involved in competitive sports. I began in little league at age six although I am almost certain there were some rather feverish contests of teething ring wrestling at a much earlier age. I am still playing sports competitively as I play golf in several tournaments each year as well as tee it up with blokes who think that our friendly matches are the U. S. Open. In those fifty years of competition I have been swept up by the malady of sports; professional expectations. A number of years ago I was one of those glowering, article…

  • Objective Good
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    What is "objective good"? The term is meant to describe that which is, in and of itself, good. It is intended to stand in opposition to subjective good. This would be that which is good to me (or you, if you prefer). You can see this, right? I remember the story of two villages along the Amazon (which originally was a river in South America, not a book-selling website). A heavy rain came through, and the question was, "Is that good?" The village upriver was delighted. They needed the rain for their crops. The village downstream was devastated. The rain caused a…

  • Fighting Like a Girl
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    …Be earnest and disciplined in your prayers…Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere. 1 Peter 4:7; Ephesians 6:18 Most girls, when they fight, flail away wildly – hair falling in their eyes, eyes closed, they swing with great energy, but with little accomplishment. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen some phenomenal female warriors, but most girls fight like – well, girls! We Christians are often guilty of fighting like girls. We…

  • Mercy and not Sacrifice (October 20, 2010)
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    Under the heading of religion, what, if anything, is wrong with requiring more of a believer than God requires? Today's message will answer this question in the context of our ongoing series, Mercy and not Sacrifice. Just from a commonsense standpoint, it would seem rather presumptuous of someone to ask more of a believer than God would ask. I have heard others say that we serve a hard God, but if that is true and I ask more of a fellow-believer than He asks, what does that make me? Like I said, it just doesn't seem right that anyone should be more stringent than God in his/her…

  • In What Ways Does the Holy Spirit Guide?
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    The Holy Spirit reveals the meaning of what GOD has said in the written word – the Bible. 1 Corinthians 2 verse 14 – “The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand……

  • The Fourth Monkey
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    Most of us are familiar the three monkeys each covering eyes, ears, and mouth. This is to convey the principles of seeing no evil, hearing no evil and speaking no evil (I can't recall if this is the original sequence). Generally good advice – at all times and all seasons. For everyone. The principle of the prohibition of each is thououghly bibical, regardless of who originated it. I can still see in my minds eye the little clay image setting on a shelf in our home when growing up. But have we considered the scope and magnitude of this “monkey business” - this…

  • God's promise in Exodus
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. Special treasure is what God called Israel several times throughout scripture. They did obey Him especially during the times of an obedient judge and obedient kings. Unfortunately, there were more often times of rebellion and disobedience. Christians have that problem, too. A particular insight into God’s heart is what Jesus says in Matthew 6:21 “Where your treasure is, there is your heart also.”…

  • The Warrior's Belief
         'Voice of Inspiration' from Andy Castro

    The battle seemed a sure loss in his mind as the enemy receded to refortify its army. He laid his weary head uncomfortably on a stone to gather his thoughts and strategy for the next attack. As his eyes closed, retreat and surrender calmly invaded his internal perceptions and emotions of the battle at hand. They sang a melancholy song reminiscing the long past peaceful days. Its melody had a soft beat of propaganda, misinterpreting freedom and peace. The warrior’s memory walked him through his predestined life as the king’s only son. His three elder brothers died in the…

Daily Devotionals
William Shakespeare wrote a play with the title, "Much Ado About Nothing." In our world today we have some rather glaring instances of just that. Many things are overblown and made more extravagant and important than necessary. Kind of like awards shows devised by the people who will receive the awards so they can have a televised special to give out the awards and make money doing something for themselves. And people watch.The old Cleveland Browns franchise is one of…
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
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Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 10:13 - On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.
Words to Ponder
Paul, using the examples of differing opinions about food and days among the believers in Rome, teaches that Christians should not despise or judge others. He does not advise them to find a happy medium between the contending opinions or to average the two extremes in a compromise. On the contrary, he admonished them that "every one be fully convinced in his own mind" (Rom. 14:5), because God is able to make both stand, as both of them are serving the Lord in obedience to their individual convictions of His will... Each of us has to find personally what is the will of God for his own life, and let all others meet their responsibility to do the same... For God, by giving different commands to many, and putting them together according to His plan, shall accomplish ultimately His complete will. - Kokichi Kurosaki, One Body in Christ
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
1 Kings 21; Amos 5; 1 Corinthians 7:25-40:
And Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, "Give me your vineyard so that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is close beside my house, and I will give you a better vineyard in place of it; if you prefer, I will give you what it is worth in money." But Naboth said to Ahab, "The LORD forbid me that I would give you the inheritance of my fathers!" So Ahab entered his house sullen and furious because of the answer that Naboth…
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