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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

Justifiable Disgrace
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Some, to be sure, preach Christ out of envy and strife, but others out of good will. These do so out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; the others proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely, seeking to cause me trouble in my imprisonment. What does it matter? Just that in every… [read more]

Resurrection: Unknown
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

                      There is a section of God's Word that takes up so little space that it gives the impression of almost being an afterthought. Of course, there is no such thing as an "afterthought" in words that are God breathed. EVERY word… [read more]

The art of listening
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

  The Queen of Sheba traveled about 2,000 miles to listen to the wisdom of Solomon. Gideon put out fleece to listen to God’s will. Abraham listened and his son Isaac was born, and his servant listened to God and brought Rebecca to Isaac for his bride. The people told Joshua they would listen to God’s voice,… [read more]

Their Hope – Loss of Life (Job 11:20)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

With friends like these, who needs enemies? Surely at some time in Job’s trials, he must have at least had this thought. After all his troubles were enough to make angels weep, but as if that were not enough, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar came to “comfort” him. However rather than comfort him, they accosted… [read more]

Additional Articles

That Time of Year
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Oct 24, 2020

  This time of year always brings to light the inner-emotions of every human being. For better or worse, angry or happy, blessed or starving, employed or not, living among the devastation of war or sitting underneath the comfortable blanket of peace, we all have something to be thankful for and look forward to the… [read more]

Bible and Quote May 3-7, 2010
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Oct 23, 2020

  You will cause Your ear to hear, To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more. Psalms 10:17c,18     Passionate and satirical invectives (mocking abusive words) against bad men do more hurt than good; let it be to God in prayer, for he… [read more]

Our Focus
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Oct 23, 2020

      Thou wilt keep himin perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)   Have you ever seen a snapshot that looked blurry? When I was a child, we used to see them often. Have you ever watched a movie or a television… [read more]

The Tragedy of Kamza vs. Bar Kamza
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Oct 23, 2020

The near hysterical statements made by both parties vying for the White House this year make me fear for our country, as their ranting leaves virtually no room for accommodation, compromise or civility; not only during the campaign season but afterward as well. Besides which, it creates doubt in the minds of our allies… [read more]

Small Pleasures
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Oct 22, 2020

Last evening, while my wife and I were returning from worship service, we saw a scene that brought back a reminder of gentler days.  As we turned off Sebree Road outside of Stamping Ground, Kentucky, and onto Long Lick Pike we saw a man and his daughter sitting on the bank of a pond fishing.  It was one of those postcard… [read more]

Small Pleasures
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Oct 21, 2020

Last evening, while my wife and I were returning from worship service, we saw a scene that brought back a reminder of gentler days.  As we turned off Sebree Road outside of Stamping Ground, Kentucky, and onto Long Lick Pike we saw a man and his daughter sitting on the bank of a pond fishing.  It was one of those… [read more]

1 John 3:9
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Oct 21, 2020

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God (1 John 3:9) (KJV). This has always been a gut-wrenching read for me, taking the Bible as seriously as I do. What does John mean? Is this a call for sinless perfection? Or is it hyperbole? "Oh,… [read more]

A Word of Personal Testimony – Part 2
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Oct 19, 2020

On 1 May 1968 I was ordained in Cowdenbeath West Church, but by December I became drier and drier. Christmas and New Year was terrible. In January 1969 at our local Fraternal Meeting, which was held in Kinross, a colleague who was to become a very close friend, Jim Kincaid, walked into the room and said, “I have… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for March 8
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God." - Acts 14:22 God's people have their trials. It was never designed by God, when he chose his people, that they should be an untried people. They were chosen in the furnace of affliction; they were never chosen to worldly peace and earthly…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — october 25
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. — He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that… — (click here to read more)

God First, Then Extras
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."   Matthew 6:33 See how the Bible opens: "In the beginning God." Let your life open in the same way. Seek with your whole soul, first and foremost, the kingdom of God, as the place of your citizenship, and His righteousness as the character of… — (click here to read more)

God's Social Graces
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

You've been in the situation. You've been invited to someone's home for supper. You arrive just a little early so as not to offend the people who invited you. Then you ask to be excused to use their bathroom. Once you finish in the bathroom you feel it only proper to wash your hands. You now are faced…… — (click here to read more)

One Long Search for God
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We need to be reminded that there is in life a dark and terrible problem - the problem of evil. Herbert Spencer in Natural Law in the Spiritual World defines physical life as "inward correspondence with outward environment." When we take in food, air and water, we live. When we don't, we die. There must be a response…… — (click here to read more)

Blameless
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Blameless - This is a word that comes from the ritual of sacrifice. It is amomous. It means, "without a blemish or spot". It describes someone who has been declared "not at fault". It is the perfect word to use when we cry out, "Wait. It's not my fault!" The only problem is that when it comes to personal sin,…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — October 25
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

I do know something of the emotional life that goes along with conversion to Jesus Christ. I came into the kingdom of God with joy, knowing that I had been forgiven. I have had people tell me very dogmatically that they will never allow "feeling" to have any part in their spiritual life and experience. "Too bad for you!" is my… … — (click here to read more)

Am I in God's stead. - Genesis 30:2
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

Am I in God's stead. - Genesis 30:2

All our mercies are to be traced up to our God, and all our miseries to ourselves. We are constantly making ourselves wretched, by departing from our God, or by putting creatures in His place.

We often put persons and things in God's stead in reference to our affections, loving them inordinately; in reference…

… — (click here to read more)

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