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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

Insignificant
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

One thousand miles south of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean lies a tiny island that has been named the Palmyra Atoll. As tiny islands go it is fairly large encompassing the grand total of some four and one half square miles. And, as tiny islands go, it is uninhabited. For some reason no one wants to live on an insignificant… [read more]

Profiles of the Prophets; The Series (62 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Simon Peter – Prominent Prophet of the Apostles (2 of 10) Focus Text: Acts 4.10-13 Of all the attributes that might be assigned to Peter, it is doubtful that anyone acquainted with him ever accused him of being timid! When questions were asked, he seemed to always have an answer. When… [read more]

Products of Forced Labor
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Isn't the fast I choose: To break the chains of wickedness, to untie the ropes of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to tear off every yoke? - Isaiah 58:6 HCSB The International Labor Office (ILO) estimates that there are over 12 million people trapped in forced labor around the world, generating… [read more]

Additional Articles

Biblical Social Justice
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jan 16, 2019

 The whole "Social Justice" juggernaut has been in full combat mode for some time now, but especially in religious circles. I say "religious" because there is a large, self-identified Christian component, but I question the connection of "social justice" and "Christian".… [read more]

Be Kind, to Yourself
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Jan 15, 2019

 Love is kind. I often forget to start with myself when I consider this statement in 1Cor 13:4. Yet, it’s not enough to just recognize when I am unkind, in order to truly change I need to know why. “It does not do to leave a living dragon out of your calculations if you live near him” –… [read more]

Essential Anchors in the Storms of Life
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jan 14, 2019

As we move forward in Christ Jesus, how are our anchors?   Turn to Acts Chapter 27 at verse 29 – have we got sufficient anchors on board our lives for what we might face in the future?   Are we strong enough for the day of the storm? Are the anchors strong enough for the strains and pressures… [read more]

Kindness - Part 6
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jan 13, 2019

Kindness   Rain plinked on the roof, a soothing sound far outweighed by the splattering of rain in the puddles. The dampness soaked into my clothes and settled into my bones. The small blaze in the brazier finally gave up the fight against the cold and went out. I shivered.   Slipping the… [read more]

Relationship
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jan 13, 2019

                    Why are Christians allowed to injure and hurt each other? "...we always hurt the ones we love" it has been said. At times it seems so. If so, why is it so often so in the church of Jesus Christ. How can these things be, things that… [read more]

He Upped the Ante - Part 1
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jan 13, 2019

Sometimes I think the way Jesus presented His messages was a little unusual, . He would say these wonderful truths, then seemingly change the subject in a moments notice. For instance, the famous sermon on the mount in Matthew 5. Jesus starts out with the “Blessed are they” speech. It’s basically… [read more]

Dreaming Big Dreams
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jan 12, 2019

Our goals, dreams, and individual aspirations all play a part in making us who we are. Most have imagined lives of incredible richness and success, wanting to claim their stake on earth as part of their individual plans. How we visualize, and drive toward attaining these desires ultimately determines how quickly they… [read more]

Bible and Quote March 31 - April 4
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jan 11, 2019

  Now it was told King David, saying, "The Lord has blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God." So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with gladness. 2 Samuel 6:12 Cause me to be a mirror of thy grace, to show… [read more]

Our Hope Is in Christ
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jan 11, 2019

       Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing, they are in turmoil;  man heaps up wealth and does not  know who will gather! And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you Psalm 39:7 (ESV)   At first, David paints a… [read more]

Extraordinarily Ordinary
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jan 11, 2019

          Last week we looked at a number of people who seemed to have little to recommend them for greatness who none-the-less were used by God to accomplish extraordinary things.  We ended up with David, a man of great success and failure, who was repeatedly redeemed… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for December 15
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her." - Ruth 1:14 Both of them had an affection for Naomi, and therefore set out with her upon her return to the land of Judah. But the hour of test came; Naomi most unselfishly set before each of them the trials which awaited them, and bade them if they…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — January 17
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption. God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of… — (click here to read more)

A Man Without Fear
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And He said, Certainly I will be with thee."   Exodus 3:12 Of course, if the LORD sent Moses on an errand, He would not let him go alone. The tremendous risk which it would involve and the great power it would require would render it ridiculous for God to send a poor lone Hebrew to confront the mightiest king in all the world and then leave him to… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Shevat 11'
Voice of the Lord

When Yeshua arrived in Beyt Anyah (Bethany) with many disciples (Luke 10:38),Marta (Martha) knew that she was going to have a lot of work to do. In her culture, women often measured their worth by how well they performed "women's chores" like cooking and cleaning. But Miryam (Mary) chose to sit at Yeshua's feet and listen to his teaching (Luke 10:39). In… — (click here to read more)

His House
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Almost every town has one. People quicken their pace walking when they pass by. It becomes the subject of conjecture and legend. Some are consumed by needing to know its history. Still others make it the subject of mindless dares. It stands silent yet speaks volumes. It commands attention simply by its enduring…… — (click here to read more)

Starting at the bottom
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Now we come to the turning point of the seventy-third psalm - the point where the psalmist takes the first step toward the resolution of his problem. We must not forget that the purpose of this psalm is to show us how the writer solved his problem, so that when we get into the same kind of difficulty we can apply the same…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — January 17
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

I think all of us meet Christian men and women who always seem to look on the gloomy side and are never able to do anything with life's problems but grumble about them! I meet them often and when I do, I wonder: "Can these people be reading and trusting the same Bible I have been reading?" The Apostle Peter wrote to the tempted, suffering… … — (click here to read more)

Evil is present with me. - Romans 7:21
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

Evil is present with me. - Romans 7:21

But what a mercy that it does not reign in you, and over you; it did once, and would now but for free and sovereign grace. If sin makes you groan, leads you to the throne to plead with God, and to the fountain of the Saviour's blood to be cleansed from it, it does not, it cannot reign.

It may disturb your…

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