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Today's Articles

The Influence of Parents
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

“Teach a youth about the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” - Proverbs 22:6 HCSB “Ch’anak na’ar derek peh zaquen cuwr” literally reads “dedicate a child to a way of mouth, elder not depart”. There are three critical elements… [read more]

The Love of the Truth (16 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Disciples do not establish the conditions of discipleship! This is a fundamental in ANY discipline. The mere fact that a person is a disciple or wants to become a disciple implies that the person is willing to accept the terms of discipleship established by the master/leader of the discipline! How more fundamentally can… [read more]

Death in the Garden
Find the Call' from Andy Castro

Jesus crucifixion started in the garden. The Father gave Him a vision. (Luke 22:41) Jesus died to His own will. (v42) Jesus accepted, visualized and internalized the Father’s plan. (v44) This sequence of steps was a defining moment for Jesus and for us. No, it was much more than that. It was the beginning of the final… [read more]

Never Alone
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

Do you feel that God is always with you? How can we know? Many have difficulties with sensing the presence of God. An old gospel melody perhaps gives us the answer, and says it all, "My God is real, for I can feel Him deep in my heart" Perhaps we haven't looked in the right place to see Him. Can you "feel"… [read more]

Call it what it is
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

  Too frequently I hear someone calling adultery a “mistake,” or when caught stealing it’s called “messing up.” Clay Waters of the New York Times Magazine chided Republicans for calling illegal aliens "illegals." He says they should be called "undocumented." Let's… [read more]

Additional Articles

Laugh Hard, Laugh Often
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Aug 27, 2016

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… [read more]

Bible and Quote Jan 31 - Feb 4, 2011
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Aug 26, 2016

  A psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? Psalm 22:1  Is God all-wise? Then the darkest providences have meaning. We will set ourselves as God’s interpreters, and because we cannot make straight lines… [read more]

Submission/Surrender
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Aug 26, 2016

  “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.” Hebrews 5:7 (NIV) Often, we have issues that plague us. They seem to get the best of us and… [read more]

The Simple Yet Hard Truth
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Aug 26, 2016

         Does our Christian witness depend on how appealing we portray the gospel?  Some believe so, offering a get-what-you-want gospel of self-fulfillment and ease of life; replacing the glory of God with man’s edification and the abandonment of our lives for his purposes… [read more]

The Marathon
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Aug 25, 2016

If I may be so bold as to borrow from Yogi Berra, "Half of golf is ninety per cent mental."  Back in 1976 when I first took up the game I talked to an old-timer who played regularly at the Running Fox Golf Course in Mansfield, Ohio.  What he told me was something like, "Just remember that golf is… [read more]

American Christianity
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Aug 24, 2016

From my youth I've seen many examples of "American heroes" on the TV and movie screens. John Wayne was probably the quintessential hero. He stood alone, strong, individual, fighting for what was right, that sort of thing. Most of them are like that in American lore. In comic books and their television and… [read more]

The Courage to Love
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Aug 23, 2016

It’s been a year and a half since I broke up with someone I loved. I can say in full assurance, it was one of the darkest times of my life. I literally thought I was going to die from the pain. Yet, it was one of the best, and most loving decisions I have made both for myself and the other person. This was the beginning… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

What'S The Good Of Prayer?
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

It is not part of the life of a natural man to pray. We hear it said that a man will suffer in his life if he does not pray; I question it. What will suffer is the life of the Son of God in him, which is nourished not by food, but by prayer. When a man is born from above, the life of the Son of God is born in him, and he…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for May 5
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"I will be their God, and they shall be my people." - 2 Corinthians 6:16 What a sweet title: "My people!" What a cheering revelation: "Their God!" How much of meaning is couched in those two words, "My people!" Here is speciality. The whole world is God's; the heaven, even the heaven of heavens is the…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — August 28
Daily Light on the Daily Path

The accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. — Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea, rather, that is risen again, who is even… — (click here to read more)

Out of Any Circumstance
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me."   Psalms 55:16 Yes, I must and will pray. What else can I do! What better can I do? Betrayed, forsaken, grieved, baffled, O my LORD, I will call upon Thee. My Ziklag is in ashes, and men speak of stoning me; but I encourage my heart in the LORD, who will bear me through this trial as He… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Av 24'
Voice of the Lord

God has given us a great promise: the return of the Messiah Yeshua. Yeshua and his coming are our "certain hope." Some believe that through our own efforts we can bring Messiah to earth. The Jerusalem Talmud records Rabbi Levi saying, "If Israel would keep a single Sabbath in the proper way, forthwith the Son of David will come" (Ta'anit 1:1). Sadder still… — (click here to read more)

Put It Behind You
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

"Sometimes you're the bug and sometimes you're the windshield." A golfing buddy of mine said that the other day as he watched his ball take an unpredictable bounce and roll into a water hazard. Basically put, he was saying that sometimes the bounces go good and sometimes they don't. What happens from there…… — (click here to read more)

More Leadership Qualities
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We look at another three of Solomon's thoughts on the qualities of a wise leader. Third - a high regard for authority. "Obey the king's command," (v. 2) says Solomon, or in other words, respect whoever is over you in authority. Those who have no respect for those higher than they will never get the respect…… — (click here to read more)

Anger
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Anger - The Hebrew root is anep. Behind this is the word ap, a word that describes the nostrils in breathing. This part of the body is important in Hebrew thought. Remember that God breathed life into Adam through the nostrils. Because the nose is part of the context of breathing, it is considered vital…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — August 28
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

When we are first converted, especially if we come from a non-Christian background, we are likely to be almost too naive for our own good. The wondrous experience through which we have just passed, or perhaps I should say into which we have entered, has predisposed us to believe in everybody. Our trust in other Christians is likely to be boundless.… … — (click here to read more)

"Being justified freely by His grace". Romans 3:24
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Being justified freely by His grace". Romans 3:24

IT was a solemn question which was proposed in the days of old, "How can man be just with God?" Man is without righteousness, he is chargeable with many crimes, he is brought in guilty, and condemned by God's holy law; and he has no excuse to make. His mouth is stopped. We…

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