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Today's Articles

Wanting to Want
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Even when you do ask, you don’t get it because your whole motive is wrong – you want only what will give you pleasure. James 4:3              One of the toughest areas of prayer is introspection – looking deep into my heart and trying… [read more]

Change My Tone (Galatians 4:20)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

It is possible to go through life without a single disappointment! Do you want to know how that can be accomplished? Simple – go through life without a single expectation! However, understand that this is not a real recommendation. Life would be entirely too miserable to bear without some expectations and the joy… [read more]

Politics With The One You Love
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

More than likely, while getting to know someone for the purpose of forming a romantic relationship, the subject of politics will eventually boil to the surface. You'll be sharing that bag of buttered popcorn waiting for a movie to start, chit chatting in a restaurant looking forward to your favorite… [read more]

Additional Articles

Bible and Quote Feb 27 - March 2, 2012
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Sep 22, 2017

Many are the afflictions of the righteous; But the Lord delivers him out of them all. Ps 34:19    When the time is ripe for certain things, these things appear in different places in the manner of violets coming to light in the early spring. Farkas Bolyai Evil shall slay the wicked; those who hate the… [read more]

The Religious Case FOR Gay Marriage?
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Sep 22, 2017

       I don’t read news magazines on a weekly basis, but do try to watch for stories that pertain to Christian thought and practice. A  Newsweek cover story some time back certainly did that, claiming to have ‘The Religious Case For Gay Marriage’ within… [read more]

Our World
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Sep 22, 2017

 Our World   In this world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (ESV)    Our World As We See It   As we go through life we become more aware of trouble. It comes to the forefront of each newscast and article in the papers. No one… [read more]

Train Up A Child
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Sep 21, 2017

My wife and I found out that our grandchildren had never been to a county fair (or any other fair, for that matter) before.  So when the Scott County (KY) Fair was in session we took the twins and their mother for one night.  I am so glad we did.  The night got a bit of a rocky start as the forecast was for… [read more]

Taking Offense
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Sep 20, 2017

Our culture these days seems almost to be built on being offended. We are offended by anything and everything. When I used the word "boy" in a brief comment to a black person (referrring to her young son), she took offense. When the movie, Tropic Thunder, had one actor describe another as a "retard",… [read more]

To What And To Whom Are You totally Committed?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Sep 18, 2017

 We are reading in the second half of Galatians Chapter 4. It is another difficult passage, but enlightens the eyes of believers in Jesus Christ to the present world situation, particularly with regard to what is called the ‘Middle East’. Paul goes on to explain to these disciples of Jesus Christ what… [read more]

Maybe Tommorow
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Sep 17, 2017

Where does the time go? Birthdays go from creep to leap as the years past. Work weeks drag and vacations fly by. Time is a ridiculously silly concept. Who thought of it? What good is it? It seems to put stressful boundaries on us and is a relentless taskmaster with our future. It waits for nothing or no one. It… [read more]

The Day Or The Hour
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Sep 17, 2017

 It seems that there has always been an endless theories, pronunciations, speculations, etc. concerning Jesus' return. Adding to the theories is a Jewish authority who has added his name to the list. He seems to have a new theory that ends with Jesus' return approximately 64 years from no (present time… [read more]

Slavery is bad, right?
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Sep 17, 2017

Romans 1:1 Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to the gospel of God. Paul, Peter, James, and Jude all called themselves slaves/bondservants of Jesus Christ. Paul called Epaphras Jesus’ bondservant. A slave of Jesus. I have often thought that being a slave was a bad thing. In fact, today’s… [read more]

The Slow Answer
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Sep 17, 2017

How long have you waited for God to answer your prayer? Perhaps He is waiting for you to truly believe. One way we can think of the Bible is that God is pleading for us to believe! He has gone to great links to convince - and convict - us to truly BELIEVE. While having a conversation with a close friend, we ended… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from

Morning and Evening for April 9
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him." - Luke 23:27 Amid the rabble rout which hounded the Redeemer to his doom, there were some gracious souls whose bitter anguish sought vent in wailing and lamentations-fit music to accompany that march of…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 23
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Our God hath not forsaken us. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you. — If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards,… — (click here to read more)

Deliverance from Dust and Chaff
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all sections, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth."   Amos 9:9 The sifting process is going on still. Wherever we go, we are still being winnowed and sifted. In all countries God's people are being tried "like as corn is sifted in a… — (click here to read more)

Will Makes the Difference
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have long been linked as two of the "Big Four" of the older set in golf. Between them they have almost thirty major championships. Both of them have had countrymen whose swings were buttery smooth and nearly picture perfect. And both of them have wondered what they could have done with the…… — (click here to read more)

All Things Beautiful
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we knew how to react properly to all of life's events? To do the right thing at the wrong time is almost as bad as not doing right. "What time is it?" we often ask. In regard to life's events, how often we wish we knew! Solomon follows up his poetic appraisal of time with a question:…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Shepherd - Here is a thought that is directly related to Jesus' command to Peter. When Peter uses this word in his letter, he must have had a chilling memory of Jesus' conversation on the seashore about being a shepherd (see John 21). Both Jesus and Peter make word plays with this Greek word since the same root word…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 23
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

There is an art of forgetting, and every Christian should become skilled in it. Forgetting the things which are behind is a positive necessity if we are to become more than mere babes in Christ. If we cannot trust God to have dealt effectually with our past we may as well throw in the sponge now and have it over with. Fifty years of grieving over… … — (click here to read more)

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee." Psalms 55:22
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee." Psalms 55:22

THE Lord's people are often heavy laden, their burdens are heavy and their grief great; but the Lord kindly directs them to cast every burden upon Him, and promises to sustain them. Guilt in the conscience and a sense of sin in the soul, often prove an intolerable…

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