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Today's Articles

A Healing of the Soul
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, "My son, your sins are forgiven." – Mark 2:5 Jesus was back in his adopted home town called Capernaum after a quick tour of Galilee (Mark 1:35-39; Luke 4:42-44; Matthew 4:23-25). As usual, the news spread quickly that he was home and soon,… [read more]

What God Has Cleansed (Acts 10.15)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Clean? “Who says so?” Consider the following paragraph: “The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened… [read more]

Bible and Quote Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2011
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

  You are my hiding place;.. You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah Ps 32:7b Our weakness unstrings our harps, but His strength tunes them anew. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. Ps 32:8a   Give me an open mind, O God, a mind ready… [read more]

Be on your guard against all kinds of Greed,… Lk. 12:14
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

       More and more economists, theologians and Depression Era survivors agree that America’s recent financial crisis had a number of reasons but one basic cause; a bankruptcy of values pertaining to money.  One of the reasons being a scarcity of savings and an over-dependence on credit,… [read more]

Dual Citizenship
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

                                                                       “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior,… [read more]

Additional Articles

Not a Cliche
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted May 25, 2017

Golf is an interesting game.  It is a game of yards, and a game of inches.  It is a game of power, and a game of finesse.  It is a game of ability, and a game of imagination.  However, it is also a game of cliches.  No, you're not seeing things.  You read that right.  Cliches. … [read more]

Unique
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted May 24, 2017

 We live in a "diversity" world, where everything is viewed as "equal". We claim "equal rights" and "equal pay" and "racial equality" and "all genders are equal". We believe that all religions are equal, too. And, as a consequence (just like in the use of… [read more]

Commitment to Jesus Christ Involves Change and Changes
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted May 22, 2017

 We are in Galatians Chapter 2 and verses 11 to 21.   In this letter, Paul is dealing with a question which is facing the Church of Jesus Christ today.   It is not a new question. This is not a new problem.    In fact, there are very few new problems!   It is the question… [read more]

Don't Do It!
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted May 21, 2017

Stop! Wait! Put that pen down! Don't do it! Do not write your goals down. At least not until you have read this blog. I've gone through this for to many years. Setting goals for the new year and failing at them. Here is how I now look at goals and goal setting. (Short version) Every thing that man has done,… [read more]

A Key To Ministry
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted May 21, 2017

In the course of daily living it is sometimes astounding as well as disheartening to see the almost universal disregard of God by the world. Truly sheep without a shepherd, in a darkness unknown to them, and yet it is known. The darkness seems like light, and the light of God appears as darkness.  Most are oblivious… [read more]

Cast into the deepest ocean
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted May 21, 2017

 Years ago, when I was first introduced to Guideposts, I read an article by Corrie Ten Boom who chose to go to war-scarred Germany to carry her message that forgiveness is possible. The article began: It was in a church in Munich that I saw him, a balding heavyset man in a gray overcoat, a brown felt hat clutched… [read more]

Celebrities Are Not Heroes
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted May 20, 2017

Who comes to mind when you think about your personal heroes: a parent, sibling, action figure, military veteran, or stranger you witness saving a life? Maybe it's the elderly lady selflessly serving free Thanksgiving meals inside the homeless shelter, an ER Doctor working exhaustively for three days straight, or… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for August 7
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"The upright love thee" - Song of Solomon 1:4 Believers love Jesus with a deeper affection then they dare to give to any other being. They would sooner lose father and mother then part with Christ. They hold all earthly comforts with a loose hand, but they carry him fast locked in their bosoms. They voluntarily…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — May 26
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep. The chief Shepherd. — I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not… — (click here to read more)

Commonest Things Blessed
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Ye shall serve the LORD your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water."   Exodus 23:25 What a promise is this! To serve God is in itself a high delight. But what an added privilege to have the blessing of the LORD resting upon us in all things! Our commonest things become blessed when we ourselves are consecrated to the LORD. Our LORD Jesus… — (click here to read more)

Dead in Christ
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

I had not taken the trip for some time and felt that it was that right time again. It was a beautiful day for January. Sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper sixties. It seemed like the right time to make the trip from my home in Georgetown, Kentucky to my ancestral burial grounds near London, Ohio. My…… — (click here to read more)

Flinging away your garment
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We are seeing that the first step to mental and spiritual health is receptivity - we must be willing to empty our hands of whatever we are holding and receive Christ. Life has been defined as response to environment. You and I live physically when we respond to our physical environment - we take in food, light and air.…… — (click here to read more)

Convincing proofs
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Convincing proofs - This is the single Greek word tekmeriois. It comes from a Greek word for a fixed sign. You can think of it like an authorized signature. When you want proof, you go to an expert and ask for his "sign". He puts his mark on the bottom of the document, guaranteeing that what it says is absolutely…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — May 26
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

It is a beautiful New Testament story that tells us of Lydia of Philippi, a career woman in her own right, long before there were laws and proclamations to set women free. A seller of purple, Lydia traveled to the market of her day, and undoubtedly she had found freedom and satisfaction in that era when women were not counted at all. But Lydia heard… … — (click here to read more)

Let a man examine himself. 1 Corinthians 11:28
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

Let a man examine himself. 1 Corinthians 11:28

THIS is necessary, that we may know upon what we are resting; and whether we are growing or declining. Let us examine this morning upon what foundation we are building for eternal life, and from what does our hope arise? What is the source of our satisfaction, pleasure, and peace? What do we…

… — (click here to read more)

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