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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

The Prince of Life (4 of 13) Encore
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The Book of Life Peter was the only inspired writer to use the expression “Prince of Life.”  He used this phrase to convince a group of fellow-Hebrews at the temple that Jesus was the promised Messiah of the Old Testament (Acts 3:15).  We are examining other “of life”… [read more]

Developing Humility Toward God
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, because He cares about you. Be sober! Be on the alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. Resist him, firm in the faith,… [read more]

“Come to Me” – Such a Simple Straightforward Statement
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

Are you fed up?  Are you fed up with all that is going on, and you sense that longing and desire to live differently?  Many realise they are living in a rut, facing tensions, and feeling stressed and pressured. You can be ‘fed up’ that way, or you can be fed with the Word of God which nourishes, encourages… [read more]

Additional Articles

Rejection
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Feb 17, 2019

That kind of wind that dances with your pant legs whipped out across the lake. It teased the tops of waves and got colder as it raced across the top of the water. It laughed making the waves ripple. The water’s chill infused the wind, and it got colder. The breeze off the water hit the marble of the steps and spewed… [read more]

Our Judgment
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Feb 17, 2019

  What is your first emotional reaction when you hear or read, or even see the word "judgment"? Perhaps the range of feelings would be as varied as there are humans to react. There could be flashbacks to childhood when we were called before a parent to account for something we had done. Maybe in school,… [read more]

I Am a Cotter Pin
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Feb 17, 2019

  I am a cotter pin. That's what the Lord told me a few years back. What is a cotter pin? A metal pin used to fasten two parts of a mechanism together. Picture this. It looks like a ladies hairpin. In the industrial world it is used to fasten two pieces of metal together. For instance, on a tractor, you will find… [read more]

Coming From Behind
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Feb 16, 2019

When you think about it, we're all born an underdog. We enter this world with no skills, prospects, luck, or abilities. It's all up to us, the individual, to make it happen. There's some truth that who you know in this world can make a difference. But for my money, I much prefer seeing someone who's disadvantaged,… [read more]

Bible and Quote August 17-21 (09)
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Feb 15, 2019

  (Queen to Solomon) Blessed are your men and your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom! 1 Kings 10:8 The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does… [read more]

WHO ME – PREJUDICED?
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Feb 15, 2019

       Charges of intolerance and prejudice are being made against Christians quite frequently these days.  What do they mean and, more importantly, are we?  Prejudice is defined as a dislike or distrust of people solely based on their being of another race, religion, or country. … [read more]

What Would Jesus Do?
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Feb 15, 2019

 What would Jesus Do? In 1896, Charles Monroe Sheldon, authored a book entitled, “In His Steps, What Would Jesus Do?” In his novel, Sheldon wrote of a church that had become ‘comfortable’ in their Christianity. The church had a visitor on a Sunday. The man was, by today’s terminology,… [read more]

But it Looked New
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Feb 14, 2019

In having to replace my computer I decided to replace my inkjet printer from a Lexmark to a Hewlett Packard. When I bought my new printer I did not buy replacement cartridges for it for that first time when I ran out of ink. I tried to rectify that by going to WalMart and buying the cartridges there. Just yesterday… [read more]

Biblical Internet
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Feb 13, 2019

 Now, if you will, turn with me in your Bible to 3 Peter 2 where we will look at what the Bible has to say about our Internet interactions. Okay, not there. The Bible doesn't talk about the Internet. But that's not entirely correct. It does say some things that might be pertinent. I'm… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for November 13
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"The branch cannot bear fruit of itself." - John 15:4 How did you begin to bear fruit? It was when you came to Jesus and cast yourselves on his great atonement, and rested on his finished righteousness. Ah! what fruit you had then! Do you remember those early days? Then indeed the vine flourished, the tender…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — February 18
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Thou art my hope in the day of evil. There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. — I will sing of thy power; yea I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning; for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. In my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. Thou didst… — (click here to read more)

God Will Answer
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"He will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them."   Psalms 145:19 His own Spirit has wrought this desire in us, and therefore He will answer it. It is His own life within which prompts the cry, and therefore He will hear it. Those who fear Him are men under the holiest influence, and, therefore, their… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Adar 13'
Voice of the Lord

In one of our congregational Purim plays, based on the Book of Esther, we performed the scene where Vashti received word from the king to come to his party and display her great beauty. Angered by this, Vashti (appropriately renamed Smashti for the sake of our parody) demolished a table and several chairs. With a few swift kicks and swipes of the hand, all… — (click here to read more)

Aged?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

This age thing is annoying. They say (whoever they are) you forget what you've just said and repeat yourself quite frequently. This age thing is annoying. They say (whoever they are) you forget what you've just said and repeat yourself quite frequently. That being said (twice even) growing old is not all that…… — (click here to read more)

Heaven or hell
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

The final state of those who die without availing themselves of the forgiveness God offers them at the Cross is eternal banishment from God's presence. The Bible calls this "hell." "There is no heaven with a little hell in it," said George MacDonald, meaning that the God who is passionately for righteousness and implacably…… — (click here to read more)

Fellow-citizens
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Fellow-citizens - This word is sumpolitai. You can see the combination of sum and polites literally "together with a citizen". It is also translated "fellow-workers". That is important because it does not mean simply that we are made to be members of a class (citizens) without responsibility. God…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — February 18
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

The weakness of much that passes for the Christian faith these days is seen in the readiness of many professed followers of Christ to make any concessions in order to ?get along with people,? especially with relatives and in-laws. The philosophy of mid-twentieth century Christianity is a philosophy of appeasement. Peace and unity have become the… … — (click here to read more)

He careth for you. - 1 Peter 5:7
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

He careth for you. - 1 Peter 5:7

The Lord knows all His people, their persons, wants, and trials; He thinketh upon them to benefit, deliver, and supply them. He keeps His eye upon them in all places, at all times, and under all circumstances.

He has them in His hand, and will not loose His hold. He looks upon them always as His own; the…

… — (click here to read more)

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