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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

1 Peter.... - Part 30
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

"But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for 'love will cover a multitude of sins.' Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards… [read more]

To Heal the Enemy
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good. - Romans 12:21 HCSB An elderly holy woman decided to serve God by living in a third world country and serving the destitute people there. She lived among them, as poor as they, yet radiated Hashem’s loving care to them. She showed them how to bathe… [read more]

Creation Is Preserved By A Man of God Who Has Faith
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

We read in Genesis Chapter 8 verse 1 that “God remembered NOAH”.    Now - this is a FACT!    There was no-one else around who could have remembered Noah.    The word ‘remember’ means to RENEW.   We say - O we must remember so-and-so - and send… [read more]

Additional Articles

Day of the Shofar Blast -- Yom Teruah
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Aug 19, 2018

Rosh Hashannah... Jewish new year... blowing of trumpets... The Gathering... makes me tingle all over. When I lived in Baton Rouge, I had a delicious opportunity to go to a Messianic Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashannah (Feast of Trumpets). If you ever get a chance to celebrate this you are in for such a wonderful experience. I… [read more]

Don't Do It! - Part 3
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Aug 19, 2018

Today we will be discussing the third and final step of this three part series on goal setting. This a different view on the subject since most thoughts on the matter seem to be writing on goals for things and general desires. I am focusing on a biblical view of goal setting. Since Mankind has fallen, God has been in… [read more]

A Good Man
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Aug 19, 2018

Do you know, or know of, a person that seems to be a perfect person - at least as perfect a person as a human can be? If you do, you are not alone. I know one also. A good person. But not a Godly person. It has seemed for a long time to be such a contradiction - this person seems sinless, as much as can… [read more]

Laugh Hard, Laugh Often
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Aug 18, 2018

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 Feb 25-29
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Aug 17, 2018

  .there was war (- 5 yrs) between the house of Saul (11 tribes of Israel with a puppet king, lead by the military command, Abner) and the house of David (1 tribe of Israel, Judah). But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker. 2 Samuel 3:1 The renewal of our natures is… [read more]

The Reward of Waiting
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Aug 17, 2018

      but they that wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)   When we are impatient, we make mistakes that usually create problems for us. Even when we attempt to fix… [read more]

“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; …show restraint.” Prov. 23:4
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Aug 17, 2018

         The idea of giving from our material substance to the church in support of its ministry dates back to the setting up of worship by Jehovah.  “A tithe of everything from the land,  …belongs to the Lord.”  Lev. 27:30-33   Prov. 3:9,10 … [read more]

Who Would Jesus Bomb?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Aug 16, 2018

Just the other day, while coming back from Lexington, I saw a bumper sticker on the back of an SUV.  It posed what, I'm sure, the driver thought was a rhetorical question.  In other words, the answer to the question was so obvious that it was a slam dunk the reader would get it right.  The question was,… [read more]

The Irony of the Cross
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Aug 15, 2018

Irony is defined as "the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning." If you look around at current events, you'll find lots of illustrations. Often they are humorous; not always. This idea -- words used that end up expressing the opposite -- is a key component… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

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

"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." - Psalm 30:5 Christian! If thou art in a night of trial, think of the morrow; cheer up thy heart with the thought of the coming of thy Lord. Be patient, for "Lo! He comes with clouds descending." Be patient! The Husbandman waits until he…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — August 20
Daily Light on the Daily Path

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent. The Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. — Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and for ever. His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of… — (click here to read more)

Deliverance Not Limited
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee."   Job 5:19 Eliphaz in this spoke the truth of God. We may have as many troubles as the workdays of the week, but the God who worked on those six days will work for us till our deliverance is complete. We shall rest with Him and in Him on our Sabbath. The rapid… — (click here to read more)

Fire God?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Many of Major League Baseball's teams have moved a time or two. The Los Angeles Dodgers started out in Brooklyn. The San Francisco Giants began in New York. The Minnesota Twins started out in our nation's Capitol as the Washington Senators. The Oakland Athletics began in Philadelphia. Then there are the twice…… — (click here to read more)

Don't Take the Huff
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

A further characteristic of a fool, says Solomon, is that he cannot control his anger. If a boss is hot-headed then don't react in the same way, he instructs us (v. 4). A fool quits his job in a fit of temper, but a wise man remains calm. How many people reading these lines, I wonder, look back to difficulties…… — (click here to read more)

Encamps
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Encamps - As a child, I often went camping with my family. We set up our tent and rolled out the sleeping bags. We were always careful to make sure we had water and as much natural protection as we could find. The description of the camps of Israel is quite similar. As God's people traveled, they constantly moved…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — August 20
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Failing in his frontal attacks upon the child of God, Satan often turns to more subtle means of achieving his evil purpose. He resorts to devious methods in his attempt to divert the Christian from carrying out the task God has committed to him. He often succeeds by involving the saint in some other lesser occupation and so distracting him. Nehemiah,… … — (click here to read more)

"The Lord preserveth all them that love Him." Psalms 145:20
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"The Lord preserveth all them that love Him." Psalms 145:20

ALL who know the Lord love Him, and none can love Him until taught by His Spirit. If we know God in Christ, as our covenant God, and enjoy our interest in Him, we shall love Him supremely, above our tranquillity, natural relations, earthly possessions, gifts and reputation.…

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