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  • A Day For Love
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    Its Valentine's Day week, that wonderful time of year when significant others spend a little time expressing, and sharing their common attraction. For many, it’s a time of reflection, a day of sharing that certain chemistry bringing souls together, a period of needed sexual bliss, an occasion where hearts communicate a little bit deeper, and even moments when personalities come together for the very first time. In the fifty years I’ve been alive, I’ve experienced, desired, wanted, expressed, shared, rejected, and written about love. I’ve wanted to be…

  • Bible and Quote - November 5-9
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David . Now Jonathan . caused David to vow (in agreement with the covenant), because he loved him; for he loved him as he loved his own soul. 1 Samuel 20:1 The value of a friend comes and goes, but mutual commitment holds the relationship together. (after Jonathan sets up a plan to warn David to flee or stay, he says). And as for (our covenant of friendship), indeed the Lord be between you and me forever." 1 Samuel 20:23 Man's ways are variable, but God's ways are everlasting. Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-92)…

  • New Song
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

        I waited patiently for the LORD he turned to me and heard my/cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit. Out of the mud and mire, he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.……

  • I thank God every time I remember you     Phil. 1:3
         'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

         Paul’s approach to prayer followed a fairly well-established pattern, one we would do well to emulate.  But how do we keep it from becoming routine and obligatory?  A brief examination of Paul’s practice of prayer demonstrates how that can be achieved.       ……

  • Thanatopsis
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    Recently, a friend and I sat down and conversed about death. It wasn't a morbid conversation but a rather light hearted one as we talked about how scary death is to so many and how welcome others view it. Then he shared a nugget of information with me that I didn't know. "Did you know that Henry Ford had a bottle in which he kept Thomas Edison's last breath?" Oddly enough, it's true. Ford and Edison were close friends. When Edison died in 1931 Ford was at his bedside and caught Edison's last breath in a bottle and then capped it. He still had it when…

  • Joy to the World - Verse 3
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as the curse is found. “No more let sins and sorrows grow nor thorns infest the ground.” “Here’s an impossible task,” you might conclude. “Who can prevent sin from growing?” Remarkably, Paul echoes the same theme: “Do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires” (Romans 6:12). So what does it mean to “not let sin reign”,…

  • Mumbled Prayers
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings. - Romans 8:26 HCSB Have you ever gone by a baby’s cradle and heard what the baby had to say? It sounds like just so much mumbling, babbling and general gibberish. If you were to gather all the most renowned linguistic scholars around that cradle and have them listen for an hour, they would not be able to make heads or tails of the baby’s mumblings. However, let the child’s…

  • The Lamb of God (John 1.29)
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1.29). There are so many, many wondrous parts of this passage that it is difficult to choose the one on which to focus. For instance, we could direct our attention toward the fact that the word sin is singular in the passage. Jesus takes away the sin of the world. The world surely has more that one sin, but he spoke of the cumulative total of all sin in the singular. Jesus takes away the totality of all the sins that have been committed…

  • God has a Mission, a Challenge, and a Goal - For You
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    The Christian Life is very much a ‘mission trip’.  From the very beginning, we are sent out into the world.  John 20 verse 21 - Jesus said, “Peace be with you!   As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”     It is Resurrection evening –……

  • What happens in the Millennium?
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    In Isaiah 65 we see a most beautiful picture of how God sees the perfect earth that still has humans in it. It will be that way, one day, but not until Jesus comes again and the Day of Wrath happens. Isaiah 65:20 There shall not still be an infant of days, or an old man that has not filled his days. For the youth shall die the son of a hundred years, but the sinner the son of a hundred years shall be accursed. 21And they shall build houses and live in them; and they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22They shall not build, and another live in them; they shall not…

  • Works Of Grace (5)
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    If we have been growing and building, and if we have been doing so on the Rock-solid Foundation, our character edifice has risen higher and higher. And if this is so, there should be no worry or concern - what has been built is good, and more than this, it is necessary in order to support something even more grand. Although what we have built will stand, it must go higher. The character that we have built so far will only take us so far.- it is not yet complete. Many today leave off building at some point, thinking that what has been done in them is enough - are you ready to keep…

Daily Devotionals
Ever see a bottle of champaign opened? The cork in a bottle of wine is inserted before the fermentation process is completed. As a result, great pressure builds inside the bottle from the fermentation. The cork, when given a little nudge, pops off the bottle. Sometimes it gets fired across a room, sometimes it just pops up a tad.Fermentation is the introduction of a living organism to a fruit juice which causes the sugar to change to ethyl alcohol. The…
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 15:10 - Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof will die.
Words to Ponder
At heart, self-denial is about the question of ownership: Who is really in charge of my life - God or me? - Mark Shaw (20th century)
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
Genesis 29:31-30:43; Psalms 23; Luke 18:1-17:
Leah conceived and bore a son and named him Reuben, for she said, "Because the Lord has seen my affliction; surely now my husband will love me." Then she conceived again and bore a son and said, "Because the Lord has heard that I am unloved, He has therefore given me this son also." So she named him Simeon. She conceived again and bore a son and said, "Now this time my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons."…
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