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Today's Articles

The Sound of God’s Voice
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow me. – John 10:27 HCSB What does God’s voice sound like? Throughout the Bible, many people heard it with their physical ears. Adam and Eve heard God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze and in their sin-ridden guilt hid from His… [read more]

Head To Head
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

Golf crowned its "No Tiger" champions this past weekend.  Vijay Singh of Fiji won the FedEx Cup as the most prolific golfer of the year.  However, the Tour Championship went to Sergio Garcia.  Confused?  Me too.  It seems like sports can't just look at the person with the most wins… [read more]

A Word (Matthew 8:16)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

No one has to tell you, the reader of this article, the importance of words. Verbal communication is as old as mankind and it is one of the unique and significant differences between humanity and other living creatures. Just as human communication via words differs substantially from the various forms of communication that… [read more]

Additional Articles

What is Truth?
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Dec 13, 2017

That was the famous question from Pilate (John 18:38). He walked away when he asked it, so I don't think it was an actual question, but it is certainly one worth asking. Anyone who has followed my stuff here knows that I'm often about words, definitions, meanings, that sort of thing. And it wouldn't be far… [read more]

Some People Do Not Want Help and May Even Resist Help
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Dec 11, 2017

 Here is one mark of the man or woman who is spiritually mature. You go and seek to bring that person back into line - and you do it gently. If someone does get caught in a sin - if someone stumbles and gets out of step - you who are spiritual should restore him gently. Also, you are careful that you do not… [read more]

It Doesn't Matter
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Dec 10, 2017

    2 Corinthians10:5 AMP…and we lead every thought and purpose away captive…  Next level thinking will cause you to check your every thought and take it captive until you clear it with a very high set of standards. This can be exhausting at times but very rewarding.  Some things that… [read more]

What Happened To Repentance
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Dec 10, 2017

This will be short… but terribly important. PLEASE continue… Where is it? This thing (if it can be described as a “thing”) called “Repentance”? Yes…WHERE IS IT…if it still exists? Several years ago this writer wrote several articles concerning repentance. Repentance… [read more]

Pig Wrestling
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Dec 10, 2017

  Don't wrestle with pigs... or pitbulls Sage advice. Who would want to wrestle with pigs? Possibly this axiom is little different from the old proverb, “Cast not your pearls before swine.” Isn't that just what we do when we fire back at someone who has hurt our feelings? It isn't worth… [read more]

Two Movie Reviews: Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol & Red Tails
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Dec 9, 2017

I love movies, and being the red-blooded guy that I am, two recent releases advertising some adrenaline-filled action caught my eye causing me to walk inside the darkened rooms of the silver screen. I've seen both of these movies within the past few days and thought I'd share some of my insights on both before… [read more]

Bible and Quote May14-18
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Dec 8, 2017

All day long, the righteous is gracious and lends, And his descendants are a blessing. Ps 37:26   Children learn and return what they observe and receive. Dorothy Knolte  Depart from evil and do good, So you will abide forever. Ps 37:27    Let the godly man endeavor to relieve his brethren… [read more]

Advent Thoughts
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Dec 8, 2017

AWAKE   What I say to you, I say to all: Keep Awake. Mark 13:37 (NRSV)   Have you ever felt you have missed something when someone said or did something that ultimately affected you? Did you feel as if you had sleepwalked through the event?   During the season of Advent, we find ourselves… [read more]

Institution Under Siege
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Dec 8, 2017

       The opening statement of an Associated Press editorial titled, “Institution Under Siege,” refers to a cultural debate intrinsically tied to our religious base as a nation.  Leading with the statement, “The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that outlawed state bans on… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for January 18
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God." - Hebrews 4:9 How different will be the state of the believer in heaven from what it is here! Here he is born to toil and suffer weariness, but in the land of the immortal, fatigue is never known. Anxious to serve his Master, he finds his strength unequal…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — December 14
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Make his praise glorious. This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise. — I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me. And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an… — (click here to read more)

Nothing Old
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new."   Revelation 21:5 Glory be to His name! All things need making new, for they are sadly battered and worn by sin. It is time that the old vesture was rolled up and laid aside, and that creation put on her Sunday suit. But no one else can make all things new except the LORD who made… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Kislev 26'
Voice of the Lord

There are two individuals in the Scriptures named Enoch. The first was the son of Cain. Cain had murdered his brother and was condemned to be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, away from the presence of the Lord. Cain fathered a son and built a city, calling them both Enoch. In order to find the peace for which he so fruitlessly yearned, Cain invested… — (click here to read more)

The Boss's Favor
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Throughout my fifty-three years plus of life on this planet I have held a lot of jobs. When I was just a little guy about twelve I was mowing lawns in my neighborhood and, at times, was quite prosperous doing it. I can remember one week in 1963 when I actually banked $40. That may not sound like much today but there…… — (click here to read more)

Restoring the image
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We continue meditating on the importance of looking at life "steadily and whole". I venture to suggest that people who are not Christians are unable to see life as a whole. How can they, when their thinking takes place only on the level of the natural? Natural thinking is notoriously partial and incomplete. Take, for example,…… — (click here to read more)

Mourns
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Mourns - Tears, cries and breaking hearts. When you mourn, you feel the crush of circumstances sucking the life out of you. The death of someone you loved makes mourning all too real. But in this verse, Isaiah uses the Hebrew word abal to describe how the earth feels under God's judgment. The people of Israel…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — December 14
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

It is true that a select company of Christians through the centuries have testified that they were rapt into a state where for varying lengths of time they were able to experience the Beatific Vision at least to some degree while still here in their natural bodies, seeing the everblessed One not with their physical eyes but with the eye of the Spirit.… … — (click here to read more)

Make your calling and election sure. - 2 Peter 1:10
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

Make your calling and election sure. - 2 Peter 1:10

Put your religion beyond a doubt; let there be no reason to question whether you are sincere or not. Calling separates us from sin, Satan, and the world; to holiness, Christ, and the church.

Election is the root of calling; it is God's choice of us from others - in Christ, by grace, to…

… — (click here to read more)

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