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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

Life's a Trip
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

Long trips are a mixed bag for me. Some are absolutely refreshing while others are a drain. Trips with my wife are wonderful. We always talk practically the whole way there and back. Trips by myself are the ones that can be a drag. Having to sit in a car for a long trip with just me can be taxing. I don't know… [read more]

Bonsai Marriages
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart. A good man produces good things from his storeroom of good, and an evil… [read more]

The Original Icon (3-4-11)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Seen any icons today? Every computer user knows about icons. Certain religions revere icons. Some buildings are referred to as icons. Certain sports heroes are recognized as icons. Icons are a part of our 21st century culture. Today's article will address the Original Icon! When man was created, he was created in the… [read more]

Additional Articles

Sound Doctrine
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Apr 25, 2018

 Jim Elliff wrote a piece asking, "Why do Some Pastors Deliberately Avoid Teaching Doctrine?" He suggested that "many pastors" have begun to intentionally avoid teaching doctrine. Why? The aim is to encircle more people for our churches by minimizing that which limits us. "The… [read more]

When God Created Man He Made Them Male and Female
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Apr 23, 2018

We continue to read in Genesis Chapter 2 and in verses 18 we are given a Divine principle - it is not good for man to be alone. You cannot grow into a mature Christian on your own. We need to have fellowship and communion and intermingling - the one with the other. God is about to do something about possible or potential… [read more]

You just knew it was from God?
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Apr 22, 2018

Numerous times God has spoken to me or given me a delight for encouragement. Oh, not out loud, but in such a way I knew it was Him talking to me. I was on my teeth-grinding drive home from Arizona after my second husband decided he didn't want to be married anymore. I was devastated and I kept wanting to turn back.… [read more]

Drumbeat of Darkness-Drumbeat of Destiny
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Apr 22, 2018

The greatest tragedy is not death but a life without purpose. Rick Warren For we are His workmanship [His own master work,… [read more]

Our Enemy Named Doubt
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Apr 22, 2018

Do you ever wonder about your relationship with Jesus Christ? There are times when weaknesses may seem to undercut our assurance that we are saved, or that God is angry with us because of a perceived weakness. Being still human, we are susceptible to an array of influences in our lives that are broadcast satanic thoughts… [read more]

Seeing Another's Light
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Apr 21, 2018

  No matter who you work with, marry, be-friend, date, parent, or live beside, sooner or later there’ll be personality traits which you don’t agree with, or find uncomfortable to be around. We’re all created differently, are an original masterpiece created by God, and like any living thing, there… [read more]

Bible and Quote Sept. 17-21, 2012
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Apr 20, 2018

As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God. Ps 42:1     There is only one thing that wins a man’s heart, and that is the sight of God’s heart; and it is only when we know how precious His lovingkindness is that we shall be drawn towards Him. Alexander Maclaren,… [read more]

Spiritual Refreshing at Special TImes
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Apr 20, 2018

      Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. Acts 3:19 (ESV)   The Apostle Peter had healed a beggar. The healed man was ecstatic over what had happened. Those who saw him were amazed.   Peter… [read more]

Baptism, An Elementary Doctrine of the Church
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Apr 20, 2018

         Last week, in an attempt to discern the significance of baptism to the Christian believer and thus, its application within the church today; we looked at a number of Biblical calls for its practice and thus, its importance to the early church.  This week I’d like to… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for September 6
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"In the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world." - Philippians 2:15 We use lights to make manifest. A Christian man should so shine in his life, that a person could not live with him a week without knowing the gospel. His conversation should be such that all who…… — (click here to read more)

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

His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me. Underneath are the everlasting arms. — When [Peter] saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?… — (click here to read more)

Gracious Dealing
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest."   Deuteronomy 15:18 An Israelitish master was to give his bondservant liberty in due time, and when he left his service he was to start him in life with a liberal portion. This was to be done heartily and cheerfully, and then the LORD promised to bless the generous act. The spirit of this… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Iyyar 11'
Voice of the Lord

During the year since Rita's husband had left her, she had developed a serious medical condition that required extensive treatment. Then Rita suddenly lost her job when her manager was ordered to cut his work force in half. "Why is all this happening to me?" she asked. "Why is God allowing all this trouble in my life?" ...thank God for the trials in my… — (click here to read more)

Out Of Control
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

The entire incident couldn't have taken more than just a few seconds but, at the moment it happened, it seemed like an eternity. Thoughts flashed through my mind at a rapid rate. I was thinking about my family and friends, my church. Would I ever see them again? Would somebody be coming from the other direction…… — (click here to read more)

Through Christian eyes
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

As we conclude our study of the phrase, "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy", we ask ourselves: What would happen if we really put into practice this important principle? It would mean that we would look at everyone through Christian eyes. We would see sinners, not merely as the victims of sin and Satan,…… — (click here to read more)

Live in peace
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Live in peace - The Greek is a single word eireneuete. It could also be translated "make peace among yourselves" or "be at peace". Maybe all three meanings are best. We are to exist in tranquility now that our war with God has ended (live in peace). As a result, we are to love one another and seek reconciliation…… — (click here to read more)

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

Satan's distracting words often come from the most unexpected quarters. Martha would call Mary away from sitting at the feet of the Master. Sometimes, if we are not careful, our best friend may distract us. Or it might be some very legitimate activity. This day's bustle and hurly-burly would too often and too soon call us away from Jesus' feet. These… … — (click here to read more)

"Behold the Man!" John 14:5
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Behold the Man!" John 14:5

JESUS is presented before thee crowned with thorns, scourged, with His face so marred more than any man's. His blood is flowing, His heart is breaking, and He is a Man of sorrows. Behold Him, then, for in this man, under these circumstances, dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; all the treasures…

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