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  • Milque-Toast Prayers
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. Mark 10:51 The Lord is still asking us that question. So many times I have been guilty of vague, open-ended prayers. These are the prayers of a coward. A coward makes his prayers nice and vague so that he can claim anything as an answer. He can use that same obfuscation to excuse the lack of effectiveness in his prayer. Either way, he’s covered himself. In the French language, the verb “to love” and the verb “to like” are the same. This is surprising in a language that is known for its…

  • Mercy and not Sacrifice (Sept. 29, 2010)
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    I was reared in a home where “going to church” on Sunday morning was not a decision; it was a requirement, at least for the adults; kids went by default. We had no choice except 1) to stay home alone (not really an option), 2) to stay with a baby-sitter (absurd), or 3) to go where ever the adults went. So, we went to church. As I grew slightly older, I learned through osmosis (or some other scientific process - lol) that it was a sin for an able-bodied adult not to attend the worship assembly (i.e. go to church) on Sunday morning. I am quite sure that I never challenged…

  • How Does God Refill My Emotionally Drained Empty Tank?
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    In I Kings Chapters 18 and 19 we have been reading about Elijah’s ‘success’ and victory – and the very natural reaction – which is the experience of many of us – if we wish to admit it. It is always wise to admit to reality. 1 – GOD MAKES ME REST MY……

  • Manifestations of the Spirit
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    To say that a person just doesn't have enough faith is the reason they are not healed is an out right lie straight from the Father of Lies, Satan himself. You want to know why? Because God takes care of His children and their needs regardless of what, when or how they ask. Matthew 6 You don't have to believe when you pray for something. Go read Acts 12. Peter was amazed he was standing outside the prison. The church was absolutely shocked that Peter was standing outside the door completely free. Please note, I am not at all denying clear Scripture that we have not…

  • Special Calling
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    Is God calling you to a special purpose and activity for your life? God prepares the heart of those He intends to call to receive eternal life, to believe in Jesus Christ, before they hear the call in other ways. This may take a long time, or it may be occur very quickly. It all depends upon God's choice for each one He will call. Hopefully you have already surrendered your life unconditionally to Him. If you have not, it is time to do so. If you have, there may be additional events and experiences coming into your life ordained by Jesus Christ. If God is urging you, and in some…

  • Psalms 91:13
         'Voice of Inspiration' from Andy Castro

    'Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. ' Psalm 91:13 I've often looked at myself in the mirror and wanted to punch the mirror because of the disparaging thoughts I agree with concerning myself. Fortunately, I know better than to punch the mirror, lest I shatter it and cut myself. Come to think of it. Agreeing with these damaging thoughts can shatter and cut our relationship with the Lord. These agreements will deface…

  • Keep Your Dreams to Yourself
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    When a dream, goal, or unique desire enters your bloodstream, be rest assured, God placed it there for a reason. All of us have them; those big ideas and gems of gold we all strive to attain and believe will make our lives so much better. No matter if it’s authoring a bestselling novel, winning the shiny statue at next years Academy Awards for best actor, drawing some lucky lottery numbers, building that huge company on your own, climbing Mt. Everest, having a child, or getting married to the right person who fits you best, dreams are there for us to manifest insides ourselves,…

  • Bible and Quote - February 18-22
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    And to him who orders his way aright, I shall show the salvation of God. Psalm 50:23b Doing what God desires not only flows from the spring of a loving heart, but it also enables the believer to enjoy God’s presence, provision, and protection. Lifeway, Explore the Bible, Summer 2007 (Psalm of David) Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. Psalm 51:1 Confession is an act of honesty and courage - an act of entrusting ourselves to the mercy of a loving and forgiving…

  • Praying for the Lord's Will
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    Praying for the Lord’s Will “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways, my ways,’ declares the Lord.” Isaiah 55:8 She came into our Sunday school class to update us about her husband’s condition after emergency major surgery. This wife painted a truthful, yet grim, picture of her husband’s physical state. He has been through several extended hospitalizations in the past few years. I asked her, “How do you want us to pray?” She explained that they had traveled this road several…

  • The In-Between-Times
         'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

    Almost immediately after Paul’s conversion on the way to Damascus, he began to energetically and persuasively preach the gospel of Jesus Christ; surprising those he had only recently been persecuting and confounding those he had just as recently been supporting. Both found his motives suspect and his actions……

  • Life's Refreshing Breeze
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    The weather these last several weeks here in the Bluegrass has been just wonderful. Instead of running the air conditioning 24/7 we have the house opened up and the fans running. Believe it or not it actually feels cold in the house at times. Which begs a question. What did we do before air conditioning? Most of the places I have lived up to not that many years ago did not have air conditioning. I was not raised with it and neither was my wife. The difference lies with the houses of today. Back in my home town our house was the second on the street. This was a nice wide…

  • Thorn in the Flesh
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me--to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions,…

Daily Devotionals
My home state of Ohio has some rather marked firsts. First men in flight. First man to set foot on the moon. First concrete pavement in North America. There is one item that I have never seen before in all my travels. I do not know if it is a first, but it is the first time I have ever seen it anywhere. South America has Christ of the Andes. Ohio has, what I call, "Arms Reaching Jesus."It is basically…
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 13:11 - Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.
Words to Ponder
But there are times when those who sing, and sing well, have too much praise in their soul for it to enclose itself in words. Like some strong liquors which cannot use a little vent, but foam and swell until they burst each hoop that binds the barrel; so, sometimes, we want a larger channel for our soul than that of mouth and tongue, and we long to have all our nerves and sinews made into harpstrings, and all the pores of our body made mouths of thankfulness. Oh, that we could praise with our whole nature, not one single hair of our heads, or drop of blood in our veins, keeping back from adoring the Most High. When this desire for praise is most vehement, we fall back upon silence, and quiver with the adoration which we cannot speak. - Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-92)
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
Deuteronomy 25-27; Job 16; Acts 5:17-42:
then it shall be if the wicked person deserves to be beaten, the judge shall then make him lie down and have him beaten in his presence with the number of lashes according to his wrongful act. "He may have him beaten forty times, but not more, so that he does not have him beaten with many more lashes than these, and that your brother does not become contemptible in your eyes. "You shall not muzzle the ox while it is threshing. "When brothers live…
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