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  • The Unknown God
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    "So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: "Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you."- Acts 17:22-23 Does this passage from God’s Word seem familiar? Many have at least an arms length familiarity with the incident, or an academic acquaintance with certain particulars of the whys and wherefores concerning…

  • Is your heart Joy-Full?
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    David sings a song of rejoicing and supplication in his prayer Psalm 86. We can learn so very much about how to live daily within the perfect realm of God’s will from this psalm. David has a wonderful way of supplication and reasons for his requests all through his songs and prayers, and here, he asks for God to hear him because he is needy and poor. There is only one person in all the universe who can fulfill all our needs. Humans are needy to the point of desperation. David is completely open about his deep need. Are you? We humans have a tendency to hope others…

  • Returning to America's Greatness
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford and Morgan; the dominant names of those who built this nation during its infancy. Men, who had vision, drive, guts, determination, goals, and minds which captured the very essence of Capitalism. Men, who constructed entire industries out of their genius, powered and built America’s infrastructure, and made it into the wealthiest country in history. Men, who started from nothing, and became the richest on the planet without government help, or intervention; the creators, the ones who started it all, the leader’s who made…

  • Bible and Quote - August 1-5
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    Jehovah is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; yea, my heart greatly rejoices; and I will thank Him with my song. Psalm 28:7 Trusting God enlarges the heart and teaches it to sing. The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. Psalm 28:8 The work of God can only be carried on by the power of God. The church is a spiritual organism fighting spiritual battles. When we sincerely turn to God, we find that His church always moves forward, never backward. Jim Cymbala, The Brooklyn tabernacle Save Your…

  • Patience and Gentleness
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    By long forbearance a ruler is persuaded, and a gentle tongue breaks a bone. Proverbs 25:15 (NKJV) Moses listened to the Lord and patiently awaited the day that Pharaoh would finally let the Israelite people depart Egypt and head to the land God had promised them. Hannah exercised patience……

  • Real Diversity
         'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

    Kathleen Parker is a syndicated columnist, writing for the Associated Press and distributed to numerous news outlets across the country. And while I haven’t always agreed with everything she has written, she is usually balanced in her approach to the newsworthy topics she chooses to comment on. One topic she……

  • Dates are Important
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    First things first. I have to correct a glaring mistake which I made yesterday. I wrote in my column yesterday that my wife and I were married on August 21, 1971. Even after what I thought to be a careful proofread I left us getting married on August 21, 1971. I was twenty-one years old plus ten days when Becky and I tied the proverbial wedded knot. My birthday is August 10. Thus, I became the husband of my wife on August 20, 1971, not August 21. Funny how dates that we are just so sure we know without any problem get away from us. In 1975, Sherwood Smith was addressing…

  • Why Ask Why?
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    "Why, God?" It isn't an uncommon question. It isn't even a wrong question, at least not necessarily. The Psalms have several passages where people ask God why He allows the wicked to advance or why bad things happen. "Why do You stand far away?" (Psalm 10:1). "Why have You forgotten me?" (Psalm 42:9). "Why have You rejected me?" (Psalm 43:2). "Why are You sleeping?" (Psalm 44:23). And on and on. (Do a search for "why" in the Old Testament and you'll find ahost of these types of questions. In a similar vein, the Revelation…

  • Finding Favor
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    And the angel came to her and said, "Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you." - Luke 1:28 HCSB Of all the women of Judah, Mary was chosen by God to become the mother of the Messiah, the King and Redeemer of Israel. Gabriel said she was selected because she had “found favor with God”, but what was it about Mary that caught the Lord’s attention? What qualities did she possess which “found favor with God?” She had faith. When the priest Zacharias was told that he and his wife, Elizabeth, would have a son in their old age, Zacharias…

  • Holy, Holy, Holy! (Isaiah 6:3)
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound? I suspect you have heard this old question. The answer entirely depends upon how one defines the word sound. Well, I have another question for you; it is not as simple and the answer to this question (unlike the old teaser cited above) has some real and lasting consequences. Here is the question: Is anything sacred? No, this is not a joke nor is it a diatribe on today’s society and its ills. It is a serious question which deserves serious consideration and reflection. However, before…

  • This Unique Jesus Is With Us In Our Blessings and Battles
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    Jesus Christ’s’ presence at a wedding could transform the situation – his meeting a funeral procession could turn tragedy into rejoicing. His words when he spoke about sin and hypocrisy were searing and scorching – yet, when dealing with a sinner no one has ever been so tender and merciful and compassionate!……

Daily Devotionals
Superstitions are superstitions. They are manufactured beliefs that people fervently hold to and by which they swear. They hold people's imaginations, and their lives, in their grip and often compel them to heights of accomplishment that they had thought impossible to reach. Some are far fetched, some are just simply nonsensical and some can knock your socks off. I choose to draw my favorites from the world of sports. Some are predictable. One will grab your fancy.For all his incredible…
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 18:18 - The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones.
Words to Ponder
It is not the mouth that is the main thing to be looked at in prayer, but whether the heart is so full of affection and earnestness in prayer with God that it is impossible to express their sense and desire; for then a man desires indeed, when his desires are so strong, many, and mighty, that all the words, tears and groans that come from the heart cannot utter them ... That is but poor prayer which is only one of words. A man that truly prays one prayer cannot express with his mouth or pen the unutterable desires, sense, affection, and longing that went to God in his prayer. The best prayers often have more groans than words: and those words that they have are but a lean and shallow representation of the heart, life, and spirit of prayer. - John Bunyan (1628-88)
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
2 Chronicles 36; Psalms 90; 1 John 3:
Joahaz was twenty-three years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. Then the king of Egypt deposed him at Jerusalem, and imposed on the land a fine of one hundred talents of silver and one talent of gold. The king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. But Neco took Joahaz his brother and brought him to Egypt. Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned…
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