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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

Magical Places
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. - Psalms 87:2 HCSB   I was once told a story of two brothers who traveled through Eastern Europe several hundred years ago. They had spent days on the road, walking from town to town for the sake of their ministry, when they came… [read more]

Those Who Are Approved (1 Cor.11.19)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

There’s something about sweet and sour pork that really appeals to me. I think it is the contrast of tastes that I experience when I eat it. Regarding taste, I understand that there are only five different taste sensations that we are capable of experiencing – sweet, bitter, savory, sour, and salty. Sweet and… [read more]

That Time of Year
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

  This time of year always brings to light the inner-emotions of every human being. For better or worse, angry or happy, blessed or starving, employed or not, living among the devastation of war or sitting underneath the comfortable blanket of peace, we all have something to be thankful for and look forward to the… [read more]

Additional Articles

Bible and Quote May 3-7, 2010
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Oct 23, 2020

  You will cause Your ear to hear, To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more. Psalms 10:17c,18     Passionate and satirical invectives (mocking abusive words) against bad men do more hurt than good; let it be to God in prayer, for he… [read more]

Our Focus
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Oct 23, 2020

      Thou wilt keep himin perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)   Have you ever seen a snapshot that looked blurry? When I was a child, we used to see them often. Have you ever watched a movie or a television… [read more]

The Tragedy of Kamza vs. Bar Kamza
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Oct 23, 2020

The near hysterical statements made by both parties vying for the White House this year make me fear for our country, as their ranting leaves virtually no room for accommodation, compromise or civility; not only during the campaign season but afterward as well. Besides which, it creates doubt in the minds of our allies… [read more]

Small Pleasures
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Oct 22, 2020

Last evening, while my wife and I were returning from worship service, we saw a scene that brought back a reminder of gentler days.  As we turned off Sebree Road outside of Stamping Ground, Kentucky, and onto Long Lick Pike we saw a man and his daughter sitting on the bank of a pond fishing.  It was one of those postcard… [read more]

Small Pleasures
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Oct 21, 2020

Last evening, while my wife and I were returning from worship service, we saw a scene that brought back a reminder of gentler days.  As we turned off Sebree Road outside of Stamping Ground, Kentucky, and onto Long Lick Pike we saw a man and his daughter sitting on the bank of a pond fishing.  It was one of those… [read more]

1 John 3:9
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Oct 21, 2020

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God (1 John 3:9) (KJV). This has always been a gut-wrenching read for me, taking the Bible as seriously as I do. What does John mean? Is this a call for sinless perfection? Or is it hyperbole? "Oh,… [read more]

A Word of Personal Testimony – Part 2
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Oct 19, 2020

On 1 May 1968 I was ordained in Cowdenbeath West Church, but by December I became drier and drier. Christmas and New Year was terrible. In January 1969 at our local Fraternal Meeting, which was held in Kinross, a colleague who was to become a very close friend, Jim Kincaid, walked into the room and said, “I have… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for March 9
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Yea, he is altogether lovely." - Song of Solomon 5:16 The superlative beauty of Jesus is all-attracting; it is not so much to be admired as to be loved. He is more than pleasant and fair, he is lovely. Surely the people of God can fully justify the use of this golden word, for he is the object of their warmest…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — october 24
Daily Light on the Daily Path

I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. I forgat prosperity. And I said, My strength and my hope is… — (click here to read more)

Godly Stability
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brazen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD."   Jeremiah 15:20 Stability in the fear and faith of God will make a man like a wall of brass, which no one can batter down or break. Only the LORD… — (click here to read more)

Sixteen Steps
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Sixteen steps. Every morning I face them. Sixteen steps. They are part of my regimen right when I get up. Sixteen steps. That's the number of steps I go up to get to my second floor shower and office every morning en route to doing this column. Sixteen steps. They seem to get steeper each day, especially when…… — (click here to read more)

At-One-Ment
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Herbert Spencer, whom we quoted earlier, wrote: "The task of religion is at-one-ment: atonement. If it fails to do this it fails at the vital point." Its ritual may be beautiful, its sanctions may be ancient, its precepts may be good, but if it fails to bring men and women into correspondence with God it fails vitally and…… — (click here to read more)

Stumbling
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Stumbling - The word aptaistous is used only here in the entire New Testament. It comes from ptaio, a verb that is a metaphor for falling into disobedience. There is a beautiful parallel here with Isaiah 42:16 (October 20). God promises to make the blind walk in paths they do not know. Now we see the…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — October 24
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

It is surely an erroneous supposition for humans to think or to believe that death will transform our attitude and dispositions. This is what I mean: if in this life we are not really comfortable talking and singing about heaven and its joy, I doubt that death will transform us into enthusiasts! If the worship and adoration of God are tedious now,… … — (click here to read more)

In every thing give thanks. - 1 Thessalonians 5:18
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

In every thing give thanks. - 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Every thing we enjoy should be viewed as coming from the liberal hand of God : all was forfeited by sin; what we receive is of grace.

The providence that supplies us, is the wisdom, benevolence, and power of God in operation for us, as expressive of His infinite love and unmerited grace.…

… — (click here to read more)

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