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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

Profiles of the Prophets; The Series (33 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Joel – Prophet of the Day of the Lord (1 of 4) Focus Text: Joel There is great debate over the time period in which the book of Joel was written and the exact conditions that prevailed, conditions which compelled him to write with such vivid picture words and phrases. But, there can be little… [read more]

Who Can Exorcise?
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. - Ephesians 6:11-12 HCSB   Not… [read more]

Bible and Quote - May 13-17, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 My God in His lovingkindness will go before me; God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes (physical and spiritual). Psalms 59:10     Regardless of how things appeared, there was no need to fear. God has already gone ahead and "sawed through" the enemy's defenses. Voice of the… [read more]

The Heart of God
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

        In any consideration of God’s essence, John’s definition of Him as love immediately comes to mind. (I John 4:16) All of us finding comfort as well in Mat 11:28 - 30 where Jesus described the task of following him as easy and light (at least when compared to the consequences… [read more]

Children of God
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of the blood nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John1:11-13 (ESV)   John states… [read more]

Additional Articles

Call me Pawpaw
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Dec 13, 2018

My wife and I had wanted to make the trip to see our oldest son in Wisconsin for quite some time. We had lacked opportunity. We finally decided that any opportunity we would have would be of our own making so we made the opportunity and went this past weekend. We learned two very important things not to do in… [read more]

Paul on Works
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Dec 12, 2018

 There is a group (I'll call them "PD's") who will tell you that Paul's writings are valid for today -- for the Church -- as opposed to the Gospels, James, John, the Old Testament, Hebrews ... well, any other author in Scripture. Those are not valid for today. They don't give… [read more]

Accept, Unwrap, Enjoy God’s Gift
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Dec 10, 2018

What has all this today to do with an event in a little town in the Middle East some 2,000 years ago? It causes traffic jams – and packed shops.   It irritates many, and results in serious debt.   Yet, families and friends seek to come together.   In many places there is a very special… [read more]

Indulging in Fruit
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Dec 9, 2018

 John 5:6-7 When Jesus noticed him lying there [helpless], knowing that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, Do you want to become well? [Are you really in earnest about getting well?]  The invalid answered, Sir, I have nobody when the water is moving to put me into the pool; but… [read more]

The Christian Life
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Dec 9, 2018

If you are a Christian, is there a way of life by which you may be assured that you will inheret eternal life? If there a pattern of living a spiritual life by which we can live our lives and know we are saved? Consider the live of the Apostle Paul: "Finally my fellow believers, continue to rejoice and delight in… [read more]

Christmas Lights - Part 1
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Dec 9, 2018

Under the tree is bare except there might be a scrap or two of wrapping paper back in the corner. The toys are scattered about. The slippers are warming the feet and Dad's tie looks great with his new shirt. Leftovers still taste good and memories of another glorious family celebration are still fresh in our minds.… [read more]

Materialism is Temporary
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Dec 8, 2018

  Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? Give everyone you know on your gift list what they asked for? Did the IPad’s, jewelry, and fresh pieces of clothing pulled from neatly-wrapped boxes flow steadily around the ole’ Christmas tree? Good. Now, how many of those “things” have truly… [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)

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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