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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

God Is in Control
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  He (Herod) had been very angry with the Tyrians and Sidonians. Together they presented themselves before him, and having won over Blastus, who was in charge of the king's bedroom, they asked for peace, because their country was supplied with food from the king's country. So on an appointed day, dressed… [read more]

Wednesday Wisdom - Sorriness
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

I live in the southeastern United States of America. As many regions do, we Southerners have certain characteristics that are attributed to us; some are legitimate while others are founded on biases or stereotypes. A few years ago a friend and I were driving around the countryside where we encountered a gentleman who reminds… [read more]

Why Dr Luke Wrote His Gospel
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

There is a new battle for the truth, the authority and authenticity of the Word of God.   There always has been, but it is undoubtedly going to become fiercer as we move into 2017.   I am breaking off from Mark’s Gospel to turn to Luke.   The situation has changed dramatically in… [read more]

Additional Articles

The Architect and the Builder
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Dec 4, 2016

 Architect: One who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures. Builder: One who builds; one who develops or gives form to according to a plan or process; create. Many years ago (more than I want to admit) I was in the construction business: block laying, carpentry,… [read more]

The End Times?
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Dec 4, 2016

There is a fascinating thing about "time". First, it seems it is the most avoided subject we can imagine. There are all manners of discussions about time - even music. From the lyric that speaks about how "time changes everything". And the shortened version we often express when we realize we are getting… [read more]

Little Baby Feet
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Dec 4, 2016

Little, sweet baby feet. Mary will soon cover them with her hand, warming them against the night chill. She has treasured in her heart all the words spoken about her first born Son. Things like, "The angel was so glorious, shouting out praises to God on High and the Good News! The Messiah is born! Our long awaited… [read more]

Our Chemistry Between Us
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Dec 3, 2016

In my novel, "Sons In The Clouds" I spend a great amount of time writing about two of the main characters love affair, how it began during their carefree youth, grew through their adulthood, and managed to last til later years despite many heartfelt struggles. It's a shining example of what true love should… [read more]

Bible and Quote May 9-13, 2011
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Dec 2, 2016

  One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple. Ps 27:4   May I be always amongst those who not only hear but know Thee, who walk with and rejoice in Thee, who take… [read more]

A Thankful Spirit and Giving Heart
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Dec 2, 2016

       I have often addressed issues involving social concerns and current events because as Christians we can’t – or shouldn’t – isolate ourselves from the world around us; abdicating our role as salt and light to those living in darkness and the shadow of death. (Lk. 1:79… [read more]

Immanuel
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Dec 2, 2016

      Today, we look at an Old Testament prophecy about the Messiah and a New Testament visit of an angel of God to a very confused Joseph. The angel directs Joseph in what he must do to aid his intended in her circumstance. God’s angel tells Joseph the impending child’s name and its meaning. … [read more]

The Right Tool
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Dec 1, 2016

Last evening I had the privilege to view the tool collection of a friend of mine. I am not talking about Shopsmiths and digital saws. I am talking about tools from current times to way back. They are all kept in a garage. There are literally thousands of tools hanging in this man's garage. Many of them are not… [read more]

Running
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Nov 30, 2016

This is a marvelous passage from Hebrews. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, Who for the joy that… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

The Temple Of The Holy Ghost
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

I have to account to God for the way in which I rule my body under His domination. Paul said he did not "frustrate the grace of God" - make it of no effect. The grace of God is absolute, the salvation of Jesus is perfect, it is done for ever. I am not being saved, I am saved; salvation is as eternal as God's throne;…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for January 27
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"And of his fulness have all we received." - John 1:16 These words tell us that there is a fulness in Christ. There is a fulness of essential Deity, for "in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead." There is a fulness of perfect manhood, for in him, bodily, that Godhead was revealed. There is a fulness…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — December 5
Daily Light on the Daily Path

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. — We suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in… — (click here to read more)

High Places of Defense
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure."   Isaiah 33:16 The man to whom God has given grace to be of blameless life dwells in perfect security. He dwells on high, above the world, out of gunshot of the enemy, and near to heaven. He has high aims and motives,… — (click here to read more)

Should We Let It Snow?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

In five years in Upstate New York (Cortland to be exact) I cannot remember more than a couple of times that school was ever called off for snow. Cortland lies on the southern edge of the New York "snow belt" and usually averages somewhere between one hundred and one hundred and twenty inches of the white stuff a year.…… — (click here to read more)

One Faith, One Lord
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

What makes the Christian faith different from every other faith? Prince Charles, who is next in line to the British throne, has let it be known that if and when he becomes king he would like to be regarded as Defender of all faiths rather than Defender of the faith - the Christian faith. Living now as we do in a multi-faith…… — (click here to read more)

Receive nothing
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Receive nothing - The Greek expression (lambanein ouden) carries the sense of not being able to take with our hands. The verb lambano often is associated with a self-motivated action of receiving even if the action is not really favorable. We have a contemporary expression that captures it "Grab all…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — December 5
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Moses was not a fluent man. His words spoken to God must be accepted as being a sincere and fair appraisal of the facts: "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue" (Exodus 4:10). The Lord did not try to cheer up His doubting servant by telling him… … — (click here to read more)

And delivered just Lot. - 2 Peter 2:7
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

And delivered just Lot. - 2 Peter 2:7

Lot was a godly man, justified before God by faith, and justified before man by his good works. But he was a weak man. He chose to dwell in Sodom because it was a wealthy place; he aimed at a fortune, but he was vexed and grieved daily, by seeing and hearing of the unrighteous deeds of his neighbours.

… — (click here to read more)

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