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  • Works Of Grace (6)
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    Now we have ascended and built to the ultimate height. We have reached the apex. All should be ready for the construction of the capstone of the grand pyramid of Godly character! The capstone is perhaps the most talked about, the most used, misused, abused , and misunderstood of all character traits! It is often portrayed and practiced in the most vulgar, demeaning and evil contexts. It is almost incomprehensible, that this highest of all qualities of God’s nature is co-mingled with such evil and degrading situations, and defined in such base emotions, human experience and conduct. …

  • 1,000 Years of Peace
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    After God has dusted and cleaned up the earth and the heavens so that life can continue upon the face of the earth, those who made it through the final 45 days of clean-up are the Believers who made it through the Great Tribulation, both Gentiles and Jews. Joel 3:1-3 tells us “For behold in those days…” “before the coming of the great and awesome day of Jehovah” (Joel 2:31). Jesus speaks of it in Matthew 25:31-33, with the judge being the Messiah. These saints are the ones who will inhabit and procreate and fill the earth. Those who are…

  • A Day For Love
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    Its Valentine's Day week, that wonderful time of year when significant others spend a little time expressing, and sharing their common attraction. For many, it’s a time of reflection, a day of sharing that certain chemistry bringing souls together, a period of needed sexual bliss, an occasion where hearts communicate a little bit deeper, and even moments when personalities come together for the very first time. In the fifty years I’ve been alive, I’ve experienced, desired, wanted, expressed, shared, rejected, and written about love. I’ve wanted to be…

  • Bible and Quote - November 5-9
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David . Now Jonathan . caused David to vow (in agreement with the covenant), because he loved him; for he loved him as he loved his own soul. 1 Samuel 20:1 The value of a friend comes and goes, but mutual commitment holds the relationship together. (after Jonathan sets up a plan to warn David to flee or stay, he says). And as for (our covenant of friendship), indeed the Lord be between you and me forever." 1 Samuel 20:23 Man's ways are variable, but God's ways are everlasting. Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-92)…

  • New Song
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

        I waited patiently for the LORD he turned to me and heard my/cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit. Out of the mud and mire, he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.……

  • I thank God every time I remember you     Phil. 1:3
         'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

         Paul’s approach to prayer followed a fairly well-established pattern, one we would do well to emulate.  But how do we keep it from becoming routine and obligatory?  A brief examination of Paul’s practice of prayer demonstrates how that can be achieved.       ……

  • Thanatopsis
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    Recently, a friend and I sat down and conversed about death. It wasn't a morbid conversation but a rather light hearted one as we talked about how scary death is to so many and how welcome others view it. Then he shared a nugget of information with me that I didn't know. "Did you know that Henry Ford had a bottle in which he kept Thomas Edison's last breath?" Oddly enough, it's true. Ford and Edison were close friends. When Edison died in 1931 Ford was at his bedside and caught Edison's last breath in a bottle and then capped it. He still had it when…

  • Joy to the World - Verse 3
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as the curse is found. “No more let sins and sorrows grow nor thorns infest the ground.” “Here’s an impossible task,” you might conclude. “Who can prevent sin from growing?” Remarkably, Paul echoes the same theme: “Do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires” (Romans 6:12). So what does it mean to “not let sin reign”,…

  • Mumbled Prayers
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings. - Romans 8:26 HCSB Have you ever gone by a baby’s cradle and heard what the baby had to say? It sounds like just so much mumbling, babbling and general gibberish. If you were to gather all the most renowned linguistic scholars around that cradle and have them listen for an hour, they would not be able to make heads or tails of the baby’s mumblings. However, let the child’s…

  • The Lamb of God (John 1.29)
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1.29). There are so many, many wondrous parts of this passage that it is difficult to choose the one on which to focus. For instance, we could direct our attention toward the fact that the word sin is singular in the passage. Jesus takes away the sin of the world. The world surely has more that one sin, but he spoke of the cumulative total of all sin in the singular. Jesus takes away the totality of all the sins that have been committed…

  • God has a Mission, a Challenge, and a Goal - For You
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    The Christian Life is very much a ‘mission trip’.  From the very beginning, we are sent out into the world.  John 20 verse 21 - Jesus said, “Peace be with you!   As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”     It is Resurrection evening –……

Daily Devotionals
I have always found nature fascinating, even frightening at times. Lightening and thunder storms have been able to keep me riveted for their duration. I have sat and stared at tornadoes in the distance from the front porch of my ancestral home in Ohio. But what has kept my attention more than anything else are the critters that populate nature. Not the big ones that big game hunters bag for wall decorations, but the little ones under our feet that…
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 15:10 - Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof will die.
Words to Ponder
At heart, self-denial is about the question of ownership: Who is really in charge of my life - God or me? - Mark Shaw (20th century)
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
Genesis 31; Psalms 24; Luke 18:18-43:
Jacob saw the attitude of Laban, and behold, it was not friendly toward him as formerly. Then the Lord said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you." So Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to his flock in the field, and said to them, "I see your father's attitude, that it is not friendly toward me as formerly, but the God of my father has been with me. You know that I…
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