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  • The Just, or Righteous, Shall Live by Faith
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    We are reading Romans Chapter 1 and we come to verses 16 and 17. God wants to share His righteousness - and give us His righteousness - through Jesus. He is willing to put us in the right by clothing us with the righteousness of Christ - His righteousness - not ours. And when we grasp……

  • Prophecy fulfilled
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    Arise and shine for thy Light has come, and the glory of YHWH has risen on you. Isaiah 60:1 That is just one of the prophecies that Jesus would be born. I so much love this verse because It says so much in so few words. Arise: that Hebrew word is קוּםqûm koom which is a primitive root and has a great number of words that it means in various applications literally, causatively, intensively, and figuratively. It means to rise up, stand up, rouse up, stir up, uphold, enjoin, make good, abide, be clearer, confirm, decree… and on…

  • The Will To Believe
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    Many today agree with the gospel.They see nothing particularly bad about it. But, as someone recently told me, they just never considered it to be for them. Some even explain their indecision as truly wanting to believe.Their admission that they agree with it tends to confirm their calling, and that they are enabled to receive saving faith. The Father may be drawing them to Christ, but they sense that it may cost more than are they are willing to pay, whatever that may be. Because of many issues in their life, they will not decide to believe. They are among the many that the Father…

  • The Magic of Summer
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    We all have certain things which make us feel happier, content, less stressed, and wanting to claim more from life. For some, it’s the smoothness of silk against their skin, the adoring face of a puppy, a friendly encounter, a child’s laughter, or the sensuality of a lovers kiss. True, all these things can bring a huge smile to ones face and they definitely do mine, but I’ve also learned that weather can have a humongous impact on an individual’s emotional outlook, giving many a needed boost after the depressing effects of grey skies among bone-chilled…

  • Bible and Quote - November 9-13
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Proverbs 3:7b-8 We have a bodily machine which we must regulate. God does not regulate it for us. Until we learn to bring the bodily machine into harmony with God’s will, there will be friction, and the friction is a warning that part of the machine is not in working order. Oswald Chambers, 1874–1917 Honor the Lord from your wealth And from the first of all your produce; So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will overflow with new wine.…

  • You Can’t Catch Fish in a Swimming Pool
         'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

    When Jesus started His earthly ministry, He called fishermen and challenged them to become “fishers of men.” (Mk. 1:16-18) The idea was that they were to be intentional and diligent in seeking the lost. (One difference being that fishermen catch living things that die, while fishers of men catch……

  • Serve One Another In Love
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature, rather serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13 (NIV) Paul writes to the Galatians that we are to serve one another in love. He warns them, and us, that……

  • Godly Worth
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    What is it that attaches worth to an object? In "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the first of the Indiana Jones movies, Jones is talking with his adversary, Dr. Rene Belloq, who wistfully comments that his watch is worthless unless he buries it in the dirt for a hundred years and then it is valuable. Then it becomes an artifact of the age in which it existed. It lends itself to explaining the people of that age through their inventions. Worth is not necessarily objective, but curiously subjective. My collection of Ohio State University memorabilia has a dollar value based on the…

  • Paradigm Shift
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    A paradigm is, in light terms, a pattern of thinking, but in broader terms it is a worldview. A worldview is the underlying theory and methodology that explains ... well, everything. It can, of course, be a limited worldview. That is, "in the world of biology, the paradigm is ..." wouldn't require that the paradigm in question explains what happens in the entire world. Still, a paradigm is a pretty big thing. It is the approach and understanding of a large way of thinking. So, here I am, operating on a particular paradigm when it comes to Christianity. What paradigm?…

  • Blowing the Minds of Angels
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    It was revealed to them (the prophets) that they were not serving themselves but you concerning things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Angels desire to look into these things. – 1 Peter 1:12 HCSB Angels are old – very, very old. They were at least created before the earth was, because they were present when the Lord God established our planet. They watched as He fixed its dimensions and laid its cornerstone. They watched and shouted for joy at the sight.[1] Being this…

  • What Manner of Love? (1 John 3.1)
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    I remember a little about Qualitative Chemistry and also about Quantitative Chemistry. The first seeks to determine what elements/compounds are present and the second seeks to determine in what amounts they are present. John made a rhetorical statement, which we will consider in today's devotional, dealing with Qualitative Love. His comment was not about how much love was present ; it was about what type of love was present . Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did…

Daily Devotionals
In twenty-seven years of playing golf I have seen people who absolutely did not belong on a golf course. How do I know that? I had to follow them for the day. Someone once said that, "Golf is a good walk spoiled." Well, following people who have enough money to buy golf clubs and pay greens fees but know nothing of the game must be at the very heart of that statement.That is the problem with golf. People can afford…
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 15:16 - Better is a little with the fear of the Lord Than great treasure and turmoil with it.
Words to Ponder
However high be your endeavors, unless you renounce and subjugate your own will -- unless you forget yourself and all that pertains to yourself -- not one step will you advance on the road to perfection. - John of the Cross
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
2 Samuel 14; Daniel 8; Mark 5:21-43:
So Joab sent to Tekoa and brought a wise woman from there and said to her, "Please pretend to be a mourner, and put on mourning garments now, and do not anoint yourself with oil, but be like a woman who has been mourning for the dead many days; then go to the king and speak to him in this manner." So Joab put the words in her mouth. Now when the woman of Tekoa spoke to the king, she fell on her face to…
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