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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

Monday Miscellany
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

October 15,2007;     The Power of "Un" Focus Text: Isaiah 1.16-20 Consider the following list of words: Wise, holy, thankful, just, lawful, worthy, merciful, loving, forgiven, fruitful, godly, penitent, righteous, clean, believing, faithful,… [read more]

The Wedding Gift
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

But then God our Savior showed us his kindness and love. He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did. He declared us not guilty… [read more]

Additional Articles

Are You Looking For Something New - or Real, True, and Lasting?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted May 20, 2019

A mother can try to get her son to wash his face, brush his hair, to appear reasonably tidy – and almost fail. One day, some 16 or 17 year old girl walks into his life and onto the scene, and she achieves more in two weeks than mother has managed in this area over a period of months.  There is a new… [read more]

Nana is not a missionary
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted May 19, 2019

By Gina Burgess Lifestyles Editor CARRIERE Her sister and her husband have been in China since China’s doors opened up to the Western world, and after Nana’s husband died, her sister told her now is the time for you to come to China. She did. In January of 1999, Nana went to China to work with an orphanage… [read more]

Our Judgment (2)
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted May 19, 2019

Several weeks ago we discussed in this column the judgment for accounting and reward that every Christian will give before Jesus (see Archives), which the Apostle Paul refers to explicitly (Romans 14:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10). Until that time, there are other actions and judgments occurring that can assure… [read more]

Happily Hopeless
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted May 19, 2019

Shane Krider from Polaris Global Marketing wrote: "In general, people way underestimate that they could change if they just believed they could. There seems to be a learned fear of taking control. There seems to be a general agreement that there is safety in numbers. People seem to be looking for anyone who is willing… [read more]

The Concept of Time
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted May 18, 2019

  No matter how much money, education, or influence we have the one thing none of us can ever produce more of is, time. How we make use of this invisible asset determines how successful we are both, professionally and personally. God gave us all a pre-determined life clock that constantly ticks 24 hours a day. They’re… [read more]

Bible and Quote Sept 14-18 (09)
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted May 17, 2019

  Let us (ungodly world) tear their (God and His people’s) fetters apart And cast away their cords from us! Psalms 2:3 .the Christian message violates today's carefully cultivated incredulity (disbelief and rejection) toward all absolutes. Jim Leffel The One enthroned in heaven laughs (in irony).… [read more]

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS?
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted May 17, 2019

   “Stand up, stand up for Jesus, Ye soldiers of the cross.  Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss.  From vict’ry unto vict’ry His army shall He lead, ‘Til every foe is conquered and Christ is Lord indeed.”    “Stand up, stand… [read more]

Let Me Hear
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted May 17, 2019

    Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you, I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 (ESV)   David, the shepherd king, penned these words. He asks the Father to speak to him in the mornings. David… [read more]

All Too Human
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted May 16, 2019

The first images of my father were those I had as a rugrat. Everyone looks tall when you're lying on the floor. Even mom looked tall from that perspective. As I grew I began to set my growth goals when I realized that I would get taller, mom was the first mark. I caught her when I was in the seventh grade, blew… [read more]

Theology by the Book
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted May 15, 2019

 All religions have various levels of adherents. There are the nominal -- those in name only -- all the way to the devout. There are liberal Muslims who don't take their Qur'an seriously but still classify themselves as Muslims and there are the devout Muslims who really practice what it says and ... well,… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for August 12
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"The Lord reigneth, let the earth rejoice." - Psalm 97:1 Causes for disquietude there are none so long as this blessed sentence is true. On earth the Lord's power as readily controls the rage of the wicked as the rage of the sea; his love as easily refreshes the poor with mercy as the earth with showers. …… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — May 21
Daily Light on the Daily Path

My brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for… — (click here to read more)

Rain Without Clouds? Never!
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth."   Ecclesiastes 11:3 Why, then, do we dread the clouds which now darken our sky? True, for a while they hide the sun, but the sun is not quenched; He will shine out again before long. Meanwhile those black clouds are filled with rain; and the blacker they are, the more likely they… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Iyyar 16'
Voice of the Lord

In Messiah Yeshua, God has established a unity of Jews and Gentiles that goes beyond human efforts or expectations. It is a supernatural unity brought about through the blood of Yeshua. Those of us who know Messiah are mishpachah (family). Despite the social and cultural differences, we have a bond that is stronger than flesh and blood. ...commit myself… — (click here to read more)

Work Out Time
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

First it was a simple weight bench. Then came the membership to the local gym. Then there was the stepper. A nasty device that demanded fast footwork to make it work. Then came the Chuck Norris approved get-rid-of-your-gut-and-make-your-biceps-pop machine. Then came the treadmill to walk off those pounds when…… — (click here to read more)

"It's not worth an argument"
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We are meditating on the second of Christ's Beatitudes: "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Yesterday we saw that the meaning of this statement is that when we are willing to experience sorrow and grief, then God is able to use these encounters to sensitise our spirits and make our ministry to…… — (click here to read more)

Avenge
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Avenge - This Greek word comes from a word we already know. It is the combination of ek, a prefix that means "from or out" and dike, the Greek word for justice or righteousness. It means "to execute justice". There are some implications here that strike at the heart of human feelings. First, notice…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — May 21
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Our Lofty Idealism would argue that all Christians should be perfect, but a blunt realism forces us to admit that perfection is rare even among the saints. The part of wisdom is to accept our Christian brothers and sisters for what they are rather than for what they should be. We do not wish to excuse the laziness of the saints or to provide… … — (click here to read more)

Take heed to your spirit. Malachi 2:15
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

Take heed to your spirit. Malachi 2:15

THE spirit of the believer should be characterized by forbearance, humility, and love; he is exhorted to put away all anger, wrath, clamour, evil-speaking, and malice; and to put on bowels of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering and to be ready to forgive. A bitter, contentious,…

… — (click here to read more)

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