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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

Call me Pawpaw
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

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]

Profiles of the Prophets; The Series (32 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

John the Immerser – The Harbinger of Messiah (5 of 5) Focus Text: Mark 6.16-20 “But when Herod heard, he said, ‘This is John, whom I beheaded; he has been raised from the dead!’  For Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound… [read more]

Do Demons Still Possess?
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  For the Sadducees say there is no resurrection, and no angel or spirit, but the Pharisees affirm them all. - Acts 23:8 HCSB   [1]I find it ironic that two thousand years later we are still debating this issue. Both the Scriptures and practical experience indicate that demonic influence has not waned.… [read more]

Additional Articles

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]

Bible and Quote May 6-10, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Dec 7, 2018

 I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me. Psalms 57:2     Faith is that act of our soul that turns away from our own insufficiency to the free and all-sufficient resources of God. John Piper, b. 1947 He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow… [read more]

Disagreeing – Agreeably
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Dec 7, 2018

       To be or not to be – really is a question posed by today’s concept of tolerance.  In this age of political correctness and an all-embracing of anything and everything as equally good, proper and correct; defining tolerance is a must.  Webster’s Dictionary defines… [read more]

Thoughts about Jesus
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Dec 7, 2018

  Thoughts about Jesus In the Beginning-The Word In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1-2 (ESV)   The Apostle John observed the ministry and teachings of Jesus as the Lord traveled and preached throughout Israel.   He… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for January 19
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"I sought him, but I found him not." - Song of Solomon 3:1 Tell me where you lost the company of a Christ, and I will tell you the most likely place to find him. Have you lost Christ in the closet by restraining prayer? Then it is there you must seek and find him. Did you lose Christ by sin? You will find…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — December 13
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power. — As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. — Trees of righteousness, the planting of the… — (click here to read more)

Evening Brightens into Day
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"It shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light."   Zechariah 14:7 It is a surprise that it should be so; for all things threaten that at evening time it shall be dark. God is wont to work in a way so much above our fears and beyond our hopes that we are greatly amazed and are led to praise His sovereign grace. No, it shall not be with… — (click here to read more)

Seeing life whole
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

As Christians we ought never to forget that the message of the Bible is addressed primarily to the understanding; it enables us to understand life. Because of the Bible, we are able to give a reason for the hope that is within us. The psalmist found the truth of this. In the sanctuary he discovered an explanation for the…… — (click here to read more)

Persecute
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Persecute - Drive out! That is the sense of the Greek word dioko. Persecution is the action of driving away those who are unwelcome. In the New Testament, this action is always accompanied by the guilt of those who are performing this act. They think that they are getting rid of the offense, but the truth…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — December 13
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

The children of the world are sometimes wiser than the children of light. . . . We have been offered the face of God and the glory of Christ. We have been offered holiness and righteousness and indwelling by the Spirit. We can have our prayers answered and have hell fear us because we have a hold on God who invites us to draw on His omnipotence.… … — (click here to read more)

The author and finisher of our faith. - Hebrews 12:2
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

The author and finisher of our faith. - Hebrews 12:2

All Christians have faith, but some of us have but little faith. He who gave us what we have can increase it; and He will if we apply to Him, plead with Him, and wait upon Him.

We need more faith, to enable us to escape the many dangers that are in our path; to do and suffer the Lord's will…

… — (click here to read more)

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