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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

The Sum of God’s Thoughts
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began. God, how difficult Your thoughts are for me to comprehend; how vast their sum is! If I counted… [read more]

If God Is For Us...
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The word if isn’t always conditional; sometimes it affirms a rule. For instance, I might say, if we heat the water to 212 degrees Fahrenheit, it will start boiling. In this sentence and in the past tense, it has the same meaning as the word since. Since we heated the water… [read more]

We Hate Hell
'Winging It' from Stan Smith

 I think it is safe to say that one of the major disputes with Christianity is the Christian concept of Hell. To be fair, I think that most Christians aren't entirely comfortable with the concept. I say that because so many have tried to explain it away. The first objection, of course, is the enormity of… [read more]

Additional Articles

We Need God’s Protection in this Sinful, Fallen, Warring World
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Sep 21, 2020

Our passage today starts at I Thessalonians Chapter 5 and verse 8.   We come to one of Paul’s sentences which is developed later on in another letter.   We are to be sober or self-controlled or watchful or vigilant. Paul touches on the armour of God here.   He develops… [read more]

Winning And Loosing
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Sep 20, 2020

"And Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together: and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred against it. And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Ben-hadad, Thy silver and… [read more]

How now shall we know God's personal will?
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Sep 20, 2020

  I have been thinking about this for quite some time. Someone in my Sunday School class said she didn't think that God really cared about the mundane in our lives. After all, why would He care what dress we wore or if our shoes were comfortable? He has so many more important things on His mind. Like what He has… [read more]

Returning to America's Greatness
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Sep 19, 2020

  Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford and Morgan; the dominant names of those who built this nation during its infancy. Men, who had vision, drive, guts, determination, goals, and minds which captured the very essence of Capitalism. Men, who constructed entire industries out of their genius,… [read more]

Bible and Quote February 23-27, 2015
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Sep 18, 2020

 .I love Your commandments Above gold. Ps 119:127a          For those who fear God and walk uprightly, prosperity does not destroy the holiness of his life, or the humility of his heart. Charles Spurgeon, 1834-92 I esteem right all Your precepts concerning everything, I hate every false… [read more]

Who Do You Say I am?
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Sep 18, 2020

        This question was raised during a conversation between Jesus and his disciples in which they had discussed what others thought about him.  A number of opinions were voiced – some likening him to John the Baptist, others to Elijah, while a few were reminded of Jeremiah or… [read more]

Look to God for Him to Sustain Us
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Sep 18, 2020

      I lift up my eyes to you, To you whose throne is in Heaven.   The psalmist looks to God who rules over heaven. We must do the same.   As the eyes of slaves look to the Hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid look to the Hand of her… [read more]

Superstitious Prayer
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Sep 17, 2020

Aaron Harang, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, had to know that his start was going to be a rocky one as he faced the St. Louis Cardinals. Standing on the pitching mound for the Reds, he was clearly shown wearing a baseball jersey that said he played for a team in "CNCINNATI." Somehow the company that made the jerseys… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for April 9
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him." - Luke 23:27 Amid the rabble rout which hounded the Redeemer to his doom, there were some gracious souls whose bitter anguish sought vent in wailing and lamentations-fit music to accompany that march of…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 23
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Our God hath not forsaken us. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you. — If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards,… — (click here to read more)

Deliverance from Dust and Chaff
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all sections, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth."   Amos 9:9 The sifting process is going on still. Wherever we go, we are still being winnowed and sifted. In all countries God's people are being tried "like as corn is sifted in a… — (click here to read more)

Will Makes the Difference
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have long been linked as two of the "Big Four" of the older set in golf. Between them they have almost thirty major championships. Both of them have had countrymen whose swings were buttery smooth and nearly picture perfect. And both of them have wondered what they could have done with the…… — (click here to read more)

All Things Beautiful
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we knew how to react properly to all of life's events? To do the right thing at the wrong time is almost as bad as not doing right. "What time is it?" we often ask. In regard to life's events, how often we wish we knew! Solomon follows up his poetic appraisal of time with a question:…… — (click here to read more)

Shepherd
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Shepherd - Here is a thought that is directly related to Jesus' command to Peter. When Peter uses this word in his letter, he must have had a chilling memory of Jesus' conversation on the seashore about being a shepherd (see John 21). Both Jesus and Peter make word plays with this Greek word since the same root word…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 23
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

There is an art of forgetting, and every Christian should become skilled in it. Forgetting the things which are behind is a positive necessity if we are to become more than mere babes in Christ. If we cannot trust God to have dealt effectually with our past we may as well throw in the sponge now and have it over with. Fifty years of grieving over… … — (click here to read more)

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee." Psalms 55:22
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee." Psalms 55:22

THE Lord's people are often heavy laden, their burdens are heavy and their grief great; but the Lord kindly directs them to cast every burden upon Him, and promises to sustain them. Guilt in the conscience and a sense of sin in the soul, often prove an intolerable…

… — (click here to read more)

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