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Today's Articles

Monday Miscellany
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

July 9, 2007; Exalted of God – What an Honor! Focus Text: 1 Peter 5.6-7 The word exalt literally means, “…to lift up.” The word usually translated exalt was used by Jesus to describe what Moses did when he “…lifted up the… [read more]

Advice to Parents of Wayward Children, Part 5
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living. After he had spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he had nothing. - Luke 15:13-14 HCSB   The apostle cautioned, “Do not… [read more]

Bible and Quote August 19-23, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. Psalms 63:3    There is a law of compensation which is conspicuously exemplified in the divine government of human affairs. A balance is strikingly preserved between losses and gains, bitter disappointments and pleasant surprises.… [read more]

Light
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

  Again, Jesus spoke, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (NRSV)   In our lives, due to our humanity, we, as well as others, have times of experiencing darkness. Uncertain times can bring times of fear.… [read more]

In Defense Of Monotheism
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

        In responding to authors like Mark Juergensmeyer, Regina Schwartz and Sam Harris, atheists who believe virtually every religion tends to violence as a result of their single-minded insistence on ultimate truth – and their possession of it – Paul Copan writes that that claim… [read more]

Additional Articles

Change
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Mar 21, 2019

Kurt Lewin once said, "If you want truly to understand something, try to change it." That works in many areas. As a NASCAR fan I wondered along with everyone else what the head honchos thought they were doing when they put in the "Chase for the Race" or "Race for the Cup" or "My Cup Runneth Over" or whatever they… [read more]

What About Love?
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Mar 20, 2019

The singularly most prevalent thing you will hear from those who think that we who hold to biblical morality need to consider in order to come around to the position that homosexual behavior is just fine is the claim that "Love is good." You know. "How can you be opposed to two people who are in a loving,… [read more]

Compassion, Being Fully Known
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Mar 19, 2019

“To be loved but not known is comforting, but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from the pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies… [read more]

Without Faith It Is Impossible To Please God – A Truth Often Overlooked
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Mar 18, 2019

When we hear or read of men of faith, there is always that element where each acted on the basis of his faith.   They did something, obeying God, having taken risks. They were prepared to look foolish, or be regarded as peculiar, and then there came that day when their names appeared in an honours list in the… [read more]

When Our Life Resembles Shattered Glass
Relationships of The Heart w/ Nancy' from Nancy Watta
Originally posted Mar 18, 2019

Originally published on July 31, 2017. There is times in life when we grow weary of "trying" to be a "good" christian. The words spoken to us by others, turns into a long list in our mind and becomes impossible to incorporate into our life. Instead of experiencing joy and love, our christian life begins… [read more]

A Free Slave
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Mar 17, 2019

Freedom! - from Israel, to American, to Martin Luther King, Jr., to the Cross, and to countless realities in between, the presence or absence of freedom pervades our conscience and subconscious.(Romans 8:21; Galatians 5:1,13; 1 Peter 2:16). Many in the world have known and are experiencing what it means to… [read more]

Competent Thinking
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Mar 17, 2019

The popular statement is: “We are on a journey.” As a Christian I prefer to say: “We are in a battle for our promise land.” It doesn’t sound like fun but it gives me a clear picture of my life on this earth. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a good time and can be a jokester. Having said… [read more]

Does God Change His Mind?
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Mar 17, 2019

  The Bible is quite clear that God is immutable and unchangeable. On one hand. On the other hand it says in several places that God repented. It seems as if the Bible is in contradiction of itself. It isn’t, though. If one reads the text carefully and in context, you can see that God’s repentance is… [read more]

Sports Are Good For The Soul
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Mar 16, 2019

As baseball fans everywhere know, the ALCS is currently being played here in Dallas. The Texas Rangers, once again, have captivated our population as a whole, giving our city a wonderful escape from our everyday lives. We all wait patiently for the first pitch and swing of the bat to begin. We marvel at seeing these… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for October 11
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens." - Lamentations 3:41 The act of prayer teaches us our unworthiness, which is a very salutary lesson for such proud beings as we are. If God gave us favours without constraining us to pray for them we should never know how poor we are, but a…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — March 22
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan. Just Lot ... that righteous man. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. —… — (click here to read more)

Grace for the Humble
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"He giveth grace unto the humble."   James 4:6 Humble hearts seek grace, and therefore they get it. Humble hearts yield to the sweet influences of grace, and so it is bestowed on them more and more largely. Humble hearts lie in the valleys where streams of grace are flowing, and hence they drink of them. Humble hearts are grateful for grace and give… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Adar ii 15'
Voice of the Lord

Although Purim (the Feast of Lots) is usually labeled as a "minor" holiday, it has a major message for all believers. Due to the great deliverance of the Jewish community in Persia, Purim is celebrated with expressions of joy. It has become customary to read the entire megillah (scroll) of Esther in the synagogue while role-playing the intriguing story. It… — (click here to read more)

When We Choke at Life
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

There he was standing on the seventeenth green at Shinnecock poised to take a place in history few men have taken. A simple downhill four and a half foot putt stood between him and being tied for the lead at the U. S. Open Golf Championship going into the final hole. Three putts later Phill Mickelson walked off…… — (click here to read more)

"Not from me!"
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Today, the idea that God created the world is scoffed at by many. Modern astronomers probing into outer space with their gigantic telescopes favor two theories as to the origin of the universe. One is the so-called Big Bang Theory, according to which "The cosmos started with a titanic explosion and as a consequence has…… — (click here to read more)

Faithful
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Faithful - This is a derivative of the same word that the New Testament uses to call us to God (have faith in Greek pistos). It is used here to mean God's utter reliability and trustworthiness. God is the God of true fidelity. He is completely dependable, acting with confident assurance that His promises will…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — March 22
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

A strange thing under the sun is crossless Christianity. The cross of Christendom is a no-cross, an ecclesiastical symbol. The cross of Christ is a place of death. Let each one be careful which cross he carries. And follow me. Now the glory begins to break in upon the soul that has just returned from Calvary. Follow me is an invitation, and a challenge,… … — (click here to read more)

"Precious promises." 2 Peter 1:4
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Precious promises." 2 Peter 1:4

THE promises of Scriptures are the promises of the great God; they are all of free grace; they are confirmed by the blood of Jesus; and are exceeding great and very precious. They are so plain that a child can understand them; and so great that no angel could fulfil them. There is such a variety…

… — (click here to read more)

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