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The Hardest Peace - II
with Dr. Dobson from 'Family Talk Weekends'

Kara Tippetts is a young mom and wife without much time left. She is dying of cancer, and yet her story is one of hope and grace. Today on Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson interviews Kara Tippetts about her journey through a dire diagnosis, and the way she is preparing her family and friends for her passing…   (click here to read more)

October 25, 2014
with John Fuller from 'Focus on the Family Weekend'

When managed wisely, technology provides us with many benefits, like convenience and communication. This weekend authors Dr. Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane discuss the dangers of overusing digital gadgets and media. From brain chemistry to addiction, they share how technology is impacting our families.…   (click here to read more)

The Legacy of Jesus, Part 1
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You Weekend'

Even if you don’t leave your children a house, car, or even a dime when you die . . . you’re going to leave them a legacy. Question is, what will it be? Find out what Jesus left behind for His followers . . . and how it should affect your life and legacy   (click here to read more)

There’s No Pain Like Family Pain
with Mark Gregston from 'Parenting Today's Teens Weekend'

Have family issues brought you to the end of your rope? Do interactions with your teenager leave you feeling worn out, spent, and overwhelmed? On this edition of Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston shares biblical hope and practical tips for dealing with the pain.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Good Lamps
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Bibliology – Communication   Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not give up. Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God's message, but in God's sight we commend ourselves to every person's conscience…(continue reading article)

WWJT [T = Teach]
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Three well know verses are used to introduce this subject; they are: “And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” (Matthew 7.28-29). “So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at…(continue reading article)

When Dreams Come True
'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

  I recently had the pleasure of attending a book signing, here in Dallas, for one of the best-known authors of our time, Nicholas Sparks. One of the reasons I traveled to see him was because I wanted to be in the presence of a true success story; someone who’s worked hard, developed his craft into literary…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  nûwach - 2015-01-31
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Bible and Quote April 19-23, 2010 - Bible verse and quote
•  Sow, Plow, Reap - God's Words For US

Additional Articles

•  Times of Testing - Point of Reference
•  The Purpose of the Award - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Empathy - 'Winging It
•  The Power of Remaining Weak - Quiet Time
•  Get At the Facts - the Actual State Of Affairs - Word from Scotland
•  The Blame Stops Here! - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  Your Life Has Been Arranged - 'Christ in You...'
•  Prejudice vilifying prejudice - Refreshment in Refuge
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 10:26 - Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.
Words to Ponder
Prayer moves the arm that moves the world. - Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-92)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  January 31

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Do You See Your Calling?

Our calling is not primarily to be holy men and women, but to be proclaimers of the Gospel of God. The one thing that is all important is that the Gospel of God should be realized as the abiding Reality. Reality is not human goodness, nor holiness, nor heaven, nor hell; but Redemption; and the need to perceive this is the…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for December 1

"Thou hast made summer and winter." - Psalm 74:17 My soul begin this wintry month with thy God. The cold snows and the piercing winds all remind thee that he keeps his covenant with day and night, and tend to assure thee that he will also keep that glorious covenant which he has made with thee in the person…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — January 31

If ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; ... those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell. Fight the good fight of faith. — The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
God Always Hears

"My God will hear me."  Micah 7:7 Friends may be unfaithful, but the LORD will not turn away from the gracious soul; on the contrary, He will hear all its desires. The prophet says, "Keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. A man's enemies are the men of his own house." This is a wretched state of affairs; but even in such a case… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Shevat 11'

When Yeshua arrived in Beyt Anyah (Bethany) with many disciples (Luke 10:38),Marta (Martha) knew that she was going to have a lot of work to do. In her culture, women often measured their worth by how well they performed "women's chores" like cooking and cleaning. But Miryam (Mary) chose to sit at Yeshua's feet and listen to his teaching (Luke 10:39). In… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
A True Measure

One of the items that I keep handy on my desk is a tape measure. It's a small one. It only measures about two inches square and is barely a half inch thick. Yet this diminutive Stanley PowerLock will measure distances up to ten feet which makes it indispensible as an aid for me in my office. Most of the measuring…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
"Footholds for faith"

We begin today a verse-by-verse examination of one of the great passages in the Bible - the seventy-third psalm. If you were to ask any group of Christians to name their favourite psalm most would probably reply: "The twenty-third." And it is not difficult to understand why. The simplicity and beauty of its language, together…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Helpless - The Greek word here (asthenon) comes from a combination word meaning not strong (it is the Greek a which means "not" and the word sthenos strength). In the New Testament, this word is most often translated by our English word "weakness". There are four different senses of weakness…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — January 31

The Church as announced by Christ, seen in the book of Acts and explained by Paul is a thing of great simplicity and rare beauty. The church as we see it today is unsymmetrical, highly complex and anything but beautiful. Indeed I think that if some angel of God were made familiar with the church as it appears in the New Testament and then… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
We joy in God. - Romans 5:11

We joy in God. - Romans 5:11

This is every Believer's privilege; God is reconciled to him in the person and through the work of Jesus; all charges against him are blotted out; all his sins are freely and fully forgiven; he is justified from all things; and stands before God in Christ, accepted, beloved, and blessed.

To him God is love; with…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Kate Gosselin Talks Getting Fired From 'Celebrity Apprentice', Slams Vivica A. Fox and Kenya Moore

Last Monday, Kate Gosselin was fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice', and the mother of eight admitted that she was surprised about that.

'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' Teresa Giudice Fired? Sheila Giudice Not Joining Show as Replacement

The future of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" has been questioned ever since one of its main stars, Teresa Giudice, was sentenced to 15 months in jail for bank fraud. Now that Teresa has been locked up for almost a month, there are rumors about who will be replacing her when the show premieres its new season this year.

Brandi Glanville, Kenya Moore, Talk 'Celebrity Apprentice' Feud

Brandi Glanville is the resident wild child of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', while Kenya Moore has no qualms speaking her mind on 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'. The two Bravo stars are both on the new season of 'Celebrity Apprentice', and viewers have seen what happens when the two feisty women collide, as seen in the first four episodes of the show.

'The Real Housewives of Orange County' Season 10: 2 New Cast Members to Join Show

"The Real Housewives of Orange County" is going strong as its well on its way towards the show's 10th season. The show is the very first installment of the entire Housewives franchise on Bravo, and it has been confirmed that regulars Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Heather DuBrow will be back. Season 9 newcomers Elizabeth Rovsek and Shannon Beador will be coming back for season 10 too. Gunvalson is the only cast member who has been with 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' since season 1.

Kourtney Kardashian on Scott Disick and Kendall Jenner Rumors

Kourtney Kardashian has been left furious at trash rumors that emerged this week that partner, Scott Disick, father of their three children, had cheated on Kourtney with her sister, Kendall Jenner.

Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Asks Bishop Heather Cook to Resign After Arrest for Fatal DUI

In a move that many onlookers saw as inevitable, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland this week formally asked its embattled Bishop Suffragan, Heather Cook, to resign from her post in light of ongoing criminal proceedings launched against her by local authorities for the fatal DUI incident that took the life of 41-year-old married father of two, Thomas Palermo.

Nigerian Pastor 'Butchered' to Death by Muslim Herdsmen; Remembered as Dedicated Servant to the Poor Who Educated Over 400 Kids for Free

A popular Nigerian pastor, who is touted as a dedicated servant to the poor, was "butchered" to death last week on his way back from pastoral duties by Muslim Fulani herdsmen, whom some say could be linked to the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Former KKK Leader David Duke Says Rep. Steve Scalise 'Elected on False Pretenses,' Failed to Be Like David Duke

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke revealed that he is considering running against Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.) because Scalise was "elected on false pretenses."

Hilarious Video of a Dad Interviewing His Adorable Infant Girl

This new dad does something hilarious with his infant baby girl. He decided to get some extra information we may not have known on babies, so he used an expert for help -- his baby daughter, Amalah.

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch Finally Speaks - Thanks to Skittles!

If you are a football fan and been following the road to Super Bowl XLIX, then you have probably heard of Marshawn Lynch. He is also known as "Beast Mode" after proving that he is a clutch runner and is very difficult to bring down. One other thing that is difficult is getting him to speak at a press conference.

Michelle Williams Says God Sees When People Don't Give You Credit

Michelle Williams is giving people some insight about God recognizing when some do not give credit to the right individuals.

Vatican Condemns Plastic Surgery on Women: 'It's Like a Burqa Made of Flesh'

A new Vatican document has condemned elective plastic surgery on women, calling it "aggressive toward the feminine identity."

Trip Lee's Book Praised by Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, NBA and NFL Players

Trip Lee recently released his new book, which is causing people in the entertainment industry to sing the praises of the author, rapper and pastor.

'I'm Not Who I Was Pretending to Be;' Justin Bieber Apologizes for Bad Behavior After 'Ellen' Appearance

After a year of controversial appearances in the news including arrests and drunkenly urinating in a mop bucket, pop singer Justin Bieber, who will turn 21 on March 1, has apologized.

Mali Music Stars as Jesus Christ in New Musical Motion Picture 'Revival' Featuring Star-Studded, Multi-Ethnic Cast

Mali Music, Grammy-nominated Christian recording artist, headlines a new musical presentation on the life of Jesus Christ titled "Revival! The Experience," a "mixed media virtual experience" that is expected to be released in theaters sometime this year.

Erica Campbell Releases New Gospel Song in Response to Deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner

Erica Campbell is kicking off 2015 with a brand-new single, "More Love," released on gospel radio stations around the country this week.

Madonna Says She Likes Taylor Swift's Music, Swift Responds

Taylor Swift has a lot of fans, but a pop music icon has recently revealed that she likes the 'Shake it Off' singer's music, and Swift is thrilled beyond words.

Kirk Franklin Says Gospel Music Losing It's Impact Since People Focused on Record Sales

Kirk Franklin recently spoke about what he believes is an issue with today's gospel music while honoring legendary gospel musician and pastor Andrae Crouch.

Evangelical Gracepointe Church Comes Out in Support of Gay Marriage; Reactions Are Mixed and Giving Drops

Stan Mitchell, pastor of Gracepointe Church, a diverse congregation in Franklin, Tennessee, announced this month that the leadership of his church have decided to fully support the inclusion of gays in their church, including the right to marry same-sex partners.

'Preachers Daughters' Exclusive: Cast Member Talks Another's Struggle With Homosexuality, Missions Pastor Reacts to Wild Behavior

"Preachers' Daughters: has decided to tackle the topic of Christianity and homosexuality in a way that no other show has done before.

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Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
the Third Week after Epiphany
Today in Christian History
French reformer John Calvin wrote in a letter: 'I pray the Lord to keep you in His holy protection, and so to direct you that you may not go astray in that slippery path whereon you are, until He shall have manifested to you His complete deliverance.'
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Genesis 40; Psalm 31; Luke 22:39-71:
Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt.Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined.The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them. After they had been in custody for some time,each of the two men—the cupbearer…
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