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Dr. Dobson

From Poverty to Ph.D. - I
with Dr. Dobson from 'Family Talk Weekends'

No matter how hopeless our circumstances may appear, we are always in the palm of God’s hand. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Carol Swain sits down with Dr. Dobson to recount her divinely-guided journey of hope and perseverance. From growing up in abject poverty to becoming a highly…   (click here to read more)

John Fuller

Making Healthy Financial Choices for Life
with John Fuller from 'Focus on the Family Weekend'

It’s never too late to start saving for retirement! Chris Hogan shares on the importance of dreaming for your retirement, and what to do in each decade—the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and beyond, especially if you haven’t started yet. A reminder that you…   (click here to read more)

John MacArthur

Who Is Christ’s Slave
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You Weekend'

Slavery . . . just the thought of it causes anger, anguish, and agony in many people. But, could being a
slave ever be something to cherish . . . rejoice over . . . even long for? John MacArthur looks at the most
basic relationship all believers have with Christ . . . that of slave and master…   (click here to read more)

Mark Gregston

Q and A with Mark Gregston
with Mark Gregston from 'Parenting Today's Teens Weekend'

What are the pressing parenting questions on your mind? This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston tackles five common questions from parents regarding disrespect, cell phone use, sharing about mistakes, dating and preserving privacy. Get clarity on gray areas and gain practical…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Parent Types
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Discipline your children while there is hope. If you don’t, you will ruin their lives. - Proverbs 19:18   Let me ask you a question: What kind of a parent are you?   “Peter Pans” try to be mistaken for their teen’s older sibling. They know the name of the lead drummer…(continue reading article)

Not Yet Revealed (1 John 3.2)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

I really couldn't figure out why anyone would want to know the value of X. That was my real complaint when my mother insisted that I take algebra. I'm glad she didn't give in simply because there were things I didn't (and couldn't) understand at the time. I have since come to understand why knowing…(continue reading article)

Easter-The Great Interruption
'Find the Call' from Andy Castro

There is something terribly wrong", ringed the voice in my head as I laid in the shredded lawn. I was semi-conscious and quite unsure of the cause of the accident I was in. It was sudden, quick and caught me off guard. It was the turn. It was sharper than expected and my tires couldn't keep me on the road at the…(continue reading article)

Waiting To Believe
''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

There is an interesting episode recorded in the book of Mark of the Bible that speaks volumes about faith, and belief. Sometimes those who truly want to believe in Jesus Christ find it too difficult to leave the desire and enter into genuine belief and faith. Mark records an incident in the book of Mark that addresses…(continue reading article)

Battles of Choice or is it Free Will?
'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

 The science world would have us believe that because some elements in quantum act randomly that these elements have free will. In the 1980s research scientists developed empirical evidence that our brains prepared for action before our conscience mind decided to that action, therefore humans didn’t have free…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  lâqach - 2015-06-20
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Focusing On The Good - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote March 2-6 - Bible verse and quote

Additional Articles

•   THE “PREACHING” OF CAL THOMAS - Point of Reference
•  Look To The Lord - God's Words For US
•  Where is Your Treasure? - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Counterintuitive - 'Winging It
•  Beware Of Those Who Creep In With False Teaching - Word from Scotland
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 17:10 - A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.
Words to Ponder
Devotion signifies a life given, or devoted, to God. He therefore is the devout man, who lives no longer to his own will, or the way and spirit of the world, but to the sole will of God, who considers God in everything, who serves God in everything, who makes all the parts of his common life, parts of piety, by doing everything in the name of God, and under such rules as are conformable to His glory. - William Law, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Devotionals  for  August 20

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for May 13

"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." - Psalm 30:5 Christian! If thou art in a night of trial, think of the morrow; cheer up thy heart with the thought of the coming of thy Lord. Be patient, for "Lo! He comes with clouds descending." Be patient! The Husbandman waits until he…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — August 20

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent. The Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. — Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and for ever. His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Deliverance Not Limited

"He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee."   Job 5:19 Eliphaz in this spoke the truth of God. We may have as many troubles as the workdays of the week, but the God who worked on those six days will work for us till our deliverance is complete. We shall rest with Him and in Him on our Sabbath. The rapid… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Av 28'

Humility is spiritual strength, not weakness. In the above Scripture, the Syrophoenician woman humbly acknowledges her social position. She is a Gentile woman who must wait in line behind the Jewish children to be fed. Rather than protest the unfairness of her situation, or become indignant that Yeshua doesn't bother to answer her the first time, the woman… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Fire God?

Many of Major League Baseball's teams have moved a time or two. The Los Angeles Dodgers started out in Brooklyn. The San Francisco Giants began in New York. The Minnesota Twins started out in our nation's Capitol as the Washington Senators. The Oakland Athletics began in Philadelphia. Then there are the twice…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Don't Take the Huff

A further characteristic of a fool, says Solomon, is that he cannot control his anger. If a boss is hot-headed then don't react in the same way, he instructs us (v. 4). A fool quits his job in a fit of temper, but a wise man remains calm. How many people reading these lines, I wonder, look back to difficulties…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Encamps - As a child, I often went camping with my family. We set up our tent and rolled out the sleeping bags. We were always careful to make sure we had water and as much natural protection as we could find. The description of the camps of Israel is quite similar. As God's people traveled, they constantly moved…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — August 20

Failing in his frontal attacks upon the child of God, Satan often turns to more subtle means of achieving his evil purpose. He resorts to devious methods in his attempt to divert the Christian from carrying out the task God has committed to him. He often succeeds by involving the saint in some other lesser occupation and so distracting him. Nehemiah,… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"The Lord preserveth all them that love Him." Psalms 145:20

"The Lord preserveth all them that love Him." Psalms 145:20

ALL who know the Lord love Him, and none can love Him until taught by His Spirit. If we know God in Christ, as our covenant God, and enjoy our interest in Him, we shall love Him supremely, above our tranquillity, natural relations, earthly possessions, gifts and reputation.…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

'The Defenders' Season 2 News, Release Date: EP Marco Ramirez Talks Show's Future, Twists

"The Defenders" just recently dropped on Netflix, but fans are already wondering whether there will be a second season.

Big Daddy Weave Talks Showcasing Hope in the Midst of Trials

Contemporary Christian band Big Daddy Weave is sharing their struggles with fans a year after bandmate Jason Weaver underwent an emergency double amputation of his feet and had to re-learn how to walk amid a long rehabilitation process.

'Wonder Woman 2' News, Release Date: Patty Jenkins in Final Talks to Return as Director

"Wonder Woman 2" has already been confirmed and Gal Gadot will be returning to reprise the titular role. Now, it looks like Patty Jenkins is nearing a deal to come back as the director.

Marvel's 'Inhumans' News, Air Date: New Clip Introduces Viewers to the Royal Family, Features Better Special Effects

Marvel Entertainment has released a new promo video for its upcoming series, "Inhumans," and fans are more pleased with the visual effects this time around.

'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 Cast News, Spoilers: Amanda Brugel Upped to Series Regular; Elisabeth Moss Teases Unpredictable Sophomore Cycle

Fans of "The Handmaid's Tale" will be seeing more of Rita in the upcoming second season of the Hulu series, as Amanda Brugel has been promoted to series regular.

'The 100' Season 5 Spoilers: Monty's Love Life to Become Colorful

Monty (Christopher Larkin) will be busy managing his love life in the upcoming season of "The 100."

'Empire' Season 4 Spoilers: Lucious to Blow the Whistle on Leah?

Lucious (Terrence Howard) will have to decide if he will tell what he knows about his mother, Leah (Leslie Uggams), in the upcoming season of "Empire."

'Beyond Skyline' Release Date, News: Trailer Previews Characters Going to War With Human-Kidnapping, Invading Aliens

The trailer to the sequel movie "Beyond Skyline" has recently been revealed, and its snippets show that the characters are bound to fight human-kidnapping aliens.

NBA Trade Rumors 2017: Is LeBron James Leaving Cleveland or Not?

Rumors are persistent that LeBron James is leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, some sources claim otherwise.

Google Home Can Now Make Free Calls in US and Canada

Google has recently introduced the free voice call feature on Google Home speakers through Google Assistant.

Apple Music News 2017: Apple Ventures Into Creating Original Shows With $1 Billion Investment

Apple will reportedly venture into an entirely new field of business and will appropriate $1 billion-worth of investments for the production of original shows.

'Greenleaf' Actor Describes Emotional Toll of Playing Pedophile in Church Drama (Watch)

Actor GregAlan Williams was reduced to tears as he described the emotional toll it took on him to play the part of a pedophile in the OWN Network's church drama series "Greenleaf."

Beckah Shae Remakes Demi Lovato's Explicit 'Sorry Not Sorry' Hit Into Church Song (Video)

Singer Beckah Shae is back with another cover tune and this time she's revamped Demi Lovato's expletive-laced song, "Sorry Not Sorry," to transform it into a worship tune about praising God.

Greg Laurie Condemns White Supremacy at SoCal Harvest: America Needs 'Spiritual Awakening' After Charlottesville

Pastor Greg Laurie is decrying the racial turmoil and violence that manifested in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, urging Christians to reject every kind of prejudice and hate they see in the world.

'IT' Remake News, Release Date: Film Heading to Select IMAX Theaters

The "IT" remake is officially heading to IMAX. The producers of the film confirmed several days ago that New Line and Andy Muschietti's film adaptation of the popular horror novel by Stephen King will be shown via selected IMAX theaters very soon.

Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend and MDA Charity Fundraiser, Dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91, his family said.

'Wayward Pines' Season 3 Latest News: Series Is Not Yet Dead

It has been a while since "Wayward Pines" season 2 ended, but the future of the next installment still seems to be uncertain. Although the lack of updates about the development of the new season has already caused some fans to speculate that the series may already be dead, FOX Entertainment president David Madden recently confirmed that season 3 is still very much alive.

Total Solar Eclipse Is an Encounter With the Creator, Invitation to Discovery: Jay Richards

The total solar eclipse on Monday will be an invitation to encounter the Creator of the universe and its astounding divine design, says Christian professor Jay Richards at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

'Thor: Ragnarok' International Trailer Features Doctor Strange

The international trailer for "Thor: Ragnarok" has been released, and it features some new footage, including an appearance from a familiar face: Doctor Strange.

'Deadpool 2' Star Zazie Beetz Pays Tribute to Stunt Double Joi SJ Harris; Tragic Death Raises Questions in Stunt Community

In the wake of her stunt double's death, Zazie Beetz, who plays Domino in "Deadpool 2," has taken to social media to pay tribute to Joi "SJ" Harris.

Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, August 20th, 2017
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20
Today in Christian History
Birth of Rudolf Bultmann, German New Testament scholar. He pioneered Form Criticism with his History of the Synoptic Tradition (1921), whereby he sought to identify the devices of Hebrew speech in order to make the central Gospel message meaningful to moderns.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
1 Chronicles 16:7-43; Zechariah 5; John 4:27-42:
That day David first appointed Asaph and his associates to give praise to the in this manner:Give praise to the , proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the rejoice.Look to the and his strength; seek his face always.Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,you his…
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