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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

Profiles of the Prophets; The Series (17 of TBD)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Samuel - Teacher, Prophet and Prophet Teacher (4 of 5) Focus Text: 1 Samuel 15.18-23 Samuel confronted Saul saying, “Now the LORD sent you on a mission, and said, ‘Go, and utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed.’ …(continue reading article)

Fighting Like a Girl
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

…Be earnest and disciplined in your prayers…Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere. 1 Peter 4:7; Ephesians 6:18 Most girls, when they fight, flail away wildly – hair falling…(continue reading article)

The Fruit Carver
'Find the Call' from Andy Castro

 Life is like fruit carving. Fruit carvers have a specific set of tools that they use to create their carvings. So it is with this life. To carve out the life we want we must use certain tools. Our tools are our thoughts, words and action. 1)    Thoughts-we must first think of what it is we want. It…(continue reading article)

The Search For Comfort
''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

"For this is a rebellious people, faithless and lying sons, children who will not hear the law and instruction of the Lord; Who [virtually] say to the seers [by their conduct], See not! and to the prophets, Prophesy not to us what is right! Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceitful illusions. Get out of the true…(continue reading article)

Misplaced Faith Leads Nowhere
'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

Now behold, one came and said to Him, "Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?" Matthew 19:16 Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?"…(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
•  Laughter is the Best Medicine - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and quote September 17-21 - Bible verse and quote

Additional Articles

•  Along The Roman Road - God's Words For US
•   EVE AND SARAH, MOTHERS OF US ALL - Point of Reference
•  Perfect - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Jesus, the Friend of Sinners - 'Winging It
•  Being Lead to Who I Want To Be - Quiet Time
•  How Does Jesus Prepare Us For The Future? - Word from Scotland
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 16:25 - There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
Words to Ponder
Devotion has a religious signification. The root of devotion is to devote to a sacred use. So that devotion in its true sense has to do with religious worship. It stands intimately connected with true prayer. Devotion is the particular frame of mind found in one entirely devoted to God. It is the spirit of reverence, of awe, of godly fear. It is a state of heart which appears before God in prayer and worship. It is foreign to everything like lightness of spirit, and is opposed to levity and noise and bluster. Devotion dwells in the realm of quietness and is still before God. It is serious, thoughtful, meditative. - E.M. Bounds (1835-1913)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  August 2

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Discipline Of Difficulty

An average view of the Christian life is that it means deliverance from trouble. It is deliverance in trouble, which is very different. "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High…there shall no evil befall thee" - no plague can come nigh the place where you are at one with God. …… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for May 31

"The king also himself passed over the brook Kidron." - 2 Samuel 15:23 David passed that gloomy brook when flying with his mourning company from his traitor son. The man after God's own heart was not exempt from trouble, nay, his life was full of it. He was both the Lord's Anointed, and the Lord's…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — August 2

The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Your lamb shall be without blemish, ... and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it, ... and when I see the blood, I will pass over… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Speak What He Teaches

"Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say."   Exodus 4:12 Many a true servant of the LORD is slow of speech, and when called upon to plead for his LORD, he is in great confusion lest he should spoil a good cause by his bad advocacy. In such a case it is well to remember that the LORD made the tongue which is… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Av 17'

Have you noticed that there are always too many things to do, and they never seem to get completed? We live in a fast-paced, high-tech world that demands virtually all of our time. If we had twenty-eight hours in the day, we would soon need thirty-two. On top of that, our priorities become confused and the things that are most important, such as God and… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
The Right Clothes

Horace, the great Roman poet and satirist, once said, "A picture is a poem without words." I am sure that he was talking about the artist's canvas rather than the photographer's lens. Proof of that might well be found in a photo from the 1970s of Jack Nicklaus all decked out in his fitted plaid pants caught…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
The danger of expediency

As the famine of which we spoke yesterday continues to ravage Israel, Elimelech and his little family make the decision to emigrate to the land of Moab. Was this a right decision - or a wrong one? Bible students have debated this question for centuries. The Moabites were the result of the incestuous union between Lot and…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Remembrance

Remembrance - anamnensin in Greek. Ana means "again". The root word is mneso which means "to bring to mind". It is used in the New Testament only in the middle voice. Let me explain why this is important. In English we have only two "voices", the active and the passive. But Greek has a third…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — August 2

In the earliest day of failure and tragedy in the garden of Eden, Adam came out of hiding, knowing full well his own guilt and shame. Adam confessed: "We ate from the fruit of the tree that was forbidden-but it was the woman who enticed me!" When God said to Eve, "What did you do?" she said: "It was the serpent that beguiled… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"My son, despise thou not the chastening of the Lord." Hebrews 12:5

"My son, despise thou not the chastening of the Lord." Hebrews 12:5

THE Lord speaketh to us as unto children; He speaks in reference to our afflictions: they are chastisements; they are sent in love; when we are chastened we are judged of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. Let us not faint under them, let us not…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Is A 'Resident Evil 2' Remake in the Works?

"Resident Evil" producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi is preparing to present his ideas for a project to remake "Resident Evil 2" and that he will be doing this soon for Capcom, the developer behind the game.

Blackphone 2 Announced by Silent Circle

Over one year after the first Blackphone devices were shipped to consumers in 2014, the company behind the smartphone Silent Circle, announced that they are developing the phone's next-generation called the Blackphone 2.

Dual-Screen YotaPhone 2 is Not Coming to the US

Bad news for those in the U.S. who want to get their hands on the first-ever dual screen smartphone - the phone's manufacturer Yota Devices recently informed those who provided support on Indiegogo that the phone is not coming to US shores as originally planned.

'Naruto' Live Action Adaptation in the Works

Lionsgate Films is currently in negotiations to acquire the adaptation rights to the anime Japanese anime "Naruto," which it reportedly wants to turn it into a live action movie. Lionsgate seems to be confident that it will get the rights, as they have already signed on a director for the said movie.

UFC 190 News: Ronda Rousey KOs Bethe Correia in 34 Seconds (VIDEO)

Ronda Rousey defended her UFC Women's Bantamweight belt, taking down Brazilian Bethe Correia in only 34 seconds.

'Fear the Walking Dead' to Get 15-Episode Second Season (VIDEO)

'Fear the Walking Dead' has recently been greenlit for Season 2 even before the Season 1 premiere, AMC Studios has announced.

The Source of Identity

How often do we evaluate ourselves on the basis of our feelings rather than what God says? The problem is, our feelings are always changing. From one moment to the next, we never know what circumstances will arise to test our faith.

Channing Tatum Officially Signs on as 'Gambit'

Channing Tatum has officially closed the deal on the 20th Century's Fox "X-Men" spinoff movie, "Gambit."

Franklin Graham: Tim Tebow Is 'True Leader On, Off field'

Evangelist Franklin Graham called Christian NFL player Tim Tebow, who will be playing for Philadelphia Eagles this season, one of his favorite players and said he is a "true leader both on and off the field."

Scott Walker Says He's Not Sure if Obama Is Christian ... Again

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker repeated what he has said earlier, that "I don't know" if President Obama is a Christian, adding, "I presume he is." The Republican presidential candidate stressed his answer won't change no matter how many times he is asked.

Just 6 Months In, Super PACs Raise $258M; Bush Leads With $102M Among 17 Presidential Candidates

Super PACs, which operate outside candidates' formal campaigns, have raised more than $250 million for 17 presidential contenders in the first six months of this year, according to fundraising reports filed with federal regulators. The super PAC supporting former Florida governor Jeb Bush alone raised $102 million.

For Christians, Dirty Water Is Unacceptable

The Bible recognizes how profound our need for water is by using it to illustrate the most important thing we need to know about God.

The 4 Symptoms of Prayerlessness

Christians need to pray, not just to protect themselves and their families from evil attacks, but also for the health and vitality of the church.

UFC 190 Live Stream, Full Fight Card (UFC PPV): Watch Online Ronda Rousey vs Bethe Correia (Preview)

UFC 190 takes place on Saturday night with a main fight of Ronda Rousey vs Bethe Correia for the Women's Bantamweight title.

'Doctor Who' News, Update: Show Runner Steven Moffat Addresses Feature Film Rumors

Executive producer Steven Moffat appeared on the stage at the Television Critics Association press tour event in Beverly Hills on Friday to talk about "Doctor Who" issues including a rumor of a feature film as well as Series 9's most anticipated newcomer, Maisie Williams.

'Spider-Man' Reboot News, Update: 'Vacation' Writers Say They Will Avoid Spidey's Origin Story

Writing and directing duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein recently appeared on "The Andy Greenwald Podcast" this week for the press promotion of their 2015 comedy film, "Vacation."

'American Crime' Cast News, Update: Outkast Singer Signs Up for Season 2 Role

A new casting update for the upcoming second season of ABC's hit anthology drama TV series "American Crime" indicated the signing of the Outkast singer Andre Benjamin to play the role of a "fierce" parent.

'Xena: Warrior Princess' Reboot Advocate Lucy Lawless Says It's Too Hard for Her to Play Lead Role Again

The realization of a "Xena: Warrior Princess" reboot project is currently in the news trend. The show, which was a spin-off of the TV series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," is probably one of the highly-anticipated revival programs. And one of the most enthused people in the plan is its lead cast, Lucy Lawless.

What Happens to Believers When They Die?

Believers and nonbelievers both die. Believers as well as nonbelievers get cancer, have auto accidents, have heart attacks. But, as believers, we have the promise that we will go straight into the presence of God at death.

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Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
the Week of Proper 13 / Ordinary 18
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1946
English literary scholar and Christian apologist C. S. Lewis wrote in a letter: 'Apologetic work is so dangerous to one's faith. A doctrine never seems dimmer to me than when I have just successfully defended it.'
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In the second year of Jehoashson of Jehoahaz king of Israel, Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah began to reign.He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Jehoaddan; she was from Jerusalem.He did what was right in the eyes of the , but not as his father David had done. In everything he followed the example of his father Joash.The high places, however, were not removed; the…
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