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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

1 Peter....
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The statement is extremely simple but its implications are extraordinarily complex. Here is the statement: "If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God." (1 Peter 4.11a). This sentence begins with the conditional statement, "If anyone speaks…" In this case, it does not affirm that everyone, or for…(continue reading article)

Why God Gives
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  As you are enriched in every way for all generosity, which produces thanksgiving to God through us. - 2 Corinthians 9:11 HCSB    Adonai doesn’t give blessings so we can just selfishly consume them and wallow in self-indulgence. His many blessings are always given so that we can do for others…(continue reading article)

This Is Going To Hurt
'Find the Call' from Andy Castro

Psalm 42:7 (AMP) [Roaring] deep calls to [roaring] deep at the thunder of Your waterspouts; all Your breakers and Your rolling waves have gone over me. This is not a description of a gentle God. It sounds like God is trying to drown the writer with a mighty vengeance. I love this description and I need it to be true in…(continue reading article)

Satan's Devices
''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

"If you forgive anyone anything, I too forgive that one; and what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sakes in the presence [and with the approval] of Christ (the Messiah), To keep Satan from getting the advantage over us; for we are not ignorant of his wiles and intentions." - 2 Corinthians…(continue reading article)

It should be enough
'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

How marvelous God is to give us just what we need when we need it for encouragement and strength and a hearty boost when we feel our lowest.Then sometimes we look around and wonder, "Where is God? Why isn't He answering my prayers?" Is it so bad to want to see results of prayer? We just cannot know…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  ‘ayin - 2015-04-25
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Love Advice. Who's Qualified to Give? - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote - April 13-17, 2015 - Bible verse and quote

Additional Articles

•  Do not judge, or you too will be judged. Mat. 7:1 - Point of Reference
•  The Sabbath - God's Words For US
•  A Community Rich with Old Fashioned Appeal - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Where is God When it Hurts? - 'Winging It
•  Do I Have To Go To Church To Be A Christian? - Word from Scotland
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 13:20 - He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Words to Ponder
Image is what people think we are: integrity is what we rally are. - John Maxwell
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  April 26

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Supreme Climb

Character determines how a man interprets God's will (cf. Psalm 18:25-26). Abraham interpreted God's command to mean that he had to kill his son, and he could only leave this tradition behind by the pain of a tremendous ordeal. God could purify his faith in no other way. If we obey what God says according to our sincere…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for September 6

"In the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world." - Philippians 2:15 We use lights to make manifest. A Christian man should so shine in his life, that a person could not live with him a week without knowing the gospel. His conversation should be such that all who…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 26

His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me. Underneath are the everlasting arms. — When [Peter] saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Gracious Dealing

"And the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest."   Deuteronomy 15:18 An Israelitish master was to give his bondservant liberty in due time, and when he left his service he was to start him in life with a liberal portion. This was to be done heartily and cheerfully, and then the LORD promised to bless the generous act. The spirit of this… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Iyyar 07'

When asked how he produced such marvelous sculptures, the brilliant Italian artist Michelangelo responded that he just chipped away all the stone that didn't belong and released the piece within. He had the ability to look at a block of marble and see the beauty that it contained. Tragically, many among the first-century Jewish leadership in Israel—the… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Out Of Control

The entire incident couldn't have taken more than just a few seconds but, at the moment it happened, it seemed like an eternity. Thoughts flashed through my mind at a rapid rate. I was thinking about my family and friends, my church. Would I ever see them again? Would somebody be coming from the other direction…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Through Christian eyes

As we conclude our study of the phrase, "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy", we ask ourselves: What would happen if we really put into practice this important principle? It would mean that we would look at everyone through Christian eyes. We would see sinners, not merely as the victims of sin and Satan,…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Live in peace

Live in peace - The Greek is a single word eireneuete. It could also be translated "make peace among yourselves" or "be at peace". Maybe all three meanings are best. We are to exist in tranquility now that our war with God has ended (live in peace). As a result, we are to love one another and seek reconciliation…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 26

Satan's distracting words often come from the most unexpected quarters. Martha would call Mary away from sitting at the feet of the Master. Sometimes, if we are not careful, our best friend may distract us. Or it might be some very legitimate activity. This day's bustle and hurly-burly would too often and too soon call us away from Jesus' feet. These… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Behold the Man!" John 14:5

"Behold the Man!" John 14:5

JESUS is presented before thee crowned with thorns, scourged, with His face so marred more than any man's. His blood is flowing, His heart is breaking, and He is a Man of sorrows. Behold Him, then, for in this man, under these circumstances, dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; all the treasures…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators Live Stream Free: Watch Online NHL Hockey 2015

Trying to move on in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, the Chicago Blackhawks host the Nashville Predators at the United Center in Game 6.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings Live Stream Free: Watch NHL Hockey 2015 Online

With the winner getting a big advantage in the series, the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Detroit Red Wings at Amalie Arena in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Live Stream Free: Watch NHL Playoffs 2015 Online

Trying to prevent a deciding Game 7, the Calgary Flames host the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Sadledome in Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.

New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Live Stream: Watch Online NHL Playoffs

Only needing one more win to advance to the next round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, the Washington Capitals travel to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to face the New York Islanders for Game 6.

UFC 186 Live Stream Free, PPV Fight Card: Watch Online Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi (Preview)

UFC 186 takes place on Saturday night with a main card headline fight of Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi. The prelims get started at 6.30 p.m. ET with the main card starting at 10 p.m. ET. UFC 186 can be watched on TV on UFC PPV

The Surprises of Life

One thing I have found in life is that it is full of surprises. Many of them are unexpected pleasures and blessings that come our way. Others are tragic and sad. I have been greatly surprised by the way some people's lives have turned out.

When Christians 'Raise the Flag Above the Cross We Have a Problem,' Says Author Joe Battaglia; Talks New Book 'Politically Incorrect Jesus' (CP Voice)

Christian author Joe Battaglia breaks down the "intellectual dishonesty of political correctness" in his new book "The Politically Incorrect Jesus" and he recently stopped by CP Voice to discuss his latest book further.

Bruce Jenner Says 'I'm a Woman'; Southern Baptist Leader Responds by Pointing to Heresy of Gnosticism

As former Olympian athlete and reality television star Bruce Jenner reveals he may be seen as a "macho male" but "I'm a woman," Southern Baptist Convention's Russell Moore offers a solution to alienation from identities that transgender people struggle with.

Pro-Life Students Say North Dakota School Is Banning Their Club; Fargo Public Schools Deny Discrimination

A school district in North Dakota has denied discriminating against students from two high schools attempting to form Students for Life chapters.

Hillary Clinton: 'Religious Beliefs ... Have to Be Changed' About Abortion

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" to allow women access to "reproductive health care" - which was widely seen as a call to change views on abortion.

Alabama Megachurch's 'Secret Church' Gathering Receives Threat; Moved to Undisclosed Location

The Church at Brooks Hills in Birmingham evacuated the entire campus Friday after receiving a threat of violent acts hours before its planned Secret Church event, which was to be led by International Mission Board President David Platt. The gathering was held in the night at an undisclosed location amid police investigation.

New Christian Zionists Seek Distance From 'Wild, Crazy Popular Apocalypticism'

A group of Christian scholars representing a "new Christian Zionism" seek to distance their views from the "wild, crazy, popular apocalypticism" with which Christian Zionists have often been associated.

What Is the World's Most Popular Religion?

If you had to guess, which religion do you think is the most popular? Here is a clue. Billions of people travel this well-worn path, as they place eternal hope in their own ability to secure the ultimate reward.

Memo to Hillary Clinton: On Marriage, Here Christians Stand and We're Not Moving

The Left is getting so frustrated that Christians who believe in the biblical vision of human sexuality refuse to cave-in, now they're talking about forcing us to change our beliefs.

GOP Leaders Ignore Their Conservative Base by Confirming Loretta Lynch

It happened again yesterday, a painful reminder that the GOP leadership in Congress is pathetic. The President's radical nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, was confirmed with ten Republican votes.

LA Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs Live Stream, ESPN TV Details: Watch Online NBA 2015 Playoffs

The LA Clippers will play the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night in Game 3 of their NBA 2015 Playoffs series. Things are locked at 1-1 coming into this game, and both teams will be desperate to get their noses in front tonight. The game takes place from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas and starts at 9.30 p.m. ET.

Armenian Genocide: 100 Years of Remenbrance

There was actually no mistake about it: The fact is, the Armenian Genocide cost 1.5 million Armenian Christians their lives, along with another million Assyrian and Greek believers.

Huawei P8 Release Date: New Android Flagship Sells Out at Launch In China

Prior to its announcement date last week, the Huawei P8 has been one of the worst kept secrets for the Chinese manufacturer.

Chicago Bulls News: D-Rose and Company Ready to Sweep First Round After Tough 2 OT Win Against Bucks

The timing for Derrick Rose's return to the Bulls' lineup has never been more perfect.

Upcoming Nokia Phones: Finnish Manufacturer Will Return Next Year With Android Phones?

Last year, the completion of the Microsoft-Nokia deal was initially thought by most people as the answer to the Windows Phone's woes in the market.

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Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, April 26th, 2015
the Fourth Sunday after Easter
Today in Christian History
Birth of Horatio R. Palmer, American Congregational clergyman. From his books of religious verse came two hymns which are still sung today: "Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts" and "My Faith Looks Up to Thee."
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Joshua 11-12; Job 26; Acts 11:1-18:
When Jabin king of Hazor heard of this, he sent word to Jobab king of Madon, to the kings of Shimron and Akshaph,and to the northern kings who were in the mountains, in the Arabah south of Kinnereth, in the western foothills and in Naphoth Dor on the west;to the Canaanites in the east and west; to the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites and Jebusites in the hill country; and to the Hivites below Hermon in the region of Mizpah.They came out…
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