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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

Millennial Babies
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

They will not build and others live in them; they will not plant and others eat. For My people's lives will be like the lifetime of a tree. My chosen ones will fully enjoy the work of their hands. They will not labor without success or bear children destined for disaster, for they will be a people blessed by the…(continue reading article)

Samuel Stood for Right - Period! (11/12/10)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Paul speaking to an assembled crowd in the synagogue at Antioch of Pisidia: “The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He brought them out of it. Now for a time of about forty years He put up with their ways in…(continue reading article)

Ring Your Own Telephone
'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

  The Economy. Money. Jobs. Your Future, and the future of our youth. It’s filling the minds of everyone these days especially during this super-heated political election. People are more concerned than ever about what their future holds, and rightly so. Millions are looking for work, or have stopped…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  kâphar - 2014-10-18
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Bible and Quote - October 13-17, 2014 - Bible verse and quote
•   The Ebb and Flow of Power in Politics - Point of Reference

Additional Articles

•  Relationship - God's Words For US
•  A Good Thing - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Be True to Yourself - 'Winging It
•  Sweet Fragrance - Refreshment in Refuge
•  It Can Be Dangerous To Sail Off Without Jesus Christ - Word from Scotland
•  Gentle Persuasion - 'Christ in You...'
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 19:24 - The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, But will not even bring it back to his mouth.
Words to Ponder
Somebody once asked a child what one must do before receiving forgiveness of sin. The candid reply was, 'Sin!' There could not have been a better answer. - Richard Wurmbrand (1909-2001)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  October 25

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Eternal Crush Of Things

A Christian worker has to learn how to be God's noble man or woman amid a crowd of ignoble things. Never make this plea - If only I were somewhere else! All God's men are ordinary men made extraordinary by the matter He has given them. Unless we have the right matter in our minds intellectually and in our hearts affectionately,…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for March 8

"We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God." - Acts 14:22 God's people have their trials. It was never designed by God, when he chose his people, that they should be an untried people. They were chosen in the furnace of affliction; they were never chosen to worldly peace and earthly…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — october 25

Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. — He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
God First, Then Extras

"But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."   Matthew 6:33 See how the Bible opens: "In the beginning God." Let your life open in the same way. Seek with your whole soul, first and foremost, the kingdom of God, as the place of your citizenship, and His righteousness as the character of… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Cheshvan 01'

God is concerned about time. This can be seen in the ancient observance known as Rosh Chodesh (the New Moon). Every month, at the appearance of the cresent of the new moon, the Lord commanded Israel to hold a festival with sacrifices and offerings (Numbers 28:11-15). The entire biblical Jewish calendar was to be lunar based (as opposed to solar) to give… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
God's Social Graces

You've been in the situation. You've been invited to someone's home for supper. You arrive just a little early so as not to offend the people who invited you. Then you ask to be excused to use their bathroom. Once you finish in the bathroom you feel it only proper to wash your hands. You now are faced…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
One Long Search for God

We need to be reminded that there is in life a dark and terrible problem - the problem of evil. Herbert Spencer in Natural Law in the Spiritual World defines physical life as "inward correspondence with outward environment." When we take in food, air and water, we live. When we don't, we die. There must be a response…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Blameless - This is a word that comes from the ritual of sacrifice. It is amomous. It means, "without a blemish or spot". It describes someone who has been declared "not at fault". It is the perfect word to use when we cry out, "Wait. It's not my fault!" The only problem is that when it comes to personal sin,…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — October 25

I do know something of the emotional life that goes along with conversion to Jesus Christ. I came into the kingdom of God with joy, knowing that I had been forgiven. I have had people tell me very dogmatically that they will never allow "feeling" to have any part in their spiritual life and experience. "Too bad for you!" is my… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
Am I in God's stead. - Genesis 30:2

Am I in God's stead. - Genesis 30:2

All our mercies are to be traced up to our God, and all our miseries to ourselves. We are constantly making ourselves wretched, by departing from our God, or by putting creatures in His place.

We often put persons and things in God's stead in reference to our affections, loving them inordinately; in reference…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Southern Baptist Convention to 'Disfellowshipped' Church Pastor: Denomination's Failings Regarding Divorce Are Not an Opportunity for Gay Marriage

The Southern Baptist Convention's official news service turned to the writings of the denomination's lead ethicist Thursday to criticize an op-ed asking that the blind eye the church has long given divorced and remarried Christians be given LGBT couples as an apple to oranges argument.

Mark Burnett, Roma Downey Raising $25 Million for Displaced Christians in Iraq, Syria

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, the executive producers behind the Emmy-nominated "The Bible" series, are raising $25 million to help Christians displaced or affected by the ISIS terror group in Iraq, Syria and neighboring countries before the winter arrives.

DC Bill Would Force Pro-Life Groups to Cover Elective Abortion in Health Insurance

Pro-life groups have written to the City Council of the District of Columbia to protest a proposed bill that would violate federal law by forcing them to provide elective abortion coverage through their insurance plans as well employ those who do not believe in their pro-life mission.

When God Overrules

I'm so glad that God will overrule my prayers at times, because I have prayed for things fervently, believing they were the will of God, and they were flat-out wrong. I am so thankful that God said no to those prayers.

Dallas Nurse Thanks God After Being Declared Ebola-Free; Receives Hug From Obama

Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola after treating Liberian national Thomas Duncan in Texas, said she believes in the power of prayer, after she was declared virus-free and released from Md. hospital Friday. She also met President Obama at the White House, and received a hug.

Pastor Bobbie Houston Explains Why Hillsong Church Does Not 'Sideline the Girls'

Hillsong Church co-founder Bobbie Houston recently explained why she believes "the church needs to come of age sometimes and just grow up" when it comes to fully embracing women in various roles in Christian ministry.

7 Reasons Why Church Leaders Should Practice Fasting

Fasting - not our favorite topic. We don't usually like to talk about not eating. In fact, nobody talked to me about fasting when I was a young believer. I didn't learn about this spiritual discipline until I was already a local church pastor.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Live Stream Free: Watch El Clasico Spanish La Liga Soccer Online (Start Time, Preview)

Real Madrid and Barcelona will play on Saturday in a massive El Clasico clash. All eyes are on Luis Suarez who is set to make his Barcelona debut following his lengthy ban for biting another player.

'Scandal' Season 4 Plot Spoilers: Episode 4 Recap 'Like Father Like Daughter,' Episode 5 Plot Revealed

"Scandal" didn't hold back on the shocking moments in its Oct. 16 episode titled "Like Father Like Daughter." The episode showed Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) back in fighting form and totally in her element as she dealt with an extortionist, and Olivia and Fitz shared an intense moment.

San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals Live Stream: Watch Online World Series 2014 Game 3 (Fox TV Details, Full Schedule)

The San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals will fight it out in Game 3 of the 2014 World Series on Friday night. The series has left Kansas and now turns to California as the Giants look to take full advantage of having home field.

Sarah Palin: Why the Liberal Media Is Obsessed With Her

Since she burst on the national scene in 2008, the national media has enjoyed poking fun and mischaracterizing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her family. The main reason for their obsession is that Palin is an unabashed conservative who is articulate and popular with millions of Americans.

Robert P. George: Gay Marriage and Religious Freedom Cannot Coexist

Gay marriage proponents will not allow for religious freedom of their political opponents because their belief system does not allow for the fact that dissenters can be reasonable people of goodwill, Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, argued at the Institute on Religion and Democracy's 2014 Diane Knippers Memorial Lecture.

WWE Hell in a Cell Lineup, Sheamus, The Miz, The Big Show, Rusev, and More

WWE's Hell in a Cell event is just on the horizon and the pay-per-view event will be featuring a number of matchups which will certainly entertain fans. WWE officially announced just this week that Miz and Sheamus will be facing off in the ring. Among others is a Rusev versus The Big Show match.

'Transformers 5' for 2016 Premiere, Still Unclear Whether Michael Bay Would Return to Direct

The fourth Transformers film, "Transformers: Age of Exctinciton" was a commercial hit with Michael Bay leading the film as its director and Mark Wahlberg as its lead actor. While the films face harsh criticisms from film critics, it's success over its four films indicates there's no reason it would stop.

Surface Pro 3 With Windows 10, Made for Business

Microsoft's latest tablet, the Surface Pro 3, is looking to be Windows 10 ready. Though the tablet isn't looking to dethrone the Apple iPad in the market, Microsoft is determined to continue down the tablet line.

There's a Good Reason for Mary Landrieu to be Concerned About This Election

Prospects that three term Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu will return to the US Senate to represent Louisiana for a fourth term are looking increasingly bleak. Senator Landrieu has good reason to be concerned.

Mortal Kombat X News: Characters Revealed, Game to Be Released in 2015

Fans of the Mortal Kombat series are eagerly anticipating the launch of its tenth title, Mortal Kombat X which is set for release next year.

Former Congressman and New York Megachurch Pastor Floyd Flake Confesses 'I Didn't Like Politicians'

Rev. Floyd Flake, senior pastor of the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York, who spent 11 years in Congress batting for a better life for constituents in his church community, confessed Thursday that at one time, he "didn't even like politicians."

Paraplegic Mother Surfs the Waves While Duct-Taped to Her Friend - A Must-See! (VIDEO)

"It's shown me you can still have a dream, and things are possible. Concentrate on the positive in life."

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Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
Today in Christian History
Birth of Jacque Paul Migne, French theological publisher. Establishing his own press in 1836, Migne published a voluminous collection of writings by the ancient Greek and Latin fathers (161 vols: "Patrologia Graecae"; 221 vols: "Patrologia Latinae") during his remaining 39 years.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Isaiah 20-22; Psalm 115; 1 Thessalonians 4:
In the year that the supreme commander, sent by Sargon king of Assyria, came to Ashdod and attacked and captured it—at that time the spoke through Isaiah son of Amoz. He said to him, “Take off the sackcloth from your body and the sandals from your feet.” And he did so, going around stripped and barefoot.Then the said, “Just as my servant Isaiah has gone stripped and barefoot for three years, as a sign and portent against Egypt and Cush,so…
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