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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

All That and a Bag of Chips
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Not that I have already reached [the goal] or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus. Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I…(continue reading article)

Time (1-3-11)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

So the story goes that a youthful salesman stopped by a farm one day to peddle his wares. Looking out over the field, he saw the farmer hoisting a pig up into the air so he could reach one of the ripened apples on the tree. Somewhat stumped by the event, he continued to watch; amazed, he saw the farmer do this a half dozen…(continue reading article)

That Time of Year
'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

  This time of year always brings to light the inner-emotions of every human being. For better or worse, angry or happy, blessed or starving, employed or not, living among the devastation of war or sitting underneath the comfortable blanket of peace, we all have something to be thankful for and look forward to the…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  ‘êzer - 2014-11-22
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Bible and Quote November 10-14, 2014 - Bible verse and quote
•  Commitment;Confidence in the Lord - God's Words For US

Additional Articles

•   “…the truth will set you free.” - Point of Reference
•  The Joy of the Lord - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  2nd Corinthians Giving - 'Winging It
•  Only The Church Of Jesus Christ Can Say “Grace And Peace To You” - Word from Scotland
•  Stealth Move - Find the Call
•  Origin Of Nations - 'Christ in You...'
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 20:23 - Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.
Words to Ponder
The more regret and trouble of spirit we have first at our conversion, the less we shall feel afterwards. - Thomas Watson (1620-86)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  November 22

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Shallow And Profound

Beware of allowing yourself to think that the shallow concerns of life are not ordained of God; they are as much of God as the profound. It is not your devotion to God that makes you refuse to be shallow, but your wish to impress other people with the fact that you are not shallow, which is a sure sign that you are a spiritual…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for February 9

"And David enquired of the Lord." - 2 Samuel 5:23 When David made this enquiry he had just fought the Philistines, and gained a signal victory. The Philistines came up in great hosts, but, by the help of God, David had easily put them to flight. Note, however, that when they came a second time, David did…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — November 22

Praying in the Holy Ghost. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. — We ... have access by one Spirit unto the Father. O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. The Spirit ... helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
No Condemnation

"In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve."   Jeremiah 50:20 A glorious word indeed! What a perfect pardon is here promised to the sinful nations of Israel and Judah! Sin is to be so… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Cheshvan 29'

Everyone looks for approval. From our earliest years, we thrive on our parents' approval, or starve for lack of it. Later,we receive approval from teachers, friends, and acquaintances. For most people, this approval helps shape our patterns of behavior, hopefully for the good. Due to the weakness of the flesh, however, the search for approval can easily… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
No Strings Attached

Before Christmas I remember watching a commercial on television about a company that offered something wireless. I can't remember right off hand what the product was but I do remember that one of the key figures in the advertisement was a marionette. A marionette is a puppet that is controlled by a gaggle of strings…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Exposed Realism

If the men and women of this world took an unbiased look at Jesus as presented to us in the four Gospels, they would see, as Bishop Stephen Neill put it, that "Jesus Christ is not in the least like anyone else who has ever lived." The way He taught, for example, is not the same as that of any other religious teacher. When…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Woman - The Greek word gunai commonly means woman or wife. The surprising element of this verse is not the translation but the tone. We are a gender sensitive culture, so this translation appears as though Jesus is speaking harshly to his mother, questioning why she is bothering him about so insignificant…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — November 22

The Bible tells about man's being alienated from and an enemy to God. Should this sound harsh or extreme you have only to imagine your closest friend coming to you and stating in cold seriousness that he no longer has any confidence in you. "I do not trust you. I have lost confidence in your character. I am forced to suspect every move you make"… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. - Psalms 81:10

Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. - Psalms 81:10

The word of God affords all possible encouragement to earnest, fervent prayer; men ought always to pray, and not to faint. Believers should ask all they want of God as their heavenly Father; they should ask of Him because He has bidden them, and expect to receive because He is faithful.

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

16 North Carolina Judges Quit Following State's Legalization of Gay Marriage

Sixteen North Carolina judges have either resigned or retired after gay marriage became legal in the state last month when a judge ruled that an amendment banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

Thousands of Children Find Forever Families as Nation Celebrates 15th Annual Adoption Day

Thousands of children in foster care waiting for permanent and loving families are hoping their dreams will come true as communities and churches across the country celebrate the annual National Adoption Day on Saturday.

Next Step of Faith for 'Touched by an Angel' Producer: Hallmark Movie 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas' (Interview)

It's not too hard to imagine that Hallmark's TV movie "Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas" -- produced and written by Martha Williamson, the creative visionary behind the ground-breaking TV show "Touched by an Angel" -- premiering on Sunday will become a Christmas classic, early reviews say as much.

Why Are the Social Sciences So Secular?

For multiple and complex reasons, professors in American college and university social science departments are much less religious than the population, sociologist Christian Smith explained Monday.

Christian Neurosurgeon Ben Carson Says 'I Feel Fingers' of God Prodding for Presidential Run

Dr. Ben Carson, accomplished neurosurgeon and conservative Christian, tells David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network that there's a "good chance" he'll run for president as he can feel "God's fingers" touching him gently for the 2016 race.

Republicans Will Suffer in 2016 If They Fail to Pass a Bill on Immigration Reform, Says Samuel Rodriguez

Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and one of the leaders of the Evangelical Immigration Table, warned Friday that if Republicans fail to pass a bill on immigration reform, keeping millions of undocumented immigrants in limbo, they can expect to suffer at the polls in 2016.

50 Things the Holy Spirit Does

In some denominations and movements, the Holy Spirit is overemphasized, leading to a Christless Pentecost -- putting the Spirit exclusively on the throne and losing Jesus in the temple. In other denominations and movements, the Spirit is but a footnote, an afterthought, even a stranger. What follows are 50 things the Holy Spirit does according to the New Testament. If you find this list helpful, share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Thinking the 'Emergent Church' Was Ineffective? Think Again

Brian McLaren is right. The "emergent church" movement is growing. Not as a collective group, but as a savvy, scattered chain ever-present in the fiber of the Church.

Republican Party Cowards and Immigration

As time goes on, President Obama is becoming much more provocative with the GOP. For example, he met with congressional Democrats, but no Republicans, then announced his long awaited plan for executive amnesty, giving 5 million illegal immigrants a pathway to work permits and relief from possible deportation for 3 years.

Trusting Iran But Not Verifying Nuclear Weapons

The New York Times is ever the voice of hopeful liberalism. The famed "Gray Lady" recently reported on the status of nuclear talks between the U.S. and Iran. Those talks in Vienna are headed "down to the wire" as the November 24th deadline nears.

Obamagration and Our Disdainful President

The executive order, which President Obama has issued, granting amnesty to millions of individuals now residing illegally in our country, should make clear the profound disregard our president has for American voters, our constitution, and our two-party system.

Taxpayers Spent $1.5 Million on President Obama's Personal and Political Use of Air Force One Over Labor Day Weekend

A recently obtained US Air Force document has revealed that taxpayers dished out over $1.5 million in transportation flight costs for President Barack Obama's Labor Day weekend personal and fundraising commitments.

Thanksgiving Feast With Tiny Hamsters That Will Make You Smile

Ever wonder what other people say they are thankful for? Well, for instance, this guy is currently thankful for his tiny little hamster friends. He even cooks them a delicious Thanksgiving dinner!

A Message to Ferguson and America: What If?

The St. Louis County grand jury decision will no doubt fuel the flames of racism and hatred, but what if we look through a different lens...

Kari Jobe Ties the Knot; Christian Worship Star Confirms Wedding on Social Media

Christian worship singer Kari Jobe will be getting married on Friday, according to her publicist and several Twitter comments posted by the singer earlier this week.

This Man's Life Was Lost Until He Found Out Who Jesus Was - Do You Know Who Jesus Is?

JP Pokluda weights in on a very important question that many of us cannot answer. That question is "Who is Jesus?" After committing many sins in his college years, he goes to Church to figure out who this historical figure that died for our sins really is.

Ted Cruz Wants Senate to Block All Nominees Due to Obama's Immigration Action

Outspoken Republican Senator from Texas Ted Cruz called on the in-coming Republican-majority Senate to block any presidential nominee until President Barack Obama rescinds his executive action on immigration.

Kirk Cameron Urges Fans to Improve 'Saving Christmas' Rating, 'Help Me Storm the Gates of Rotten Tomatoes'

Kirk Cameron is defending his new film "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" from negative reviews by appealing to his fans this week.

Billy Graham Is Still Alive; Rep Debunks Social Media Hoax That Fooled Nearly 1 Million Fans

After word spread on social media proclaiming the death of the celebrated evangelical Christian icon Billy Graham this week, the 96-year-old's representatives at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association categorically denied those claims as false on Friday.

Atheist-Turned-Orthodox Christian Parent Removes Child From School After Teacher Wears Star of David Necklace

A Pennsylvania parent upset that his child was being exposed to religion through the Star of David necklace being worn by a teacher filed a complaint but learned that the school board supported the teacher's freedom.

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Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
Today in Christian History
Pope Honorius III (pope from 1216) crowned Holy Roman Emperor Frederick in St. Peter's, on the promise that Frederick would uphold the rights of the Church, and promote a crusade.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Jeremiah 39-40; Psalm 138; 1 Peter 5:
In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem with his whole army and laid siege to it.And on the ninth day of the fourth month of Zedekiah’s eleventh year, the city wall was broken through.Then all the officials of the king of Babylon came and took seats in the Middle Gate: Nergal-Sharezer of Samgar, Nebo-Sarsekim a chief officer, Nergal-Sharezer a high official and all the other officials of…
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