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Two Minute Meditations

More than a Memorial
The Lord's Supper — whether you call it The Supper, The Eucharist, or Holy Communion — is a holy disruption for our homogenized and carefully planned... (read more)

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Riders in the Storm
For once, I was excited to go see my doctor. Headed into my yearly physical, I had dropped about 25 pounds from the year before. I felt great. I couldn't wait to hear... (read more)

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Made a Difference to That One!
It is always risky to use a beach illustration with folks who live in a beach town. But even though I was speaking in... (read more)

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Throw What Stinks Out of God's House!
"Something really stinks in here!" I said it to no one in particular as I opened the pantry door. I thought I had smelled a bad odor a couple of days earlier, but this wasn't... (read more)
As Each Part Does Its Work
Names. They get harder and harder to remember the older I get. They pile up in my digital address books becoming more... (read more)
Beyond My Broken Prayers
"I'm not sure I can pray anymore. It's useless. They're not heard. They go unanswered. I don't know what to say. I'm frustrated, discouraged, and... (read more)
Father Forgive Them!
The familiar words of the Lord's Prayer have been inspiring and instructive as well as comforting and challenging... (read more)
Fifty Shades of Grace: Delight
"Why are you Jesus-types such a bunch of prudes?" "What's wrong, can't you just have a little fun?" "Why do you teach that sex... ... (read more)
Fifty Shades of Grace: Submission
Submission. Wow, what a loaded concept. What a powder keg for discussion. What a necessary truth that needs to be... (read more)
Fifty Shades of Grace: Intimacy
Intimate. Intimacy. What comes to your mind when you think of these words? The Bible says we were made to be ... (read more)
Fifty Shades of Grace:
Exchanging Gods
Grace! Grace is the new world given to us in Jesus. Grace is the air we breathe in our relationship with the Father as his beloved... (read more)
Icebergs
One minute we are cruising along enjoying life. The next we feel the bump and shudder of the collision as our heart is ripped apart... (read more)
Not Left as Orphans
Years ago, we were going to a new church. When it came time to head home one evening, we could not find our 22 month old son. He had been with us just a few... (read more)
Instant Always Access
Incredible! That's the only appropriate word when I contemplate the reality of this privilege that the Holy Spirit gives... (read more)
Born of the Spirit
"It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks!" Almost everyone has heard this truism. Many who have heard it actually believe it... (read more)
Keep in Step with the Spirit
You may think I'm a clod of a man, but I have to confess something: "I don't get it!" I know that reality TV shows, especially those with... (read more)
In the Power of the Spirit
By most people's standards, they were country hicks. Their names were Nan and Vail. They spent most of their adult life scraping... (read more)
Fresh Air from Heaven's Wind
Choking. Gasping. Wheezing. Panicking. I can't breathe! What do I do? As a thirteen year old asthmatic, I was trying to stay calm. It wasn't working. With no rescue inhaler and stuck where I was, I wasn't... (read more)
Tiny Enough for All of Us
Christmas is over. If you were like us, we did our traditional pack up the Christmas decorations on New Year's day. Now it's back to... (read more)
Finding Jesus: Experiencing Jesus as Immanuel
Jesus longs to draw near to us and to be real to us. He will not force himself into our lives. He is looking for people willing to... (read more)
The Weather when Jesus Came
December 2012 feels a lot like early May. Highs in the 80's. Lows in the high 50's. The long drought... (read more)
Finding Jesus: O Living Word
We gathered around the bed of this sweet and frail sister in Christ whose body was failing. She had raised a family by herself — she had been abandoned by her alcoholic... (read more)
Finding Jesus: Be Born in Me!
What does it mean for Jesus to come alive in my heart? Can Jesus really be real to me? Can I really know Jesus... (read more)
'... and thankful!'
When that wry smirk showed in the corners of his mouth, I knew I was about to hear something special. G-daddy (my grandfather) said simply... (read more)
'...and thankful!'
I am thankful for that desire to not settle. I am thankful for that hunger to keep growing toward Jesus. I am thankful that... (read more)
'...and thankful!'
We are over-familiar with choice. We are burdened by it, confused with it, over-spenders because of it, and drowning... (read more)
'...and thankful!'
Jesus had moved along the border between Galilee and Samaria — a journey right in the middle of Jewish, Gentile, and... (read more)
Postscript Praise
"The devil's in the details!" Yes, I know that folk proverb is often true. However, there are many more times that... (read more)
The Women
For me, they are some of the most haunting words of the whole Bible: Then everyone deserted him and fled... (read more)
Too Familiar to Feel the Bite?
Sometimes the meaning of what Jesus spoke eludes us because we are not familiar with the culture of the day or... (read more)
Co-heirs with Christ
At first listen through our twenty-first century ears, this translation of Paul's words to the Galatians appears exclusivistic or sexist or at least gender limiting... (read more)
Restoring the Creator's Intent
Chaos. Hatred. War. Bloodshed. Crime. Abuse. Illness. Poverty. Hostile weather. Deep in our bones, we know that something is broken... (read more)
Made to be Complements
All of us like compliments, especially if those compliments are well deserved. A sincere compliment gives us... (read more)
Of Sacred Value
No, it's not the sound of a breakfast cereal. These are the sounds of handcuffs on the wrists, of the camera flash in the face, and of the cell door... (read more)
Writing Love in the Dust
Do you ever wonder what Jesus "wrote in the dust with his finger"? I sure do! I've looked at commentaries. I've tried to run... (read more)
A Key Tool in the Master's SIGnature Toolset
Life is exciting, busy, and a bit confusing. However, my only requirements are to be able to have a good Internet connection, to be close to... (read more)
Remember Their Sacrifices!
Today, there is no Heartlight article. Just a passage from 1 Peter and a plea to you as a child of God. Please remember your brothers and sisters who are suffering and being martyred for their faith... (read more)
Interconnected Grace
As a young teenager, I remember watching TV on the afternoon of August 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Then six hours later... (read more)
Blame Game
Easing through the right hand turn lane, I merged into traffic with the significant while accelerating quickly because circumstances made it necessary. While we don't have much of a rush hour, this was... (read more)
Closing Time
Tears. Hugs. Promises. More tears. Sad eyes. The last day of our mission at The Community* is always an emotional one... (read more)
'If it Aint Broke, Don't Fix It?'
"If it aint broke, don't fix it!" Though highly ungrammatical, this statement is held as a truism of life in my West Texas neck of the woods and many... (read more)
Peruvian Homecoming
How do you come home to a place that is over four thousand miles from your home? Simple. Part of your family lives there! That's what I felt when we pulled into... (read more)
Finding True Center
"We can't be all circumference with no center." I read these words years ago. I have to remind myself of them often. I believe they are true. I want to live my life... (read more)
Sing the Jesus Song!
When I ask folks what is their favorite book of the Bible, many enthusiastically say, "Philippians!" When I ask them why, they respond, "Because it's... (read more)
Jesus Goes Home
So why did Mark include this event? In a gospel emphasizing Jesus' power, why put in a story saying that Jesus "couldn't do any miracles among them"?... (read more)
Refuse to Make Jesus Boring
I fly. In fact, I've flown a lot lately. So I have caught myself in a sympathetic smile as the pre-flight video begins to play or the flight attendant begins to... (read more)
The Hardest Lesson Learned
Isn't it amazing how quickly we can lose our way when we are on our own and think we are following the right path for ourselves? Years ago, ... (read more)
Nothing Left But the Center Stripe
Big bright orange signs were on each side of the road on our divided street. The sign on the right side... (read more)
Somewhere Down the Road
Dear Dad, I really miss you today. I'm not sure exactly why, but it just hit me as I was writing daily devotionals and listening to Amy Grant sing an old... (read more)
Let There Be Light
Light. Light has such power. Just a flicker of light can shine through the deepest darkness and be seen from far distances — the deeper the darkness, the more... (read more)


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