Two Minute Meditations 2006 Archives

On Tiptoe!

On Tiptoe!

I wonder what it was like when the angel learned he would bring the news?

Whether Christmas comes on December 25 or not doesn't really matter, what does matter is that Jesus came and the angels declared it and that we celebrate it with great joy.

A Free-for-All Christmas?

A Free-for-All Christmas?

What goodness can be found in such awful things?

Family fights, shopping mall stampedes, world unrest and wars all will continue through the Christmas season, but we should not be surprised: Jesus came to save our fractured world.

How Do You Grasp this Mystery?

How Do You Grasp this Mystery?

Jesus longs to be born again into our world in me?

Jesus wasn't just born into our world in the womb of Mary, but he longs to be born into our world again in each individual Christian the Holy Spirit gives birth to in the world.

Winter Has Fallen

Winter Has Fallen

Can you find heaven's grace in this changing of seasons?

A surprising winter snow gives Phil the opportunity to think about the changes of seasons and the falling of grace on us all with the birth of Jesus.

Starting Fresh

Starting Fresh

Can we really find something new and fresh in this season of commercialism?

A man's conversion helps Phil remember that life can become fresh and new and he reminds us that the Christmas season can bring all of this to us if we are looking for it.

Upside-Down Blessings

Upside-Down Blessings

How in the world can something good come out of something so rotten?

How God turned a couple of horrible, traumatic experiences in the Ware family into something really good!

The Voice of Our Father

The Voice of Our Father

How do you approach God?

Phil talks about when his son Zachary was born hurt and how his voice as a father comforted his son and how we as God's children can approach God as Abba Father.

More Than a Façade

More Than a Façade

Will your character collapse under pressure?

Are we anything more than a facade, or does our character run deep and can it be seen in the world of quiet and inner places in our lives.

Horrifying Halloween

Horrifying Halloween

What could make Halloween any more horrifying than it already is?

An awful Halloween ten years ago reminds us how important it is to value children for who they are!

Family Messes

Family Messes

How are we to handle the messes of life in the family of God?

Christian people can be ugly and ungrateful, but we must be like Jesus in both the way we use our speech and the way we forgive others who are hateful and ungrateful.

Serving Grace

Serving Grace

How do you get out of your

We have to act ourselves into a better way of feeling rather than think ourselves into a better way of acting!

Getting Out of Our Ditch

Getting Out of Our Ditch

Can we really get out of this mess>

The awful murders in our schools several weeks ago almost went unnoticed because we were so busy focusing on the Terrell Owens soap opera which shows how messed up we really are.

Always Golden!

Always Golden!

You mean we are supposed to do this everywhere!

After reading the passage again, have you seen anything new, like maybe it should apply in everything you do -- the Golden Rule!

This Time, Giving Up is Winning

This Time, Giving Up is Winning

Can you ever think of when giving up is ever good?

Jesus gave up his spirit, but he did not give up his mission, his mercy, his grace.

Finished!

Finished!

How can anyone say they have done all that they set out to do?

Jesus finished his work, accomplished his mission, completed his task, passed his test, and when his life was over he was victorious.

Remember

Remember

Has it already been 5 years?

A call to remember the events of 911 or 9/11.

Rest from Your Labor!

Rest from Your Labor!

Shouldn't you take a little rest at least once per week?

We work hard and that is good, but we also need to rest faithfully and easily and enjoy the rest God has called us to keep.

The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece

What is the most beautiful piece of art you have seen?

The beauty of things visible on earth or in us is a great reminder of God's greatness and love for us.

The Power of Memory

The Power of Memory

Do you really remember when you eat at this table?

Memory and remembering are powerful and communion has got to be a part of that remembering for Christians.

Fresh

Fresh

What goes way beyond new at being new?

Life comes in many packages, but something way beyond new is fresh, like a loaf of bread.

Where to Find the Help of a Friend?

Where to Find the Help of a Friend?

Do you have any idea how many there actually are?

With so many lonely people out there, how are we going to be like Jesus and God and minister to their loneliness and isolation?

Dead Tires and Road Trash

Dead Tires and Road Trash

What will you find at the side of the road this time of year?

Road trash and tire debris challenges Phil to remember exactly who it was that Jesus reached and ask why we don't reach them today?

More than Change

More than Change

Surely you want to do something a little deeper than just another coat of pain?

External changes won't cut it, we need real spiritual transformation which comes from the Spirit of God.

Sizzling!

Sizzling!

What do you do when you receive sharp criticims?

Criticism hurts and we often respond unappropriately and hurtfully only making things worse so why don't we take time, weed our own garden, and learn from it.

For Freedom!

For Freedom!

Are you taking care of your freedom?

Freedom in Christ came at a high price and must be protected from legalism and license and can best be understood by flying a kite.