Two Minute Meditations 2007 Archives

Mary's Choice

Mary's Choice

How did you agree to this bargain?

Phil Ware talks about how powerful it is to look at the cost of freedom to identity of Mary Jesus' mother.

It IS More Blessed!

It IS More Blessed!

Have you really experienced the joy of this truth?

Phil Ware describes an experience one of the middle school teachers at his church had while listening to a student talk about receiving presents from a cool church.

What Do You Do?

What Do You Do?

How do you honor a servant who is not trying to be noticed?

Phil Ware talks about a university honoring students for their acts of service and it leads him to wonder how we honor God's servants today.

Always with Thanksgiving

Always with Thanksgiving

Even the hogs do better than we do?

Phil Ware reminds us that prayer should always include Thanksgiving no matter our circumstance, something he learned from his dad and from hogs!

Respect Your Mother!

Respect Your Mother!

How can we preserve the faith of future generations?

Phil Ware goes over the final principle of the seven principles taught to him by his dad, called Daddy Al, and he shares them with his children to leave a lasting legacy of faith.

What Reveals Your Character?

What Reveals Your Character?

So how do you do in those challenging situations?

Phil Ware continues his letters to his grown children Zachary and Megan about the principles his dad tried to instill in him, and this week the focus is on how we treat people that the rest of folks don't feel they have to treat nicely.

Look Them in the Eye

Look Them in the Eye

What do you have to hide?

Phil Ware shares his father's values in a letter to his children Zachary and Megan

Hold Your Head Up!

Hold Your Head Up!

What's got you so down you won't even believe what God says about you?

Phil Ware continues to share with his own children the values his father taught him.

Skin Color Shouldn't Matter

Skin Color Shouldn't Matter

Why is this such a big deal to us?

Phil Ware continues to share the values of his dad with his children and wants them to know that prejudice and racial hatred is not acceptable or tolerabe.

Live with Passion

Live with Passion

If you can't be passionate about it, how important is it anyway?

Phil Ware continues his series where he shares his dad's values with his adult children, and this one is on living with passion.

Jesus Is Everything

Jesus Is Everything

When are we going to let him into every area of our lives?

Phil Ware shares the values of his dad with his children and emphasizes to them how Jesus is everything.

Beyond Remembering

Beyond Remembering

Who is this person in your life?

Phil Ware talks about his dad and what he remembers learning from his dad before his dad's death.

Let's Go Somewhere Else

Let's Go Somewhere Else

Why would Jesus leave someone behind?

Phil Ware talks about spending time in communion with God so that we can know best how to respond to those who need compassion and yet help us keep to our mission.

Aroma!

Aroma!

How do I understand this powerful concept?

Phil Ware reminds us that we are to be the aroma Christ and asks for input on how to there?

One Thing

One Thing

What's the one thing you are supposed to do?

Phil Ware shares about how important it is to find our one thing we are supposed to do in life and how to find it by spending time with Jesus.

The Front Porch

The Front Porch

What kind of concept is this for a church?

Phil Ware shares how his church suddenly saw their call from God to be a front porch to the people of their community and how it changed them and helped them find their roots right back in the early story of Jesus' followers.

The Jesus Vibe: The Shear

The Jesus Vibe: The Shear

Why would anyone want to live in a place with such strong currents?

We are called to live in the strong currents where Jesus' Kingdom meets the world and those trapped by darkness, but we need to know there is both danger and richness.

The Jesus Vibe: Daily Altar of Grace

The Jesus Vibe: Daily Altar of Grace

Can't I just keep a little of my life protected from this?

Phil Ware takes the two love commands of Jesus, the Greatest Commands, and applies them to all of life for a follower of the Lord.

The Jesus Vibe: Prayer

The Jesus Vibe: Prayer

How can we tune our hearts to the vibe of heaven?

Phil Ware continues his series of thoughts on The Jesus Vibe and this time he shares how the Lord's Prayer tunes our hearts to living the life of the Jesus Vibe.

The Jesus Vibe: Servant

The Jesus Vibe: Servant

So who wants to go get a towel and a water basin?

Phil Ware reminds us that the Jesus vibe is about being a servant and helping others, but he also reminds us that there are powerful memories in the Lord's Supper to help remind us of this thought.

The Jesus Vibe: Crouching at the Door

The Jesus Vibe: Crouching at the Door

How do you face down our enemy?

Phil Ware shares his continuing series on the Jesus vibe and focuses on how Jesus won the war over sin and temptation.

Christ at the Center

Christ at the Center

So what is our faith really about?

Phil Ware talks about what is most important about the Bible and the focus of Scripture and the answer is simple: Jesus must be the center of everything.

Just Keep Singing

Just Keep Singing

What do you do when you can't think of anything else to do to hang on?

Phil Ware talks about the death of a friend who died with friends singing praises to God and how we can sing our way through anything.

Less Than Advertised

Less Than Advertised

What are we really promising people in our churches?

Phil Ware shares an experience where a small town was way over hyped and didn't live up to its advertising and compares it to what happens in our churches and encourages us to build God's community.

While I Sleep

While I Sleep

What does God do while you sleep?

Phil Ware shares what God does for us when we sleep.