Two Minute Meditations 2012 Archives

Beginning in Endings: End of Years, Rebirth of Joy!

Beginning in Endings: End of Years, Rebirth of Joy!

How could we have this completely wrong?

Phil Ware concludes his end of the year series called Beginning in Endings by talking about Anna and Simeon from Luke 2 and what they should teach us about aging and what to expect as we grow older.

Thank You, Jesus!

Thank You, Jesus!

What else can you say, but thank you?

Phil Ware shares a collection of Scriptures that talk about the significance of Jesus' birth.

Beginnings in Endings: Mary Did You Know?

Beginnings in Endings: Mary Did You Know?

Mary's simple life was about to come to a dramatic end!

Phil Ware finishes the year 2012 with two powerful posts or articles about Jesus' birth and the people gathered around him, and emphasizes that God's greatest beginnings are found in hard endings.

When Our Star first Began to Shine

When Our Star first Began to Shine

It's Been up There a long, long Time!

Phil Ware writes about the Christmas star that actually began to shine many years before the Magi found it!

Moving beyond the Ashes

Moving beyond the Ashes

How do you restore the joy to life and ministry again?

Phil Ware talks about burn out and how God restored Elijah to ministry and freshness after his great victory on Mt. Carmel and his collapse in the desert.

The Long Wait

The Long Wait

Aren't you glad Christmas is coming even on Thanksgiving?

Phil Ware talks about how important it is that Thanksgiving is followed by Christmas and he shares a personal story to remind us it is true!

Coming Home

Coming Home

Have you ever wondered how God feels on his end of things?

Phil Ware shares about his son coming for Thanksgiving and it reminds him how much God must anticipate his children coming home to him.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

How do we keep the concerns from stealing our thanksgiving?

Phil Ware talks about how to keep thanksgiving a part of our daily lives even though we face challenging times.

Getting Our Worship Cart out of the Ditch

Getting Our Worship Cart out of the Ditch

So how are we to worship?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story this week focusing on David and Uzzah and the Ark of God.

God's Bridge to better Things

God's Bridge to better Things

Rejection and disappointment can gut the passion of God's leaders!

Phil Ware is continuing his trip through The Story and focusing this week on the life, ministry and book of Samuel.

The Grace that Brought Us Jesus

The Grace that Brought Us Jesus

So why is Ruth so important in the overall scheme of things?

Phil Ware continues his journey through The Story and this week finds us in the book of Ruth and the story about the faith of a foreign woman.

The Swirly Cycle of Destruction

The Swirly Cycle of Destruction

Which way does your toilet flush?

Phil Ware continues his journey through The Story focusing this week on the Judges, especially the cycle of destruction that was leading them to catastrophe and the ways we can escape the cycle.

We Felt like Grasshoppers

We Felt like Grasshoppers

Who pays the highest price for our lack of faith?

Phil Ware continues his series from The Story as he shares with us the challenges of taking the new land and the price paid for the lack of faithfulness and leadership and vision on the part of the generation that would not enter the land because of fear.

Caught between Glory and Grumbling

Caught between Glory and Grumbling

How in the world did Moses lead in this mess?

Phil Ware continues his series based on The Story and focuses on Moses' leadership and his position as the go between for God in all his glory and the constantly grumbling Israelites!

Jesse's Visit with Jesus

Jesse's Visit with Jesus

What happens when Jesus comes to visit?

Phil Ware uses a story narrative to remind us what it means to live God's will and fulfill the 10 Commandments.

You Want to Use Me?

You Want to Use Me?

I know who I am, so how can God use?

Phil Ware continues his use of The Story material and focuses on God calling Moses.

More than just a Bag of Bones

More than just a Bag of Bones

What's left when it's all over?

Phil Ware stays with The Story theme and reminds us again of Joseph and his faithfulness.

Moments of Decision

Moments of Decision

What will we do when the choice is ours and the moment comes?

Phil Ware continues his series connected to The Story, this week from Chapter 3, focusing on Joseph and his temptation with Potiphar's wife.

Bless!

Bless!

What do we do in the face of evil and meanness?

Phil Ware continues his series of messages related to "The Story" curriculum, using Abraham's call to be a blessing to be a reminder to us as well.

Out of Chaos

Out of Chaos

How in the world did we get into this mess?

Phil Ware continues with The Story and focuses on the first eleven chapters of Genesis and the Fall and the brokenness of our world.

Enter The Story

Enter The Story

How do you fit into God's story?

Phil Ware begins the journey through The Story of God and talks about how our story and God's story intersects and involves us in his great unfolding saga of grace and redemption.

Meeting Immanuel

Meeting Immanuel

Where can we go to experience God?

Phil Ware shares the principles of drawing nearer to God and experiencing him as Immanuel.

I AM: The Way

I AM: The Way

So how do we get to what really matters?

Phil Ware finishes his series on the I AM sayings of Jesus with the focus on the way, the truth and the light.

We Doubt...

We Doubt...

But it is not so much doubting God as doubting ourselves!

Phil Ware shares insight into sharing the story of Jesus and its power based on his trips to Thailand and Peru and the young men and women with whom he has shared Jesus' story and shared his heart.

I AM: Stay Connected!

I AM: Stay Connected!

Are you a limb or a stick?

Phil Ware continues his I AM series from the Gospel of John by talking about the vine and the branches and being fruitful by remaining or abiding or staying connected to Jesus.