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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.
12/25/2006 by Phil Ware
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.
12/18/2006 by Phil Ware
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.
12/11/2006 by Phil Ware
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.
12/04/2006 by Phil Ware
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.
11/27/2006 by Phil Ware
How God turned a couple of horrible, traumatic experiences in the Ware family into something really good!
11/20/2006 by Phil Ware
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.
11/13/2006 by Phil Ware
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.
11/06/2006 by Phil Ware
An awful Halloween ten years ago reminds us how important it is to value children for who they are!
10/31/2006 by Phil Ware
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.
10/23/2006 by Phil Ware
We have to act ourselves into a better way of feeling rather than think ourselves into a better way of acting!
10/16/2006 by Phil Ware
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.
10/09/2006 by Phil Ware
After reading the passage again, have you seen anything new, like maybe it should apply in everything you do -- the Golden Rule!
10/02/2006 by Phil Ware
Jesus gave up his spirit, but he did not give up his mission, his mercy, his grace.
09/25/2006 by Phil Ware
Jesus finished his work, accomplished his mission, completed his task, passed his test, and when his life was over he was victorious.
09/18/2006 by Phil Ware
A call to remember the events of 911 or 9/11.
09/11/2006 by Phil Ware
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.
09/04/2006 by Phil Ware
The beauty of things visible on earth or in us is a great reminder of God's greatness and love for us.
08/28/2006 by Phil Ware
Memory and remembering are powerful and communion has got to be a part of that remembering for Christians.
08/14/2006 by Phil Ware
Life comes in many packages, but something way beyond new is fresh, like a loaf of bread.
08/07/2006 by Phil Ware
With so many lonely people out there, how are we going to be like Jesus and God and minister to their loneliness and isolation?
07/31/2006 by Phil Ware
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?
07/24/2006 by Phil Ware
External changes won't cut it, we need real spiritual transformation which comes from the Spirit of God.
07/17/2006 by Phil Ware
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.
07/10/2006 by Phil Ware
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.
07/03/2006 by Phil Ware