Two Minute Meditations 2007 Archives

Come Away to a Quiet Place?

Come Away to a Quiet Place?

Is getting away to a quiet place enough to restore our souls?

Phil Ware talks about the weariness of ministry and reminds us that it is not enough to simply get away and rest, we must get away and be with Jesus.

Thanks Dad!

Thanks Dad!

How can you honor your dad this week in a significant way?

Phil Ware describes how his dad was great and how he taught his family how to love and stand up for kids.

The Violence of the Wicked?

The Violence of the Wicked?

Please end the violence!

Phil Ware shares insight on Psalm 7

Our Need to Remember

Our Need to Remember

Hopefully remembering the horrors can help us prevent them.

Phil Ware uses Memorial Day to think about the cost of war and the ultimate sacrifice of a friend named Roy who lived through World War II, the assault on Normandy Beach and the Battle of the Bulge.

Rhythms of Grace

Rhythms of Grace

What if the day begins at a different time than we think?

Phil Ware challenges us to re-look at how we define the day and when it begins by looking at Genesis 1 and the rhythm of creation and see that God has blessed us with rest before work.

With Gentleness and Respect

With Gentleness and Respect

How do we change the anti-Christian perspective of our culture?

Phil Ware talks about the need to live the life of Jesus before the world or our witness doesn't mean anything at best and creates hostility at worst to Christianity.

Beyond Defending Our Fortresses

Beyond Defending Our Fortresses

Why can't we leave our old positions behind?

Phil looks at our spiritual journey to be conformed to Jesus and to go to our home with God and asks how we can get so bogged down in being critical of others who are not at the same point in their journey as we are.

Two Weeks

Two Weeks

How long has it really been?

It's been two weeks since the awful murders at Virginia Tech and the heartbreak of parents, friends, and classmates.

Inviting Darkness Home

Inviting Darkness Home

Who would want to invite this mess home?

If we don't wall pornography off at the source in our lives, then we end up just inviting it home.

Tearing Down the Walls

Tearing Down the Walls

What divides and separates us?

With very different types of issues emerging recently on the issue of race, why not look at some Scriptures to see how God feels about this issue.

There You Will See Him!

There You Will See Him!

Can I really meet Jesus?

The women went to the tomb not expecting anything special, or at least not consciously, but the resurrected Jesus met them alive and promised to see them and us in Galilee!

Even if It Means a Cross

Even if It Means a Cross

Do we really only want the Cross to define us?

We want a Christianity without the Cross, a Savior without a Lord, and a Tinkerbelle Jesus.

Of Natural Causes

Of Natural Causes

How long would you have to be gone before someone noticed?

Larry died and no one missed him and was not discovered until 18 months after his death.

A World of Deception

A World of Deception

How deep does our deception go?

We live in a world of deception but God has called us to be Kingdom people, people who tell the truth and do not deceive, yet forgive those who confess their deceitfulness to us.

The Prayer of an Angel

The Prayer of an Angel

Would you come to the party and let him pray with you?

A surprising visit from Eddie at a coffee shop completes the Jesus Party weekend and opens the door for an angel to pray at church.

Cashing in Our Hearts

Cashing in Our Hearts

How big a check do you want God to sign for you?

We often turn prayer into a time to demand God give us things so we can cash our check from him rather than as a time to submit to his will and grace for us.

Thanks for the Memories and More

Thanks for the Memories and More

What more can you say?

Phil says good bye to Paul Lee who has been his partner at Heartlight for ten years.

Grace Is Amazing

Grace Is Amazing

What's so amazing about grace?

Grace is amazing because of all the great things it does for us and changes in us.

Surprised by Love

Surprised by Love

Could this be the greatest love story of all?

Love is unpredictable and that is the real meaning of love, that God would do the unexpected to love us and draw us to himself.

Escape Velocity?

Escape Velocity?

Can you get out of your problems before they drag you down?

God will stick by us and get us through the worse times in our lives.

The Light Within You

The Light Within You

What is your light?

Some of us need sunlight all the time, but all of us need God's true light or we lose our way. So let's not settle for our own idols, for what is false and shadow.

Sometimes I Just Like to Listen Now

Sometimes I Just Like to Listen Now

Do you ever take time to listen and not sing?

Phil likes to sing, but sometimes he just needs to listen and be blessed and pumped up.

Change of Plans

Change of Plans

What do you do when you have to make a change in your plans?

Phil reminds us that a change in our plans may not be for the worst, in fact it may be one of God's little reminders that we need to be aware of his work in our lives.

A Violent Grace

A Violent Grace

Now that the Christmas lights are put away, aren't you ready to meet the real Jesus?

The coming of Christ is a violent grace that heads to a violent end and if we listen to the birth stories of Jesus we can find there a real Savior who lived in our all too real world.