Category: Meditations

Hidden Treasure

Here is a great excerpt from Dallas Willard’s Renewing the Christian Mind: The kingdom of heaven is like where something of extreme value is concealed in a field. Someone discovers it, and quickly covers it up again. Overflowing with joyous

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Not Just Washing Feet

When Jesus washed the feet of His disciples at the Last Supper, He wasn’t just filling in for some servant who forgot to come that night. He was teaching them some important lessons that He wanted them to know experientially

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Savior

Sometimes we hear the word “savior” so much that its meaning and force become diminished or lost to us. It sounds like a synonym for “Jesus” and we forget how much we needed to be rescued. Our popular movies and

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Ordinary People

“One of the first things that strikes us about the men and women in Scripture is that they were disappointingly non-heroic … the great, significant figures in the life of faith were fashioned from the same clay as the rest

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Why Shepherds?

( This article was originally given as a talk at the 2016 Christmas Tea sponsored by Healing Center International ) ( also available as a PDF in the Download area ) ===================================================== I have always enjoyed reading the Christmas story

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Blessed are the Meek

“Blessed are the meek — for they shall inherit the earth.” Imagine for a moment what it might have been like to hear this statement in its original setting. While the text we have is from a talk Jesus gave

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Who Am I ?

A deeply moving poem by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, written while in a German prison. Who am I? They often tell me I stepped from my cell’s confinement calmly, cheerfully, firmly, like a Squire from his country house. Who am I? They

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Grace for the Humble

“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1Pet.5:5; Jas.4:6). This well-known verse is sometimes misunderstood and viewed like a “how-to” verse. If you will think more humbly of yourself, God will give you more grace. Although God

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To Love and Be Loved

Sometimes when we begin discovering how relational God truly is and how much He loves us, our neediness becomes incredibly evident, and we thirst for even more and more of God’s love for us. And that’s great! But we do

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Being Jesus’ C.P.A.

I am in the process of slowly reading through David Benner’s wonderful book on prayer, Opening to God. Today as I read the chapter on Prayer as Being, he described several forms of prayer that focus more on connecting with

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