Category: Meditations

Why Shepherds?

I so enjoyed this meditation from last year that I wanted to share it again. ================================================= In reading the story again this year I was really captivated by all the drama that surrounded people who otherwise would have continued to

Great Message from Alan Wright

Wanted to pass along an incredible message from Alan Wright of Reynolda Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem. I think it might be one of the most inspiring talks I have ever heard in regard to the prophetic words about the coming

Trust Me

“Let not your heart be troubled … Believe God … Believe Me” (Jn.14:1 par). Jesus was preparing His disciples for their greatest trial up to that moment. Within a few hours they would watch their Messiah brutally killed before their

Trust Me

“Let not your heart be troubled. Trust Me. Trust God.” (Jn.14:1) I recently discovered a part of my heart that wasn’t very trusting. In fact, quite the opposite. That part of me was convinced that nothing good could come of

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

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

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

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

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

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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