Category: Meditations

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

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

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

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

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

First Beatitude

“Blessed are the spiritually impoverished … because they are precisely the ones the kingdom is for!” (Mt.5:3, paraphrased)

Seeing the Cross from God’s Perspective

What if we viewed the cross more from God’s perspective? What did He really have in view when He planned this all out? What can we learn by attempting to see more of what God sees in the cross? This

Sacred Space

Under the Old Covenant, the Temple was a sacred place. Deep inside the Temple was the Holiest Place where the ark of the covenant was kept and where God Himself was present. An interesting question to consider — Did God