​​Felicia Ferguson holds masters degrees in Healthcare Administration and Speech-Language Pathology. She has written since childhood and dreamed of authoring books that would teach and inspire others. She is a celebrated non-fiction writer in print and online and writes about topics and people who capture her imagination and curiosity. Her most current article for the national lifestyle magazine, VIE, discusses western and eastern meditation and its benefits. 

Felicia lives in the Florida panhandle with her French bulldogs and tends her version of an English garden for reflection and inspiration.

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Daily Musings on the Word

A Practical Guide to Christian Meditation

Most people have at least a familiarity with Eastern Meditation, but Western Meditation seems to have fallen out of practice--or worse--into taboo territory for fear of dabbling in New Age practices. But meditation was regularly practiced by giants in the Jewish and Christian faiths. In fact, there are over twenty different instances in the Old and New Testaments where believers are directed and encouraged to practice meditation. 

Joshua was directed by God (Yahweh) himself to specifically meditate on the Book of the Law which in turn would prosper the new leader and bring him success. The book of Psalms is filled with references and directions to meditate--on God's word, his works, his characteristics. The Apostle Paul was a proponent of meditation, encouraging the Philippian church as a whole as well as his spiritual son, Timothy, to practice the discipline.

In Daily Musings on the Word, the reader learns how to contemplate, reflect, and complete word studies on scripture--all components of effective Christian meditation. This daily devotional can be completed over a 30 or 90-day period. One scripture per day is studied, but using three differing methods allowing readers to dive as deeply as they would like on a daily basis. 

Contemplation: The scripture is read and then the reader considers it, mulls it over, and rehearses the truth it contains. Questions are provided to direct the contemplative time. 

Reflection: The scripture is read and then the reader procedes to answer the 5W and 1H questions provided. These questions direct the reader to analyze how the scripture has been evident in his/her life.

Word Study: The scripture is read and key words are defined. This provides the reader a deeper understanding of the text's meaning and offers greater insight.

The devotional ends with a prayer that relates directly to the scripture that has been studied.

"And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” ​
–Philippians 4:8 

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