Monthly Archives: August 2015

Colossians 2:16-23 Dealing with Being Judged

16 Therefore let no one pass judgement on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs … Continue reading

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Colossians 2:6-15 Legalism and Its Opposite

6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. 8 See to it that no one takes you captive … Continue reading

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Colossians 1:21-2:5 Mystery

21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23 if indeed … Continue reading

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Colossians 1:15-20 Christ as Lord of Creation

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him … Continue reading

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Colossians 1:9-14 Three Things to Pray

9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner … Continue reading

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Colossians 1:1-8 Sent

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. 3 We always thank God, the Father of … Continue reading

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Reestablishing Reading the Bible Daily Regularly

I must admit that I bit off a little more than I could chew in the summer.  My usual habit of reading a Bible passage, reading a commentary on the passage and then posting a few reflections was replaced by … Continue reading

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Evaluate Your Emotions

They are tricky. And they can be trouble. Often, they spring up from our triggered trauma. For example, let’s say (hypothetically) your husband says something about your blog. He might mean it innocently, even positively. But (hypothetically) you hear it … Continue reading

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Endure Isolation and Suffering

Ever feel isolated and in anguish?  When I lived in Japan and Pakistan I was quite isolated.  The language barrier and my geographical distance from friends and family made emotionally hard times harder.  Perhaps more painful, though, is the isolation … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry

The semester is fast approaching and I am focused on family and ministry.  I am also recovering from a surgery on my nose.  There are not enough hours in the day to get all that needs to be accomplished done. … Continue reading

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