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My husband is a pastor; I have skin in this game. My words here will no doubt be perceived as self-serving by some. I’ll have to be okay with that, because here’s where we’ve arrived in Colossians: And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which you were indeed called in...
three ways to find peace of mind. Colossians 3:15
I’ve never needed a verse during The Colossians Project quite like I’ve needed this one this week: And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts… Monday brought one of those moments where I think I’ve grown, I think I know, I think I’m standing tall, and suddenly I’m crumpled in a pitiful...
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My firstborn son came home from the hospital at four weeks old and four fragile pounds. And in just four more months, he’ll put on a cap and gown and a future, taking steps on a path apart from mine. This past year has brought a hundred misgivings about my mothering, a thousand fears,...
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You have been raised with Christ (Colossians 3:1). You have put on the new self  (Colossians 3:10). You are God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved (Colossians 3:12). Christ is your life, and He is all and is in all (Colossians 3:4; Colossians 3:11). We learned these truths are the power behind bearing with one another...
Don't let small things steal greater glory.
Mike and I celebrated 21 years of marriage last month, and this bit of Colossians 3:13 is one of the secret reasons why: Bearing with one another. This phrase sounds super spiritual — all “carry each others burdens” and such. But in the original Greek, it’s just common street talk: Put up with each other....
Hard to Change.
Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. Colossians 3:11 So much of our strength is spent trying to manipulate or manage ourselves into someone else — so much of our heart spilled out by wishing away who we...
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I try to make spiritual life about my feelings, or fairness, or even my faithfulness, but it’s been about knowledge since the very beginning, hasn’t it? And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and...