Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 28-Romans 14)

Some day each one of us is going to sit before the judgement seat of God, so “tend to your own knitting,” as Eugene Peterson translates it in The Message. Are you more concerned with what kind or color of yarn your neighbor is using? Would you rather knot threads together into one unit with… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 28-Romans 14)

What picture do we as Christians and church members show to the world? Finger pointing or welcome wagon? Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong. 2 For instance, one person believes it’s all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive… Read More

Colossians 3:18-19 Go all out in love

Submission is not something we in America do well. I can’t speak for those in other countries, because I don’t have enough experience in and of your cultures. But individual rights and privileges–something I believe in and support–can lead us to think only of ourselves and what we deserve and have rights to.  Individualistic thinking–what’s… Read More

Colossians 3:17 Take myself out of the limelight

I have been wondering lately, how much of what I do is so that people will think good of me? If I am living for God, trying to be someone who reflects His light to the world, why do I feel the need to have my shadow–my silhouette–superimposed on His light? What would it look… Read More

Colossians 3:16 Pay attention

Today I am memorizing and saying Proverbs 4:20-23 out loud at least seven times. I must admit, this is my own translation of the verse–helps me to remember it easier. I was amazed at how much it aligns with today’s text of Colossians 3:16. Thank you for reiterating, Lord. Say Proverbs 4:20-23 out loud with… Read More

Is your Monday morning a drag?

And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. ~ Colossians 3:15 (New Living Translation)  Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this… Read More

Colossians 3:15 If I cultivate thankfulness, what will I reap?

How does cultivating thankfulness generate peace and harmony? Try a variation on counting to ten next time you are irritated, frustrated, or ready to give up on something or someone. Name ten things you are thankful for right now–big and small, physical or emotional, person or situation. Or try listing ten things you are thankful… Read More