Ephesians 1:19-23 No power is exempt from His rule

God’s word: FIRST in creation CONTINUAL through the Bible and the Holy Spirit FINAL when He will come and judge the living and the dead Ephesians 1:19-23 (New Living Translation) I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that… Read More

Ebenezer

My life is in flux—my husband and I are entering a new chapter and both of us are in the waiting mode to see where God leads us now. He is retiring from full-time teaching; I am, after a 4-month re-entry into part-time work at the Write Place, again approaching the great unknown—on what will… Read More

Colossians 2:16-17 The core

What is the core of my life? If I were to write a mission statement for the next year, what would be the central theme that I base my living on? What inspires my day-to-day actions, words, and thoughts? Colossians 2:16-17 (New Living Translation) So don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or… Read More

Colossians 2:12-15 Living the resurrection life

Thank you, Lord. Your love, mercy, and sacrifice let me live the resurrection life with you.    Colossians 2:12-15 (New Living Translation) For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. You… Read More

Colossians 2:10-12 Username and password

There is absolutely nothing I can do to earn my way into the family of God. Make a list of the best of humanity throughout history. Is there anyone who never did one wrong thing, thought one wrong thought, spoke one word amiss … ? Only Jesus, who loved us so much he became one… Read More

Colossians 2:9-10 Ultimate Ruler

Our God reigns.     Colossians 2:9-10 (New Living Translation) For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. 10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.   Colossians 2:9-10 (The Message) Everything of God gets expressed in him [Christ], so… Read More

Colossians 2:9-10 One God in three persons

Father, Son, Holy Spirit — One God “But I have a greater witness than John—my teachings and my miracles. The Father gave me these works to accomplish, and they prove that he sent me.  And the Father who sent me has testified about me himself. You have never heard his voice or seen him face to… Read More