Monday, March 15, 2010

Multitude Monday - Colossians 3:15

I've been reading in the book of Colossians for the past couple of weeks.  I just can't seem to get past it.  That's when I know the Lord wants me to stop and savor what's there.  It's not hard to do.  The book of Colossians is so rich.  This verse is speaking to me today:

 Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way. 
 Colossians 5:15-17 (The Message)

We've started spring break at our house this week.  The three youngest are off to camp, and the oldest will be spending more hours than usual at work.  This will leave me with a quiet house.  Wow.  I hardly know what to do with myself.  I plan on doing a lot of praying.  Things haven't been harmonious at our house, and I feel the need to pull back, regroup, and seek the Lord.  Letting the Word of Christ have run of the house... that's my goal.  I tend to put a strangle hold on schedule, time, and in turn, hearts....  I need to give the Word "plenty of room."

Cultivating thankfulness.  I know I'm on the road to recovery.   Here's this week's list:

(141 - 160)

good water pressure in a hot shower

music of wind chimes

alarm ringing for prayer, and I'm already praying

home made tortillas

finding another reason for home education

learning a new worship hula

a beautiful drive

endurance to finish

knowing your kids' friends are good ones

Saturday morning, sleeping in

courage to speak up and step out

a piece of driftwood

a grateful child, enjoying a gift


my voice sing praise

breathtaking sunset

clean clothes

a perfectly matched set of sea-shell treasures

when he thrills my heart with a smile

the first tomato on a struggling vine

keeping warm in a old-friend quilt

the privilege of being asked to pray

Read the gratitude of others at the link below:


  1. This is such an honest post...your words about putting a strangle hold on things. Thought provoking. May God bless your time of quiet and fill you richly with His Word.

  2. I've been finding myself in Col. a lot lately too, particularly chapter 3.

    Hoping that as you had this week "out of routine" you were able to find some of that extra time for quiet and sitting at His feet.