Through [his son] God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross. - Colossians 1:20 (NRSV)

Years ago, my husband and I were called to help reconcile a father and son who had undergone years of bitter feuding and separation. A round table in the center of the room separated the two sides of the conflict during the entire discussion. It also kept them from throwing...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, our great mediator, thank you for reconciling us with yourself and with one another through Jesus Christ. As Jesus taught us, we pray, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matt. 6:9-13, kjv).
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Today's Reading
Colossians 1:9-24

Thought for the Day

I can forgive because, through Christ, I am forgiven.

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FAMILIES FACING CONFLICT


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