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Us in a Nutshell

Once upon a time, a boy met a girl.  He thought he’d like to marry her…and he did.  Fifteen years, four states, eleven moves, four kids, and one dog later, here we are – the Colaws.  The title of our blog pretty much sums up what is most important to us, our faith and our family.  We love Jesus, and we want to help others love Jesus.  This is our first and greatest calling.  Our second passion is our family.  With marriage and parenting come wonderful blessings and great challenges.  We want to help encourage and strengthen your family.  Why luke117?  The second part of Luke 1:17 a number of years ago become Mike’s life verse…. “to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.”

More About Mike

I worked with singles and young adults until 2011 when we felt called to move to Indianapolis where I became the lead pastor of Trinity Church.  I absolutely love what I do!  I studied philosophy and religion at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and received my graduate degree from Wesley Seminary.  In my spare time I love lifting weights, reading, coffee shops, playing the guitar, the Colts, Oklahoma Football, and a great steak.

More About Leslie

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom since 2003 when our oldest child was born.  I was on staff at our church here for a couple of years until I decided I wanted more babies.  So now here I am, back home again, and honestly loving it more than ever!  Life with four kids (and counting?) is busy, crazy, and wonderful.  There’s not a lot of time for much else, but besides my family the other things I love are my friends, my church, chocolate, coffee, and good food.

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7 thoughts on “About

  1. Just Started Wild Goose Chase, by Mark Batterson. Here’s a quote similar to your recent strong preaching about our bringing Light into our difficult places: “One of the greatest acts of worship is keeping a good attitude in a bad situation. And doing a good job at a bad job honors God.” –Jan Doublestein

  2. Stumbled onto this site this morning while searching for some “God center me” net talk while away from home and away from my daily devotionals. Thanks for the uplifting blog.

  3. Good Sunday to you: I was googling “Why Good People Do Nothing” and found this page! Several years ago, I taught a Lenten class on the subject I wanted to develop into a standardized course. May I send you a copy? I’d appreciate your comments. Thanks! Thayne Muller

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