The kingdom of God advances through the availability and effort of each one of us. In Colossians 4:7-18, several different people are mentioned by name. Some of these names are unfamiliar like Tychichus, Onesimus and Aristarchus. Others are more familiar like Mark, Luke, and Barnabas. In Colossians 4:15, Paul sends his greetings to the neighboring church of Laodicea (a city 10 mi away) and highlights a woman named Nympha. Her complete story is unknown to us, but it is fully known to Christ. She has a very pagan name. In Greek mythology, Nymphs are a spirit of nature often imagined as a beautiful maiden inhabiting rivers or woods. The Nympha of Colossians 4:15 has become a woman who now hosts the growing Christian community in her home. What can we learn from her about the power of the gospel and the use of our homes for Christ? What are practical ways that you can use the place where you reside as an outpost of God’s kingdom? How can you reflect the hospitality of God in the lives around you?