Blessed

A Message of Hope and Healing

Today I am sending you a special edition of 4th Day Letters. Just one month ago, this ministry celebrated its 7th anniversary. It is a great blessing to look back and reflect on the 364 weekly messages which God has placed on my heart. It is even a bigger blessing to read your many emails…

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First Fruits Or Last Scraps

Back in 1990, when I lived in Florida, I had a habit of stopping every morning at Dunkin Donuts on the way to work. The store was only a few blocks from my office. One day, early in the morning while still dark, after getting my donut and coffee to go, I spotted a man…

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God Is A Hoarder

What do God and Fred Sanford from the 1970’s TV series Sanford and Son have in common? Neither one likes throwing anything away. For them everything is worth saving. I invite you to read more…. In the television series Sanford and Son, Fred G. Sanford and his son Lamont co-owned and operated a salvage yard.…

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Time Travel

Time travel….is it really possible? Well, at least for now, traveling back in time is not possible….but who knows, maybe one day it will be. I’ll leave that for the physicists of the world to explore. But imagine for a moment, that you could travel back to the time of Jesus. What events during His…

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Blessed, Broken and Scared: Becoming a Eucharistic People

Blessed, Broken and Scared …odd title isn’t it? It is both the title for the retreats that I provide for churches around the country as well as the title for my upcoming new book. I plan to have it published before the end of this year. My hope is that as people read this book,…

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Get Out Of My Life

Easter is just two weeks away. Luke’s Gospel mentions Herod in his passion narrative. Herod’s Song, from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, memorializes Jesus’ encounter with Herod. “Get out of my life” are the last words sung in this song. Herod mocks and taunts Jesus by singing: “Prove to me that you’re no fool; walk…

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Is God Our Genie In A Bottle?

We have all laughed over jokes about the genie in the bottle that grants three wishes. As an example, maybe you have heard about the three men that were stranded on a desert island, when a bottle washed up on the shore? When they uncorked the bottle, a genie appeared and offered three wishes. Wait….before…

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Borrowed

Have you ever stopped to think about just how many things Jesus borrowed during His human existence? A review of the Gospels shows us that nearly everything in His life was borrowed. Now He seeks to borrow something very important. He seeks to borrow you and me. Please read more….. The message I am sharing…

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Light Broke Through The Darkness

A dear friend of mine, who has twice been a guest writer for 4th Day Letters, sent me a text message a few days before Christmas. Included with his text were two pictures which he had taken on his way to work. He felt these pictures perfectly depicted the coming of Jesus as “light into…

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Choosing Freedom

What does the word freedom mean to you? Does freedom come from the ability to do anything, think anything, say anything and worship anything? No it does not! Unlimited choice does not equal freedom. Freedom, I mean true freedom, finds its origin in God. I was blessed with the opportunity to witness true freedom this…

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