Blessed

God’s Greatest Blessing

How would you answer the following question? What is the greatest blessing in your life? Since beginning this ministry, I have asked that question during each retreat I conducted across the country. I have received a multitude of answers. People’s answers have included their spouse, children, parents, food, shelter, health, and even life itself. I…

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How Do We Serve God?

Today we will embark on a nine-week journey together. This nine-part series is the countdown to the 500th edition of 4th Day Letters. Throughout these next several weeks, I will present a detailed explanation of the meaning and purpose behind Broken Door Ministries while placing the focus squarely on its importance in your life. Today,…

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Empty Easter Baskets

A young man named Ted sits alone, listless, eyes vacant, lost in dark thoughts. He stares at the loaded gun in his lap. The isolation of the Covid pandemic has taken its toll. Across town, organ music fills a church. Women with colorful hats are adorned in their finest, men are in suits and children…

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Constant Repairs

My wife and I have friends who are living in their existing home as they build a new one. They must continue the upkeep and maintenance on one, while constructing the other. Both houses require their attention. In a similar fashion, you and I are living in a temporary home here on earth until we…

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The Buddy System

Underwater cave divers swim and wiggle through sharp, narrow, jagged crevices as they work their way through eerie, black water into the deepest, darkest, and most remote areas of a cave. What could the safety practices of one of the world’s most dangerous sports possibly teach us for our spiritual journey? To find out, I…

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The Fiery Furnace

What storms are you facing in your life? In what ways are you being tested? Do you sometimes feel as if God is distant from you? The Bible makes it clear that life comes with strife. It is foolish to assume we can journey through life without trials and tribulations. The question is, where should…

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Goodbye Egypt

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. It marks the beginning of Lent. Lent gives us the opportunity to prepare ourselves for Easter. It is a great time to reflect on this powerful question: How am I enslaved?  What things, what forces, what desires, and what sins have control over me? In what ways am I living in…

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The Devil Knows Your Name

We all know the phrase, “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me”. It turns out that this is simply not true. It is especially not true when “words” come in the form of name-calling. There is clear evidence that if someone is called a derogatory name long enough, they…

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The Boxer Returns

The boxer was on the mat defeated. Stars swirled in his aching head. Sin had landed him on the mat with a one-two punch. He had momentarily lowered his guard and sin’s punches hit with lightning speed. As he regained consciousness, he reflected on his life. It had been a series of defeats and knock…

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Birthright For Beans

The Book of Genesis gives us many intriguing stories. One of those is the story of Jacob and Esau. Esau trades away his rightful inheritance to his father’s large estate to his younger brother Jacob in exchange for one bowl of red bean porridge. This action seems ridiculous. His father was a wealthy man. The…

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