The Last Supper Painted With Words

It was in November of 2011. I knelt down to pray in a dimly lit chapel. This was the third night of an eight-day silent Christian retreat. Little did I know, that what was about to transpire over the next fifteen minutes would not only change my life, but also touch and change the lives…

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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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A Place To Pray

Have you ever noticed that some places seem better than others for prayer? Certainly we can pray anywhere, but even Jesus seemed to have a preferred place and style for prayer. When He wanted to draw closer to His Father, He went to the mountains to pray. He sought out a place of solitude. I…

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Time Marches On

There I stood with mountains of paper on the floor. My illness and disability have caused me to sell my professional practice. Privacy and security concerns dictate that I shred my client files.  I have been dreading this day. I agonize as I prepare to shred them. They represent 40 years of my life’s work.…

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We All Need A Spiritual MRI

People with MS often undergo an annual MRI to monitor their disease. Yesterday I was at Duke Medical Center being prepped for my annual Cerebral MRI to monitor the advancement of my MS. As I was slid into the tube of the MRI scanner, I had the thought that maybe we all need a spiritual…

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Who’s In The Spotlight?

The audience was fixated on the one actor who stood alone on the dark stage. The spotlight focused all attention on him. Suddenly, the spotlight moved revealing the presence of a few other actors on stage. When the full stage lights came up, it became apparent that the stage was completely filled with performers. The…

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Drop Your Stone

Are Christians any different than non-Christians in their response and treatment of ministers, priests, bishops or clergy who have publicly sinned and /or committed crimes? When these things happen, do you stand in line to throw the first stone? I invite you to read more….. There are times when I wonder to myself if Christians…

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Don’t Let Fear Keep Us Apart

Today marks the 350th edition of 4th Day Letters. Each Tuesday people all over the world receive this weekly email. There are some weeks when time doesn’t allow you to click and read the entire letter. Make sure you do today. Today’s message is very important. This week’s Gospel reading at church was from Mark…

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Silence Like A Cancer Grows

The prophetic words, “silence like a cancer grows,” are found in the haunting lyrics of the song “The Sounds Of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel. Notice that the word “sounds” as used in the song title is plural? How many sounds does silence make? Asked differently, how many voices do we hear when we are silent?…

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They Left Everything

In Luke’s Gospel chapter 5, when speaking of three of the apostles it states: “When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything.” I have always been amazed at that statement. Jesus must have moved them deeply. Was it just their miraculous fish catch that caused them to follow Him or was it…

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