Spiritual Growth

Dumpster Diving

A gaunt disheveled man laid all alone in the alley. The smell of the nearby restaurants wafted through the air. The food’s aroma caused his stomach to groan. It had been days since he had eaten. His hunger pains forced him up off the pavement. He stumbled over to a dumpster hoping to find something…

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Riding Elephants

Imagine trying to ride an elephant. Elephants are very intelligent creatures with minds of their own. In an attempt to reach your destination, you might struggle to get the elephant to turn right, but the elephant may instead, go straight or turn left. In the end, the elephant will do what the elephant wants to…

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Waiting For The Elevator

The world’s largest department store was bustling. People were milling around everywhere on the first floor. However, for years Charlie had heard people talking about what was on the second floor. Everything one could want filled the isles of first floor, yet nothing caught Charlie’s eye. Like a man on a mission, he headed straight…

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What Personality Type Are You?

Three Christian woman were having coffee at Starbucks. The topic came around to the difficult subject of abortion. Maryanne wondered if this would be the day that she would muster the courage to tell her good friends that she had had an abortion 35 years ago, when she was only 19. Before she could speak,…

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God’s Plan For Christian Community

Picture in your mind’s eye, a very large jigsaw puzzle depicting Jesus Christ. The puzzle has billions of pieces. Together, we are the puzzle pieces that form the Body of Christ. When any piece of the puzzle is missing, the overall puzzle is not complete.  Don’t be the missing piece in the Body of Christ.…

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We’re All Broken And Wounded

Charlie is a Christian who attends church weekly and duteously pays his tithe. Each week he helps out at the local soup kitchen. He frequently calls to check on friends who are sick. As Charlie watches the evening news this day, the lead story is about a police officer on trial for murder. The second…

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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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Carnival Mirrors

I remember as a child walking through the funhouse at our local fairgrounds and looking at myself in the carnival mirrors. Everything was distorted. Depending how these mirrors were curved, they either made me look thin, fat, short or tall. Some even made it appear as if parts of me were missing. Spiritually speaking, I…

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To Vaccinate Or Not

To vaccinate or not has become the great dilemma of our day. Once a person makes the decision to be vaccinated, they face another dilemma: should they encourage others to receive the vaccine or simply remain quite. Encouraging others to seek the vaccine is often met with strong resistance, and sometimes with animosity. Disinformation, misinformation…

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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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