We are All Broken Doors

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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Digging Up Bones

Do you have some things that are weighing heavy on your heart? Perhaps these weighty issues come in the form of character flaws that are embarrassing to you. Maybe you are drawn to some specific recurrent sin in your life. What do you do with these weighty issues? If you have tried to bury these…

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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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Called From The Weeds

We are all called to be saints in God’s kingdom. But rarely do saints find their beginning in a church or a place of high esteem. Jesus himself got His earthly start in a feeding trough.  Many of the great prophets from the Bible also found their start in very humble beginnings. The story of…

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Feed My People

When any of us hear the term “starving people” we immediately think of the many people around the world who go without food every day. Most of us have seen and been deeply moved by graphic pictures of starving people and as a result we have offered our financial help. In addition to the many…

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Hidden Treasure

Every once in a while we will hear a story like this one out of Carson City, NV. A reclusive old man who had lived in the same place since 1960 was found dead in 2012 at his home. According to the coroner the man’s body had been in the home for at least a…

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Be The Door

I began writing 4th Day Letters in 2011. Since then there has only been one time that the Holy Spirit placed the topic on my heart in a parable. I named it The Parable of the Broken Door and I wrote it on October 2, 2012. I didn’t know at that time just how powerful…

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The Unveiling

Jesus began His public ministry by calling His followers to repent and believe. Just three short years later, upon a cross as He breathed His last breath, He paid the price for all of those times we fell short of His first calling. His call to repent and be changed and His death on a…

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Not Me – Not Now!

Have you ever been asked to do something and your response was, “Not me, not now.” That might be an okay response for some things but not when it is Jesus doing the calling.There is a masterpiece painting that seems to capture this theme of “Not me, not now.” This well-known painting, known as The…

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Hopping Around the Altar

I spent this entire past week in Philadelphia at the World Meetings of Families. This meeting is held somewhere in the world every three years with the intent of bringing a spotlight back on the family as the most important, God ordained structure in society. There were many great speakers at this event both Catholic’s…

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