If you’re familiar with the biblical story of Ruth, you probably know of the happy ending that involved Ruth and Boaz marrying and becoming a part of the lineage of Jesus Christ. In case you aren’t so acquainted, here are the Cliff Notes, my version that is… There was a woman named Naomi who had… Continue reading Call Me Naomi
As I prepared to teach a lesson on some of the doors mentioned in the Bible, my daughter asked me, “How do you know you’re knocking on the right door? How do you know if you are in the right waiting room?” When it comes to the different doors of opportunity, the “Open Door” may… Continue reading Is it Door # 1?
Over the years, I have had several conversations with various people about believing for an open door. In most cases, these conversations were with people who, like me, were frustrated; thinking that our gifts and talents were not being utilized fully in ministry. Bursting at the seams, the complaint was that there seemed to be… Continue reading Waiting for the Opened Door
“This so-called “foolish” plan of God is far wiser than the wisest plan of the wisest man, and God in his weakness—Christ dying on the cross—is far stronger than any man.” 1Corinthians 1:25 So, there I was… sitting; waiting. I had been waiting so long I wasn’t sure what I was I waiting for anymore.… Continue reading Waiting Room Foolishness
Sundays, a time for a reboot A relaunch, a rebirth of sorts Of sorting out what to keep What to leave behind Photo by samane mohammadi on Unsplash The Sun is rising With both Moon and a Star still on the scene Each becoming more distant, The Moon and Star As the Sun moves in… Continue reading Sunday Sunrise
Several years ago, I had a wonderful conversation with an interesting man named Bill Grimke-Drayton. Bill, who now lives in the UK, is connecting with family from the So. Carolina area. While his birth family were slave owners, he desires to connect with family members related to the slave owners as well as the slaves.… Continue reading Are the Doors of the Church Really Open?