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Is it Door # 1?

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?

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Waiting for the Opened Door

Over the years, I have had conversations with people about our believing for an opened door. In most cases, these were people, who like me, were frustrated and thinking our gifts and talents were not being fully utilized. Feeling as if we were bursting at the seams, we complained of feeling as if something or… Continue reading Waiting for the Opened Door

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Waiting Room Foolishness

“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

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Are the Doors of the Church Really Open?

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?

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So, You Take Offense? But How Far Though?

“I’m offended!” “You've offended me!” “That’s offensive!” No matter how we say it, I don’t think it captures what’s really going on. Offense is a personal thing. Some claim it after feeling individually attacked. Others allege its occurrence hoping to retreat from a difficult conversation as they point a finger at someone for saying something… Continue reading So, You Take Offense? But How Far Though?