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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 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

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The Church and Church Hurt

Once while attending a panel discussion on “church hurt,” I heard one panelist talk about her issue with the phrase “Church Hurt.” The speaker talked about The Church being a place of healing and restoration, therefore there is no such thing as church hurt. As I looked around the room, mine wasn’t the only face… Continue reading The Church and Church Hurt

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Is You Is or Is You Ain’t

While much has been said about the importance of living a life steeped in gratitude, I’m not sure many of us who say we get it, really get it.  It was once pointed out to me that when saying we are grateful, we are saying we are full of gratitude. Being full of gratitude then… Continue reading Is You Is or Is You Ain’t

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Why?

Why do birds fly in the sky? And why are there sometimes tears in my eyes? Oh why? Why must I pray even when things don’t go my way? Oh why, why, why? How do I plan when I’m not sure where I’m going? Why step left? When do I go right? When do I… Continue reading Why?

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Being His Poetry; His Masterpiece

There we were, over 150 women divided in to small groups designed for conversation and connection.  We came to be heard, to listen, to share, and celebrate each other. The night’s topic, based on Ephesians 2:10, was about being God’s Masterpiece. After looking at different biblical translations and the trusty Thesaurus; we learned that we… Continue reading Being His Poetry; His Masterpiece