Category: No Matter How the Door Closes

Stepping Forward

Friday, Day Five We stand on the threshold of a twilight- whether morning or evening we do not know. One is followed by the night, the other heralds the dawn. ~ Mahatma Ghandi We all face an equally unknown future as we prepare to… Continue Reading “Stepping Forward”

…Leaving What is Not

Thursday, Day Four I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10 NRSV) Yesterday’s blog (Taking What is Essential…) offered some inventory questions to consider after a door closes. What have I lost? What do I still carry with me? What… Continue Reading “…Leaving What is Not”

Taking What is Essential…

Wednesday, Day Three At the beginning of a backpacking trip in the Colorado Rockies, our guide had all of us stand in a circle, open our packs, and place our belongings on the ground in front of us. She then went to each of… Continue Reading “Taking What is Essential…”

Wait a Minute

Tuesday, Day Two We had taken our youth group on a mission trip to Newark, NY, where I was also serving on the volunteer staff there. After a hot day of mission work, our Toledo group walked to an ice cream shoppe for cool… Continue Reading “Wait a Minute”

No Matter How the Door Closes…

Monday Moment- Day One I once heard the embarrassing story of someone who stepped into the hallway of his hotel room, still in his underwear, to pick up the morning paper. He was VERY surprised when the door to his room suddenly closed behind… Continue Reading “No Matter How the Door Closes…”