Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography




Your existence has many doors, and each serves a purpose that ultimately helps define who you are. Sometimes it is hard to open these doors. Often you would think it just won’t work. It takes patience and perseverance, but you must believe that you already have every key for each door you encounter. Imagine your heart as the key chain where all the keys you will ever need in your lifetime are dangling, waiting for you to use. ~ Dodinsky

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There seems to be a significance to “doors” beyond  the personal one, which reaches to our relationship with God; more properly, how God reaches towards us.   I noticed that there is a sort of progression through the Old Testament and into the New.   In Exodus the door, marked by the lamb’s blood,  is a protection.  In Deuteronomy, the people are told to write the story of God’s acts on their doorposts and gates, in order to remember to teach them to their children.  Later, speaking through His prophets, the Lord talks about a “door of hope” but also exclaims in anger that doors will be filled with rubble and that the cities will be destroyed.

In the New Testament, Jesus tells us to knock at the door, but also warns that the door will someday close and shut out the unprepared.  James warns us that the Judge is at the door.  We do not have forever to decide.  And finally, in Revelations, it is He who knocks at our doors, and waits for us to let Him in.    And the final reference in Revelations is of a “door standing open to heaven”  — Hope is fulfilled. More information on this found here.




  1. The featured door of your post is amazing Francine. Love the detail – must have taken a while to carve.

  2. Great selection of doors for the challenge Francine and I just love the detail! Thanks for taking part and for sharing hon. 😀 *big hugs*

  3. I really like unusual doors. Good choices here.

  4. I love the really twiddly ornate one, Francine. I’ve seen many of your doors before. You give the lesson beautifully. 🙂

  5. Lovely entry for entrances!

  6. What a wonderful collection of door photos, Francine! The carvings that adorn the first are quite beautiful.

  7. “Your existence has many doors…” – what an intro, making memories explode …

  8. Love the composition of these photos! Interesting looking doors!


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  10. that is interesting 🙂

  11. Beautiful carved doors.

  12. Very nice lesson with lovely illustration with the doors. I like unusual doors also.

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