A Personal Word From The PreachersWord

WinterWonderLand

Good Morning!

It’s 22 degrees and still dark here in Lee’s   Summit, as I enjoy an early morning cup of coffee and write today’s post for ThePreachersWord. I wanted to take a moment and share a few personal thoughts with our readers around the world.  

This is a time of year during the holiday season to enjoy family and friends.  Share special times.  Savor some good food. Indulge your “sweet tooth.” Enjoy the festive nature of the season.  And if your are fortunate enough to live in an area like we do, we see the beauty of the snow, sit by the fireplace and sip some hot chocolate!

It is also a time for me, and I think many others, where you become reflective.  You ponder the past.  Consider the present.  And anticipate the future.  It’s time to reminisce and ruminate.  Often during this time as we come to the close of a year and begin a new one, we consider both our setbacks and successes.  Where we fell short, and where we need to improve.  It’s a time to think about goals.

For Norma Jean and me 2012 has been a year of change and transition.  Of course, the obvious change is geographical.  But with a change in residence comes many others.  And they have been good.  Very good!  We are reminded once again, that the one constant in life is change! And that God is good…..all the time!

It was a year ago that I decided to begin writing a blog.  I had the time and the opportunity.  I had been thinking about it for two or three months.  So, I just jumped in!   ThePreachersWord made it’s debut into the blogosphere January 1st. I remember my first post was from Okeechobee , Florida.  I had no “followers.”  I think the first day I ended with three!  Among the first were David and Shannon Key!  Thanks, ya’ll.

According to WordPress we now have 1897 followers!  Many receive our post via email, others on Twitter, and some are blog followers.  And of course, a number of you just choose to follow through facebook.  Regardless of how you receive ThePreachersWord, I appreciate your support and encouragement.  And the many kind words and comments we receive.  I know that our readership is tiny in the big world of blogging, but it still kinda “blows my mind” when I see hits from India. Pakistan.  Philippines.  And even Iceland.  To date we’ve had hits from 140 countries.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to share some thoughts that encourage, edify and uplift.  And maybe even enlighten or inspire.  I plan to continue this ministry during the coming year.  As we close 2012, we’re going to take a little break these last 5 posting days.  But I want to share with you the top 5 blogs in terms of hits for 2012.  So starting tomorrow I will repost your five favorites. I know we continue to get new readers, so you may not have seen them.

Norma Jean and I wish for each of you a joyous holiday season.  And may God richly bless you.

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

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12 responses to “A Personal Word From The PreachersWord

  1. Bill Hood

    Thank you, Ken, for the work, the thought, and the preparation you have put into this Blog.. It has certainly been a blessing to me!

  2. phillip pulliam

    Appreciate your thoughtful columns and the wisdom they contain. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year!

  3. Faloria Jones

    THANK YOU, I JUST STARTED READING YOUR BLOG AND MUST SAY I HAVE TRULY ENJOYED EVERY ONE OF THEM. I LOOK FORWARD TO READING MANY MORE. THEY HAVE HELPED ME A LOT ON MANY ISSUES I HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH. AGAIN THANK YOU AND KEEP THEM COMING.

  4. julie davidson

    i’ll be looking forward to the “five favorites”, tomorrow! happy CHRISTmas eve., to both you, & Norma Jean! 🙂 love in Him, Julie

  5. Aleta

    Unbelievable that it’s been a year! I appreciate your efforts and good work. Love and many blessings to you and Norma!

  6. Tami Spidle

    Happy Holidays, Ken and Norma! Love, Tami 🙂

  7. Ron Kochik

    Ken – just wanted to say “Thank you” for your encouraging and helpful thoughts from GOD’s Word throughout the year. Praying that you’ll continue to be motivated and inspired to continue your blog for many months and years to come. (LORD Willing!)

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