Monthly Archives: January 2013

How I’ve Written 321 Posts for ThePreachersWord

bloggingSince I first began ThePreachersWord on January 1, 2012, I have been asked several times, “How do you write all those posts for your blog?’

That’s a good question.  Today is post 321.  It is also the final day of the Ultimate Blog Challenge, in which I have posted every day in January.  So, how have I written 31 posts in January?  And 321 Since I began?

Here’s how.  Continue reading


Filed under Blogs, Discipline, Success

Are You Ready For Change?

changeSamuel Langhorne Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is credited with saying, “Everybody talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.”

Well, people have been talking, that’s for sure.  Especially here in Kansas City.  Monday, KC recorded a record high for January of 74 degrees.  It was over 60 when I woke up Tuesday AM.  By lunch time it was 48 and dropping.  And this morning snow flakes are falling! Continue reading


Filed under Change, Growth

Are You Making a Difference?

Purpose“What have you done that you believe in and you are proud of?”  How would answer this question?

John W. Gardner, who wrote the book “Excellence” says we have the potential to make a difference, not only in our own lives.  But also in the lives of those we meet.

Gardner, the founder of Common Cause, illustrates that point by relating the true story of a cheerful old gentleman who invested his life in others. Continue reading


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Are You a Christian?

        CHristian Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian.

          I can remember as a boy hearing preachers say “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, anymore than sitting inside a henhouse makes you a chicken!”  Yes, I know that dates me!  But it’s a vivid analogy. Continue reading


Filed under Christian Living, Discipleship

Family Time


We often hear the expression regarding some activity or outing, “that’s family time.” It is good to set aside times in our families just to be together without outside intrusion.

Well today it’s family time.  Time to meet with my spiritual family.  It has been for as long as I can remember.  I’m talking about my church family.  Continue reading


Filed under Church

Admission of Wrong or Change of Heart?

CharlieBrown.FootballIt was a classic every football season for several years in the Peanuts comic strip. Charlie Brown practicing his place kicking and Lucy holding the football.

Every time Lucy held the ball for Charlie the same thing would happen.  Charlie would approach the ball and with all his might was ready to kick the ball out of the end zone.  But at the exact moment, the point of no return, Lucy would pick up the ball.  Charlie would kick and his unchecked momentum would cause him to fall flat on his back.

One strip opened with Lucy holding the ball, but Charlie Brown wouldn’t kick it.  Lucy begged.  But Charlie wouldn’t budge. Continue reading


Filed under Repentance

IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Faces Around The Cross #1

Jesus.Cross.CaryingHow’s your Friday so far?  Just another normal day? You awoke.  Ate some breakfast.  Began your daily routine.  Checked out the news.  Went to work.  And you pretty much expect it to end like most Friday’s.  Right?

Did you ever think what is was like on that Friday Christ was crucified?   Continue reading


Filed under Christ, Cross, It's Friday. But Sunday's Coming!