“As I grow older, it seems the years are gathering speed and I am left in awe at the surreal fact that I am definitely well down the slope of life.”
The above quote is from a friend and former college classmate of mine who recently posted this reflection on facebook.
Really, Nancy? Are we really “well down the slope of life”? Maybe we’re just at the peak! After all Moses lived to be 120!
But I do agree that “the years are gathering speed”!
It’s hard to believe that we are on the brink of 2015. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were anticipating and celebrating the dawn of the new millennium! Indeed, “time flies.” And Chaucer was right, “time and tide waits for no man”
Or in the words of Dr. Seuss: “ How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
All of which reminds me that we are completing our third year of ThePreachersWord. Three years ago I was looking for a way to expand my ministry. Time and opportunity had come together in an unexpected and unique way for me to consider blogging as a means to share the Word. Three years ago I didn’t know what a blogger was. “Now I are one!”
According to WordPress, today’s post is #819. We have 3,009 followers and 133 topics categorized for easy reference. ThePreachersWord has been read in 184 countries and territories around the world! Our posts have been reblogged. Copied for bulletin articles. Short talks. And Lord supper devotions.
We have been posting a “Word of the Week” on Monday, a favorite verse called “Great Verses of the Bible on Wednesday, and a special column on Friday called “It’s Friday. But Sunday’s Coming!” We plan to continue those columns in 2015.
But now it’s time for a little holiday break! Time to relax a bit! Time to go see our infant grandsons–Roy and Miles!
So, for the final 12 days of 2014, we want to reblog (yes, that’s now a word!) the top 9 posts of the year and then end with the top 3 of all 819 posts. It will be fun to see what our readers have enjoyed and shared with others. Plus it’s an opportunity for new readers to peek into the past!
We rejoice for whatever good has been accomplished in the past 3 years, and for whatever way our readers have been helped, encouraged and edified. We appreciate our readers’ comments, questions, suggestions, and words of encouragement. Most of all, may God be glorified through this effort.
Merry Christmas, my dear readers! And to each of you we wish a happy new year!
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman