Monthly Archives: March 2020

Weekly Recap: March 15-21

For those of you who may have missed one of our posts this past week, here’s a brief summary. And the quick links to get you caught up.


Word of the Week:  Enlightenment

“The Age of Enlightenment” was ironically a period of spiritual darkness in many ways.  God’s offers true enlightenment.  The post sheds Biblical light to help in your quest for Truth, personal insight and direction in your life.



Ancient Advice For Our Current Crisis

3,400 years ago Moses gave Joshua some sound advice as he was about to lead Israel into the promised land.  That counsel will serve us as well as we deal with an unseen enemy that is evoking worry, fear and even panic.



A Passage To Ponder:   Luke 4:1-13

This post deals with Jesus’temptation.  How we’re tempted in the same way today.  And how we overcome temptation and put the devil to flight.



Making Plans

Cancelled.  Post posted.  Delayed. Until further notice.  These are the messages today regarding everything from sporting events, to travel plans, and even a trip to the beach.  What can we learn about making plans in view of the present distress?


10 Bible Admonitions To Encourage Us

A constant flow of information regarding the global pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be helpful in some ways to keep us informed, but you need more.  You need encouragement from God’s Word.  This post offers 10 Bible passages for your thoughtful and prayerful consideration.


This, Too, Shall Pass.

This post published two years ago is relevant to our current crisis.  It is not meant for your concerns to be taken lightly, but offers a perspective that will help you cope with whatever feelings you are experiencing.


Thanks for our readers for your many kind and encouraging comments about our recent posts.  If they’re helpful to you, pass them on.  To other Christians, as well as your non-Christian friends.    Stay strong.  Keep the faith.  Pray fervently. And trust in God.

God bless.

–Ken Weliever, The  Preacherman


Here’s a quote from Oswald Chambers that seems particularly relevant today.  “The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear Godyou fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear Godyou fear everything else.”




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10 Bible Admonitions To Encourage Us

During these unusual and unprecedented times, people are turning to many sources for information and direction.

The current crisis caused by the global pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is evoking feelings of worry, fear and even panic. The unknown and rapidly changing situation feeds our desire to know what is happening. And what will happen in the future. Continue reading


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Making Plans

“If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans,” is an old aphorism often attributed to Woody Allen. But’s it probably older than Allen. Its origins may be from an old Yiddish proverb.

This morning as we’re preparing to check-out of the house we’re renting in Temple Terrace, I recalled when we arrived we were going to attend the Florida College Lectures. Then a student contracting the measles forced the school to cancel lectures. Something unheard of. Plans altered. Continue reading


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A Passage To Ponder: Luke 4:1-13

John Piper once wrote that sin (lust for example) “gets its power by persuading me to believe that I will be more happy if I follow it. The power of all temptation is the prospect that it will make me happier.”

Piper’s observation reminds me of a true story that occurred several years ago. To protect the innocent, as well as the guilty, I will refer to the two married couples as Jason and Judy and Matt and Jen. Continue reading


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Ancient Advice For Our Current Crisis

Joe went to a psychiatrist for a problem that had plagued him for years– fear that someone was under his bed at night.

“Doc,” he pleaded, “You’ve got to help me. I’m going crazy. I can’t get a good night’s sleep.”

“I can cure you in 6 months,” said the doctor. “If you will come 3 times a week, I will rid you of your fears.”

“How much do you charge?” asked Joe. Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Enlightenment

The 18th century, French Philosopher, Voltaire, was a prolific writer, known for his wit and biting criticism of Christianity. He believed in “reason.” And thought there was no need for God.

Voltaire once wrote, “If in the market of Paris, before the eyes of a thousand men and before my own eyes, a miracle should be performed, I would much rather disbelieve the two thousand eyes and my own two, than believe it.” Continue reading


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Weekly Recap: March 8-14

For those of you who may have missed one of our posts this past week, here’s a brief summary.  And the quick links to get you caught up.


Word of the Week:  Doer

Looking in the mirror won’t correct your problems, but it does show they exist. However, seeing they exist and actually doing something about them is two different things.


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Choosing Faith Over Fear

Watching ESPN yesterday as they discussed the delay of the Major League baseball season, I heard Jeff Passion offer this insight:

“The idea that we know what’s going on 2 hours from now, let alone 2 weeks from now is just not the case.”

The global pandemic caused by the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating wide-spread uncertainty, fear, and even panic. We haven’t experienced this much disruption of our daily lives since the 9/11 attacks. In fact, in some ways it seems worse Continue reading


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Am I Old Yet?

“Old. Just the sound of it incites an almost immediate negative response,” wrote Dee Bowman in The Joy of Growing Old in Christ.

“Old cars break down. Old houses demand work. Old clothes get holes in them. Old equipment doesn’t work right. Old trash stinks. Old tires get slick and dangerous.” And on and on the list goes. Continue reading


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3 Fundamentals of Spiritual Vision

“I just can’t believe it,” gasped Rose Crawford as the doctor lifted the bandages from her eyes. For the first time in her life Rose saw a beautiful world of color.

Crawford, who had been blind for 50 years since birth, underwent a delicate surgery in an Ontario, Canada, hospital that restored her sight. But here’s the sad and stunning part of the story as related by David Sargent. Continue reading


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