Monthly Archives: June 2020

Weekly Recap: June 14-20

Good morning from Big Mountain in Whitefish, Montana.

Apparently, from the numbers, this weekly recap post is helpful to those who may have missed a post or want to share ThePreachersWord with others.

Attached are all the links for each post this past week, plus a couple of bonus posts.

Well, did you see the announcement about the reopening of the Canadian border? Continue reading

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3 Spiritual Weapons of Our Warfare

Wednesday night we visited the church in Kalispell, Montana, for a thought-provoking devotional study on the spiritual battle we are currently fighting.

The teacher, Bill Moore, spoke of the current unrest we are experiencing in our country and how the Devil stirs the emotions of people to further foment strife, division, controversy, and confusion.

Think of the negative emotions so many are feeling right now in our country. Continue reading

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Getting Good Advice

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My facebook friend, Dan DeGarmo, who’s also a friend in real life and a preaching colleague recently posted, “Give me a random piece of advice.” His post produced some funny and interesting responses:

Brandy advised, “Don’t chew gum found on the street.”

“Baptize upriver”, recommended Calvin.

“Don’t eat yellow snow,” wrote Rachel. Continue reading

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A Passage To Ponder: Ezekiel 18

I recently came across this story attributed to theologian John Killinger. The manager of a minor league baseball team became so disgusted with his center fielder’s performance that he ordered him to the dugout and assumed the position himself.

The first ball that came into center field took a bad hop and hit the manager in the mouth. The next one was a high fly ball, which he lost in the glare of the sun–until it bounced off his forehead. The third was a hard line drive that he charged with outstretched arms; unfortunately, it flew between his hands and smacked him in the eye. Continue reading

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Celebrating the Ministry of God’s Women

My daughter-in-law, April, who’s a family practice physician, recently told me that women now comprise more than 50% of all medical school students.

In the past 50 years, we have witnessed more women in prominent positions in every profession and occupation. In business, industry, entertainment, education, finance, health-care, and politics, women are serving, excelling, and occupying leadership roles. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Tolerance

Thomas Donelan, a Florida minister, offered this description of tolerance.

To tolerate means I can disagree with you while still respecting you.

One person is a Republican, another Democrat. We put aside our differences and get along.

One person is a (Florida) Gator, another a (FSU) Seminole. We put aside our differences and get along.

Some of us are NY Yankee fans, the rest of you hate baseball. I love you anyway, and we get along. Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: What Seeds Are You Sowing?

“When I keep my thoughts positive and my words affirmative, I create an environment that produces positive action. I become the fertile ground for abundant good to manifest,” wrote the authors of Daily Word.

“Into the matrix of spiritual substance, I plant seed thoughts… Seeds of light fill me with new insights…Seeds of love show up in my world as harmony and peace.” Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: June 7-12

Good morning from Whitefish, Montana.

Our blog posts this week have been written from this beautiful Mountain top location. We’re close to the magnificent Glacier National Park, which just reopened Monday, and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation while waiting to see if the US-Canadian border opens. Continue reading

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Is it Right? Or Just Seem Right?

In 1969 Frank Sinatra, who was one of America’s best-known entertainers, recorded a song that not only was a hit, but became his signature song, and a fan favorite, “My Way.”

“I did it my way,” embodies a rugged individualism. Right or wrong, the philosophy of “my way,” forges ahead through life with self-determination, self-will, and an egomaniac pigheadedness. Regardless of the consequences. A quick google search regarding Sinatra’s personal life might suggest the way of “My Way,” is not the best way. Continue reading

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Meditations from the Mountains

“The mountains are calling, and I must go,” opined John Muir, the 19th century Scottish-American naturalist, author, and glaciologist, known as the “Father of the National Parks.”

Since our honeymoon, 51+ years ago in the Smoky Mountains, Norma Jean and I have always enjoyed visiting the mountains. From the White Mountains in New Hampshire to the Rocky Mountains in the West, to Alaska’s Denali, we’ve been blessed to enjoy the beauty, serenity and majesty of these Divine wonders.

Currently, we’re in the Whitefish Mountain Range in Montana, just west of Glacier National Park. We’re at 4600′ elevation. But this range peaks at almost 8800′. And the highest peak in Glacier is 10,466′. Continue reading

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