Monthly Archives: January 2022

Word of the Week: Passion

Yesterday, Norma Jean and I boarded a flight out of Orlando for Cincinnati, Ohio. While waiting at our gate I went to get us something to eat. As I approached the food court, I could hear raucous cheers echoing down the concourse.

“What’s going on?” I wondered. Continue reading

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Where You Are Today

Arthur Gordon tells a story in Guideposts magazine about visiting one of the Zuni Communities in New Mexico where work was being done on a very old chapel.

“Your family goes back a long way in this county,” commented Gordon’s wife, Pam who was born in England. “Are there any family stories about Indians?”

Gordon proceeded to relate the story of his great-great Grandmother, Eleanor Lytle, and a Seneca chief named Cornplanter. Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: January 23-28

Good morning from Citrus County, Florida

Today’s post is a recap with quick links to the past week’s posts. It’s an easy way for you to catch up on any post you missed.  And it’s a good way to share ThePreachersWord with your friends either on social media or by email.

Although we’re still working on our 2022 schedule, February is set.  And I will be preaching each Sunday at the West Citrus Church in Crystal River.  If you’re traveling through our area, we’d love to have to stop in and worship with us. Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #71

Our word this week was “purpose,” which we introduced on Monday. On Tuesday, we asked, “Are You Finding and Fulfilling God’s Purpose For Your Life?”

We close the week with Friday’s list offering 7 benefits and blessings of embracing God’s purpose for your life. Continue reading

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When Life Goes Wrong, Embrace God’s Love

David DeWitt tells a funny story about Chippie the parakeet. He was simply minding his own business and singing his song one day when his owner decided to clean out his cage with the vacuum cleaner. The phone rang and the lady went to answer it and that was when things began to go horribly wrong for little Chippie.

Without the guidance of the woman, the business end of the vacuum cleaner sucked up the bird and sent him to the dust bag. Realizing what had happened the woman tore open the vacuum and ripped apart the bag to find Chippie, fearing the worst. However, Chippie was not dead but merely stunned and covered with dust. Continue reading

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Galatians 3:26-28

There’s an old story about a well-known, international preacher who was visiting some residents in a local nursing home in a city where he was conducting an evangelistic meeting.

As we went around greeting each one, they were all glad to meet him, expressing both surprise and appreciation for taking his time to visit them. At one point, he spoke to a lady, who didn’t seem to know who he was.

“Do you know who I am?” the preacher asked. Continue reading

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Are You Finding and Fulfilling God’s Purpose For Your Life?

“Are you stumbling toward an uncertain future,” asks author John Mason in his little book Conquering An Enemy Called Average. Mason then offers this challenge.

“First, concentrate on finding your purpose, then concentrate on fulfilling it. Having a powerful why will provide you with the necessary how.”

American author Robert Byrne was right when he wrote, “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” However, too often the problem is that most people begin at the wrong place–ourselves. Our goals. Our dreams. Our success. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Purpose

“I have no peace. All life is at the end of the tether,“ wrote the English writer and philosopher, H.G. Wells at age 61.

The poet Lord Byron admitted, “My days are in yellow leaf, the flowers and fruits of life are gone, the worm and the canker, and the grief are mine alone.”

The literary genius Thoreau opined “Most men live lives of quiet desperation.” Continue reading

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The Secret of Life

An anonymous author tells the story about a father who told his children when they were young that he would tell them the secret of life when they reached 12 years old.

“Dad, what’s the secret of life?” anxiously asked the oldest on the day he turned 12.

The father made the boy promise not to tell his brother and proceeded to reveal the secret. Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: January 16-21

Good morning from Pompano Beach

It’s been a real pleasure to spend some time here again this winter and reconnect with our good friends Steve & Theresa McAllister as well as the Northside Church and preach there both Sundays.  Of course, the sunshine and 70+ degrees are not bad either.

Today’s post is a recap of the past week’s post, with its quick links, giving our readers an opportunity to catch up on any posts you have missed.

Also, today is the 49th anniversary of Roe v Wade and we’ve included a bonus post written 9 years that you will want to read. Continue reading

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