Monthly Archives: November 2022

Can We Have Unity in Diversity?

Nancy Kennedy is a writer for our local Citrus County Chronicle. Every Saturday, she has a column in the religion section called Grace Notes.

I don’t know Nancy but I enjoy her columns. She seems sincere, devout and spiritually minded.

Last Saturday she addressed the topic of religious unity, inspired by her attendance at an ecumenical prayer breakfast where many denominations were represented.

“A common question people ask: If the Christian church is one body, why are there so many denominations?,” she wondered. Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Accuracy

The story’s told that once President Franklin D. Roosevelt was preparing a speech and he needed some economic statistics to back up a point he was trying to make. His advisers said it would take six months to get accurate figures.

“In that case, I’ll just use these rough estimates,” FDR said, and he wrote down some numbers in his text. “They’re reasonable figures and they support my point. “Besides,” he added as an afterthought, “it will keep my critics busy for at least six months just to prove me wrong.” Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: November 7-11

Good Morning from Beverly Hills, Florida

I know that hurricane Nicole made national news.  And there was some serious damage in the Daytona Beach area.  But for us over here on the Nature Coast it was pretty much a non-event.  Wind and rain.  That’s all.  Today was back to sunny skies and 80 degrees.  We’re thankful we were spared from a serious storm.

Tomorrow I will be preaching for the West Citrus Church in Crystal River where we regularly worship.  Anytime you’re in our area, we’d love to see you.

Today’s post is a recap of the past week’s posts with live links.  It’s a good way to catch up in case you missed one. Continue reading

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Post Election Thoughts

As we await the final votes to be tallied  from Tuesday’s election, here are few thoughts I came across on faceook, that are worthy of our consideration, as we  view politics and government from a Christian worldview. Continue reading


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How Do You View the Bible?

What determines right and wrong? What is the basis of moral values? What principles guide your decision making?

No doubt most of our readers would quickly answer, “The Bible.”

However, in a recent survey released by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, as the fourth installment of the American Values Study, they found most Americans felt differently. Continue reading

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1 Peter 2:10-11

Do you ever feel like we’re living in a world where everything is upside down?

We live in a world where what used to be wrong, is now called right. Where evil is called good. And good is called evil.

We live in a world where we’re pressured not just to tolerate, but to endorse and celebrate every deviate lifestyle imaginable. Where the abnormal is considered normal. And now normal is outdated and called bigoted. Where boys can become girls, and girls can change into boys. And where the most basic understanding of human biology is now questioned, and highjacked with new pronouns. Continue reading


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Sin is Worse than Missing the Mark

I recently read about an 8 year old girl, Aryanna Schneeberg, from Campbellsport, Wisconsin, who was playing in her backyard when she was suddenly struck in the back with an arrow.

The arrow penetrated her lung, spleen, stomach and liver, which required a 2 ½ hour surgery to save Aryanna’s life.

Following an investigation, Sheriff Mylan Fink reported that a teen boy and his friend were shooting arrows at squirrels from the balcony of an apartment complex. Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Election

Some pundits have called tomorrow’s election the “most consequential mid-term election in history.” This follows what was labled two years ago as the “most consequential Presidential election in history.”

Although I didn’t research it, you could probably find many past elections in the storied history of America as being called “the most consequential.”

Now, I’m not minimizing the importance of exercising our right to vote. Norma Jean and I have already voted and carried our ballot to our drop off site. Interestingly, a friend saw my “I voted” sticker and joking said, “Did you vote for the right people?” (At least I think he was joking.) Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: October 31-November 4

Good Morning from Beverly Hills, FL

Although cooler Fall temperatures haven’t reached the sunshine state yet (the predicted high is going to be 85), it’s going to be a beautiful day. But where ever you are in the world whether it’s raining, snowing, or already freezing cold, remember “this is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24).

We’re sending out this post in case you may have missed one through the week.  With its live links, it’s a quick way to catch up.  And also to share ThePreachersWord with your family and friends via email or social media. Continue reading

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People Who Make a Difference

Versions of this have been around a long time. I recently saw this again on the facebook page of my friend and preaching colleague, Steve Wolfgang.

It’s credited to Charles Schultz, the creator of the comic strip “Peanuts.” And worth repeating and reposting. To get the point, you don’t have to write down the answers, just read through the two quizzes. Continue reading

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