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Celebrate Social Media Day With Something Positive

Today, June 30th, is “World Social Media Day,” according to the National Holiday Calendar that cites unusual and little known “holidays.”

WSMD was first launched by the digital web site Mashable, June 30,2010, “as a way to recognize social media’s impact on global communication, and to bring the world together to celebrate it.”

There’s no denying, social media impacts all of us. Even those who don’t use social media are reminded of its presence and touched by its influence. Popular tweets and facebook posts are often reported on TV and radio and reprinted in newspapers, and magazines. Continue reading

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Dealing With An “Oops” Moment

Yesterday’s blog post, Enjoying Life’s Simple Pleasures, that was sent to our email readers contained an inordinate number of errors. It was an oops moment. Let me explain.

Normally as I write, I do very little proofing as I type my thoughts. Often my ideas come in rapid-fire succession, so I don’t want to stop writing to proof read. When I’m finished, I pick out an appropriate picture. Then go back and proof. Most of the time, I will have Norma Jean read over it one more time, before sending it out. Continue reading

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Random Reflections On Writing

Today, ThePreachersWord has achieved another milestone in the world of blogging. This is post #2300.

It’s difficult to believe. Something that began as an idea 8 years has grown, expanded and reached audiences we never imagined. ThePreachersWord has been read in over 200 countries and territories around the world

Our 2300 posts are neatly categorized under 175 different topics for our readers future reference. In addition WordPress has a good search engine that will help you find a specific topic you’re looking for. Continue reading

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WEEKLY RECAP

In case you missed any posts from ThePreachersWord from the past week, here is a brief summary and the quick links to get you caught up.

Sunday Seed Thoughts:  What is Faith?

A few thoughts based on Hebrews 11:1.  “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

 

Word of the Week:  Absolutes

Joe Heschmeyer says the “no absolute” assertion is self-refuting,  Why?  How? And on what basis?

 

 

The Vision of Faith.

This post shares 5 ways that faith’s vision will help you in your Christian walk..

 

A Passage To Ponder: Psalm 107

Psalm 107, repeatedly reminds us not to forget God. Five times he urges, “give thanks unto the Lord. Four times he uses this same phrase: “Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!” (vs. 8, 15, 21, 31)

 

 

Help My Unbelief

The theologian Paul Tillich opined, “Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.”  Can that really be so?  This post based on Mark 9 explains this paradox.

 

 

What Comes Between You and God?

“Money often comes between men and God,” wrote A. W. Tozer.  But that’s not all. This post challenges us to consider anything that may hinder our relationship with the Lord.

 

 

Also, here’s an earlier post from January 6th explaining our theme for the year

2020 Vision:  Restoring our Focus

 

 

Have a great day.  And a wonderful weekend.

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

 

 

 

 

 

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A Medley of Matters

 

Often the apostle Paul saw fit to conclude his epistles with some information for his readers regarding his personal life and ministry. In this post, we have several things that will be of interest to those following our travels.

Farewell Canada

We arrived in Ontario on May 30th and are leaving today. It has been a great summer with these wonderful brethren. Thanks to the Wellandport Church and Mike Stephens for allowing us to make this our “church home.” Their kindness, hospitality, and fellowship have provided us a joyful, encouraging, and spiritually edifying experience. Thank you all, not only for what you do but who you are. Continue reading

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A Major Milestone

Today we celebrate and want to share with our readers a major milestone for ThePreachersWord. Our 2000th post.

When we began this enterprise January 1,2012, we had no long term goals for this blog. No vision beyond the immediate. And no idea of its far reaching influence. And certainly no thought of writing 2000 posts.

ThePreachersWord was born when time and opportunity came together in an unplanned, unforeseen and unexpected way to expand our ministry from a local to a national and international outreach. Continue reading

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End of the Year Reflections

 

The only constant in life is change,” opined ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus.

Indeed, change has been the constant for Norma Jean and me during 2018. We have moved from a stable, local church work, to an itinerant ministry where I have preached at 20 different congregations–some on multiple occasions. Our travels have taken us to 18 states and 8 countries.

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of my retirement have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, I have probably preached this year as much or more than any time in my life, for which I am deeply thankful. God has blessed us abundantly with good health, adequate resources, and wonderful opportunities. Continue reading

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Annual Anniversary Blogging Break

Two or three times a year we take a break from blogging. This is one of those times. But this is the most unique. And a once in a lifetime occurrence.

It is a celebration of our 50th anniversary. And it is out of the country. We are leaving this morning from Chicago, O’Hare. (Thanks to Steve Wolfgang for the park and fly service) Continue reading

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Our Annual Anniversary Blogging Break

Two or three times a year we take a break from blogging. This next week is one of those times. Norma Jean and I will be celebrating our 49th wedding anniversary on August 23rd. We’ve been blessed for the past several years to take a trip during the week of our anniversary.

Typically I will post when away during meetings or some other trips. The year after I began blogging and we took our anniversary trip, Norma Jean asked, “You’re not going to do your blog on this trip are you?” Continue reading

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Post #1500: A Major Milestone (10 Lessons I’ve Learned in Blogging)

 

Today our little blog has achieved a notable milestone with post #1500.

If you had told me 5 years ago that we would still be going and published 1500 posts, I probably would have laughed. In fact, such a task would sound rather daunting. But here we are. And here’s what we’ve achieved. Continue reading

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