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Turning Adversity Into A Benefit: How I began Blogging

WordPress informs me that today is a special milestone for ThePreachersWord. Our 3000th post.

Wow! That’s incredible.

The idea of writing and publishing a daily blog wasn’t even on my radar 6 months before I began. The background for this blog’s birth is a story that’s never been told. I’m telling it now because I’ve learned a valuable lesson that is too important not to share. Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Persistence

Three thousand five hundred fifty(3,550) days ago I published my first blog post. Today WordPress says today’s post is #2800.

What began as a short-term idea during a gap between full-time preaching for local churches, has become a long-lasting ministry.

Posts have been written from almost every state and several countries. We’ve written when we felt like it and when we didn’t. When it was easy and when it was difficult. When thoughts were flowing freely and sometimes when the well was running dry. Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: #2500

WordPress tells me that today’s post is a major milestone. It’s #2500. Somehow it seems fitting that it fell on a Sunday.

We began ThePreachersWord on January 1, 2012, at ground zero. With no readers and no idea of writing 2500 posts, let alone its far-reaching impact. Today we have thousands of followers all across the United States and all around the world in over 200 countries and territories. Continue reading


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9 Reasons Why I Write

Today is the “National Day on Writing,” according to the calendar of unusual and little known national holidays.

Their web site says, “This day is actually an initiative of the National Council of Teachers of English — built on the premise that writing is critical to literacy but needs greater attention and celebration.”

Writers are encouraged today to share their reasons for writing around the theme of #WhyIWrite. Apparently, this title is taken from George Orwell’s 1946 essay, “Why I Write.” 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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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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