As we stand on the brink of 2017, I’m reminded of the words of the famous philosopher Dr. Seuss who said.
“How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?” Continue reading
It was 56 months ago that we launched this blog, ThePreachersWord, as a means to expand our ministry. We started with no readers, no posts, and no “hits.”
Today, according to WordPress we have 3,673 followers and 156 topics categorized for easy reference. ThePreachersWord has been read in 190 countries and territories around the world! Our posts have been reblogged. Copied for bulletin articles. Used for short talks. And delivered as Lord supper devotions.
Now, we have reached another milestone. This is post #1300. So, I wonder is it time to quit. Let me share a few reasons why it makes sense to discontinue this endeavor. Continue reading
Last Tuesday Donald Trump met with a few hundred evangelical leaders in New York City. Following the meeting, James Dobson, Focus on the Family founder, was interviewed by Pennsylvania minister Michael Anthony. During the interview Dobson said that Trump had recently come “to accept a relationship with Christ.”
Dobson was vague about the details of Trump’s supposed religious conversion. “I don’t know when it was,” said Dobson, “but it hasn’t been long.” Continue reading
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Two or three times a year we take a short break from blogging. This is one of those times.
Our family vacation to Indian Rocks Beach just seems like a good time to kick back, relax and enjoy the Gulf breeze, the gorgeous sunsets and special times with our grandsons, without the daily dead line of writing. Continue reading
Good Morning from Temple Terrace, Florida.
It’s 73 degrees here which is a welcome change from the 32 that I left yesterday in Kansas City. It’s still dark and a good time to share some reflections and personal thoughts with our readers around the world as I enjoy my first cup of coffee.
This is a time of year during the holiday season to enjoy family and friends. Share special times. Savor some good food. Indulge your “sweet tooth.” Relish the festive nature of the season. Sit by the fireplace and sip some hot chocolate, or in our case this year enjoy a morning walk by the Hillsborough River in shorts and a T-shirt. Continue reading
Tomorrow’s post will be the final one. Well, at least for the next week. 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 47th wedding anniversary on August 23rd. So it’s a good time to enjoy a little R & R.
Two years ago when we took our anniversary trip, she asked, “You’re not going to do your blog on this trip are you?” Continue reading
On January 1, 2012, I launched ThePreachersWord with my first post. Today, I’m writing my 1000th post. It’s been an amazing journey.
As I reflect back over 3 ½ years ago, I was looking for a way to expand my ministry. Time and opportunity had come together in an unexpected and unique way for me to consider blogging as a means to share the Word.
We began with no “followers.” No readers. No archives. And no idea where this would lead. Today, according to WordPress, we have 3,275 “followers.” Continue reading