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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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