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
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
In June 2018 we stepped away from full time located work and launched this new ministry phase of our lives.
We began with the idea of freeing ourselves from the limitations of working with one local church and combining travel with ministry opportunities. It has been both rewarding and exciting.
Here’s a short review of our travels and preaching opportunities for 2019 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
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
“As I grow older, it seems the years are gathering speed and I am left in awe at the surreal fact that I am definitely well down the slope of life.”
The above quote is from a friend and former college classmate of mine who recently posted this reflection on facebook.
Really, Nancy? Are we really “well down the slope of life”? Maybe we’re just at the peak! After all Moses lived to be 120! Continue reading
The Preacher of Ecclesiastes wrote, “Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.” If he were alive today, he may quip:
“Of the making of blogs there is no end, and writing new posts is really wearisome!”
In the big world of blogging, ThePreachersWord is tiny! According to one source, there are over 152 million blogs on the internet. A new blog is created somewhere every second! And the largest site attracts over 46 million visitors each month! Continue reading
Last week at the Florida College Lectures, I briefly encountered David Tant as we were entering Hutchinson Auditorium. He smiled and said, “I see you’ve still found time to write your blog while you’re down here.”
As an off the cuff response I answered, “Yes. I’m addicted! It’s a habit!” I was kinda joking, but there may be more fact than fiction to my retort. Just ask my wife, Norma Jean! Continue reading
Since I first began ThePreachersWord on January 1, 2012, I have been asked several times, “How do you write all those posts for your blog?’
That’s a good question. Today is post 321. It is also the final day of the Ultimate Blog Challenge, in which I have posted every day in January. So, how have I written 31 posts in January? And 321 Since I began?
Here’s how. Continue reading