On Monday Micah Herndon crawled across the finish line at the Boston Marathon. No, he didn’t win the race. But he won the hearts of everyone who saw the video that went viral.
Herndon, a 31-year-old Marine veteran from Tallmadge, Ohio, was running the 26.2-mile race to pay tribute to three Marines who he served alongside. Matthew Ballard and Mark Juarez and British journalist Rupert Hamer died in 2010 from an improvised explosive device’s blast in Afghanistan. The Record-Courier in Ohio has more details of his inspiring story: Continue reading
Yesterday Norma Jean and I toured the Panathenaic Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium in Athens, Greece. It is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.
Originally built in the 4th century B.C., it was rebuilt in 144 B.C. in marble by Herodes Atticus, an Athenian Roman senator. After the 4th century it was abandoned until excavated in 1869 and hosted the Zappas Olympics in 1870 and 1875. After being refurbished, it was the site of the first modern Olympics in 1896. Continue reading
Today is a special milestone for ThePreachersWord. This is the 500th post!
We began January 1, 2012 with no readers! No track record. No idea of what to expect. And certainly no thought of posting 500 times! What began as an unexpected opportunity to minister in this manner has been a wonderful blessing to me. And I hope to those who are regular readers.
According to WordPress we have 2400 followers from various media sources. ThePreachersWord has been read in over 170 countries. And we have posts in over 100 categories. Continue reading