Saturday’s WORDsearch Roundup

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This was a busy week for WORDsearch. We released new sermon helps, wrote a bunch of blog posts, and got excited about our upcoming training conferences. Here’s a summary of what you might have missed this week.

Exposition on Prayer – Prayer Pops Up Everywhere

Prayer is the one thing we all do, yet all of us want to do it better.

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5 Stories of Encouragement, Plus Free Friday

Encouragement is a powerful force because it is a form of hope, one of the three things we know will always remain (1 Cor. 13:13). Every man, woman, and child stands in constant need of encouragement. Offering encouragement to others is easy to do, costs us nothing, and delivers kindness, love, and energy to the weary and downcast.

Today is The National Day of Encouragement, “a day dedicated to uplifting those around us and making a positive impact, no matter the magnitude.” To encourage you, we want to share a few personal stories of encouragement. We hope this inspires you in your walk with others. And don’t worry, we didn’t forget about Free Friday! You can download today’s free book at the end of this post.

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Quick Tips – Narrow Your Search with Topic Explorer

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The Topic Explorer in WORDsearch is a powerful tool that searches your entire library for a single subject in seconds. Instead of searching every word of every book for your search term, the Topic Explorer narrows your search by looking only at the the titles of articles and chapters that include or are related to your search term. Imagine searching the subject indexes of all of your books in an instant, and you’ll have imagined the Topic Explorer.

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iOS Update – Live Streaming

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Great news for iPhone and iPad users! The WORDsearch iOS app has been improved in ways you’ll find more useful than ever.

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The Best Way to Learn More About WORDsearch

pastors_training_conferenceWhen I look back on some of my most enjoyable and memorable times during my two plus years working for WORDsearch, attending our training conferences have to be right at the top of the list.

 The conference trips always help me realize:

  •  I’m very fortunate to be a part of such an inspiring event that glorifies God’s Kingdom
  • The users of our software are among the finest people I’ve ever met
  • What we do as a company and what our users do daily is truly having a positive impact on the world

If you have never been to one of our conferences, I would highly encourage you to join us at the LifeWay headquarters in downtown Nashville this March. The primary reason that people attend is for better knowledge of how to use the WORDsearch Bible program.  However, it’s much more than just that.

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Staff Pick – All the Men of the Bible

TheAllMenEach week the blog will feature a favorite book of a staff member that’s available on WORDsearch.

In fifth grade my parents purchased a multi-volume encyclopedia, as many parents did in the pre-Internet era, to help out with my homework.  My homework would suffer because as I flipped through the pages searching for the topic of a report my teacher had assigned, I would inevitably be sidetracked by more interesting articles I encountered on the way. This is a habit I have never been able to kick.

Working here at WORDsearch, I am surrounded by books that elicit the same reaction. While checking for errors in the OCR process, I will inevitably be tempted to stop and read an interesting passage, and I have to tear myself away to focus on the task at hand. One of the books that tested my self-control happened to be one of my favorites, Herbert Lockyer’s All the Men of the Bible.

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