What We Appreciate About Our Pastors

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Pastor Appreciation Month is a great time to encourage and thank our pastors for what they do for us, on Sunday and every other day of the week. Being a leader can be a lonely, hard job, and we should help by letting them know how much they mean to us. Here at WORDsearch, we wanted to share with you some of the great things we love about our pastors here in Austin.

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Get to Know Donald Cantrell

donald cantrellDonald Cantrell has been a preacher of the gospel since 1980. His goal in writing books is to be helpful to ministers who may need a simple thought to prompt them in developing a mighty message. His hope is to be practical, preachable, and accessible to the busy and pressured pastor.

In addition to preaching and writing, Donald has been active in personal sermon consulting and research, offering help with individual sermon development, subject research, Bible character studies, and sermon series. He has also helped various pastorates with the leading of revivals.

When he released Bible Commentary Snapshots to WORDsearch, we talked with the Florida Gators fan about his alliteration style, preaching, and his writing process. [Read more…]

The Pastor/Teacher’s Toolkit: Bible Surveys

bible survey, student, pastor, teacher, wordsearch bibleWith 66 books written at different times, by different people, and for different purposes, the Bible can be confusing even to seasoned students of Scripture. One can easily get lost in the details and lose sight of the big picture—you can read an Old or New Testament book and miss its overall themes and messages. Fortunately, there exists a tool that can remedy this problem and bring clarity to potential confusion—the Bible survey.

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Merry Christmas!

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We hear it every year, see the nativity plays, add the star to the top of our Christmas trees. Most of us could probably recite Luke 2 in our sleep.

Mary and Joseph. The census. No room at the inn. Shepherds and angels. Jesus, wrapped in cloth and laid in the manger.

The Christmas story can become so familiar that it can lose its meaning to us. Especially surrounded by the busyness of the holidays, filled with long lists of to-dos, events, church services, family and traveling. Our focus shifts from the birth of the Lord to getting everything done on time.

No matter how you celebrate Christmas, try to find some time in the chaos to spend with Jesus. Alone, with your family or friends, at church, wherever you are, stop and take a moment to reflect on the best gift God could ever give us, the gift of His son, Jesus.

Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors! – Luke 2:14 (HCSB) 

WORDsearch wishes you a merry Christmas celebrating the birth of our Lord!

-Katie Cornett

 

Honoring Veteran’s Day

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A veteran is someone who at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to the people of the United States of America for any amount up to and including their life.” – Lt. Col. Boyd Lackey, author with a Ph.D in psychology who spent 36 years as a military chaplain around the world, and who is also a WORDsearch user.

Veteran’s Day is a time set apart to stop and think about the people who have served the United States by fighting in wars and protecting our country throughout the years. As our way of honoring veterans today here at WORDsearch, we want to share our memories and appreciation of what they have done and what it means to us.

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Quick Tip – Text Size

quick_tips_fbToday’s Quick Tip is another simple, but extremely helpful tip for using WORDsearch. Did you know that you can change the text size in your books? By following these steps you can set up how your text size is displayed in the Library.  

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