Words for the Day

Bob Williamson


The daily inspirational words of Bob Williamson.

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780 episodes

The meaning of love

I used to speak at prisons all over the country and it was some of the most rewarding and important work I’ve ever done. The Bible is clear about God’s love for the men and women who are locked up in prisons. Jesus preached: “I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me“ . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/08/the-meaning-of-love/

Aug 10
Give me freedom or give me death

Former President Trump is yet again a target of the radical left Democrats. His home was raided last night by some 100 FBI agents purportedly looking for classified documents. Even if their investigation found some documents all but the brain dead would know that as a former President this could hardly be a crime. He was the one who determined if documents should be classified and could declassify anything he wanted . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/08/give-me-freedom-or-give-me-death/

Aug 09
Are you a doormat?

Recently I received an email from the grown son of some friends. It was insulting and mean-spirited and I’m told he routinely sends similar emails and/or verbally abuses his parents. I’ve only met the guy once and wouldn’t know him if he walked up to me on the street. He obviously has issues with his parents and since he knows we are friends I suspect that he wrote because I am friends with them . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/08/are-you-a-doormat/

Aug 08
Deep Silence

I don’t know why, but it seems that sometimes my temper explodes. I have been this way throughout my life and, try as I may, it looks as though there is no end in sight. I recently had two encounters with two different unethical people who lied to gain financial advantage and my frustrations came bubbling out like a fountain; check that, they came out like a geyser; check that they came out like the volcano that erupted in Tonga this week . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/08/deep-silence/

Aug 05
Someone’s watching

The weeds near the banks of my farm pond had grown up about waist high in a few places. It is a pain to hook up the big batwing cutter for my tractor but to trim the grass right next to the lake it had to be done. So it was hooked up and the wide cutter was lowered and used to hang over the lake and cut right next to it . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/08/someones-watching-3/

Aug 04
Keep on trusting

A reader wrote and shared with me that he had lost two sons to very tragic, senseless, mind-numbing, circumstances which I will not share details, and he almost lost his third son to an accident when he got trapped in an avalanche while riding a snowmobile. Further, this gentleman spent two years fighting a war overseas and suffered through a divorce because of it. He wrote: “Like many others in this life, I sometimes feel a kinship with Job . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/08/keep-on-trusting/

Aug 03
Good time/bad times – What’s next?

Thanks to the many people who have prayed for our neighbor’s 20-year-old grandson who broke his back in an ATV accident last week. As an update he is still in ICU and after one operation so far, they have not been able to determine whether he will ever walk again. He is awake and the first operation revealed that the spine was not severed but two vertebrae were badly fractured and repaired during the surgery. He has begun eating on his own, primarily small portions of soup, and has experienced a “sensation in his hip area, so the family is encouraged . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/08/good-time-bad-times-whats-next/

Aug 02
Fake Christian news

I read on the internet the other day that someone stated that Christianity was not about redemption or having Jesus petition God on our behalf, but to teach us how to live. Now I wonder how they came up with that little nugget. It did not come from the Bible; I can assure you of that. I must assume it came straight out of hell. It’s just like Satan to take a portion of truth, (living a good life), and combining it with antichrist fake news in an attempt to make it more believable . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/08/fake-christian-news/

Aug 01
From bliss to heartache

My good friends and neighbors experienced a very sad tragedy last Saturday. I called and asked my buddy and his wife if would like to go with Teresa and me to grab a steak. He told me ALL his grandkids were on their way over and he would need to take a pass. I could tell from his voice how genuinely excited he was as he told me they were going to spend the entire weekend with them. I told him how jealous that made me as he beamed about the weekend and quality time it promised . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/from-bliss-to-heartache/

Jul 29
Saudi playground

We are paying more at the gas pump while the Saudis get richer. It seems that all that money has given them time to think up ways to spend it that seem to come out of a sci-fi movie . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/saudi-playground/

Jul 28
Bad news my lotto ticket failed

It seems I lost last night on my mega lottery tickets. In fact, there were no winners last night and the pot has now risen to over a billion dollars for next Friday’s drawing. The odds of winning are 1 in slightly over 300 million, but that doesn’t deter me because I don’t expect to win, but if my name is not in the hat, I don’t have any chance . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/bad-news-my-lotto-ticket-failed/

Jul 27
Whether young or old

I was on my back porch watching a herd of whitetail deer feeding the other evening. I had some powerful binoculars and saw two majestic bucks, and several does and fawns. Two of the fawns appeared to be perhaps a week or so old. They had spots and were smaller than a mid-sized dog. What they lost in diminished size they made up for in energy as they raced back and forth at breakneck speed frolicking while the rest of the herd calmly fed on the lush green field . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/whether-young-or-old/

Jul 26
Ain’t it hard . . .

Consider that not that long ago, (1973) Spiro Agnew got in some serious trouble and resigned. Nixon promptly appointed Gerald Ford as Vice President. Then Nixon got into serious trouble of his own and resigned, and Gerald Ford became President. Not a vote was cast. Subsequently Ford pardoned Nixon for his crimes of Watergate . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/aint-it-hard/

Jul 25
Trump again

As expected, there was much commentary on yesterday’s post concerning former President Trump. All but two mega-ardent Trump fan respondents agreed with the post, but those two guys read me the riot act. Sorry fellows I call them the way I see them . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/trump-again/

Jul 22
Yap Yap Yap!

One of my new buddies recently went to a state tennis tournament. Before he left, he bragged incessantly about how he was going to win the state championship. He went on and on about how he was the top seed for the tournament, and he really didn’t see it as a contest because he was so much better than everyone else in the tournament . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/yap-yap-yap/

Jul 21
Check your swing

Today is moving day. A friend drove a huge U-Haul truck from the Keys to our new home in Mississippi for us yesterday and he arrived late in the afternoon. Today that truck will be unloaded – Ugh! . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/check-your-swing/

Jul 20
Will you ever be caught up?

My wife asked me yesterday if I thought I would ever get caught up. My day begins long before daylight and does not end until around midnight only to repeat itself the next day. I thought about this question this morning and decided that I will not ever get caught up. I listed my projects and though purportedly I’m “retired” I’m busier than a one-armed paper hanger . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/will-you-ever-be-caught-up/

Jul 19
The world can wait

I visited my home in the keys this weekend and spent the entire time making arrangements to move the rest of our things to Mississippi. We are fast approaching our closing date and soon we will be gone from that little piece of paradise to another. I thought of a name for my new farm, “Done Roaming”. Of course, my family and friends don’t believe we will stay put, but I feel sure that barring some dire medical condition that requires assisted living this is the last move for us . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/the-world-can-wait/

Jul 18
What if grandpa was wrong?

So, the question I have is how does one arrive at this point? Assuming that Christians reading this post fall in line with the foregoing survey, 40% of you do not believe Satan is a living being, and 58% do not believe the Holy Spirit exists . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/what-if-grandpa-was-wrong-2/

Jul 15
No free ride

A friend of mine has been feeling awful about a few serious mistakes he made in life, one was a particularly bad one. The Bible warns against his behavior and spells out in no uncertain terms that there are repercussions. I hate to see my friend grieve and have prayed that God would give him some relief from his guilty conscience . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/no-free-ride/

Jul 14
Do you flee like a demon?

A friend of mine who is a Godly man, preacher, prison ministry evangelist, and Bible expert responded to my Words for the Day yesterday and wrote the following . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/do-you-flee-like-a-demon/

Jul 13
This is happening NOW!

As I mentioned yesterday, I went to church Sunday and heard a very good message. One thing I like about living in Mississippi is that there is a church seemingly on every corner. I had been hearing from my new neighbors about a preacher who was on fire for the Lord, so we went to hear him . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/this-is-happening-now/

Jul 12
Has God given up on you?

I attended church yesterday and the message was very interesting. I have been studying Mark and have been reading about Jesus being rejected in His hometown of Nazareth. The people simply did not believe that a “hometown boy” could teach and act in such powerful ways. It is believed that many in His hometown doubted His virgin birth and that only added fuel to the fire of unbelief. Only in this passage of Mark’s gospel is Jesus said to marvel and He marveled at the unbelief of His former neighbors in Nazareth . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/has-god-given-up-on-you/

Jul 11
The wrong way is not right and causes death

So, the former Prime Minister of Japan has been assassinated. He was a good leader and a great friend of the United States. The world seems numb to the murder and death going on in today’s tumultuous times. Most world leaders expressed their sympathy with the notable exception of Biden. I’m sure he will get around to it as soon as someone pens what he is supposed to say, and he can read it off the teleprompter . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/the-wrong-way-is-not-right-and-causes-death/

Jul 08
We cannot make choices for others . . . unfortunately

I was thinking back many years ago when I heard the news that a young friend of mine had been arrested for felony possession of cocaine and paraphernalia. This 22-year-old young man was the mate on my boat and I fished with him quite often until I had to fire him because he became very unreliable and I suspected him of trying to sell me stolen fishing equipment . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/we-cannot-make-choices-for-others-unfortunately/

Jul 07
Open the eyes of my heart

Spring is a special time of year on a farm. Everywhere one goes we see babies; baby gators, baby rabbits, baby whitetail fawns, baby wild turkeys, baby squirrels, baby quail, baby purple martins, baby blue birds, baby fish, baby mocking birds, babies, babies, babies . . . Even our cracker cows get into the act with a little baby bull kicking up his heels and running all over the pasture . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/open-the-eyes-of-my-heart-2/

Jul 06
Black holes eat stars

As was my custom I walked outside with my little dog Cooper very early one morning and sat on my front steps as he explored my front yard and sniffed every blade of grass and leaf in the process. It was a typical North Florida morning, warm and humid and it kind of reminded me of walking into a sauna. An owl let out an eerie scream in the distance and right on schedule, I heard the train blasting its way through the Aucilla crossing. I looked up to the sky and saw the black night contrasted by lovely sparkling bright shiny stars . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/black-holes-eat-stars-3/

Jul 05
America – Love it or leave it!

I am appalled at how so many in our country, primarily liberal Democrats, have used despicable comments and obscenities to describe the USA on this Fourth of July. Such ignorance is astounding to me. It is obvious that many have not traveled beyond our borders. Why would you suppose people are risking life and limb to get here? Because with all her faults this country is the best place to live where we can truly know freedom than anywhere else on the planet . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/america-love-it-or-leave-it/

Jul 04
God is Spirit

A friend wrote me the other day about some strange occurrences going on in various places around the world. She sent me news articles about a rock in Mexico (or somewhere) that supposedly had developed an image of Jesus on it. People were flocking from miles around to go there to see it, light candles, and leave bouquets of flowers and worship, and she wanted to know what I thought of it . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/07/god-is-spirit/

Jul 01
Keep the Spirit

Yesterday was one of those days! If every day was like yesterday, I would try some hemlock. Fortunately, every day is not a bummer. We have enough of the bad to make us appreciate the good. Beware of allowing the bad times to overwhelm you and try to keep your spirits high in spite of the rain. Rainy stormy days always yield to sunny beautiful days and keep in mind that the process will soon repeat itself . . . https://www.wordsfortheday.com/index.php/2022/06/keep-the-spirit-3/

Jun 29