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  • God bless America

    As America celebrates another birthday, some things are very evident.  America has enjoyed the many blessings of God.  We have become the world’s greatest economic, political and cultural power evidenced by an unparalleled stand of living.

     But will America continue to enjoy these blessings?  Proverbs 14:34 says, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”  Does this verse forecast what lies ahead for America?

  • Linwood Baptist celebrates High Attendance

    In June, members of Linwood Baptist Church in Magnolia, celebrated “High Attendance Day”.

    The day started at Sunrise Manor nursing home during the morning worship services, where people focused on music from Brother Tim Shockley and Tess Smith (wife of Tony Smith), followed by the morning sermon from Rev. Jerry Wilkinson. Following the service, several residents, along with friends, family and staff members made the trip to Linwood Baptist for the “High Attendance Day.”

  • The truth about lying

    I don’t know about you, but I hate being lied to.

    A few weeks ago we drove to Tampa, which is about 70 miles from where we live. That same day, we needed to go to Port Charlotte, which is south of Tampa.

    How far south, you ask?

    Well, according to the “distance between two cities” online calculator I used, Port Charlotte is 70 miles south of Tampa.

    Except the calculator lied.

    We drove and drove and drove and about 110 miles later got to Port Charlotte.

    I hate being lied to.

  • Church Calendar - July 1, 2015

    Hodgenville United Methodist

    Vacation Bible School, themed Underdogs, is 5:15-8:30 p.m. through July 2 for ages 3-12 at Hodgenville United Methodist Church, 825 Tonieville Rd. There will be a light meal at 5:15 p.m. For information, call 270-358-3028.

    Freedom Way

    Have S’more fun at VBS at Freedom Way. VBS will be held 6 p.m to 9:00 p.m., July 6-10. Meal will be provided every night. The church is located at 1190 Tabb Rd., Cecilia, KY. For more information, call 270-401-3704.

    South Fork Baptist Church

  • The Christian’s Walk
  • Confessions of a cheapskate: Grace isn’t free

    I love free stuff.

    When we lived in California we lived near scads of big- box warehouse stores that always gave away free samples. Sometimes, if you got there on the right day at the right time, you could eat enough free samples and be too full to eat lunch or dinner when you got home.

    I wasn’t thinking of free stuff a few Sundays ago when I stopped at a little Pentecostal church I had never visited before, even though I’ve talked to the pastor many times.

    And what to my wondering eyes should appear? Free goodies and coffee!

  • Volunteers build church, spirits

    With the help of more than 140 volunteers from 13 states, Steadfast Baptist Church edged closer to completion last week.

    The church, which will be on Strange Road in Hodgenville, is scheduled to be completed later this summer.

  • Church Calendar

    Hodgenville United Methodist

    Vacation Bible School, themed Underdogs, is 5:15-8:30 p.m. June 28-July 2 for ages 3-12 at Hodgenville United Methodist Church, 825 Tonieville Rd. There will be a light meal at 5:15 p.m. For information, call 270-358-3028.

    LaRue County Church of Christ

    The LaRue County Food Pantry will give food to those who qualify, 6-7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday and 9 a.m.-noon every fourth Friday. For information, call 270-358-9812 or 270-358-9220.

    Hope Food Pantry

  • Forgiveness

    Forgiveness is a beautiful thing, but not everyone expresses it or demonstrates it. But God does! In Christ there is complete forgiveness available. When God forgives, He forgets. “And their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more” (Hebrews 10:17). What grace! What love!

    Some things are a fact and should never be doubted. Forgiveness is a fact. Paul says in Ephesians 1:7, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses ….”

  • The law fulfilled for us

    My friend Mike loves kitschy stuff and he loves God. So, anything that combines kitsch and God is a slice of heaven to him.

    Recently, someone gave him a Moses and the Ten Commandments clock. Moses, holding a stone tablet in each arm, is looking off into the distance, all holy-like, and there’s lightning behind him.

    Every hour, but not quite on the hour, the clock will play some light piano music and a voice — could be God, could be Moses — announces a commandment. “Thou shalt not kill” or “Honor your father and mother.”