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Religion

  • Be willing to take the journey of faith

    Shepherds and wise men prepared to hear the good news, but they also were willing to take the journey of faith to see the Christ child. The shepherds said, “Let us go.”

    The wise men also moved on faith when they followed the star. We must also make a journey of faith. We realize that we will never completely understand God’s love for us, but in faith we must accept that he does love us enough to send his son to die for us.

  • CME Church leads community prayer

    A Hodgenville pastor is taking measures to show his congregation what togetherness means.

    Rev. Aaron Moss, pastor at Lane Lincoln Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, brought his congregation, along with that of two other local churches, to Lincoln Square in Hodgenville on Dec. 14. The group congregated and prayed for various issues, including violence throughout the world and the community of Hodgenville. They also sang some hymns at the event, which Moss said lasted “around 20 minutes.”

  • Rolling Fork Baptist carries on tradition of live nativity

    Rolling Fork Baptist Church in Gleanings is a church steeped in Christmas traditions. The church was established in 1801 and for at least 89 years, they have been celebrating the birth of Christ with a live nativity scene. It is a community event that draws one of the largest crowds of the year.

    Several generations of families have participated in the production. Joseph has been played by Gene Price for more than 56 years. His wife, Charlene, was Mary for 53 years but can no longer participate due to illness. Ashley Lee Scott now plays the part of Mary.

  • PHOTO: Prayer on the Square
  • Which one represents your story?

    There was great rejoicing at the palace for the prince had just been born. All near the throne were excited. How could they share the news with their people?

    Elaborate suggestions were made. One even said, “We could send some messengers to tell the shepherds.” Everyone thought it was a ridiculous idea.

    And yet, this is the very way God chose to announce the birth of his son into the world. God’s ways are certainly not our ways.

  • Diverse churches hold joint service

    A pair of LaRue County churches are trying to show that denomination isn’t the only thing that matters when it comes to worship.

    On Dec. 14, the congregations of Hodgenville Christian Church and Hodgenville Lighthouse Church of God of Prophecy came together for their first joint worship service. Mary Milburn, pastor at Church of God of Prophecy, said the joint service was born in part out of necessity, citing Hodgenville Christian’s baptistry.

  • PHOTO: Saint Catherine Academy Breakfast with Santa
  • Be satisfied in the midst of discontent

    “More.”

    This is a small word, but it summarizes the hopes and obsessions of many Americans. More money, more success. More of this and more of that.

    Many live for “more.” Our next raise, our next house. They search, but never seem to find, and most are unhappy in their search.

  • Rolling Fork Christian to hold live nativity

    Rolling Fork Christian Church, located in Lyons Station, is hosting a live nativity scene on Friday, Dec. 19.

    Tom Smith, who has attended the church with his wife, Phyllis, for the last six years, said the members have put on the sometimes-chilly production honoring the birth of Christ for about four years.

    The actors dress in robes and some of the men have grown their beards in preparation for the evening, he said. There will be a live camel, sheep and donkey.

  • PHOTO: An old fashioned Christmas