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Religion

  • Needed: Good Fathers

    Have you heard the old expression, “Better late than never.”  Fathers, please accept my congratulations and prayers for your recent Fathers Day.  I hope you had a good day and the days since then and in the future will be days of blessing for you.

    Let me acknowledge some things before we look at some statistics.  I realize there are some one-parent homes that are doing the best they can, and the mother is to be commended where there is no father present.  

  • To the Old: Don't Quit, Finish Well

    By Jonathan Carl
    Guest Columnist

    Because of my relative youthfulness (37), I can be tempted not to directly address my elders. But God has much to say to them in the Scriptures. I’ve recently been encouraged and inspired by the sweet example of Juanita Cruse, who after a long and difficult life, finished life by dying well and going to meet her Savior with eager expectation. Here are some truths to the elderly from observation and from Psalm 71.

  • Stay on the main road

    Go with me back to former days before the GPS or the mapping service of AAA.  We are making a trip from our home in Kentucky to Phoenix, Arizona.  What would be one of the first things you would do?  First you get a good road atlas to help you find the shortest, and best route.  Once you begin your journey you would try to stay on this main road so you could reach Phoenix.

  • A life can open or close a door

    By Paul Richey
    Guest Columnist

  • District Blanket of Praise

    The Wesley Meadows United Methodist Women hosted the 26th anniversary of the District Blanket of Praise on Saturday, May 20.

    The first District Blanket of Praise was held in 1991 at Sonora United Methodist Church. There were several years when over 350 quilts were given and it is estimated that over 6,000 quilts have been constructed since the first event.

  • Handling failure

    Failure can be a jarring experience.  But failure does not have to be final.  Defeat does not have to be devastating.  Jesus taught us this when He said to Simon Peter “Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat; but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brothers” (Luke 22:31-32).  

  • Sex

    By Jonathan Carl
    Guest Columnist

     

    Sex. That three letter word stirs up a variety of feelings and emotions. It is often a taboo word for serious conversation but yet fills our eyes, ears, and minds through the media around us. Our cultural backgrounds and life experience largely shape our understanding of and opinions on the topic. But what does God say about sex? He has a lot to say on the topic and we ought to listen for He is the one who designed and created it.

  • The battle of temptation

    By Paul Richie
    Guest Columnist

     

    Every individual is at war against temptation. In some form or fashion, temptation creeps at the door of life and attempts to enter. It masquerades around as beautiful and desirable to prey upon the ambition, appetites, and aesthetic gaze of men and women.

  • Nothing but God

    Once there was a woman with nothing. No husband, no money, no food, no income, no prospects of anything getting better .... nothing.  She had two sons and her creditors were coming to take them as slaves.  In her nothingness, she came to a prophet of God.  She shared with him her story (2 Kings 4:1-7).

  • Church Calendar

    Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery maintenance

    The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery is requesting donations to help with maintenance. To donate, send checks to Martha Stephens, 360 White City Road, Hodgenville KY 42748 or Sharon Crady 201 Abes Way, Hodgenville KY 42748.

    Mt. Sherman Cemetery maintenance

    The Old Mt Sherman Cemetery is accepting donations for upkeep. Checks can be mailed to Dale Warren, 3624 Sand Ridge Rd, Magnolia, KY 42757. For more information, call 270-528-4142