• Be satisfied in the midst of discontent


    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
  • Church Calendar

    Hubbard Cemetery program

    A fundraiser for Hubbard Cemetery will be 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at First Baptist Church of Hodgenville. Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby and the Breakthrough Choir from Louisville will lead the program. For more information, call Woodie Handley at 270-358-3345 or Hope McNeill at 270-358-0592.

    Steadfast Christmas program

    Steadfast Baptist Church, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd. Hodgenville, will present a Christmas program, “Beautiful Star,” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. For information, call 270-765-9726.

  • He is on the way

    The countdown started some weeks ago – the excitement, the preparations, the lights and decorations. Many people are anticipating this special event.

    All of this for what? Santa Claus is coming to town. For many this is very important, but others think about the coming of One not from the North Pole and riding on a sleigh, but coming on clouds of the sky.

    Nations all over the world are awaiting his coming. His arrival will fulfill prophecies hundreds of years old. He will bring gifts, but they will not be based upon goodness, but upon grace.

  • Operation Christmas Child grows 13 percent

    Last week, LaRue County took part in the Samaritan’s Purse program, Operation Christmas Child, which sends gift boxes to impoverished children around the world. According to Claude Ramey, regional relay center coordinator, the program has shipped gifts to 113 million children worldwide since it began operation in 1993.

  • Thanksgiving isn’t a religion-free zone

    Thanksgiving is an unusual holiday for it is a time when we combine God, government and society. It seems that it is OK for anyone, regardless of his religion, to be thankful.

    That bothers me, because when something is so universally accepted, it means it has been watered down and changed from its original purpose. For example, look at what has happened to Christmas and Easter.

  • Operation Christmas Child collection is this week

    Operation Christmas Child collection week kicked off on Monday. Gift boxes can be dropped off at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville.

    Operation Christmas Child provides Christmas gifts to children in impoverished countries worldwide.

    Donors pack toys, toiletries, school supplies and other items into a shoebox-sized container and ship it via a collection site. Many churches and other businesses participate in the program.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings
  • Sin comes in three flavors: commission, omission, disposition

    Sin is Public Enemy Number One. It always has been, and always will be. Sin breaks the heart of God, nailed Jesus to the cross and carries men down to hell.

    We read in 1 John 3:4 that “sin is lawlessness.” Someone says, “I don’t see any harm in this thing or that thing.” But it is not a question of how we see things, but how God sees them. Since he is God he has a right to say “thou shalt” or “thou shalt not.”