• God Bless America

    As for me and my house we are planning a trip to our state capitol May 4 for a noon-time prayer service of Kentuckians led by Franklin Graham for spiritual renewal in our nation.  Mr. Graham is holding prayer services in each of our 50 state capitals.  It would be wonderful to have thousands at the gathering on May 4.  This will be the day before the National Day of Prayer services held locally and through out the United States.

  • Blessed

    “Bless your heart.” “God bless you.” “May the Lord bless you.” “I am blessed.”

    Have you ever thought about the word “bless”? It really isn’t a common, everyday sort of word. It is a churchy/Bible word. Even though we may use it a lot, primarily among allergy-afflicted sneezers, I am not sure we could easily define the word we are using.

  • Church Calendar - April 27, 2016

    Camp meeting at New Freedom Baptist Church

    New Freedom Baptist Church will be holding Camp meeting services at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. through April 29. Camp meeting will end after Friday morning service. Featured preachers are Bro. Ronnie Jones, Bro. Billy Mitchell and Bro. Terry Pace. Two homecoming style meals will be served daily. For more info contact Bro. Jerry Bird 270-358-5921.

    Old Mount Sherman Cemetery accepting donations

  • Your Way of Life?

    Recently, I was reading the story Jesus told in Luke 10 about the Good Samaritan.  Back in the 1950s, Dr. C. Roy Angell, who pastored Central Baptist Church in Miami was the inspirational speaker one summer at Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly in North Carolina.  I purchased one of his books that had a chapter dealing with this scripture.  Dr. Angell was a master storyteller.  He said the story of the Good Samaritan illustrated three philosophies or ways of life.

  • Church Calendar - April 20, 2016

    Old Mount Sherman Cemetery accepting donations

    Old Mount Sherman Cemetery is accepting donations for upkeep. Mail checks to Dale Warren, 3624 Sand Ridge Road, Magnolia, KY 42757 or call 270-528-4142.

    Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church revival

    A revival will be held at Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church at 7 p.m. on April 24. Evangelist is Rev. Randy Brown. Every one is welcome to attend.

    Otter Creek Separate Baptist Church revival

  • Spiritual DNA Test

    DNA testing has been used in our country to determine guilt or innocence in criminal cases, recognize the father of a child, discover family origins, and diagnose certain disorders or diseases just to name a few areas of use. Likewise, when we take a moment to test our spiritual DNA, we are able to truly examine our relationship with Christ.

  • Conviction

    By Jonathan Carl
    Guest Columnist


    “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.”

    “It’s not how you start a race; it’s how you finish.”

    “It’s not whether you win or lose; it’s how you play the game.”

    Most of us have heard variants of these expressions and quotes from leaders, coaches, athletes, actors and parents. These quotes have a common thread, conviction, which is a firmly held belief that propels one forward.

  • A solid foundation

    In any building, the foundation is of utmost importance, because destructive things will begin to happen, causing worry, expense, and possibly even collapse.

    Our spiritual lives are no different.  The foundational beliefs we build upon are crucial. Winds and storms will come, to be sure!  Whether or not we will weather what life throws at us will depend upon what has gone into our spiritual foundation.

  • No one is perfect

    Have you ever heard someone say: “That is the first mistake I’ve ever made.” They had to be kidding because we all make mistakes.  I’ve made so many that I would be considered an expert.

    We may be a little surprised to find people in the Bible making mistakes, but they were human.  Consider some of the mistakes mentioned in the Bible.

  • ‘As much as these’

    In John 21:15, John pens these words of Jesus, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” This piercing and intriguing question causes reflection, introspection, and concern. It is ambiguous, yet pointed. It is subtle, yet obvious. “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”