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Religion

  • COLUMN: Trust in God - always

    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6)

    What an astounding statement. It calls for faith and trust on our part. God enters into a covenant with man.

    The favorite verse of scripture of Dwight L. Moody, famous preacher of yesteryear, was Isaiah 12:2: "I will trust and not be afraid."

  • COLUMN: There is no glory in living a postponed life

     Someday.

    Somewhere.

    When I move.

    When I retire.

    There are many who do what I call “postponed living.”

    Steven Grellet, a French Quaker who lived in New Jersey in the mid 1800s, said, “I shall pass through this world but once and any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show any human being, let me do it now and not defer it – for I shall not pass this way again.”

  • COLUMN: Set new goals in your walk with Christ

     A brand new year: Time for making a fresh start.

    How many New Year’s Resolutions have you made?

    The beginning of a new year of life is an excellent time to evaluate our accomplishments and failures of the past year and to look forward to the clean canvas of the upcoming year. It’s a time for fresh beginnings, new goals and objectives and making plans. The old year is done away with. We shouldn’t dwell on what we did or did not do last year, now is the time to think positively toward the New Year.

  • COLUMN: Hang up your old grief as you enter the New Year

     Louise Fletcher Tarkington expressed the desire of many who long for new beginnings:

    “I wish there were some wonderful place

    Called the land of Beginning Again

    Where all our mistakes, and all our heartaches,

    And all our selfish griefs

    Could be cast like a shabby old coat at the door

    And never be put on again.”

  • COLUMN: Here's to a perfect New Year

     One day at the library, a book fell off a shelf and hit a boy named Milo Crinkley on the head.

    The title, “Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days,” was just what he needed. 

    Wanting more than anything to be perfect, Milo checked the book out and set out to do everything the author, Dr. K. Pinkerson Silverfish, prescribed.

    So begins the 1982 children’s book “Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days” by Stephen Manes.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR - Dec. 26, 2012

     New Year’s Eve service at Wesley Meadows

  • PHOTOS: Union Christian Carolers
  • COLUMN: What's your response to the Christmas story?

     The Christmas story is very familiar. Because of this there is the danger that we will say, “I’ve heard that story for many years.”  

    Having heard it many times before may cause us to tune it out this Christmas.

    Don’t stop reading, but consider the familiar story once again. The Christmas story begins before the foundation of the world. Prophecy after prophecy is found in the Old Testament saying Christ would be born to die for our sins.

  • COLUMN: Joy to the world

     Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

    Today let us go down to Bethlehem, and join with the shepherds and the wise men, let’s see him who was born king of the Jews, for by faith we can claim an interest in him.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR - Dec. 19, 2012

     Food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ