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Religion

  • COLUMN: A proverb a day makes one wise

    A wise man will hear and increase learning and a man of understanding will attain free counsel. Proverbs 1:5

    The principal author of Proverbs as King Solomon who was one of the wisest men who ever lived and one of the richest too.

    Solomon collected as well as wrote the proverbs. In I Kings 4:32 we read that he spoke 3,000 proverbs. In Ecclesiastes 1:1 he called himself “the preacher.” As such, he no doubt collected and quoted useful expressions just as a modern preacher might quote a poem or other saying.

  • South Fork holds clothing giveaway

     South Fork holds clothing giveaway

    South Fork Baptist Church will have a clothing giveaway 8 a.m.-noon May 11. For more information, call Machelle McDowell at 270-325-3626.

  • Church Calendar - May 9, 2012

     Fire departments blessed on St. Florian’s Day

    New Haven and Rolling Fork Fire Departments will observe a service of recognition and blessings at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at the departments’ station, 363 Center Street, New Haven. The two departments provide fire protection and rescue to New Haven, southern Nelson and northern LaRue counties. The service coincides with the observance of the feast day for St. Florian, patron saint of firefighters. For more information, contact Fr. Overton at 502-549-3680 or Chaplain Lusk at 502-827-9111.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Our life is but a vapor

     This past weekend, my oldest grandson with his girlfriend, attended the Junior-Senior Prom. And I realized just how fast time goes by. 

    As I thought of my children’s prom night, and even my own, I am amazed at the truth of scripture: “For what is your life? It is even a vapor (morning fog) that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.” James 4:14.

  • COLUMN: Train for leadership through service to others

     The king … had high admiration for Naaman, the commander-in-chief of his army. II Kings 5:1

    The mark of true leadership is the ability to serve – not strut.

    Although Naaman was the highest-ranking general is Syria, he served under the king. No matter how elevated you become, you must stay accountable. It’s what balances you and keeps you in touch with reality. When you forget how it feels to serve others, you develop a sense of entitlement and become dictatorial, overbearing and downright miserable to be around.

  • Church Calendar - May 2, 2012

     National Day of Prayer service at Hodgenville Civic Center

  • COLUMN: Have faith in God through the trying times

    The “cancer rollercoaster” sums up the cancer journey for the patient and loved ones.

    One moment you’re on top with good news and hope (treatments are working, cancer’s in remission) only to plunge downward in unexpected twists and turns.

    My husband was diagnosed with lymphoma almost four years ago and has undergone multiple chemotherapy treatments and two bone marrow stem cell transplants. It is difficult to not allow cancer to dominate our thoughts.  

  • COLUMN: Our lives can be renewed

    The dormant earth has sprung to life with the warm sunshine. Blossoms have poked through the dried grass. Buds have formed a lovely kaleidoscope of color in the woods and lawns. Birds loudly chirp and busily build nests for their young. The earth loudly and vibrantly praises God as it comes back to life now that winter has passed.

    Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:2-26.

  • Two local programs to be held on National Day of Prayer

     In one way, LaRue County could be called the birthplace of the National Day of Prayer.

    President Abraham Lincoln, born outside Hodgenville on Feb. 12, 1809, made a proclamation in 1863 for a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer.”

    In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May, according to the website http://nationaldayofprayer.org.

  • COLUMN: Christians have a right to be seen and heard

     Do you recall an expression, “Children are to be seen, but not heard”?

    When it comes to being a Christian in today’s world, that seems to be the feeling of many people. It is OK to be a Christian, but they don’t want you trying to force your beliefs on them.

    Sometimes Christians are not treated the same way as any other group. No one seems alarmed when any other large group gets together, but they become alarmed when the gathering has a religious purpose.