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Religion

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Recognize your dominant gift

     We all have different gifts … because of the grace God gave us. Romans 12:6

    Learn to recognize your dominant gift and build your life around it. Otherwise, you’ll end up living with regret.

    David sensed that he was more than a shepherd or a singer. He was a leader-in-the-making. Killing Goliath just gave him a chance to demonstrate it. Had he failed to seize the moment, he’d probably have gone back to tending sheep.

    What blinds us to our dominant gifts?

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Can you control your tongue?

     How good are you in controlling your tongue?  

  • Church Calendar – April 25, 2012

    Food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ
    The food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ on Old E’town Road will distribute food to families who qualify 6-7 p.m. April 25 and 9:30 a.m.-noon April 27. For more information, call 358-9812.

    Rick Lee James in concert
    Rick Lee James will perform a free concert 7 p.m. April 25 at Buffalo Church of the Nazarene. For more information call 270-325-3937.

    Swap and Share at HUMC

  • Wesley Meadows time capsule reveals history of three churches

     Nearly 50 years have passed since Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church opened its doors.  

  • COLUMN: Is your conscience expandable?

     Your word have I hidden in my heart that I might not sin. Psalm 119:11

    Ever hear of a pitcher plant?

    It attracts insects with its bright colors. Once inside, the insects lose their footing and slide down a sugarcoated tube into a liquid that drowns them.

    Satan does that too. He sugarcoats the way to ruin and before you know it, you’re hooked.

  • Church Calendar - April 18, 2012

    Freedoms Way holds free community dinner
    Freedoms Way Church, 1170 Old E’town Road, Hodgenville, will hold a free community dinner 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 21. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and drink will be served. For more information, call Linda Wolford at 358-8224.

    Mount Tabor Baptist Church holds cookout and auction

  • God's spirit is love, joy, self-control

    “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control …” (Galatians 5:22). How do we get these character qualities? God does not one day zap us. There is a process.

    God has a part and we have a part in the process. In a physical workout you develop or tone the muscles God has given you. Paul urges us to cultivate our spiritual lives. God provides the power.