• 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

  • COLUMN: Glory to God in the highest: By his grace we are saved

    Christmas is all about God coming to earth as a man, so that men might come to God. At Christmas we see what God has done for us in the person of Jesus Christ. Men have attempted to remove God, but he is at the heart of Christmas.

    There was a heavenly host with the angel who announced to the shepherds, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among men" (Luke 2:14).

  • COLUMN: I don't understand it, but I stand on it

     Many years ago someone came up with the phrase, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” I love this phrase. I seriously doubt if there would be any Christmas celebration were it not for the Christ of Christmas.

    Since Christmas is about Christ, let us consider who he is, what he did and what we owe him. First, Jesus was God come in the flesh (John 1:14). He was human and divine. The Apostle John says, “In the beginning was the Word, and Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning” (1:1-2).