• COLUMN: Will Christmas come this year?

     The calendar says that Christmas is coming. Many signs point to its approach, but will Christmas come this year? Dec. 25 will arrive, but I fear that Christmas will not come in the hearts of many people.

    Granted, the commercial side of Christmas is already here. Billions of dollars were spent the day after Thanksgiving.

    The social side of Christmas is here with all the parties and the travel - despite the gasoline prices. Christmas is being celebrated in churches too. The decorations, carols, dramas and music programs tell us the Christmas season is here.

  • Retired preacher pens memoir

     Gene Enlow, a longtime Kentucky Baptist pastor with family ties in the Hodgenville area, has penned a memoir  A Legacy of Faith: The Enlow Papers.

    Enlow, now retired, shares stories like the night a man burst into his study, threatening to kill him because of the pastor’s opposition to legalizing sales of liquor by the drink. As Enlow pondered what to say, the Holy Spirit prompted him to pray that God help him love this man the same way He did.

  • Church Calendar - Nov. 28, 2012

     Lane Lincoln CME Church holds Black and White Gala

  • Fultz honored for 67 years of perfect attendance in Sunday school

     Count them – 3,484 Sundays.

  • COLUMN: Use your time wisely


    The late Wilbur Chapman gave these words of true wisdom: "The rule that governs my life is this: anything that dims my vision of Christ, or takes away my taste for Bible study, or cramps my prayer life, or makes Christian work difficult, is wrong for me, and I must as a Christian turn away from it."

  • Church Calendar - Nov. 21, 2012

     Food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ

  • COLUMN: Thanksgiving should lead to thanks-living

    The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by one of the most underprivileged groups of Americans - the Plymouth Pilgrims.

    What did they have to be grateful for in the fall of 1621?

    We need to get behind the trappings with which we tell their story today.

  • Church Calendar - Nov. 14, 2012

     Food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ

  • COLUMN: God provides power for living

    Power for living - doesn't that sound like something we want and need? We certainly are interested in the power to overcome the obstacles and difficulties that come to us in our daily lives.

    We have some really good resources available to us as Christians, but often we do not realize it. As a result, we don't put them to work in our lives.

    The Apostle Paul in Ephesians 3:14-21 gives three ways to receive power for daily living.

  • COLUMN: Be a lamb, not a pig

     The born-again man or woman is not motivated by this world-system.

    Think of being on the farm. It is a very hot summer day. Nearby in the barn lot there is a big mud wallow. 

    Here comes a pig. He grunts with contentment as he wades into the slime. You say, "Mr. Hog, why do you want to wallow and submerge in that filth? Why do you not seek a cleaner environment?" 

    That pig has not the slightest interest in your ideas for his betterment. He loves the mud.