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Religion

  • COLUMN: Choose your thoughts well

     “For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). Feelings do follow thoughts. Actions follow thoughts. We become what we think about.

    What are you filling your mind with?

    The Christian has new life by his rebirth. Paul says in II Corinthians 5:17,  “We have become new creatures in Christ Jesus.” 

    Christian living activates our new mind. Romans 12:2 tells us, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.”

  • COLUMN: God shapes and re-shapes our lives

    Look into the New Year
    George W. Smith
     
    Now that Christmas and New Year’s parties are over, what should we do?  
    When the party is over there is “stuff” that has to be done. It is back to everyday living – clothes to wash, house to be cleaned, taking out the garbage, working from 9 to 5.
    Since the parties are over, we need to get down to business. For Christians there are two important things that need to be taken care of in the new year.

  • PHOTO: Union Christian visits Warm Blessings

    Union Christian Church members from left, Barbara Emond, Barbara Finnicum, Mike Finnicum, Ramona Dever, Todd Self and LaDean Self are pictured at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen after making bowls for the programs "Empty Bowls" fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 11. Church members also volunteer at Warm Blessings, serving meals and cleaning up each second Wednesday of the month. 

  • COLUMN: What's your vision for the new year?

     For the vision … will surely come.”

    Between your dream and its fulfillment you’ll be tested. You’ll face some of the same things Joseph faced like:

    • The faith test. He had to maintain his faith in a hostile environment and believe in a dream nobody else believed in. He had no “dreamers support network.” He had to stand alone.

  • COLUMN: Christmas is not joyous for all

     People react in different ways to Christmas. For some Christmas has been a time of joy and giving, parties and hearing from people they haven't heard from all year. For others there is sadness, loneliness, depression and despair.

    The question was posed to several people asking if they were looking forward to Christmas this year. One person said, “No. Christmas reminds me of things that ought to be, but are not.” 

  • Church Calendar - Dec. 21, 2011

     Food pantry open at LaRue County Church of Christ

  • TOUCHPOINTS: God's word - think on these things

    Our brain is a creation of God. It is so complex that the wisest of men cannot tell us how it really functions. The Bible says that believers are in spiritual warfare, the carnal against the spiritual.

    "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would." (Galatians 5:17) 

    Ephesians 4:27 says, “Neither give place to the devil.”

  • COLUMN: How will you react on Christmas?

    Christmas day is almost here. How will we react to Dec. 25? People are still people and today will probably react much the same as on the first Christmas long ago. Let us consider the responses of three individuals.

  • COLUMN: Gold, frankincense and myrrh: Quite a story, isn't it?

     They presented gifts to him: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11

    In the Christmas story we learn that:

    • God can use people you don’t know to bless you. The wise men weren’t devout Jews or committed Christians, but Persian stargazers. Don’t be selective – you’ll tie God’s hands. Open your heart and you’ll start seeing him reaching out to you through the most interesting people.

  • Church Calendar - Dec. 14, 2011

    Food pantry at Church of Christ
    The food pantry at the LaRue County Church of Christ will be giving food to families who qualify 9:30 a.m.- noon Dec. 16 and 6-7 p.m. Dec. 21. For more information, call 358-9220.

    Wesley Meadows: Healing of the Heart service
    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church will host a Christmas “Healing of the Heart” service 6 p.m. Dec. 18. For more information, call Rev. Votaw at 325-3740.

    Christmas program at Pleasant Ridge