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Religion

  • 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.

  • 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.