• COLUMN: Teach your children to remember their God

  • Church Calendar May 23, 2012

     Food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ

  • COLUMN: Remember the dead but don't forget the living

    We human beings are forgetful about many things. Like the man who said sometimes he got undressed to get a shower and suddenly he could not remember if he was getting in or getting out of the shower. Or another person said they would find themselves on the stairway and couldn't remember if they were going up or coming down the stairs.

    The worst forgetfulness is to forget people. This Memorial Day weekend think of others, love others and remember others. Remember deceased and living people this weekend.

  • COLUMN: A proverb a day makes one wise

    A wise man will hear and increase learning and a man of understanding will attain free counsel. Proverbs 1:5

    The principal author of Proverbs as King Solomon who was one of the wisest men who ever lived and one of the richest too.

    Solomon collected as well as wrote the proverbs. In I Kings 4:32 we read that he spoke 3,000 proverbs. In Ecclesiastes 1:1 he called himself “the preacher.” As such, he no doubt collected and quoted useful expressions just as a modern preacher might quote a poem or other saying.

  • South Fork holds clothing giveaway

     South Fork holds clothing giveaway

    South Fork Baptist Church will have a clothing giveaway 8 a.m.-noon May 11. For more information, call Machelle McDowell at 270-325-3626.

  • Church Calendar - May 9, 2012

     Fire departments blessed on St. Florian’s Day

    New Haven and Rolling Fork Fire Departments will observe a service of recognition and blessings at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at the departments’ station, 363 Center Street, New Haven. The two departments provide fire protection and rescue to New Haven, southern Nelson and northern LaRue counties. The service coincides with the observance of the feast day for St. Florian, patron saint of firefighters. For more information, contact Fr. Overton at 502-549-3680 or Chaplain Lusk at 502-827-9111.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Our life is but a vapor

     This past weekend, my oldest grandson with his girlfriend, attended the Junior-Senior Prom. And I realized just how fast time goes by. 

    As I thought of my children’s prom night, and even my own, I am amazed at the truth of scripture: “For what is your life? It is even a vapor (morning fog) that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.” James 4:14.

  • 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.