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  • Methodist women hold ‘Blanket of Praise’ celebration

    As Hodgenville United Methodist Church filled with visitors, hundreds of brightly colored baby quilts were draped over every available surface last Saturday in anticipation of this year’s Blanket of Praise celebration.

    Blanket of Praise is a project of the Elizabethtown District United Methodist Women, through which volunteers make and donate baby quilts to be given to infants in need.

  • Set your priorities on God’s level

    Getting to know God in a personal way should be our greatest priority in life. If we plan to spend eternity with him, then it would seem like a good thing to get to know him now. And it may be later than you think.

    We are here today and gone tomorrow. Realizing how quickly life goes by is a good priority to have. James said our life is like a vapor (4:14). We must then have our priorities right. We only get one chance at life on this earth. The poet said, “Only one life, ’twill soon be past.”

  • Remember loved ones on Memorial Day

    Recently we received an e-mail titled, “Preparing for Memorial Day,” which was a series of thought-provoking serious cartoons about this event. 

    One depicted a young boy giving thanks at a meal with the caption, “Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have; Memorial Day is a day when we pause to give thanks for the people who fought for the things we have.”

  • Never underestimate value or influence of a mother

    “Her children … call her blessed; her husband also … praise her.” Proverbs 31:28

    A man who felt neglected because his wife was spending so much time with the kids, decided to make a change. Storming into the house he announced, “As the man of this house, my word is law. From now on I expect you to prepare gourmet meals every night, run my bath, and leave out my clothes. Then afterwards, guess who’s going to dress me and comb my hair?” Quietly his wife replied, “The funeral director.”

  • Strawberry hits a homer for Christ

    What a joy to listen to former major league baseball player Darryl Strawberry share how Jesus Christ had made such a change in his life. He unashamedly spoke of his relationship with Christ on Huckabee’s Fox News television program recently. Darryl played with several major league teams, including the New York Yankees. He had a long struggle with drugs.

     

  • Nobody gets a free pass in life

    “But he was a leper.” 2 Kings 5:1

    Take a moment and read II Kings, Chapter 5. Naaman was an extraordinary leader but his impressive armor hid a bad condition: “But he was a leper?”

    The odds may all be in your favor, you’ve graduated from the best university, built a big church or made company CEO. Yet before you can qualify for the next level of blessings, God will force you to deal with the infection beneath the armor.

  • Thank God he is merciful

    The story goes that a politician became very angry when he viewed proofs of his portrait. He said, “This picture does not do me justice.” 

    The photographer replied, “Sir, with a face like yours, you don’t need justice, you need mercy.”

    With a heart like ours, we all need mercy. Why should I say this? Because of scriptures like Isaiah 29:13, “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” 

  • Walk with Christ in the light

    Have you ever been on a tour inside Mammoth Cave? When you make you way out of the cave you see a ray of light. As you get closer to the opening of the cave, the light gets brighter. Finally, you step outside into the brilliance of the sunlight.

  • Ursuline Sister celebrates 70 years

    Twelve Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are celebrating jubilees of religious profession this summer at Maple Mount, including one who ministered in LaRue County. 

  • Area women invited to retreat

    Plans for the second annual Mind, Body, Soul ... and Chocolate Women’s Ministry Event are in the final stages. The mini-retreat is 6:30-9 p.m. April 17 at First Baptist Church.

    Described as a night designated for the mind, body and soul, the event begins with string music by The Gibson Girls followed by a devotional time with Joan Clagett of Elizabethtown. There will be break out sessions with free manicures or massages, a mission project for Sunrise Manor, and a quiet time to visit with friends. The women’s quartet Joyride will top off the event.