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Religion

  • Searching for Happiness

    Solomon became involved in a search for happiness that has gone on since the beginning of time.  Ecclesiastes 12 is the conclusion of a long hard battle.  King Solomon was trying to discover the meaning of life.  He wanted to be happy.

    King Solomon didn’t want to miss out on anything.  He wanted to know how he could be happy without hurting himself or someone else.  He looked for happiness in things, but he concluded by finding happiness in God.

  • To the Middle-aged: Press forward, slow and steady

    By Jonathan Carl
    Guest Columnist

    Although many consider me to be young, I consider myself to be middle aged at 37, and I’m okay with that (see Psalm 90:10). I love seeing what God is doing among my age group, but I also am concerned by many things I see. Here are some observations and truths from Psalm 71.

    Psalm 71:6 “Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.”

  • So precious is Jesus

    The old hymn says, “He is so precious to me.”  In 2 Peter 2, Jesus is referred to as a living stone, a chosen stone, and a precious stone.

    There are two kinds of knowledge — things learned from what we hear and read and then knowledge from actual experience.  Peter speaks out of experience when he says, “Jesus is so precious to me.”

  • Church Calendar

    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

    Hodgenville United Methodist Church

    Hodgenville United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School will be held from 6 to 8:15 p.m., through June 29, with dinner served at 5:15 p.m. each night. This year’s theme Is ‘Maker Fun Factory - Created by God, Built for a Purpose’. Register online at www.humcky.org or call 270-358-3028. The church is located at 825 Tonieville Road, Hodgenville.

    Salem Christian Church

  • A Gospel Saturated Church

    By Paul Richey
    Guest Columnist

     

    Luke 24:32-35 – They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were gathered together, saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of bread.

  • God Bless America

    From the beginning, America was founded on the Christian faith, inspired by Christian hope, guided by Christian truth, and nurtured in prayer.  Independence Day reminds us of some much needed truths that we must not forget.

    America’s hope does not lie in her illustrious past. Past greatness does not guarantee future hopes.  We do well to remember Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

  • To the Old: Don't Quit, Finish Well

    By Jonathan Carl
    Guest Columnist

    Because of my relative youthfulness (37), I can be tempted not to directly address my elders. But God has much to say to them in the Scriptures. I’ve recently been encouraged and inspired by the sweet example of Juanita Cruse, who after a long and difficult life, finished life by dying well and going to meet her Savior with eager expectation. Here are some truths to the elderly from observation and from Psalm 71.

  • Needed: Good Fathers

    Have you heard the old expression, “Better late than never.”  Fathers, please accept my congratulations and prayers for your recent Fathers Day.  I hope you had a good day and the days since then and in the future will be days of blessing for you.

    Let me acknowledge some things before we look at some statistics.  I realize there are some one-parent homes that are doing the best they can, and the mother is to be commended where there is no father present.  

  • District Blanket of Praise

    The Wesley Meadows United Methodist Women hosted the 26th anniversary of the District Blanket of Praise on Saturday, May 20.

    The first District Blanket of Praise was held in 1991 at Sonora United Methodist Church. There were several years when over 350 quilts were given and it is estimated that over 6,000 quilts have been constructed since the first event.

  • Stay on the main road

    Go with me back to former days before the GPS or the mapping service of AAA.  We are making a trip from our home in Kentucky to Phoenix, Arizona.  What would be one of the first things you would do?  First you get a good road atlas to help you find the shortest, and best route.  Once you begin your journey you would try to stay on this main road so you could reach Phoenix.