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Religion

  • 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.

  • Easter brings a second chance

    The resurrection account of Jesus contains two words that make all the difference in Simon Peter’s life. The women had come to anoint the body of Jesus. They were amazed to find the tomb empty as an angelic being announced Jesus’ resurrection. The two words that make all the difference is “and Peter.”

    “Go tell the disciples ... and Peter” (Mark 16:7).

    Why are these words there? Peter had denied Jesus in the hour of testing and needed to be encouraged. He needed a new beginning and a second chance.

  • Those who hope in God will soar

    They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31.

    Those who hope in the Lord … will soar … like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint. Let’s look at each.

    Soaring: Birds have three ways of flying; flapping their wings to counteract gravity. This isn’t particularly graceful and it’s a lot of work.

  • God’s favor can change everything for you

    “Now the king was attracted to Esther more than any of the other women, and she won his favor” Esther 2:17.

    One moment of God’s favor can change everything. If you want God’s favor in your life, study the life of Esther.

    1. She prepared herself. “Before a girl’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete 12 months of beauty treatments” Esther 2:12. Study. Preparation. Discipline. Those who pay the price to succeed aren’t lucky, they’re rewarded.