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Religion

  • The Unusual Birth of Jesus
  • A Sword and a Baby’s Cry

    The sounds of Christmas --- they are all about us.  There are two from the first Christmas that cause us sadness --- the sound of the soldier’s sword as they go from house to house killing innocent babies and then there is the heart wrenching cry of the babies who are being killed.  This is right in the middle of the Christmas story.  What could these say to us?

  • O Little Town of Bethlehem

    In 1865, Phillip Brooks penned the traditional Christmas Carol, “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Brooks wrote the carol for the purpose of helping children in Sunday School understand the significance and importance of the birth place of Jesus Christ. He based the hymn on his own personal experience that occurred two years prior when he rode on horse back from Jerusalem to Bethlehem to aid in a Christmas Eve service.

  • Church Calendar

    Cake, Candy, and Cookie Sale

    Make your holiday special by coming to the Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church cake, candy, cookie sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 15 in the church’s fellowship hall. Tins for candy and cookies will be for sale, or bring your own container. All proceeds go to mission projects the United Methodist Women. The church is located at 4341 Campbellsville Road in Hodgenville. For more information call 270-358-3300.

    Christmas in the County

  • Revelations of Christmas

    For some people Christmas is not a welcomed  time and not one for celebration.  Crimes, murders and violence rise during Christmas.  Suicides increase and psychiatric treatments go up.  Fear, fright, depression, hopelessness and despair is the Christmas spirit for many and they don’t want it.

  • Jesus’ Blessings

    I love how our community is continuing the collection of toys that has gone on for so long through the Santa Bus with the newly named “Christmas Blessings” program through Ovesen Heights Baptist Church’s leadership and coordination. In such seasons as Christmas we remember how blessed we are by God, He has protected us and provided for us in so many amazing ways. What a great season we have to shower His love and joy to others. Here are 5 reminders of the blessings of Christ this Christmas!

  • WALKING IN THE CHRISTMAS SHOES OF JOSEPH

    Have you ever felt like life is not working out according to your plans? Have you ever felt like your dreams and excitement have been shattered by life’s circumstances? If you have, then you are not alone. In fact, the story of Christmas includes one whose dreams, excitement, and plans were challenged to the very core.

  • Getting Ready for Christmas

    When we speak of getting ready for Christmas it is usually deeds we are referring to --- getting decorations up, buying gifts, wrapping presents, baking and such.  But really we should be talking about attitudes, because that is the most important part of celebrating Christmas.

    What is your approach and atttude toward Christmas?  When people say, ‘I can’t seem to get into the Christmas spirit this year,’ they are really speaking of attitude.  In this column I’m talking about openness to the coming and doing of God in our lives.

  • Rest in the Lord

    One common experience for all people is the reality of pain. Pain and suffering occur in many forms and fashions. There is the experience of physical pain from injury or disease. There is the emotional suffering in the loss of a loved one or a tragedy. There is the suffering and pain as a result of our wrong actions and struggles with others. Ultimately, pain and suffering exist due to the selfish sinful state of humanity.

  • Let Us Give Thanks

    America is a nation that has been abundantly blessed by our God.  We are daily recipients of the Lord’s blessings.  Of all the people in the world who thank God for His blessings, America should be the one doing the most thanking. But I’m sad to say that for too many in our land they do not possess a grateful heart.  The Psalmist says, “Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise.  Give thanks to Him, bless His name” (100:4).