• Sorting the junk mail

    It’s junk mail season again. Junk mail exists all year, but the true avalanche comes during the holidays. Catalogs and sale flyers, post cards and letters, offers for new credit cards, and leaflets announcing, “THE GREATEST SALE EVER!”

    Every day the mailbox is filled with the often annoying, but sometimes intriguing, junk mail. So, while my forty-third offer of an oil change for 10 percent off isn’t that impressive, a new bazillion dollar Publishers Clearinghouse letter may catch my eye.

  • We must turn faith into action

    Someone once said, “You can’t plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” I completely agree with that statement. Ideas without action are simply amusements of the mind. I have engaged in long conversations, spirited debates and personal diatribes that resulted in nothing more than an exchange of words and for practical purposes, a waste of time.

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 18

    Second Baptist Holiday Arts & Crafts Show and Brunch

    Second Baptist Church will be holding a holiday art and crafts show and brunch on Sunday, November 22 at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church, located at 401 Jefferson Street in Taylorsville.

    There will be baskets, vases, hand-crafted ornaments, jewelry, motivational hand-painted canvases and more. Proceeds will benefit the children’s church. Please contact Mary at 477-2066 to let her know the number that might be attending. You can also email her at mowens10@yahoo.com.

  • A matter of grace

    At first, Tina Dwyer of North Carolina thought it was a scam. The letter said that her $615 debt to Everest College was forgiven. “You no longer owe the balance of this particular debt,” it read. “It is gone.” But it was not a scam. A non-profit debt buyer called “Rolling Jubilee” really had bought and then forgiven her debt. And she was not alone. The group claims that it has forgiven $18.5 million in debts.

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 11

    Knights of Columbus Chicken Dinner

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 4

    Grace Chapel Revival

    Grace Chapel will be holding a revival November 6 through 8 beginning at 7 p.m. nightly, with the Sunday service beginning at 10:30 a.m. The preacher will be Tommy Pinkerton. Grace Chapel Pastor David Hutch and the congregation invites all to attend.

    All-Saints Holiday Bazaar

  • Hiding behind masks

    Masks are everywhere today. On Main street last week, kids in costumes were searching for candy and goodies. Maybe in your neighborhood you saw a few trick or treaters. You may have kids or grandkids who enjoy dressing up. Maybe you even put on a plastic mask or a wig or a pair of goofy glasses just to have a little fun. It’s just that time of year.

    My Facebook page is full of photos of masks and costumes, some elaborate, some simple, but all hiding the reality.

  • Church Happenings - Week of October 28

    First Baptist Family Fun Fest

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will host the Family Fun Fest on Saturday, October 31 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. The event will include games, candy and fun. All are invited to enjoy the festivities at the church, located on Main Street.

    Plum Creek Baptist Trunk or Treat

  • Point of no return

    A large number of people read this newspaper, in Spencer County and beyond. But you are reading this column right now, you are not a crowd or a large number of people. You are an individual. That’s how God sees you - as an individual.

  • Church Happenings - Week of October 7

    Fall Festival at Spencer Christian

    Spencer Christian Church will be hosting a Fall Festival this Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church, located at 5720 Taylorsville Road, in Elk Creek. There will be fun for the whole family, including a pig roast, live music and games, contests, a cake walk, hay rides and much more. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy this free event.

    Tent Revival