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Religion

  • Making ‘flare prayers’ effective
  • Pain is often a signal

    As a Marine going through boot camp I heard sayings like, “No pain, no gain.” or “Pain is good and extreme pain is extremely good.” Now, trying to keep in shape or even preparing for battle, those sayings make sense. A few sore muscles or a few scrapes may save your life. But I must admit, in general, I am not a fan of pain.

  • Church Happenings - Week of August 26

    Plum Creek Baptist Fish Fry and Gospel Sing

    Plum Creek Baptist Church will host a Fish Fry and Gospel Sing for Northern Lights Missions on Saturday, August 29 beginning at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults, and $4 for children under 10. The meal includes fish, slaw, baked beans, dessert and drink. The gospel sing will feature Victory Road, Gospel Eyes and others. There will also be a cake auction. The church is located at the junction of KY 44 and Plum Creek Road.
    Women’s Bible Study at First Baptist Church

  • Hard truths and soft lies

    Did you ever see movies about the flying contraptions that were tried before the Wright Brothers came along? Some looked like they would shake themselves apart; others looked like bird suits so people would crash as they flew off of cliffs. That is an example of the hard truth and the danger of the soft lie.

  • Will KY make room for conscience?

    “Conscience is the most sacred of all property,” said our fourth president James Madison. This proposition by the architect of the U.S. Constitution was cast aside by Federal District Judge David Bunning and dismissed by a Lexington Herald-Leader editorial which recently called for Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to “do her job or resign.” Such dictates leave many wondering whether there’s any room in the public square for citizens committed to doing their jobs according to their conscience.

  • Little Learning Machines

    The other day I was at a restaurant and a family came in with a little girl. They sat in a booth across from me and I had a great time watching that little girl and her parents. She must have been 4 or 5 and was into everything, but in the right kind of way.

  • Are you Happy?

    What is happiness? Do you feel happy in this world today? There are many definitions of happiness. Here’s what a few popular people said about happiness:

    Charles Schultz said happiness is a warm puppy.
    Another person was quoted as saying, “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory”

    Milton Burrell said, “A man doesn’t know what true happiness is until he gets married… Then it’s too late...”

  • Church Happenings - Week of August 12

    Awana Club at Bethlehem Baptist

    Awana Clubs for kids 3-years-old through 6th grade will begin meeting August 19 at 6 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church. The clubs will focus on memorizing scripture, teaching kids about Jesus and having fun. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, visit www.bbc-ky.com.
    Narcotics Anonymous Meeting

    Narcotics Anonymous meetings are at First Christian Church every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 502-902-1648.

    Celebrate Recovery at two churches

  • Standing our ground

    Like most Americans, I was very troubled when I heard about the senseless killing of the majestic lion by a dentist from Minnesota. Now don’t get me wrong, this is Kentucky, we hunt, it’s what we do. But somehow, going to a preserve and setting bait, etc, etc, just doesn’t seem very sporting. The country is outraged, and why not?

  • Shade on a sunny day

    It is amazing what a difference a little shade can make on a hot day. I walk our dog just about every day, usually two or three times a day and lately that has been a hot, hot task. With the sun beating down and temperatures in the 90’s, I know it is uncomfortable for me, but poor Molly (our dog) has to do it in a black fur coat.