• Solid as a rock

    A few years ago I had a chance to travel to Marble Colorado and visit the marble mines there. Now, when I think of marble, I think of the monuments in cemeteries, the decoration on courthouses, things like that. In fact, the marble from this area was used to build the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • 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

  • Knowing your enemy

    When I was 17 and 18, I had the privilege of traveling with the circus. It was a great experience, one I hope to never repeat. When I went back home, I looked at my cat. It was not a special cat, just a cat. But I remembered how they trained those big cats to jump through hoops of fire. I looked at my little cat, and said, “Maybe you will never jump through hoops, but I bet I can train to do a few tricks.” I’ve always believed cats were smarter than dogs. After all it’s been said, “dogs have masters, cats have staff.”

  • Be watchful of our words

    Words are funny things, at least the way we use them in America. For example, if I take a bow on stage I am doing one thing, if I take a bow off a package, it is something entirely different. Not only does it mean something different, we even pronounce it differently.

  • Church Happenings - Week of September 30

    Second Baptist Booth space rental

    Booth space during Saturday’s Octoberfest in downtown Taylorsville will be available for rent on Saturday at Second Baptist Church on Jefferson Street. Booths are $25 and can be used for yard sales or other activities. Contact Gwen at 303-4313 or Camille at 296-6473.

    First Baptist Yard Sale

    A gigantic yard sale will be held at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville this Friday and Saturday, Oct 2 and 3 from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds will go to the youth for mission work with Kentucky Changers.

  • Jesus holds the key

    Not long ago, I was stuck on an elevator. It reached the floor I wanted, but the door wouldn’t open. After a long day, I just wanted to get to my hotel room and call it a day. Instead, I spent the next 45 minutes trapped, just waiting for someone to get me out of that little box. Someone had to come with a key to get me safely out of the elevator.

  • The world is ending! Now what?

    What would you do if you knew the world was going to end at 7 p.m. this evening? What would you be doing at say 6:45? Would you be bargaining with God? Would you simply put on your saintly smile? Would you be asking friends for forgiveness? In other words, how would you be living the rest of your time here on earth?

  • Church Happenings - Week of September 23

    Waterford Church of Christ hayride

    Waterford Church of Christ will host a hayride and bonfire on Saturday afternoon, September 26, beginning at 5 p.m. The hayride will include a trip to the church’s old cemetery and BBQ will follow. On Sunday, September 27, the church will have Sunday School at 9:30 and Sunday’s 10:30 service will feature Special Speaker, State Representative James Allen Tipton.

    Emmaus Road Quartet in concert

  • Church Happenings - Week of September 12

    All-you-can-eat chicken dinner at

    All Saints

  • Does God still speak to us today?

    Does God still speak to us today? Does he have a master plan? These are important questions in life. We want to know things like: What will I do with my life? Who will I marry? And what is my purpose in life? These are similar questions addressed last week. And while this issue is more than I can do justice in just a couple of columns, I hope to give you enough Scripture where you can pursue this on your own.