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Religion

  • Holy Cow! Realizing the power behind our words

    As an amateur wordsmith, I am fascinated with words and phrases. I love my cell phone because I have a dictionary and thesaurus all ready for my personal touch and I can research any word or phrase I hear.

    You can tell a lot about a person by the words and phrases they use. Of course, most use words and phrases they have no idea what they mean. Perhaps they heard somebody else say these words or phrases and so they incorporated them into their vocabulary, which, says more about them than anything else.

  • Good Friday Services

     

    The community gathered last Friday for the annual Good Friday Services, hosted this year by the Second Baptist Church on Jefferson Street. The event is coordinated by the Spencer County Ministerial Association and is an opportunity for Christians in the community to gather in one place to worship and remember the death of Christ. The Ministerial Association also held a Community Sunrise Service on Sunday morning at Elk  Creek Baptist Church.

  • The rushing wind

    We live in a windy spot. It seems like the wind is always blowing here. And our house likes to moan in the wind. I’m sure some people don’t like the sound, but I do. The wind blows and whistles by and here I am all snug and safe in the house.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 30, 2016

    Revival at First Baptist Church with Bro. Patrick Nix

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville is hosting its annual spring revival April 3-6, featuring guest pastor and former Taylorsville resident, Bro. Patrick Nix. Nix is a graduate of Crown College and began his ministry as an assistant pastor at Shawnee Baptist Church in Louisville. While there, the church planted Lighthouse Baptist Church in Spencer County where Nix pastored for 14 years. He now serves as the Ministries Director and co-pastor at The Church at Grace Park in Whitehouse, Tennessee.

  • When the dawn breaks

    Have you ever been out walking or driving in the early morning and really seen the dawn break? I mean, that moment when the sun really first peeks over the horizon in a blaze of glory. The sky has been growing lighter for a while, shot with pinks and golds, but suddenly the morning twilight is banished. The true light has risen into the sky.

    If you are ever driving East at that moment, you know the light just overwhelms everything. I end up clawing for my sunglasses and hope I don’t run into anything in the next five seconds.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 23, 2016

    S.C. Ministerial Association Community Easter Services

    Good Friday Service - 12 noon at Second Baptist Church. Bro. Gary Mills, pastor of the First Baptist Church will bring the message. Everyone is invited.
    Easter Sunrise Service - 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 27 at Elk Creek Baptist Church. Brother Greg Taylor, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, will bring the message that morning. Everyone is invited.

    Maundy Thursday services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

  • More than one way to peel a banana

    I have been eating bananas all my life and just the other day, I learned there might be a better way. You know that stem part sticking out of the top? I always saw that as a sort of pull tab, grab that and you can pull back the peel to get at the sweet banana inside.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 16, 2016

    Spencer Co. Ministerial Association Community Easter Services

    GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE - 12 noon at Second Baptist Church. Bro. Gary Mills, pastor of the First Baptist Church will bring the message. Everyone is invited.

    EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE - 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 27 at Elk Creek Baptist Church. Brother Greg Taylor, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, will bring the message that morning. Everyone is invited.

    Plum Creek Baptist Easter Egg Hunt

  • Youth learn compassion after night of homelessness

     

    There’s a group of young people in Spencer County whose compassion has been strengthened with first-hand experience when it comes to understanding and helping the homeless.

    The youth at All Saints Catholic Church this past Saturday night participated in the first All Saints Cardboard Charity Campout, and while the name may suggest a fun time, the aim was serious and the conditions Friday night ensured lasting lessons were learned.

  • When we’re weak, He is strong

    Do you ever feel weak?  I don’t mean physically weak, though I am sure that happens sometimes.  No, I mean a kind of deep weakness that steals into your heart and life.  The kind of weakness that makes everything an effort.  The kind of weakness that might be called depression or exhaustion.  The kind of weakness that robs color from your day and paints everything in shades of grey.