• Church Happenings - Week of September 9

    All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Dinner at All Saints

  • Losing the personal touch in a modern world

    I carry a cellphone with me, most people do these days. In fact many of us carry smart phones. I think mine is probably smarter than I am.

    I’m not really sure why we even call them phones anymore. One recent survey listed making phone calls as the fifth most popular use, behind texting and surfing the internet and a few other things. A recent smartphone was unveiled with all its bells and whistles, but nobody even mentioned whether it was a good phone or not.

  • Church Happenings - Week of September 2

    Hometown Heroes Community Celebration

    Everyone is invited to the “Hometown Heroes” community celebration that will remember the heroes of 9-11 and to honor local heroes. The event is sponsored by Plum Creek Baptist Church and will be held on September 13 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Waterford Park. There will be free food, games, live music and door prizes.

    Elk Creek Baptist Revival

  • 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...”