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  • COLUMN: Spring break gives a glimpse of summer

    Maybe you didn’t notice, but this week is spring break. The lack of the big yellow buses on the roads is a dead giveaway. But if you are a parent, and especially if you are in school yourself, you know that this week is spring break.
    Spring break is a hopeful taste of summer after a long dreary winter. Spring break reminds us that there is sunshine after the rain, rest after hard work, and the hope of summer ahead.

  • COLUMN: The wayward son and forgiving father

    Today’s text is from Luke 15:1-3 and 11-32:

  • COLUMN: Praying with Jesus

    Today’s text is Luke 9:18-25:

  • Church Happenings — Week of March 27

    Finchville Baptist events
    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced its March and Easter-related events:
    •The church’s annual Easter egg hunt will be Saturday at Finchville Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    •Easter Sunday activities are as follows: sunrise service at 6:45 a.m., deacon breakfast at 7:15 a.m., praise and worship service at 8:40 a.m., connect groups at 9:45 a.m. and Easter worship service at 11 a.m.

    Easter week community services

  • COLUMN: Be the glistening frost in the darkness

    The other morning I went out to walk the dog. It was still dark, but clear and cold. Overhead thousands of stars glittered in the darkness, shining out the glory of God’s creation.
    And then I noticed something amazing, the ground around me was covered with frost and somehow a little light was catching in that frost just right. It looked as if I was walking on a shimmering bed of diamonds flashing in the grass. All around me, overhead and even underfoot, were glistening points of light shining out in the darkness.

  • COLUMN: Jesus’ hands paved the way for receiving forgiveness

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    John 10:25-29 says, “Jesus answered, ‘I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father’s name speak for me, but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.’”

  • COLUMN: Open the door for Jesus

    I don’t know who invented the door, but to whomever did, I am very thankful. Our front doors keep out the wind, rain and cold of winter. Inside doors allow us some privacy in busy households. Some doors allow us to hide messy rooms when we have guests over.

  • Church Happenings — Week of March 20

    Finchville Baptist events
    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced its March and Easter-related events:
    •The church will host a fish fry and silent auction on March 23 from 5 to 8 p.m., serving as a fundraiser for the Guatemala Mission Team. Silent auction donations are being accepted until Sunday. The team also will accept donations for cakes and pies to be auctioned.

  • COLUMN: Driving nails: A bent nail isn’t the end of the road

    Recently I had the chance to help with a building project in West Liberty, a tornado ravaged community in Eastern Kentucky. Now, I can use a tape measure and hammer a nail or two, but I am in awe of the men and women who just seem to know how to handle a hammer and saw.

  • Church Happenings — Week of March 13

    Wakefield Baptist to host singing Sunday
    Wakefield Baptist Church, located at 5517 Bloomfield Road in Taylorsville, will host a signing on Sunday at 5 p.m. featuring David Stevens and company, and Richard and Rita Sweazy. After the worship service, the church will meat in the fellowship hall.

    Spencer Christian to start Bible study for middle school girls
    Spencer Christian Church will host a seven-week Bible study for middle school girls titled, “Beauty by the Book,” on Sundays from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning this Sunday.