• 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.

  • A thirst for the Word

    Recently, my daughter spent three days in Kosair Children’s Hospital. The issue was severe dehydration. The nurses kept giving her bags of fluids, and liquids to drink to help her body replenish what fluids she had lost. As I watched and prayed over her, God reminded me of the story of the woman at the well who spoke with Jesus. This is a profound story because what I realized is that at times … I am severely dehydrated, but not from lack of fluids. I become spiritually dehydrated.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 9, 2016

    March Gladness Revival at Christian Lifeline Center

    Christian Lifeline Center, located at 174 Taylorsville Road, will be holding March Gladness Revivals every Sunday in March. The church invites you to join them each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. On March 6, the services will be conducted by Pastor Edgardo Leon, March 13 will be Pastor Tee Freeman, March 20 will be Pastor Laura Swann, and on March 27, Easter Sunday, Evangelist J.D. Redmon will preach. There will also be an Easter egg hunt after Easter services.

  • The danger of just one little hole

    I have holey shoes.  Not Holy, as in sanctified or Godly shoes, just shoes with a hole in them. I found the hole in my shoes one day last week when I was walking my dog Molly.  Now Molly doesn’t care about the weather.  Rain or shine, she wants her walk at least twice a day.  So one day it was pouring rain, I put on a coat and hat, grabbed my umbrella and off we went.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 2, 2016

    March Gladness Revival at Christian Lifeline Center

  • The Living Water

    I drink a lot of water: I like water. Drinking water usually saves a couple of bucks at restaurants, so maybe I’m just cheap, but I really do actually like water. Do you remember when water only came out of the faucet? When I was a kid, no one ever thought about buying water at the grocery store.

  • Church Happenings - Week of February 24, 2016

    Lenten Services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    Risen Lord Lutheran Church, 5138 Taylorsville Road, will be holding Lenten services on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. during the Lenten season. For more information, contact the church at 477-6557.

    Lenten Fish Dinners at All Saints Church