• Job of U.S. president requires faith
  • Church Happenings - Week of February 10, 2016

    Ash Wednesday, Lenten Services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    Risen Lord Lutheran Church, 5138 Taylorsville Road, will be having Ash Wednesday church service on Wednesday, February 10 at 7 p.m.

    The church will also 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 begin Feb. 12

  • God wants us to dream

    I could hardly sleep the night before. Long before the alarm rang to get me up for school I was already awake and dressed. It was dress-up day for the fourth grade class at Keavy Elementary School (home of the Blue Jays). All of the students had instructions to dress up as their favorite character from a story book.

  • Trusting God in the storms of life

    Last week, I received news that was hard to hear. I sat in front of my spine doctor and listened as he said there was nothing he could do to help with an injury I sustained in a car accident two years ago. Since my accident in January 2014, I’ve been dealing with low-back pain, leg pain, numbness in my feet, and sporadic headaches. I’ve had to adjust my lifestyle to fit my level of pain.

  • Church Happenings - Week of February 3, 2016

    Lenten Fish Dinners begin Feb. 12

    The Knights of Columbus–All Saints Council in Taylorsville invites you to their Lenten Fish Dinner each Friday during Lent, beginning on February 12th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at All Saints Church on Main Cross in Taylorsville. They feature both baked and golden fried fish, fries, and cole slaw. Drink and dessert are included. Two piece fish sandwiches are $9, One piece fish sandwiches are $7.50, and sides are $1.50. Proceeds go to the All Saints Council of the Knights of Columbus to fund their charitable work.

  • Dress for success

    It finally turned cold outside. And my dog doesn’t understand that taking her for a walk is no longer as simple as grabbing the leash and walking out the door. What makes it worse is that Molly (our dog) is part Husky, it seems the colder it gets, the more she likes it.

  • When opportunity knocks, it could be God

    Opportunity is all around us. We seek it, seize it, lose it, and sometimes just miss opportunity. How are you handling opportunity, and when available to you, are you able to recognize it?

    Opportunity, just like everything else in the world, was, and is, created by the same One who created the world itself. God creates opportunity for us all, and in different ways. If we look to scripture, we find many examples of opportunity and how it was used to fulfill God’s perfect plan.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 27, 2016

    Winter clothes drive

    Winter weather is here and many people are not as fortunate as others. They need basic items such as coats, hats, gloves, socks, scarves, blankets and sleeping bags.
    If you can find any of these items, used and clean, Judy Bentley will again collect and deliver these to various organizations who will distribute them to those in need. Contact Judy Bentley at 477-8249.

    Celebrate Recovery at two churches

  • Lessons from a soldier’s prayer


    The following prayer was found folded up in the pocket of a Confederate soldier at the end of the Civil War:

    “I asked God for strength, that I might achieve; I was made weak, that I might learn to obey.

    “I asked for health, that I might do greater things; I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.

    “I asked for riches, that I might be happy; I was given poverty, that I might be wise.

  • Church happenings - Week of January 20

    Women’s Bible Study at First Baptist Church

    A women’s Bible study will begin January 25 at First Baptist Church. The study will center on Beth Moore’s “Children of the Day,” covering 1 and 2 Thessalonians. There are two class times, one at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, and the other at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. The classes will be held at the First Baptist Church, 4th floor media center. Study guides are $16. For more information, contact Charlotte Nedros at 477-8459.

    Winter clothes drive