• Getting toes stepped on can help

    We’ve just about all heard the old saying, “I don’t mean to step on your toes, but…” I’ve had my toes stepped on quite a few times, mostly at church, and it hurts. I’ll admit that I don’t like it, because to get rid of the pain, I have to correct what caused the pain to begin with. Have you ever been in a church service that just really stepped on your toes?

  • Living a year in faith

    New Year’s Day has passed, but I am reminded that every day is a new day, a new opportunity to re-imagine the future. And it is always exciting to seek out God’s vision and plan for our lives and for His Church. It is exciting to consider that even our greatest dreams are tiny compared to what God can really do.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 13

    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 Thesalonians. 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.

    Knights of Columbus All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Dinner

  • Let the Master’s hand guide you

    The story is told about an ambitious mother who once took her young son to hear a piano concert by a master piano player. The young boy had been taking lessons but was not as excited about a future in the instrument as his mother was. The mother and son entered the auditorium and found their seats just a couple of rows back from the stage.

    In her excitement, mom began to chatter with all the people seated around her. Her young son quickly became bored. Looking around however, he did find something which drew his interest.

  • How amazing is grace

    Few songs are more recognizable to Christians than “Amazing Grace.” It is a fixture in many worship services and funerals. But what exactly is grace, and why is it so amazing? Sadly, some Christians struggle to answer those questions. All they seem to know about grace is that it is something they can fall from. Therefore, it is important that we take a close look at this topic.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 6

    Concert featuring Sunday Drive at First Baptist Church

    A free Gospel music concert featuring Sunday Drive will be offered on Sunday, January 10 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville.

    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.

  • A resolution revolution

    Do you make New Year’s resolutions? A lot of us do, but making them and keeping them are two different things aren’t they? Maybe we are approaching this whole thing the wrong way!

    It is one thing to resolve to lose 10 or 15 pounds, but what if you need to lose 40 or 50 or even more? Most of us would like to save a little money, but what if you have $10,000 in credit card debt plus a car payment? It’s hard to set aside for savings when we are barely making our regular payments!

  • Remembering when Hollywood liked Christmas and marriage

    A few days before Christmas, I checked the schedule for Turner Classic Movies, one of the few TV channels I watch. I was looking for Christmas movies, maybe the 1938 Reginald Owen version of “A Christmas Carol” or something like that - something for the family. I was pleased to find three favorites back-to-back that I’ve seen with my wife and daughters, all nice Christmas romances - and all with a similar happy ending.

  • Church Happenings - Week of December 30

    Gospel Sing at Old Gospel Barn

    There will be a Gospel Singing and Pray-in on New Year’s Eve at the Cumbos Old Gospel Barn beginning at 7:30 p.m. on December 31. Featured groups will include the Common Creek Band, Nichols Church Band, The Samaritans, Shelton and the Cumbos. The event is free and everyone is invited. Cumbos Old Gospel Barn is located 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek.

    Sunday Drive in Concert at First Baptist Church

  • Why the shepherds?

    I have always been interested in the nativity story. Joseph and Mary making the long journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem for the Roman census has always piqued my interest. Why couldn’t the Inn Keeper find someplace for Mary and Joseph on the night Jesus was born? Did Bethlehem as a whole miss the birth of the King of Kings? Didn’t anyone show up to assist this young couple who was forced to use a manger for a cradle?