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Religion

  • COLUMN: There is freedom in the Lord

    Some of you reading this have heard about my dog Molly. She’s a great dog, but like most pets, she takes a lot of care. I usually walk her three or four times a day. Morning and evening walks in our neighborhood, she has to stay on her leash. There are too many people and too many cars around to take a chance on her getting hurt.

  • COLUMN: Jesus makes his followers saints

    and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes” (Revelations 7:17).
    If the events of this life make you cry, remember that God is there to wipe your tears away. We need to remember that the saints in heaven were not necessarily very saintly people here on this earth. Matter of fact some of the dirty rotten sinners here in church today will make it to heaven and be counted among the saints in heaven. Shocking isn’t it? Some wonder how can this be?

  • Church happenings — Week of Nov. 20

    Old Gospel Barn hosts Jackie Dixon
    The Old Gospel Barn at 11286 Louisville Road is hosting a gospel sing Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. featuring Christian recording artist Jackie Dixon and The Cumbos. All are welcome and the event is free.

    Spencer Christian to break ground on sanctuary addition
    Spencer Christian Church will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new sanctuary addition on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 10:40 a.m.
    The community is invited to attend.

  • COLUMN: Faith in Christ will set you free

    A reading from John 8:31-36:
    To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
    They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

  • COLUMN: Don’t let social media be a substitute for human connection

    I just heard that Twitter made the big time and now we can buy shares!  I have a Twitter account and using 144 characters or less I can share or receive thoughts, ideas or activities with friends.  Such a simple idea has taken a company all the way to the New York Stock Exchange!

  • Church Happenings — Week of Nov. 13

    All Saints to host craft bazaar
    All Saints Catholic Church on Main Cross in Taylorsville is hosting its annual craft bazaar Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    The event will include 20 craft booths and concessions will be available.
    For additional information, call Kelly Eiden at 502-664-3887.

    Knights to host chicken dinner

  • Church Happenings — Week of Oct. 23

    Ministerial association to meet
    Are you a pastor or minister serving or living in Spencer County? Then you are invited to attend the next meeting of the Spencer County Ministerial Association. The next meeting is at CUB Bank in Taylorsville at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

    Old Gospel Barn hosts gospel sing this Saturday
    The Old Gospel Barn at 11286 Louisville Road is hosting a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Special guests include The Gospel Calvaliers of Campbellsville and The Cumbos. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

  • First Baptist to host renovation dedication

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville’s congregation is celebrating its newly renovated facilities Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. and the community is invited to attend.

    “We would love for you to be a part of dedicating this new space for the advancement of the gospel and the glory of God,” a press release provided by the church said. Tours of the building and light refreshments will be offered following the ceremony. The church is located at 115 W. Main Street in downtown Taylorsville and is led by pastor Gary Mills.

  • COLUMN: God never forgets

    I enjoy traveling but I’ve begun to notice something strange.  It seems that whenever we take a trip lately, I forget something!  Recently I forgot my toothbrush, not a big deal, I only use it everyday!  Another time I forgot to take a coat while traveling over a wet and rainy weekend!  It’s gotten so bad I’ve started planning for it.  I go over the list of things I need before I leave, then I add a few dollars in my pocket for the things I’ll forget.  I plan on a trip to WalMart at least once on every trip!

  • COLUMN: We are our brother’s keeper

    Today’s scripture passage comes from Luke 17: 1-6:
    “He said to his disciples, it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble. Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you  seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.”