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Religion

  • Taxes remind us of our duties

    The deadline isn’t far off; have you finished filing your taxes? Some file early expecting a big return, some file later to avoid paying. Some of us just hate doing it at all so we just drag it out .

    A few people can’t wait to get their returns, but I never met anyone who says, “I can’t wait to do my taxes.” Collecting the paperwork, checking all the right boxes, getting everything just right can be such a pain.

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 13, 2016

    Revival at Wakefield Baptist Church

  • Up a creek without a paddle? Trust God

    When I was a teenager, I went on a canoeing trip with a church youth group. For some reason the youth leader trusted my friend James and me to be the first ones down the river. He must have thought we were pretty responsible because he placed his young son in the canoe with us.

    I don’t know if we were responsible or not, but we sure weren’t experienced.

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 6, 2016

    Celebrate Recovery at two churches

    Celebrate Recovery, at Spencer Christian Church, meets every Thursday from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the church in Elk Creek and at King’s Baptist Church, on Mondays at 6 p.m. with Solid Rock Cafe at 5:45 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based, eight-step recovery program. Anyone struggling with an addiction, unwanted habit or hurt is encouraged to attend.

    NA meetings

  • Holy Cow! Realizing the power behind our words

    As an amateur wordsmith, I am fascinated with words and phrases. I love my cell phone because I have a dictionary and thesaurus all ready for my personal touch and I can research any word or phrase I hear.

    You can tell a lot about a person by the words and phrases they use. Of course, most use words and phrases they have no idea what they mean. Perhaps they heard somebody else say these words or phrases and so they incorporated them into their vocabulary, which, says more about them than anything else.

  • Good Friday Services

     

    The community gathered last Friday for the annual Good Friday Services, hosted this year by the Second Baptist Church on Jefferson Street. The event is coordinated by the Spencer County Ministerial Association and is an opportunity for Christians in the community to gather in one place to worship and remember the death of Christ. The Ministerial Association also held a Community Sunrise Service on Sunday morning at Elk  Creek Baptist Church.

  • The rushing wind

    We live in a windy spot. It seems like the wind is always blowing here. And our house likes to moan in the wind. I’m sure some people don’t like the sound, but I do. The wind blows and whistles by and here I am all snug and safe in the house.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 30, 2016

    Revival at First Baptist Church with Bro. Patrick Nix

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville is hosting its annual spring revival April 3-6, featuring guest pastor and former Taylorsville resident, Bro. Patrick Nix. Nix is a graduate of Crown College and began his ministry as an assistant pastor at Shawnee Baptist Church in Louisville. While there, the church planted Lighthouse Baptist Church in Spencer County where Nix pastored for 14 years. He now serves as the Ministries Director and co-pastor at The Church at Grace Park in Whitehouse, Tennessee.

  • When the dawn breaks

    Have you ever been out walking or driving in the early morning and really seen the dawn break? I mean, that moment when the sun really first peeks over the horizon in a blaze of glory. The sky has been growing lighter for a while, shot with pinks and golds, but suddenly the morning twilight is banished. The true light has risen into the sky.

    If you are ever driving East at that moment, you know the light just overwhelms everything. I end up clawing for my sunglasses and hope I don’t run into anything in the next five seconds.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 23, 2016

    S.C. 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.

    Maundy Thursday services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church