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Religion

  • COLUMN: Don't get burned

    Most cats I have met are independent and go their own way.  When I was a kid, our cat Kitty was certainly that way. She did things her way and didn’t seem to care what the rest of the family thought about it.
    Everything changed one night shortly after we had moved into a house in the country.  One night a black cat showed up meowing pitifully at our back door. We could not shoo her away, she just kept coming back.  I finally went out to chase her away, but something stopped me.  This cat somehow seemed familiar.

  • Covenant churches plan 25th anniversary celebration

    The Covenant Churches of Taylorsville – All Saints Roman Catholic Church, First Christian Church of Taylorsville (Disciples of Christ) and Taylorsville United Methodist Church – are planning an anniversary celebration, marking 25 years since they entered into a covenant with one another.

    The celebration will be Sunday at 5 p.m. at First Christian Church, which is located at 403 Main Cross St. A meal will follow the service in the church’s fellowship hall.

  • COLUMN: God gets things done

    People come to me and ask me: “Why don’t the leaders promote the county like you did?” I really don’t know why; but, one thing I do know is that our fiscal court and I had a lot of faith in Jesus Christ.

    Many times we would bring up things that needed to be done and before we jumped into trying to do them we would go home and pray about them. By doing this, we would find out Jesus knew a lot more about doing the things we were trying to do than we did.

  • COLUMN: Haircuts and hope

     The other day I was sitting in the barber’s chair and I realized two things.  First, there is not nearly as much hair falling on the floor around me as there used to be.  Second, the hair that is falling has changed color!  I would still call my hair color brown overall, but grey had crept in more than I like to admit.

  • COLUMN: What do you anticipate?

    Lately I have been taking my dog with me when I go to the drive-through at the bank.  And in case you are wondering, she is a pretty big dog, about 50 pounds or so.

  • COLUMN: A self-taught minister

    Some people do not want to recognize me as a minister because I did not go to seminary, which is alright with me. A lot of people did not want to recognize Peter and John either.
    The people were always trying to put them down. Peter preached the first sermon in the New Testament, which we will see had great results in the book of Acts.
    Acts 2:41 says, “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”

  • Elk Creek welcomes new pastor

    Elk Creek Baptist Church welcomes its new pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Jackson, and his wife, Tammy.

    The Jacksons have been married for 22 years and have two daughters. Sarah is a junior at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green and Macie is a sophomore at Fern Creek High School in Louisville.

  • COLUMN: Store heavenly treasures

    The richest man in the world (at one time) owned oil wells, refineries, tankers and pipelines, also hotels, a life insurance company, a finance company and aircraft companies.
    He surrounded his 700-acre estate with bodyguards, vicious dogs, steel bars, searchlights, bells and sirens. In addition of being afraid of planes, ships and crackpots, he feared disease, old age, helplessness and death. He was lonely and gloomy and admitted that money could not buy happiness.

  • COLUMN: The Bible shows the way to salvation

    Two weeks ago I was talking to a person about eternal security and he said he believed people wanted eternal security but they did not want to live it. One thing is for sure, if you do not want to live it, you never got it to start with. I am a Baptist minister and I believe like the old time Baptists.
    They believed and so do I, that if you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and nothing changed in your life and you lived the same old sinful life you always lived, you did not get anything to start with.

  • COLUMN: Looking for refreshment? Turn to the Lord

    Hard work on a hot day and someone hands you a glass of ice cold sweet tea.  You feel the cold glass in your hand and taste the sweetness on your tongue.  Just a short break in a hard and busy day, but it refreshes and renews your strength.
    I think we have all had those moments.  
    It may be a glass of tea or lemonade, or perhaps stopping for a breather under a shade tree, but we all remember those moments of refreshing.  Sometimes it is something as simple as a fresh breeze cooling us off, or a cool shower at the end of a long hard day.