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Religion

  • COLUMN: Taking a break is biblical

    Sometimes it seems that life is like a runaway train.  It’s going too fast to jump off and it is just too big to stop.  You look down the track and before you know it birthdays and anniversaries blow by. 
    The work week flies and Friday night bumps into Monday morning so fast that you wonder if you really had a weekend.
    Do you ever just want to stomp on the brakes as hard as you can so you can stop for a few minutes?  Just take a break, catch your breath? 

  • COLUMN: How about a little respect?

    Have you noticed how disrespectful we are these days? Simple civility and courtesy seem to have been forgotten. From the drivers that cut us off on the highway to the department store clerks that just grunt when we say hello, disrespect for others just flows through our society.
    I see it a lot in children, but let’s face it, parents often are not much better. It seems that we have lost the ability to show respect.

  • Spring Gala at FBC Taylorsville

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville is hosting a Spring Gala April 3 at 5 p.m.  featuring a concert by published composer and musician Mary McDonald.

  • Local youth group learns about hunger through 30-hour famine program
  • COLUMN: The hope of the Lord lies in what is to come

    “Once upon a time,” that is the way fairy tales start.  It conjures up images of a better time.  Fairy tales always start off well, then things fall apart, but all ends well and “They lived happily ever after.”
     I think a lot of people are living with “once upon a time” syndrome.  We idolize the past and forget that the good old days weren’t all that good.  We look back to some golden era in our history and want to regain its imagined glory.

  • COLUMN: Thanks for letting me share God’s word

    First of all, thank you for reading this.  And thanks to all of you who took the time this week to say hello and tell me you enjoyed my columns.  What a blessing when I meet someone for the first time or pass someone in the grocery store and they say, “Hey, aren’t you the guy that writes that column?” or, “I liked your column the other day.”  So thanks for reading and thanks for taking the time to talk to me about it.

  • The hard truths and soft lies

    Did you ever see movies about the flying contraptions that were tried before the Wright Brothers came along?  Some looked like they would shake themselves apart; others looked like bird suits so people would crash as they flew off of cliffs.  That is an example of the hard truth and the danger of the soft lie.

  • Little Union honors widows

    Little Union Baptist Church had its annual Widow’s Valentine Breakfast on Feb. 19 at Ryan’s in Louisville. Pictured front row, kneeling, are Melinda Pulliam, Kassidy Pulliam, Zach Pulliam, Ethan Herndon and Phyllis Helton. Pictured second row, seated, are Alberta Gritton, Margie Bowman, Oneita Moore and Evelyn Bowman. Pictured third row, standing, are Linda Shelton, Babe Jackson, Carolyn Pulliam, Esther Jenne, Kitty Essex, Billie Joyce Ellis, Nell Frye, Amy Gordon, Stacy Helton and Darlese Pulliam. Pictured top are Donna Keeling, Yvonne Hardin and Lola Sipes.

  • God can shed light and warmth on the dark, cold nights of life

    when life seems like a dreary winter day. It is grey, cheerless, and bitterly cold. The sun hides its face for days on end and the cold seems to seep into both bones and heart. Perhaps you have had those times.

  • To God be the glory, alone.

    In a moment of victory, Greg Jennings, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers told a national audience that the glory belongs to God alone after his team won back the Lombardi Trophy at the 45th annual Super Bowl.

    Jennings, catching four passes for 64 yards, scored two touchdowns in the biggest football game of his life.