• Keep the message clear

    The other night my health insurance company called me and left a message. I guess that’s a good thing, but I wouldn’t really know because I could only understand about one word in ten.

    Part of the problem was the connection. It was really bad. I know it wasn’t my answering machine. And yes, I actually have an answering machine, not just voicemail. Anyway, other messages are clear and easily understood, so the connection problem was not on my end.

  • Las Vegas, really?

    In the late 1970s, back when I was a young performer, my dream was to always work at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. This was actually a childhood dream, a goal I was trying to reach and aspire to. It was the desire of my heart. At this point in my life, my relationship with the Lord was okay, but not on fire. I was definitely brought up with the fear of God. Knowing him on a personal level was a little out of my scope at that point.

  • Church Happenings - Week of May 20

    Infants and Children’s Yard Sale

    Little Mount Baptist Church will be having an infants and children’s only yard sale indoors May 21-23 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.. All items new or gently used. All proceeds to benefit non-profit organizations.

    Gospel Sing at Old Gospel Barn

  • VBS Schedule


    Second Baptist Church

    Are you ready? Get ready to come and play during Mega Sports Camp Vacation Bible School at Second Baptist Church at 401 Jefferson St. in Taylorsville. The one day camp will be on Saturday, June 13, from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can register on May 23 or June 6 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the church.

    Elk Creek Baptist Church

  • The trails we are leaving behind

    Today as I was walking the dog, I noticed these tiny, glittering tracks on the sidewalk. I guess the rain last night coaxed the worms out to cross the sidewalks and they left these glistening trails. Who would have thought that worms would leave such beautiful signs?

  • Rendering unto God

    In Mark chapter 12, starting in verse 13, we read how once again the Pharisees and others are trying to trap Jesus with words. You think they would’ve learned by now. But they asked Jesus a very hot political question of the time. “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar?” The reason for this question is simple. The Jewish people hated this tax. It symbolized everything Rome stood for. In essence, they were paying taxes on a land God had given to them for free. On the other hand, since it was occupied by Rome, they had to pay taxes.

  • Everything is backwards

    When I was a kid I remember my Father used to play this game with me when we rode along in the car. It wasn’t like count the license plates from different states or anything, no his idea of fun was a little more off the wall. We had to read signs backwards.

  • Adoption strengthened faith
  • Stay attached to the Vine

    Read John 15:1-8

    God’s Word is full of imagery depicting the relationship that Jesus has with all those who are baptized into His name.

    Some examples of that imagery are: Jesus is the Groom and the church is His bride, Jesus is the head of the body and we are the parts of the body, Jesus is the Shepherd and we are the sheep, Jesus is the vine and all who are united to him in faith are the branches.

  • Church to host adoption fair

    Opening your hope up to adoption is an important decision, but one that can begin with the simple step of learning more about the process.

    An adoption fair is scheduled for this Sunday, May 17 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Chapel 73 Evangel church, located at 95 E. Main Street in Taylorsville.

    The event will include an hour-long adoption class that will provide an overview of information about the adoption process and options beginning at 1:30.