• The Apostle Paul wrote: God has chosen you. (1 Thes 1:4) We can learn a lot about being saved from this little sentence. We learn that God is the one who chose us to be his child, we did not choose him. Jesus made this clear when he told his disciples in John 15:16, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit…”
    Jesus has chosen you… That is huge.

  • When I was a kid, going to the mailbox was always exciting. Even the junk mail was great, of course back then I don’t think we had near as much junk mail as we do these days. And let’s face it, as a kid you don’t worry about the bills.
    But the best part wasn’t the junk mail, it was the cards or letters addressed directly to me. Before e-mail or text messaging or Instagram or Facebook, there was the regular old U. S. Mail. Birthday card and letters would always bring excitement and anticipation.

  • It’s not too late in the season to benefit from an inspection and tune up of your home heating system. Whether you have a forced-air furnace with full house vents, direct vent heaters in multiple rooms, a wood or pellet stove or an oil-fired boiler with radiators, we have a long winter ahead of us.
    Any necessary repairs can be made now before we’re in the full force of winter, when quick service might be impossible to get. Plus, you’ll add years to the life of your heat system by doing regular maintenance.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    I’m interested in getting a walk-in bathtub for my wife that’s easy for her to get into and out of, but could use some assistance. Can you offer any consumer tips?
    Need Help

  • It looks like this late turnip crop is going to be a good one thanks to cool temperatures and adequate rain fall. I may even have some little ones ready in honor of Halloween this year, too, even though they will only be salad size. What does the turnip have to do with Halloween you may ask? Well, they just may be more authentic than that pumpkin on the porch.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    What resources can you recommend for researching hospitals? I need to get a knee replacement next year, and want to find a good, safe hospital to have it done in.
    Shopping Around

    Dear Shopping,
    Most people don’t give much thought when it comes to choosing a hospital, but selecting the right one can be as important as the doctor you choose. Here are some tips and resources to help you research and check up on your area hospitals.

  • Have you ever been stuck in a waiting room? The other day I spent over an hour in a waiting room. This was a scheduled appointment and I had waited 3 or 4 weeks to get in already. It was my first time with this doctor, so I came in a little early to fill out paperwork. I got there at 9:15 for a 9:30 appointment. They led me back to the examining room at 10:36!

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  • A Reading from Philippians 4:4-13

  • Winter will be here before you know it. It’s a good time to start thinking about your horses’ needs before the cold, snow and ice arrive. Winter can be a particularly stressful time for horses, but there a few simple things you can do to make them more comfortable.
    When temperatures start to dip below freezing, you have to make sure your horses still have constant access to fresh water. Check your water sources now. Are the heaters in good repair? Turn them on and check the water temperature.

  • Many of us are familiar with the story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). The story about a son who left his father’s estate to seek his own fame and fortune. When he spent all he had, he crawled his way back into his father’s house begging for mercy. His father received him with love and forgiveness. The older brother however was not so forgiving.

  • A Reading from Philippians 2: 3-5
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…..
    Today, I want to spend a few minutes talking about attitudes. Do you have a worldly attitude or a Christ-like attitude.

  • Some of us are morning people. Some of us are not! Some people wake up early every morning and just jump out of bed, others, like me, sort of groan out of bed.
    I don’t mean that I wake up in a bad mood or anything, I’d just rather sleep in a little more. My wife sometimes complains about my use of the snooze button! You see I go to bed planning to get up early and do 62 things before breakfast, but come morning it just doesn’t work that way.

  • A grant of nearly $200,000 could help local farmers become more profitable.
    Kentucky State University’s College of Agriculture, Food Science and Sustainable Systems received the grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Outreach and Advocacy to target farmers in 73 Kentucky counties. The initiative aims to improve their participation in USDA programs.

  • FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture was awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant for $302,620.11 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with the University of Kentucky and other organizations and commodity groups to strengthen markets for specialty crops in Kentucky.
    “This funding will greatly enhance our efforts to help Kentucky’s specialty crop businesses grow and prosper,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “This investment in our specialty crop industry will boost Kentucky’s rural economy.”

  • Over the past couple of weeks I have had a half dozen people come up to me with stories of amazing vegetables appearing in their yards and gardens. My mother, for one, has what she calls a French squash growing by the sidewalk around a newly planted serviceberry.