• People & Places: Inspired by India

    Kristal Monroe may be back in the states, but a recent trip to India has her eager to help from home.

    “I didn’t know a lot about India when I went,” Monroe said. “It was eye-opening to see how other people live.”

    Monroe made the trip with an Atlanta mission group after being invited by a pastor she had grown up with.

    The group flew into Chennai and then took a six-hour train ride into Tenali, where they would spend the majority of their time for the two-week mission.

  • Be prepared with something useful

    It seems that I’m getting more phone calls these days for debt consolidation, paying off student loans, keeping the IRS off my back, etc. For the record, I thankfully don’t need any of those assists. Along with them, I am also getting texts entitled “Discover Twitter,” and offers of social media apps for my cell phone. I don’t need those either!

  • RELIGION NOTES: May 27, 2016

    Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28. Special guests include the Samaritans of Louisville and the Cumbos. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Mill Creek Baptist Church Farmers Market and Bake Sale

  • Religion notes for May 20, 2016

    Pancake breakfast

  • Help others as he has helped you

    There is a lovely colonial type home that sits at the end of what used to be old Highway 27 in Jessamine county, but many are probably not aware that it has been renovated and expanded into a nationally accredited, private, nonprofit agency called, “All God’s Children,” which provides help for the needs of pregnant and/or parenting teen moms (ages 13-21) and their babies. 

    It is truly a blessing to see Christian ministries reaching out with compassion to assist those in need.

  • RELIGION NOTES: May 13, 2016

    Loretto Motherhouse recital

    A duo recital will take place at Loretto Motherhouse at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13. Tony Watson, flute, and Denine LeBlanc, piano, will play works by Beethoven, Chopin, Chaminade and Debussy. All are welcome. Admission is free.

    Community Bible study

    A community Bible study is held at the New Haven public library each Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sue Porter at (270) 766-7979.

  • Living a beautiful, broken life

    When Michelle Smith talks about God, tears trickle down her cheeks.

    A 13th-generation native Floridian, she’s selling or giving away all of her possessions to move to the Congo in central Africa, one of the most volatile areas on the planet.

    She’ll be joining a small handful of other people who feel called by God to “come and die,” as Michelle says, for the sake of the gospel of peace.

  • ‘If my people ... shall humble themselves’

    As the crowd sang “There is Power in the Blood” and shouted prayers with their hands lifted toward heaven, one theme echoed throughout the downtown gathering of worshippers. It came from Scripture repeated at prayer rallies around the nation Thursday night.

    “If my people, who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and then will I forgive their sins and will heal their land,” Pastor Tim Acree of Bardstown Apostolic Sanctuary quoted the Old Testament.

  • RELIGION NOTES: May 6, 2016

    Taize service

    A Taize service will be held at Ascension Episcopal Church, 211 N. Third St., in Bardstown Sunday, May 8, at 7 p.m. This is a contemplative service centered in prayer, silence, spiritual readings and music. The service lasts about 40 minutes, and there is a reception afterwards. All are welcome.

    Community Bible study

    A community Bible study is held at the New Haven public library each Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

    For more information, contact Sue Porter at (270) 766-7979.

  • State of my marriage address

    Note: On May 3, my husband and I have been married 41 years. I’ve adapted this column from 2009.

    While out for our semi-regular Sunday drive, as I flipped through the radio stations, I asked my husband what kind of music he liked.

    That’s the kind of questions you ask on a first date, not after 41 years of marriage!

    I’m not sure what that says about the state of our marriage. You don’t even know what kind of music your husband likes?