• Let us exalt his name together

    By Billy Holland

    As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we are grateful for all that God has done and aware that he has provided abundant blessings throughout the year.

  • A Thanksgiving psalm

    Dear God,

    Here I am again, my 17th year of making public my thanks and gratitude to you for yet another year of your faithful kindness and goodness to me.

    Lord, you and I have walked together for nearly 40 years, and even when I’ve strayed from the path, you’ve never left my side or dropped hold of my hand, even for a moment.

    You have walked with me through “hell and high water,” through the fire and over the rocky roads. Often I’ve been afraid, although always needlessly.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Nov. 18, 2016

    First Baptist renovation

    and dedication service

  • Pastors’ Thanksgiving dinner moving to Guthrie Opportunity Center

    For many years, St. Joseph has hosted the Bardstown-Nelson County Ministerial Association’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner at its parish hall, but this year there’s a new location: the Guthrie Opportunity Center.

    The GO Center is  located at 900 Nutter Drive off New Shepherdsville Road.

    The meal will be on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov.  24.

  • Out of the ashes

    Bardstown United Methodist Church is the place Jane Jury took her bottle as an infant. It’s a place where she would attend and later teach Sunday School, would be married in, and would serve as secretary for 30 years. It’s also the same place where, years later, she remains a member of the congregation.

    “It’s just always been a part of my life,” Jury said in an interview with local historian Dixie Hibbs.

  • Religion Notes for Oct. 28, 2016

     Loretto Motherhouse concert

    Jessie Rathburn will give a piano concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Loretto Motherhouse. All are welcome. Admission is free.


    Witness to celebrate choir anniversary


  • Stay focused. There is much work to do.

     I’m sure you have noticed there is not a shortage of opinions about this election. Even Facebook is blowing up with our family and friends expressing their personal thoughts.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Oct. 21, 2016

    St. John fall revival

    St. John A.M.E. Zion Church will have its fall revival at 7 p.m. nightly Monday, Oct. 24 through Wednesday, Oct. 26. The evangelist will be the Rev. Dr. Darin H. Mitchell of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church of Greensboro, N.C. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call the Rev. Roscoe M. Linton, pastor, at 348-1422.

    Christian Center Revival

  • Dealing with change can be hard

    Last year we became quasi-temporary guardians of our youngest daughter’s two cats, Mohawk and Target.

    I say quasi-temporary because the daughter has since moved out after staying with us for a year, but the cats are still with us.

    Once our daughter left, we decided to move the cats’ litter box from the guest bathroom to the now-empty spare bedroom.

    To us humans, that’s a simple change, but not to the cats.

  • Mom sees uncanny resemblance between husband and her baby

    By Roger Alford

    Religion Columnist

    I love the story of the woman who was admiring her friend’s newborn baby.

    “He sure favors his dad,” the woman said.

    “Oh, yes, he surely does,” the new mom said. “He sleeps all the time, never talks and has no hair.”

    It’s only natural that children look like their parents. In some instances, the resemblance is uncanny. Sometimes, they act alike. And sometimes they even sound alike.