• 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?

  • RELIGION NOTES: April 29, 2016

    National Day of Prayer

    Faith Worship Center will host a National Day of Prayer service Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. Kent Ostrander, executive director of The Family Foundation, will be the keynote speaker. The Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to strengthen families. Prayer will be offered for the families, churches, our city, state and national government.  Public officials and leaders are invited and will be recognized. Everyone is invited. The church is at 3160 Bloomfield Road in Bardstown. For more information, call 348-7380.

  • Ursuline Sisters celebrating jubilees

    Seven Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are celebrating jubilees of religious life in 2016, including a native of Nelson County and one who ministered there.

  • It’s comforting to ask, ‘You, too?’

    A few months ago, the one I call my uncle dad was out shooting a gun, and the noise did something to his hearing, so now people sound like Donald Duck to him.

    Since then, he’s had a lot of people who are also hard of hearing commiserate with him.

    He says it’s comforting to be able to say, “You too?” However, he really, really, really wants his hearing back.

  • RELIGION NOTES: April 22, 2016

    Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Special guests are Truth Trio from Elizabethtown and the Cumbos. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

    Taize service

  • Reflect and ponder on opportunity in spring

    By Karl Lusk

    February went by so fast that I missed a deadline for this column; hopefully, I’m back on schedule.

    Easter Sunday has come and gone, but for many Christians, Easter is a season, not a day; it extends from Easter Sunday to the beginning of the next season, Pentecost.

  • How should Christians respond in charged political atmosphere?

    By Billy Holland

    It is puzzling when we consider how the components of our democracy gives the masses freedom to choose what they want, yet it seems that most are outraged with the way things are.

  • RELIGION NOTES: April 8, 2016

    Piano concert

    Hsing-Yi Tsai will give a piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse on Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Hsing-Yi Tsai, a native of Taiwan, will be playing “Piano Sonata” by Samuel Barber, “Gaspard de la Nuit” by Ravel, and other works by Mozart and Chopin.


  • Prayers answered: Pay here

    How much would you pay to have your prayers answered?

    For the past four years, until the Seattle-based website with 1.3 million Facebook fans was taken down, people could pay the Christian Prayer Center between $9 and $35 to pray for them.

    From 2011 to 2015, more than 125,000 people forked over more than $7 million for their more than 400,000 transactions/prayer requests.

  • RELIGION BRIEFS: March 25, 2016

    Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26. Special guests will be Praise Times Three of Tennessee and the Cumbos. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

    Walk with the Cross