• Easter fish story

    I’ve heard it said that a man’s worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

    If I could do whatever I like, I’d eat several massive cinnamon rolls every morning for breakfast, spend the day on my couch watching reruns of “Gilmore Girls,” punch a few people I know in the nose, never pay my taxes or dust my house.

    That’s just off the top of my head.

    Most of us think freedom is doing anything we want, making our own rules, not submitting to any type of authority — if it feels good, do it.

  • What, then, can we do?

    By Billy Holland

    There are many things in today’s world that give us reason to be concerned.

    Two thousand years ago, Jesus was talking about how sin would grow worse and realized that we would be anxious and troubled living within a hostile environment of trials and challenges. Yes, we are stunned and saddened as we watch the daily news, but let us be reminded that God is not surprised, afraid, panicking or worried and neither should we!

  • >> RELIGION NOTES: March 11, 2016

    First Baptist songfest

    First Baptist Church Titus2 Women’s Ministry will have its 7th annual songfest 6 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at First Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will follow the program.


    Resurrection celebration

  • Wanting and getting more

    Once upon a time I had $3 pants.

    Dark, foresty green rayon pinstriped dress slacks, with teeny flecks of black in the fabric. Regularly $45 marked down to $14.29 with an additional 30 percent off, then another 70 percent off -- $3 pants!

    I was so excited about my purchase that when I got them home I immediately put them in a place of honor in my closet and sat on my bed to admire my precious find.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Friday, March 4, 2016

    First Baptist songfest

    First Baptist Church Titus2 Women’s Ministry will have its seventh annual songfest 6 p.m Saturday, March 12, at First Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will follow the program.

    Victory Road

    Victory Road, a Southern gospel quartet, will be sing at Woodlawn/Beechfork United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 13, at 6 p.m. The address is 4110 Woodlawn Road. There will be light refreshments following. All are invited.

    Piano concert

  • There is no ‘us vs. them,’ we are all ‘us’

    By Karl Lusk

    A colleague sent me a message a Kalamazoo, Mich., pastor delivered at the funeral of a shooting victim there recently. She tackled those same hard questions about life and death that we all broach when people’s lives end at relatively young ages:

    “Why?”…”Why didn’t God intervene?” And because these sudden deaths came from violence, adding: ”When is it going to stop?” “What can we do to keep it from happening again (or here)?”

  • RELIGION NOTES: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

    Gospel singing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. Special guests are the Brighter Day Band and the Cumbos. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

    Our Lady of Fatima statue

    The statue of the Pilgrim Virgin (Our Lady of Fatima) will be at the Veranda Bed and Breakfast, 405 N. Third St., in Bardstown through Friday, Feb. 26. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. each evening. Everyone is invited.

    First Baptist songfest

  • Be winsome to win some

    Ask a group of restaurant servers which is their least favorite shift to work and their number one answer will be Sunday after church.

    It seems we churchgoers are a cranky bunch when we’re hungry, and that’s putting it politely.

    Their consensus of us is that we’re demanding and rude. We sit in large groups and stay longer than we should, discussing the morning’s sermon (or latest church gossip), commenting on the heathens at the nearby table drinking Bloody Marys.

  • Christian music is theme for Music Club’s February concert

    The Stephen Foster Music Club will present a program of Christian Choral Music on Monday, Feb. 22, as part of the Stephen Foster Music Club’s 2016 winter concert series. The free concert will be at 7 p.m. at Parkway Baptist Church at 2580 Springfield Road in Bardstown.

    The concerts are presented on the fourth Monday each month through May at various locations in Bardstown and are open to the public. The Stephen Foster Music Club (affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs) presents the free programs to promote American music and composers.

  • Church choir director performing in 'Showboat'