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Religion

  • Chasing addictions, running from God

    The late comedienne Gilda Radner used to say, “It’s always something.”

    In this life, it’s always something. There’s always something that’s your Achilles’ heel, your kryptonite, your downfall, your master. There’s always something that holds power over you, making you bow down to it, obey it. There’s always something that you start out loving and often end up hating because it eventually crushes you.

    But if you’re fortunate, it brings you to Jesus.

  • Am I willing to take the ‘trust fall’?

    I have a friend who Trusts. God. With. All. His. Heart!

    He talks a lot about faith and giving everything over to God.

    Frankly, sometimes, I want to smack him.

    The funny thing is, although I’m not laughing, 10 years ago he didn’t have a real soul-transforming faith and he used to come to me, asking about what it means to be a Christian.

    One of his big questions at the time was about the power of God. He was feeling like a dog’s chew toy, as if God and the devil were playing tug-o-war with him.

  • PHOTO: Olliges ordained

    The congregation of the Bloomfield Christian Church/Disciples of Christ celebrated the Ordination of Bobby Olliges Sr., on April 18. Dr. Rick Loader of First Christian Church/DOC in Bardstown delivered the sermon and the Rev. Dave Carr, committee on Ministry for the Christian Church/DOC in Kentucky performed the rite of ordination. Olliges completed his training at Lexington Theological Seminary and has served the Bloomfield church as student minister since 2012. Pictured, from left, are Loader, Olliges and Carr.

  • Miscellaneous musings and random scribbles

    Once again, after going through my column ideas folder of scribbled notes on church bulletins, saved emails and starts of columns I haven’t finished, I’m turning these random bits of miscellany into today’s column.
 I hope some of these thoughts will be helpful to someone reading this.


  • RELIGION NOTES: May 29, 2015

    Corpus Christi procession

    There will be a Corpus Christi procession at noon Sunday, June 7, at Immaculate Conception Church in Culvertown.

    First Christian Church VBS

    First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will have a vacation Bible school, “Jungle Safari,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 16 to June 18 for ages 4 and up. Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 348-3210 to register. The church is at 175 E. John Rowan Blvd., across from Walgreens.

    First Baptist food pantry

  • PARSON’S PONDERINGS: Leadership on every level should work for common good

    Recently, several of us interviewed a candidate for a national disaster relief team on which we serve. One of the questions we asked was, “Have you ever been in a situation where you had a very different idea or opinion from others and how did that work out?” Her answer was both simple and profound and certainly applicable to situations that have recently come to light through various media outlets.

  • Blessing the boards

    In the community room at Nazareth’s Mother House, sisters gathered to sign messages of hope and blessing on boards that will be used to construct a Habitat for Humanity home in Louisville this summer.

    The house will be named “Wake up the World” for the theme of Year of Consecrated Life, and is a project sponsored by the Archdiocese of Louisville.

  • Missionaries escape second Nepal earthquake

    Larry Meade and his team of missionaries, who had been helping victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal, were en route from the Himalayan village where they had been working to the capital, Kathmandu, when the second quake struck May 12.

    Suddenly a huge rock rolled down the mountain and between their two vehicles.

    They barely escaped being crushed.

  • O’Neill to perform at St. Joseph

    Dr. Douglas O’Neill, first prize winner of the Dublin International Organ Competition, will perform an organ concert of music for Pentecost, on Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, 310 W Stephen Foster Ave. in Bardstown. Bassoonist Eve Witt will join O’Neill in music for bassoon and organ. O’Neill is the director of sacred music at Holy Trinity Church, Fredericktown, and Holy Rosary Church, Manton. All are invited. Admission is free.

  • Miscellaneous musings and random scribbles

    Once again, after going through my column ideas folder of scribbled notes on church bulletins, saved emails and starts of columns I haven’t finished, I’m turning these random bits of miscellany into today’s column.
 I hope some of these thoughts will be helpful to someone reading this.