• Breathing lessons

    OK everybody, now that the craziness of Christmas is over and before we move on to the next season of frenzy or just life in general, I have a great idea:

    Let’s stop and breathe.

    Got that? First we stop.

    Then we breathe.

    Actually, I think breathing is something we can all agree on — Baptists, Catholics, UUs, Presbyterians and Pentecostals. I’ve yet to meet an anti-breathing person, but you never know.

  • Religion Notes: Jan. 9, 2015

    Nelson Christian Church

  • The blessing of the hands

    David Whitlock

    Guest Columnist


    “I don’t think he’s going to make it through the ceremony,” my daughter Madi predicted of her 2-year-old son, Eli. We were standing in the foyer of Ransdell Chapel for Madi’s Pinning Ceremony. She was graduating from Campbellsville University’s School of Nursing.

  • Religion Notes: Dec. 26, 2014

    Christmas concert

    Nancy and Vernon Cherrix will give a Christmas concert at Loretto Motherhouse on Tuesday, December 30, at 10:30 a.m. They will play piano duets of Christmas songs. All are welcome. Admission is free.

    Old Gospel Barn

  • God never says, 'Oops'

    A man local to me, named Ed, will never forget his 76th birthday, Sept. 22. He and his wife, Marno, took a cruise as a birthday celebration. While at sea, Ed started bleeding internally and ended up in the ship’s infirmary, where they gave him blood transfusions. Meanwhile, word got out among the other passengers, many of whom volunteered to donate their own blood.

    However, the infirmary ran out of blood bags, so even though Ed had donors, the donors couldn’t donate.

  • Religion Notes: Dec.19, 2014

    Christmas Sunday services

  • The holidays aren’t bright for everyone


    guest columnist


    As you read this, Christmas Day will be but six days away; Hanukkah began four days ago, and Kwanzaa begins on Dec. 26. In fact, if one begins with Hanukkah on Dec. 16, it ends on Dec. 24; Christmas begins then and runs until Jaunary 6 (the 12 days of Christmas), and Kwanzaa begins on Dec. 26 and runs until January 1. Three holiday seasons that span almost three weeks of time.

  • Relationships key to influencing lawmakers, Floyd tells Baptists

    Building trusting relationships with state lawmakers and other elected officials is crucial to influencing legislation, state Rep. David Floyd told a group of Baptist preachers and staffers this month in Louisville.

    Floyd, a Bardstown Republican and a deacon at Parkway Baptist Church, spoke to the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s Committee on Public Affairs Dec. 2 about how the group could weigh in on issues likely to come before the General Assembly in January.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Dec. 12, 2014

    Nazareth Retreat Center online

    The Nazareth Retreat Center will have an Advent Online Retreat until Dec. 24. Throughout the weeks of Advent, Sharon Gray, SCN, will send reflections based on the major themes of Advent, using Scripture, tradition and contemporary life realities. There will be opportunities to respond online. There is no fee for this retreat. Call 348-1513 or cmckean@scnky.org to register.

    Bardstown Community

    Chamber Orchestra

  • Christmas Eve and mixed emotions

    By Mike Bradford

    In my youth, Christmas Eve was such a different experience from what that special evening is now. Yet, what I do and enjoy now on Christmas Eve is touched, colored and shaped by things from way back then. It’s like that for most folks. How about you?