• What influences your decisions?

    By The Rev. Karl Lusk

    Question of the day: How do you make decisions about things yet to come? Your future? Do you just take it a day at a time, or do you make elaborate plans, dream big dreams? Maybe you study all the choices of opportunities and then pick one. Or, do you merely flip a coin? Do you even think about what you hope for?

  • Mothers in waiting

    Years ago, my friend Becky in Texas excitedly announced that her son was “only” smoking pot.

    She asked, “What kind of a mom gets excited because her kid is ‘only’ smoking pot?”

    The kind of mom whose kid had been doing cocaine and other hard drugs.

    She calls this son “Doozy,” as in one doozy of a human being, a challenge to know how to love. Not that she doesn’t love him fiercely, but that she struggles to know how to express that love in a way that helps, not hurts him.

  • Religion Notes: Oct. 17, 2014

    Piano performance

    Bruce Heim, horn, and Dror Biran, piano, will play at Loretto Motherhouse at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2. They will play works by Beethoven, Bernstein, Arroyo, Faure, Basler and others. All are welcome.  Admission free.

    New Beginning VBS

    New Beginning Baptist Church will have a vacation Bible school 6-8 p.m. on Fridays, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, for children ages 5-12. The theme is the International Spy Academy. For more information, call (502) 233-1352.

    Children’s Choir program

  • Nelson County Baptists minister in the Philippines

    A team of Kentucky Baptists brought healing and hope to hundreds of people in the Philippines still recovering from Typhoon Pablo, a devastating storm that struck the island nation two years ago.

    The six-member team, including members of Rolling Fork Baptist Church in Boston, provided medical exams and treatment to nearly 900 people in the Philippines between Aug. 24 and Sept. 2. They also held worship services and led two pastors’ conferences. 

    Rolling Fork pastor Bruce Nichols said much work remains for those trying to rebuild.

  • Religion Notes: Oct. 10, 2014

    Fatima Public Square Rosary Crusade

    A Public Square Rosary Crusade will be at noon Saturday, Oct. 11, in front of St. Thomas Church, 870 S. Thomas Lane, in Bardstown. Bring a rosary and a friend. If inclement weather, event will be in church.

    The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church

  • Religion Notes: Oct. 3, 2014

    Blessing of the Animals at Bourbon City Bark Park

  • The altar, the table and the desk

    The Rev. David A. Cockson

    Chaplain, Bethlehem High School

    I have fond memories of growing up as a child on a farm in Nebraska.

    One of the chores my older brother and I inherited was milking our two Holstein cows to put milk, cream and butter on our family table, which was comprised of my grandmother, my parents, me and my seven siblings.

    My dad began our milking lesson by challenging my brother and I to construct milking stools.

  • It’s time to remember homecoming

    Mike Bradford

    Pastor, Boston Christian Church

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 26, 2014

    Blessing of the Animals at Bourbon City Bark Park

  • PARSON'S PONDERINGS: Teach your children well


    guest columnist


    “Teach Your Children Well” was a popular song in 1970. Recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash (who wrote it), and Young. This year, it was the theme of the New Haven Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival and its parade. Teach your children well is not about school-room education, but about what we might call “home training.”

    I worry that we don’t teach our children well in that respect.