• Religion Notes: Aug. 15, 2014

    24-hour Bible reading

    Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 126 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield, will be sponsoring a 24-hour Bible reading beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 and lasting until 6 p.m. Sept. 6. The public is encouraged to attend and participate by signing up for a 15 minutes slot. There are 96 slots available and anyone is encouraged to participate. Call Jana Shehan at (502) 252-5178 to sign up. Speaking will take place under a tent, so the event will be held rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and Bibles.

  • Ode to the greatly offended

    One night several weeks ago, my husband said good night, ran into the bedroom and locked the door — something he’s done dozens of times, always in a playful, good-natured way, always unlocking it within seconds.

    I usually laugh, except when I don’t, like that one night several weeks ago.

    That night, for whatever reason, I decided to be Greatly Offended.

  • Religion Notes: Aug. 8, 2014

    Smith & Company at Mill Creek

    Smith & Company, a southern gospel group will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Mill Creek Baptist Church, 431 Poplar Flat Road. For more information, call the church office at 348-5049.

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  • God answers prayer, right?

    In 1999, I wrote a book, “Prayers God Always Answers.”

    I had scribbled that title on a piece of paper a few years before that because I was pretty much convinced that God had put in earplugs whenever he saw me getting ready to pray.

    Back then, and truthfully even now 15 years later, I didn’t and still don’t understand how prayer works. Like, if I’m praying for rain and you’re praying that it doesn’t rain, how does God decide whose prayer wins?

  • PHOTO: Archbishop speaks at outing

    The Knights of Columbus Bardstown Council held their annual outing Wednesday night at the St. Thomas Center near Bardstown. The international Catholic organization focuses on stewardship and charity. The outing is a way for members to show their appreciation for local priests. One special guests for the evening was Joseph Kurtz, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Louisville, who gave a brief message and blessed the meal. An introduction to the evening was shared by Grand Knight of the local council Jim Hourigan.

  • God’s mercy: The original GPS

    It all started when I was a kid bothering my dad and he told me to get lost.

    Ever the obedient child, I did, and I’ve been getting lost ever since.

    Oh, I jest.

    Seriously, I have no sense of direction, which for many years was a major source of contention between me and the newspaper’s photographer. In giving him directions to a photo assignment I would often get something wrong and he’d end up in a swamp or empty field.

  • Martin to speak at First Presbyterian

    Anthony (Amos) Martin will be the guest speaker at First Presbyterian Church, 209 N. Second St., at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. The topic he will speak on is “Time Out for God.”

    Martin attended Bardstown High School, where he played football, coached by Garnis Martin. He went to the University of Louisville and played under Lee Corso. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings as a linebacker. While he was on the team, they played in three Super Bowl games. He finished his pro football career after being traded to the Seattle Seahawks and sustaining a knee injury.

  • Religion Notes: Aug. 1, 2014

    River View Baptist

    River View Baptist Church is hosting a Surrender All event with Evangelist Ron Davis at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1-2, and at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 3, at 1850 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek. For more information, call (502) 538-4966.

  • Teach your children well


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    “You’re a good man, Charlie Brown,” acclaimed the opening number Thursday night at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. This delightful musical featured many local youngsters and the cast of the summer theater, many of whom are college age. The play was fun, enjoyable, humorous, and a great way to spend a summer evening.

  • First Cedar Creek Baptist to discuss Rogers Station

    The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church will host an informal discussion of the former Rogers Station on Ben Irvin Road (Ky. 2737). The discussion will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, July 20.