• Sometimes, life shows up

    I have been privileged to sit under many great speakers and teachers in my life. Human behavior and spirituality have always been fascinating to me, and it’s an honor to be involved with the work of the ministry.

    There are mysteries and complicated questions that we will never understand while we live in this realm, but, there are also practical lessons that God can reveal to us when we diligently seek him.

  • Are we spectators or participators?

    By Billy Holland

    We do not have to look very far to find someone who needs a miracle.

    There are lots of people who are suffering some type of crisis with everything from health problems, their children, grieving over a loss, to finances, marriage issues and addictions. When we see and hear about difficulties, we become sympathetic, but how often do we consider that God may have brought these individuals to our attention so that we can not only pray but to intervene and help meet their needs?

  • RELIGION NOTES: July 28, 2017

    Manton Music Jamboree

    The Manton Music Jamboree is from noon to dusk, Sunday, July 30, at Holy Rosary Church, 6684 Cissellville Road, in Manton. Local musicians will offer all genres of music. Proceeds benefit Holy Rosary Church. Bring a lawn chair.

    Springfield United Methodist Church

    Springfield United Methodist Church, 309 E. Main St., will have an old-fashioned ice cream social 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3. Ice cream from scratch and homemade desserts will be featured. Air-conditioned seating is available.

  • RELIGION NOTES: July 21, 2017

    Gospel singing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing Saturday, July 22. Special guests will be the Sexton Family Band in Hardyville and the Cumbos. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

    Gospel music celebration

  • >> RELIGION NOTES: July 14, 2017

    Gospel music celebration

    The annual gospel music celebration sponsored by Jackson Hills General Baptist Church, 810 Clarks Lane, (located off Ky. 44) Shepherdsville, will be July 22, at 10 a.m. There will be various groups of singers. Lunch will be served around noon. The Church appreciates the singers who have helped them over the years with singings. Call Pastor Kendell Skaggs at (502) 957-3965 for more information.

    Van Buren Baptist Church archery program

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Choosing to manage our time wisely

    Billy Holland

    religion columnist


    In this modern world in which we live, the access to information is becoming an addiction. For many people, technology is emotionally stimulating entertainment and, as it continues to advance, we wonder if the intent is to influence us within this evolution of pleasure enhancement.

    It’s amazing to consider that only 70 years ago the concept of computers controlling the masses seemed more like science fiction, but now it has become a reality.

  • RELIGION NOTES: July 7, 2017

    Van Buren Baptist Church archery program

    Van Buren Baptist Church starting an archery program for boys and girls 10-15 years old. Sessions are July 8 and 22; Aug. 5 and 19; Sept 2, 16 and 30, and Oct. 14 until completed. The program is a nondenominational outreach that shares the gospel of Jesus through archery. Parent/guardians are welcome to stay. Lunch is provided. Van Buren is located at 1488 Fairmount Road (Ky. 1066). For more information, call Brother Lee Smith at (502) 517-2318.

    First Baptist Church VBS

  • Hale: a young patriot willing to give all

    By Billy Holland

    Every summer, we look forward to July 4 because it’s filled with fun things to do, like barbecuing, picnics, games, family reunions, fireworks and, of course, it’s a paid vacation day.

    Along with the excitement and activities this week, let us also remember and be grateful for those who have served our country so that we can enjoy our freedom.

  • Sisters of Charity celebrate 195 years

    When the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth moved from their St. Thomas base to the Nazareth campus Bardstown knows today, their mission was one of the care and education of young women and children. Over the next 195 years, that mission would evolve to face a changing world and new global issues. Throughout it all, the sisters of Nazareth have sought to serve a world that needs compassion.

  • When life doesn’t make sense ...

    By Billy Holland

    There are times we become confused and will not be able to figure out a way to solve our problems. Life is not always a smooth interstate, and it’s good to remember that God is with us when we encounter unexpected roadblocks and detours.