• Religion Notes for July 8

    Commonwealth Quartet at Bardstown Church of God

    The Commonwealth Quartet will be in concert 11 a.m. July 10 at Bardstown Church of God, 3903 Louisville Road, Bardstown. For more information, call Pastor Doug Lutes at 348-6150.


    Loretto Motherhouse

    Loretto Motherhouse will have a free concert featuring Alan Ohkubo, cello, and Joseph Ohkubo, violin, 7 p.m. July 13. Everyone is welcome.


    Contemplative Prayer Day

  • Winning the conflict, but losing the relationship

    I’ve recently discovered the secret to getting rid of internal turmoil and stress — I’ve stopped listening to news talk radio and political talking heads shows on TV.

    Instead, I listen to my iPod — music and podcasts of sermons and science, food and history. It’s amazing how my inner agitation and anxiety have gone way down, and I haven’t missed a thing. I still know what’s going on in the world — I do work for a newspaper — without having to endure all the yelling.

  • Religion Notes: June 24, 2011

    Gospel sing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, will have a gospel sing 7:30 p.m. June 25. Special guests will be Blood Bought, a vocal band, the Cumbos and more. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Cox’s Creek VBS

  • The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church marks its 230-year anniversary July 4

    Before there was the state of Kentucky, the city of Bardstown, or the county called Nelson, there was (The First) Cedar Creek Baptist Church, which celebrates its 230-year anniversary this weekend. 

    On July 4, 1781, the founding fathers constituted the congregation as a church. The church continues to worship in its third meeting house, a brick structure that was completed in 1854.

  • Photo: Holy Trinity confirmation
  • I know the answer if anyone asks the question

    The answer is: Lamar Lundy.

    He was one of the “Fearsome Foursome,” the starting defensive end of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s.

    It’s one of my husband’s favorite sports trivia stumpers.

    He says most sports fans can name Rosey Grier, Merlin Olsen and Deacon Jones, but for some reason Lamar Lundy stumps them, although that’s the one name I always remember.

  • Religion Notes: June 17, 2011

    Botland Christian VBS

    Botland Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 5326 Springfield Road, will have a vacation Bible school 6:30-9 p.m. June 13-17. Commencement service and family night will be 6:30 p.m. June 17. Children age 3-14 will learn about “The Colors of Faith,” along with crafts, music recreation and refreshments each evening. For more information, call Sheila Spalding, director, at 349-0426.

    Swinson speaker at Bardstown Baptist

  • Religion notes: June 10, 2011

    Mill Creek Baptist garage sale

    “Kids at the Creek,” a children’s ministry of Mill Creek Baptist Church, will have its semi-annual garage sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10-11. There will be something there for everyone. If you have any questions, call the church office at 348-5049.


    Nelson Christian VBS

  • Miracles happen even when you don’t think they exist

    Joan Chipkar is one of those people I can’t say no to.

    In 2004, after Florida was hit by hurricanes, she convinced me to go with her to do laundry for health department staff working in the hardest hit area.

    Last year, when her beloved therapy dog Charlie died, I wrote an obituary column about the brown and white cocker spaniel.

    And when she called last week to ask me to write about her miracle great-grandson, Landon, in Alabama, I didn’t say yes, but I didn’t say no.

  • A pastor looks at turning ‘Big 4-0’


    Bardstown Baptist Church Senior Pastor

    I will soon turn the ‘Big 4-0.’ One of my favorite musicians, Jimmy Buffett,  wrote a book titled, “A Pirate Looks at Fifty.” So I want to thank him for the inspiration of this article.