• With change come the challenges of trials that we must overcome

    Life seems to be full of changes. Even when the change benefits us, there is still a period of time that it takes getting used to or seems to fit. In general, it’s not pleasant for us to get out of our comfort zone. Just last week I was with some dear friends when I heard “Sustain The Change!” on TV. The statement caused me to think and motivated me to search out the deeper meaning. I am yet still searching the meaning in Biblical standards, there is simply so much in this little statement.

  • You cannot forgive until you learn to be forgiven

    Good news! Thanks to the marvels of modern science, we now know that forgiveness is not only good for the soul, but it’s good for the body, too.

    According to results from a forgiveness study conducted at Stanford University, those who go through “forgiveness interventions” — sessions in which people who have been hurt are encouraged to develop more positive feelings toward their offenders — can improve cardiovascular function, lessen chronic pain, relieve depression, lower blood pressure and improve overall health.

  • Religion Notes

    Old Gospel Barn on Louisville Road to have a gospel sing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, will have a gospel sing 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Special guest singer/songwriter Jackie Dixon, Cecelia, the Cumbos and more. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Jockey Pat Day to speak at Springfield Christian Church

  • We cannot afford to linger any longer

    Once again I was totally blessed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration sponsored by The Concerned Parents. Rev. Bruce Shaw brought a thought-provoking and challenging message. Though I had this article written, his message inspired me so that I decided to change the title. Hence, I would like to add one more subject to the things we cannot afford to do. We cannot afford to linger any longer.

  • Religion Notes

    Mill Creek Baptist to have gospel sing

    Mill Creek Baptist Church will have a special night filled with Bluegrass Gospel Music presented by “Only By Grace,” 6 p.m. Jan. 20. There is no cost for this event. Everyone is welcome.

    Mount Moriah Baptist to have spaghetti dinner

    Mount Moriah Baptist Church will have a free spaghetti dinner 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at Boston Community Center. Live music will be provided. For more information, call (502) 833-1418.

    St. Monica to have Appreciation Sunday

  • Is this the year of new beginnings?

    Wow! It’s 2008, and January is almost behind us. The number 8 is a Biblical number which speaks of “new beginnings.” It seems a lot of folks throughout the United States, and those I know in the mission field and evangelism are experiencing this. Changes can be unsettling as our flesh just doesn’t like it, but one thing I do know: if it’s the Lord’s will, it has to be good even though we may not understand at the moment.

  • Tollhouse temptation takes its toll on me

    My friend, Shelley, in Georgia has a friend who thinks I lied in one of my books, or at least that I made something up.

    Shelley, being a writer herself, knows that all writers (and most preachers) tell stories to illustrate truth. Sometimes the stories are their own; sometimes they belong to others.

    Even Jesus told stories. However, Shelley’s friend thinks if something’s printed on the page of a book every word should be the gospel truth.

  • Worship God in truth and spirit

    “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” (Matt. 3:11).

  • Religion Notes - December 28, 2007

    Old Gospel Barn sing-in set for Dec. 31

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, will have a sing-in, pray-in for the New Year 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Special guests will be Common Creek, Bluegrass Pardners, the Bakers, Nichols Church Band, the Cumbos and more. Everyone should bring a covered dish for the fellowship. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

  • Jesus is the reason for every season of our lives

    It’s hard to believe that the Christmas season is already here. I have been meditating upon the birth of Christ and how it always points back to the resurrection and vice versa. Although Believers are celebrating the birth of Jehoshua-Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ), it’s impossible not to reflect upon His purpose of coming. His whole purpose of His coming is that the Christian can have eternal life, and abundant life in the Now. He truly is King and Lord over all.