• Enjoying the abundant life at any age

    By Billy Holland

    We are all growing older. Thanks a lot, right? I realize that many will think this is not a very optimistic or positive thought, but it is a reality of life.

    I could have gone all day without hearing that, however, as with other topics, this too has a certain amount of accountability attached to it that can make a huge difference between dreading the future and having a healthy and positive attitude.

  • Hurst joins board of Communicators for Women Religious

    Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) announced its 2017 board of directors Feb. 8.

    Officers are Sister Angela Szczawinska, CSFN, chair; Kathy Gatliff, vice-chair; and Sister Beth Kress, PBVM, treasurer.

    CWR also welcomed two new board members this year: Spalding Hurst (communications specialist for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth) and Philippa Turney.

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Staying close with God and your spouse

    Last week, I was sitting in my office on a dreary afternoon, tapping on the keyboard and listening to the rain blowing against the window. The house is quiet during the day as my writing routine commonly includes both dogs sprawled out on the hardwood floor snoring contently around my desk. Then it suddenly dawned on me: This will be the 40th Valentine’s my wife and I have shared together.


    Mid Kentucky Presbyter to visit
    The Rev. John Odom, Presbyter for Community Life, Mid-KY Presbytery will bring greetings and the message to Bloomfield’s Big Spring Presbyterian and Trinity Baptist churches, on Sunday, Feb. 19. Worship begins at 10 a.m. The community is invited. For more information, call Pastor Lisa Zahalka at 294-6120.

    Martha Sterns Marshall Sunday Baptist Women In Ministry

  • We will always be members of God’s family

    By Billy Holland

    As a chaplain for a veteran’s health care facility, I meet a lot of interesting men and women on a regular basis. I facilitate Bible studies and lead worship services throughout the week and really enjoy the private conversations with these military heroes.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Feb. 10, 2017

    Annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards banquet

  • RELIGION NOTES: Feb. 3, 2017

    Homeless program

    The Room in the Inn homeless program runs through March 31. The intake center is located upstairs in the St. Vincent de Paul building at 310 N. Second St. Every day from 5 to 6 p.m., guests can sign up and be directed to a place to stay. Community churches have joined together to take care of homeless people in their facilities. An evening meal and breakfast are provided. Call (502) 343-7000 for more information.

    Community Bible study

  • True peace, joy are only a prayer away

    By Billy Holland

    Religion Columnist

    It is spiritually reassuring to know that we are not alone in this world.

    Our gracious heavenly father has promised his children that he is interested with even the tiniest occurrences in our life and has promised to be with us always. Matthew 6 mentions how he knows what we need before we even ask him. This spiritual insight brings comfort and peace to our souls as we realize that God is constantly aware and always concerned about us.


    Old Gospel Barn gospel singing
    The Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Special guests include the Gospel Harts of Louisville and the Cumbos. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

    Loretto Motherhouse concert
    A recital by Ben Hoadley, Bruce Heim and Naomi Oliphant will take place at Loretto Motherhouse Sunday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

    Homeless program

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Choosing to build on a solid foundation

    This presidential election has caused a lot of stress and frustration, to say the least. Each campaign relied on the same strategy of trying to intentionally scare and convince voters about what would happen if the other candidate took office and, to some degree, both sides had a valid point. Sadly, it was reported that both candidates were more strongly disliked than any nominees in the past ten presidential cycles.