• Glory to God — and me, too?

    When I was a kid we used to listen to a record album of silly songs.

    One song went: “Glory, glory, hallelujah. Teacher hit me with a ruler. She bopped me on the bean with a rotten tangerine….”

    I can’t remember the rest. But even all these years later, whenever I hear the word “glory” that stupid song pops into my head.

  • A life-changing event, led to a lifetime of change

    Forty-one years ago, Steve Starnes played football alongside Al Cowlings and O.J. Simpson as the Buffalo Bills fifth-round draft pick out of the University of Tampa.

    He also played for the Green Bay Packers and the (former) Boston Patriots.

    He was big and burly. Then he injured his neck and his professional football career, the dream of many little boys and grown men, was cut short. Five years ago a stroke nearly took his life.

  • Religion Notes for Sept. 23

    Old Gospel Barn annual gospel sing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, will have 18th annual gospel sing celebration 1 p.m. Sept. 24. Special guests will be the Samaritans, Common Creek, Gospel Harts, Heart & Soul, Carson Howard and Silas Eisenbeck, the Cumbos and more. Everyone should bring a lawn chair and covered dish for the potluck. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Food will be served at 1 p.m.


    St. John friends and family day

  • Dealing with anger and love


    Senior Minister of First Christian Church  (Disciples of Christ)


    Sept. 11 is passed again and again. I have immersed myself in watching video after video of that horrible day in 2001. I watched:

    • News broadcasts of the day more than once;

    • An interview of President George W. Bush;

    • Another video emphasizing the struggles shared by the firefighters;

  • Bardstown Baptist renovations complete

    One of Bardstown’s oldest churches will celebrate its grand reopening after nearly $36,000 in renovations next week.

    Bardstown Baptist Church will celebrate the official reopening during a service that includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday.

    Volunteers donated time and money to add a few new features to the gothic-style building, which was built in 1893 — the last stone building erected in Nelson County. The building is made from the same limestone that was used to build the old courthouse in Bardstown.

  • Religion Notes for Sept. 16

    Sister’s Keeper prayer walk

    Sister’s Keeper  will have a prayer walk 7:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Dean Watts Park.


    Men of Music concert

    Men of Music will perform 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Mill Creek Baptist Church, 431 Poplar Flat Road, Bardstown, For more information, call the church office at  348-5049.


    Bardstown Baptist Homecoming

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 9, 2011

    First Baptist pastor anniversary

  • The Lord is our shield in life

    Recently Medica Pharmacy generously offered a health fair for men. The Claywell family are wonderful people and give of themselves in this community in so very many ways. You may not know it, but they are very mission minded and do incredible work in that field. I have always enjoyed going in this congenital establishment, the staff is so knowledgeable and genuinely friendly. The day of the men’s health awareness, the women were sporting black hairy mustaches and beards. Ladies, you looked mighty handsome sporting all that facial hair! Smile!

  • Owe nothing to anyone except ...

    Bloomfield and Woodlawn/Beechfork United Methodist Churches

    She said, “I paid my dues – now it’s your turn.” What are “dues?” Responsibilities, yes responsibilities and obligations are called ‘dues.’ Sometimes cash, sometimes material objects, and often your ‘time/energy’ are dues expected by others. Loyalty is a huge obligation.

  • Religion Notes for Sept. 2

    Concert at Loretto Motherhouse

    Loretto Motherhouse will have a concert 7 p.m. Sept. 15 featuring J. Patrick Rafferty, violin and Stephen Mattingly, guitar. The concert is free and open to the public.