• 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.

  • Religion Notes: June 3, 2011

    Concert at Loretto Motherhouse

    Andrew Jones, pianist, will have a free concert 7 p.m. June 3 at Loretto Motherhouse. Jones will attend Indiana Wesleyan University in the fall of 2011.  He has been heard in recitals in Louisville and the surrounding areas.  This winter, he was piano soloist with the University of Louisville Orchestra in the Brahms Concerto, Op 15. His program will feature works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Granados, Chopin, Szymanowski and Liszt. Jones has been the piano student of Dr. Vernon Cherrix.

  • Spring wedding lessons learned



    I could see the dark clouds boiling up in the west, as I drove toward the bride’s parents’ farm in Meade County last Saturday. In fact, once I turned west on U.S. 60, headed toward Guston, there was no doubt that the brewing storm would impact the outdoor wedding at which I was to officiate. “Well,” I told myself, “there’s a tent for the reception and a roof over the pavilion for the service. We’ll be dry, if the wind doesn’t get up.”

  • Religion Notes: May 27, 2011

    Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, will have a gospel sing 7:30 p.m. May 28. Special guests are The Samaritans, the Cumbos and more. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Open Door Christian Center

    Open Door Christian Center, 2345 Taylorsville Road, Bloomfield, will have an all church sing-along 6 p.m. May 29. Guests include: Mavis Bennett, The Gospel I’s, Ward and Diane Davis and much more local talent. Everyone is welcome.

  • Robertson joins Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

    The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth welcome Tom Robertson to the SCN family. Robertson began his work as campus service director at Nazareth in May.

    Carol Rogers, SCN, held the position prior to Robertson for nearly 20 years.

    Robertson has previously worked with people of all ages through his work with camps and retreat centers. He is excited about opportunities to work with the Bardstown and Nelson County community.

  • Religion Notes for May 20

    Mill Creek spring revival

    Mill Creek Baptist Church, 431 Poplar Flat Road, Bardstown, is having its Spring Revival May 22-25. Sunday night service will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the week’s remaining services beginning at 7 p,m.  Brother Randy McPheron will be preaching. For more information, call the office at 348-5049.


    St. Joseph celebration

  • Sometimes God whacks you over the head

    I don’t know Randy Riggs well, but I love him with all my heart. That’s because God used him to whack me over the head when I needed whacking.

    Sometimes God does that.

    I first met Randy several years ago, and immediately pegged him as “not like me.” That’s OK now, but back then, being not like me made him wrong.

    He’s a country preacher with a slow, Southern drawl. He quotes scripture and lives by faith; trusting God to provide for all his needs.

    Not like me.

  • Religion Notes for May 13

    Abundant Life to have revival

    Abundant Life Church, 1126 Bloomfield Road, will have a “Sweet Anointing” Revival May 15-18 with the Rev. Tom Capps and his wife, Gail Capps. Service will be 11 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday


    Johnson Chapel Men’s Day