• Letting go of hatred and unforgiveness

    By Billy Holland

    How much grace does it take to love our enemies? Well, that is a good question.

    Tragedies are happening all around us and it’s true we are very heart-broken and alarmed, but what if one day our family is harmed? I admit that I do not always have the character of Christ when I’m being threatened or provoked to anger. Many times, my first reaction is to retaliate, because that’s a strong part of our human nature.

  • Religion Notes: Nov. 3, 2017

    David Kimberland and Witness 30th anniversary

    David Kimberland and Witness will be celebrating its 30th choir anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at First Baptist Church. Guests will be Purpose from South Central Kentucky, Men of Faith from Bardstown and Religious Five from Louisville.

    Chaplin Church of God revival

  • Mercy is the result of humility

    By Billy Holland

    It’s easy to be suspicious and though it’s wrong, unfortunately, it’s common to judge unfairly and display negative emotions toward others. If we could only remember that many people are going through some type of painful trial and difficulty, which usually explains their unusual behavior.

    I am regularly involved with those who are struggling with serious problems and it changes your perspective when you know the circumstances.

  • Fond memories with my grandparents

    By Billy Holland

    An older man was telling a story the other day about his grandparents and it caused me to think back to when I was a kid and the relationship I had with my mamaw and papaw.

  • Religion Notes: Oct. 27, 2017

    Music with a Mission

    First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 175 E. John Rowan Blvd., is hosting a special service: Music with a Mission” with special guest singers from Campbellsville University at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. This service is in support of “Mission Behind Bars and Beyond” for women in Louisville, and “Cornerstone Ministries” which serves the community of Beattyville. Donations will be accepted to support these programs. Lunch is provided following the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Oct. 20, 2017

    Trunk and treat
    The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church will host Hallelujah-ween Saturday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. Trunk and treat will be held in the parking lot. At 7 p.m. a chili/soup supper will be served in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome. The church is five miles west of Bardstown off Boston Road (U.S. 62) on Bellwood Road (Ky. 733). Interim pastor is Gerald Hegwood. For more information, call Becky at (502) 507-7159.

    Music with a Mission

  • RELIGION NOTES: Oct. 13, 2017

    Bardstown United Methodist Church chili lunch
    Bardstown United Methodist Church will have its worship service at its second campus, 5100 Louisville Road, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. A chili lunch will be served after the service.

    Apparations of Our Lady of Fatima 100th anniversary

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Choosing to give our stress to God

    It may seem insensitive, but the idea of stress being an issue we can control is worth considering.

    Many within the medical world agree that stress is not a monster that forces us to be afraid, but rather our worries originate as a response from within our own mind. Thus, if we can learn how to re-wire the way we think, we can begin to walk in victory over the stress which we blame for ruining our happiness.

  • St. Michael's celebrates 225 years

    As Archbishop Joseph Kurtz addressed the congregation Sunday morning, he spoke a little about family dinners.

    “When we eat a meal together, good things happen in your family and those around you,” he told the guests. Being faithful to one’s family, faithfully attending church and taking an interest in one another through Christ were ways he asked the parishioners to celebrate the 225th anniversary of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Fairfield.

    “It’s a glorious history that St. Michael’s parish has,” he said.

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 29, 2017

    St. Michael to celebrate 225th anniversary

    St. Michael, in Fairfield, will celebrate its 225th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 1. The Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, archbishop of Louisville, will preside. The anniversary Mass begins at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a meal in the parish hall. St. Michael is located at 111 Church St. The church service and luncheon are open to the public.

    Bible study at Presbyterian Church