Features https://www.kystandard.com/features/todaysfeatures en A diet of pecans, almonds and pistachios is just nuts https://www.kystandard.com/content/diet-pecans-almonds-and-pistachios-just-nuts <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/roger_alfordbw_0.jpg" alt="Roger Alford Religion Columnist" title="Roger Alford Religion Columnist" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> Do you know why they closed the restaurant on the moon? It had no atmosphere.</p> <p> What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta.</p> <p> Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field.</p> <p> Those are just some of the many jokes I&rsquo;ve received over the years that have never found their way into this column. Not that they&rsquo;re bad.&nbsp;Well, OK, they are bad.</p> How important is it to know God? https://www.kystandard.com/content/how-important-it-know-god <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/billy_hollandnew_0.jpg" alt="Billy Holland" title="Billy Holland" align="left" hspace="6" width="77" height="85" /><p> I have thought about why many Christians, including myself, so often struggle in a lukewarm state of mind much more than we should. To say the least, there are several reasons, but actually these are not considered justifiable excuses.</p> RELIGION NOTES: Nov. 9, 2018 https://www.kystandard.com/content/religion-notes-nov-9-2018 <h3> Be the Man Conference at First Baptist</h3> <p> Word of elderly couple’s divorce brings their children home for visit https://www.kystandard.com/content/word-elderly-couple%E2%80%99s-divorce-brings-their-children-home-visit <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/roger_alford.jpg" alt="Roger Alford" title="Roger Alford" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> An elderly woman called her daughter who lives out-of-state and delivered the news: &ldquo;I hate to interrupt your day, but I need to tell you that your Dad and I are getting a divorce. After 51 years, I&rsquo;ve had all I can take, and I can&rsquo;t take no more.&rdquo;

</p> <p> &ldquo;But, Mom,&rdquo; the daughter began.</p> <p> &ldquo;No &lsquo;buts&rsquo; about it,&rdquo; Mom said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re sick of each other, and I&rsquo;m sick of talking about this, so you call your brother and tell him.&rdquo;</p> RELIGION NOTES: Sept. 7, 2018 https://www.kystandard.com/content/religion-notes-sept-7-2018 <p> Bardstown United Methodist Church</p> <p> Bardstown United Methodist Church&rsquo;s usual Sunday services will be combined and meet at the church&rsquo;s Second Campus (5100 Louisville Road) at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16.</p> <p> Dominican &lsquo;Come and See&rsquo; weekend</p> Everyone chooses her or his own path https://www.kystandard.com/content/everyone-chooses-her-or-his-own-path <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/billy_hollandnew.jpg" alt="Billy Holland" title="Billy Holland" align="left" hspace="6" width="77" height="85" /><p> I had a serious conversation the other day with a middle-aged man, and we talked for a couple of hours about God. I&rsquo;ve known him for years, and we&rsquo;ve had these discussions before, but I noticed he has become stronger in his opinions, which by the way, are based on atheism.</p> Nothing can keep us from God’s love https://www.kystandard.com/content/nothing-can-keep-us-god%E2%80%99s-love <p> Memories can be a wonderful place to visit when they are pleasant and filled with peace and joy. On the other hand, not all of our experiences have been good and can be more like a haunted house on a dark and stormy night. We all have our collections of thoughts and our own task of trying to figure out a way to deal with them. As most of us know, there are positive ways and negative ways to handle our past experiences. We can look around and see that many people are not doing such a good job when it comes to emotional management.</p> RELIGION NOTES: Aug. 31, 2018 https://www.kystandard.com/content/religion-notes-aug-31-2018 <h3> Dominican &lsquo;Come and See&rsquo; weekend</h3> <p> The Dominican Sisters of Peace invite single Catholic women between the ages 18 and 45 to a free, three-day &ldquo;Come and See&rdquo; experience Sept. 7-9 at St. Catharine Motherhouse near Springfield. Participants will pray and share with the sisters and other women who are facing the same decisions. Together we will enjoy daily prayer, study and the joys of community life. To reserve a place, contact Sister Terry at: twasinger@oppeace.org or 620-282-4453 by Aug. 29.</p>