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Religion

  • Follow God’s plan in life by fullfilling the calling, direction he has offered

    As we approach a new year with excitement, we can look back at 2013 you might’ve had a great year maybe things went well. Or maybe, your year was filled with pain, loss, or broken dreams, the great thing is as people with vision we get to start new you have a fresh start in 2014.

  • True Thanksgiving is more than just a day

    True thanksgiving and gratitude are more than just a day of celebration. It is more than just a holiday. It is a way of life. To truly be happy, we must develop an attitude of gratitude in everyday life, in the good times and in the bad times.

  • O, give thanks!

    (Editor’s note: This is Nancy Kennedy’s annual psalm of thanksgiving, a tradition she thinks started in 2000. She didn’t keep track.) 

    Dear God,

    Here I am again, with a blank page in front of me, attempting to put into 750 words or less all the ways in which I am thankful. Where do I even begin?

    Thank you, Lord, that I belong to you. Thank you for the gifts of grace, repentance and faith, for forgiveness, for mercy, especially for your mercy that’s a continual source of healing for my sin-tainted soul.

  • Veterans, first responders honored during Nov. 10 program

    First Apostolic Church located, 111 3rd Street, Carrollton, hosted a Veterans Day program Nov. 10 honoring our local veterans and first responders. 

    The guest of honor was Col. Thomas Edwards, garrison commander of the Ft. Knox, who spoke representing and honoring our veterans. 

  • Jesus is similiar to Kermit the Frog opening his arms to everyone in the sandbox

    A few weeks ago I met with a friend who’s a play therapist. She works with troubled, abused and damaged children, letting them play while she observes and does some other stuff — therapist stuff — that helps them express and process their thoughts and feelings.

    There’s a lot more to it, but that’s my reduced-to-bare-bones version of what she does.

  • Support of nation’s veterans recognizes their sacrifices for American freedoms

    On Monday, we again marked our nation’s reverent observance of Veterans Day; the 87th anniversary of the Armistice ending the carnage of World War I.

    This year, as in years past, our nation finds itself at war. Young men and women, volunteers in the uniform of our armed forces, continue their unbroken legacy of service to our nation; a service conceived during the revolutionary cause of our fore- fathers.

  • Church News | Nov. 7, 2013

    Apostolic church honors veterans at special service

    The First Apostolic Church, 111 Third St., Carrollton, will host a Veteran’s Day program at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, honoring our local veterans and first responders.  The program is open for the entire community to attend.  The guest of honor will be Col. Thomas Edwards, the Garrison Commander of the Ft. Knox Military Base.

    The service will include a multimedia presentation commemorating past and present veterans who have served or are currently serving our country. 

  • Jesus can break through in those ‘cold’ moments

    When it comes to serving at my church, I have two jobs. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a communion server. I’m also emcee for the monthly senior ministry events, dinners and such. With a microphone in hand I quiet them down, tell a few senior-related jokes, dismiss the people at the tables to go get their food and introduce featured guests.

    Sometimes I refill cups of iced tea or clear plates away.

    Basically, I just show up and try not to mess things up so badly that God can’t fix it.

  • Church News | Oct. 31, 2013

    Trunk or Treat set for Methodist Church

    Carrollton United Methodist Church, 310 Highland Ave. will sponsor a “Trunk or Treat” event, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the back parking lot. Hot chocolate, cider and snacks will be provided. For more information, please call (502) 732-0241 or the church office (502) 732-8886.

    Baptists plan ham meal on Nov. 2

  • Faithful believers should uphold, support others in church, community

    Recently, I have felt myself drawn to the conclusion that one of the biggest problems facing Christianity today is that we have forgotten discipleship. 

    John Wesley wrote, “I am more and more convinced that the devil himself desires nothing more than this, that the people of any place should be half-awakened and then left to themselves to fall asleep again.”