• Sine Qua Non…What? And what about faith?
  • Church News | Aug. 29, 2019

    Calvary Full Gospel sets dinner for Aug. 30

    CAYR dinner will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Calvary Full Gospel Church, 39 Mattick St., in Prestonville. All are welcome. The event is fun, free and offers fellowship opportunities.

    Trimble Hymn Sing set for Milton Sept. 5

    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., Sept. 5, at Milton Baptist Church, US Hwy 421, in Milton.

  • Today Matters — focus on it to make it a success

    In these hectic busy lifestyles that we live, we sometimes get overwhelmed. Seems we don’t have enough time to get done all in our hearts. God gives us one day at a time. Everyone has the same amount of time, 24 hours in a day.

    When we think about it, our most valuable resource is not money, land, gold, stocks, all which are fleeting. Our greatest resource is time!

    No matter our age, color of skin, financial status or educational background, we all have one thing in common. We all get the same amount of time each day.

  • Church News | Sept. 5, 2019

    Hispanic fundraisers to be held at St. John’s Catholic Church

    The Hispanic fundraising dinner will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in St. John’s Catholic Church, parish hall, 505 Fifth Street in Carrollton. All are invited, both within and outside the parish.

    Hispanic Yard Sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. John’s Catholic Church, 505 Fifth Street in Carrollton. Items can be dropped off in the parish hall. Please call Fr. Thomas Picchioni or Elvira 502-732-5776 for more information.

  • Newspaper obituaries uncover the stories of life

    Part of my job at the newspaper is writing Postscripts, tribute obituary stories about local people who have died.

    I go to a lot of funerals.

    Of all the things I write for the paper, Post-scripts are my favorite.

    Many times the families call me after a death -- sometimes even before, when a death is imminent -- but not always. Sometimes I learn of a death in an obituary or on social media.

    Sometimes I have to hunt to find family members and friends to talk to, or I call the funeral homes and they put me in touch with people.

  • Church News | Sept. 12, 2019

    CAC sets annual Fall Festival for Sept. 20

    Christian Academy of Carrollton will hold its annual Fall Festival at the National Guard Armory, Hwy. 227, in Carrollton from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20.

    The event will feature live bluegrass and gospel music, silent and live auctions, cake walks, booth games, prizes, bouncies, grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, kettle corn, chili, funnel cakes and more.

    Everyone is welcome.

    For more information, email the school at christianacademycarrollton@gmail.com

  • Living SESH: ‘Sharing experience, strength and hope’

    In most, if not all, 12-step recovery programs, a common mantra is “sharing our experience, strength and hope.”

    Mem-bers don’t (or aren’t supposed to) give advice or pontificate. Mem-bers don’t tell other members what to do.

    Instead, they share their own experience, strength and hope.

    It’s a way for those who are sharing to remind themselves of the progress they’re making, of the way God is at work, making them better, giving them strength to do the right things, the better things, the hard things.

  • Good news for those crushed in spirit; God is on your side

    For the past several months I’ve been helping out a friend by posting inspirational content on a Face-book page she started called A Place of Grace, for people who struggle with drug addiction and also for their families.

    Every day I search the internet for messages of hope and encouragement for those who feel especially hopeless and discouraged, words and images that might help broken and struggling people.

  • Blessed are the forgiven

    Over the course of the summer, our church has been doing a sermon series over select psalms during the morning worship service.

    It has been a wonderful blessing for me, and I pray a blessing for our people as well. I have personally found the psalms to be a treasure trove of help and support for living out the Christian life. Psalm 32 (one that we studied recently) is no exception as David paints a comforting picture of what it means to experience God’s forgiveness.

  • Christ allows each to be themselves, not a hypocrite

    I’ve been following a spirited discussion among several of my newspaper’s anonymous “Sound Off” callers.

    If I’m following this correctly, it started with someone being appalled that people drink mimosas (champagne and orange juice) in a restaurant at 9 a.m. on a Sunday.

    Another caller is appalled that the first caller is appalled and says that caller should be in church and not in a restaurant anyway.