• On Target and wandering in the wilderness

    We have two cats, Target and Mohawk.

    They’re old and don’t do much of anything except sleep, eat and sneeze all over the back porch window. But we like them.

    Of the two, Mohawk is the easiest and Target is the troublemaker. He thinks biting is a sign of affection as is waking us up at 4:45 a.m. to announce that he’s famished, even though there’s food in his dish. He just likes it to be refreshed -- at his command.

  • When you pray

    Let me tell you a story about prayer. When I was 12, I looked up in the sky to the stars and heaven and asked God for a pony. Within a year my father had gotten a partner and bought a Hack Pony which is a pony that pulls and shows a two-wheel cart. You may have seen this at a fair. Of course, I was excited that my prayer had been answered.

    Over the next few years, I realized God does have a sense of humor. I never got to ride or show the pony. I only got to walk and feed it.

  • Church News | Nov. 15, 2018

    Community Thanksgiving Service

    The area churches of Milton will host a Community Thanksgiving Service on 

    Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Milton United Methodist 

    Church, 11100 Hwy. 421 N.

    The guest preacher will be Drew Oakley, 

    who grew up in Milton and is the former pastor of Carrollton United Methodist Church.

    As part of the service, area First Responders will be 

    honored and expressions of thanks shared with them. Refreshments and fellowship will follow.

  • Lead those who hunger to the ‘living bread’ of Jesus Christ
  • Humility is where hating stops

    One of my favorite writers, Anne Lamott, recently posted on Facebook that she’s always wanted to write a book called, “All the People I Still Hate: A Christian Perspective.”

    That makes me laugh.

    This woman is a mess and has wonky theology, but she’s honest about her flaws and knows that it’s the blood of Jesus that “saves a wretch like me.”

    She wrote that she knows Christians aren’t supposed to hate, because hate is ugly and diminishes the soul of the hater.

  • Church News | Nov. 8, 2018

    Blue Christmas candle light ceremony Dec. 6

    Signature HealthCARE, Carroll County Memorial Hospital, NKADD, Kindred @ Home and the Carroll County Extension office will be sponsoring a “Blue Christmas,” a candle lighting ceremony from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Camp Kysoc, 1902 Easter Day Rd. in Carrollton.

    “Our hope is that all can find peace in music and prayer in this special candle lighting ceremony while being surrounded by the compassionate love of God,” Rev. Douglas Salisbury of Signature Healthcare said.

  • Joy and sadness reconciled

    A few years ago, Pixar released the animated film, “Inside Out,” about 11-year-old Riley and her emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust.

    Joy, the dominant emotion depicted as the perpetual light-hearted optimist, relentlessly works to keep Riley happy.

    For most of Riley’s life Joy has done her job successfully, but when Riley’s family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco, Sadness rises to the head of the emotional pack.

  • Church News | Nov. 1, 2018

    Hymn sing

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, at Bedford United Methodist Church, 10 Fairview Circle in Bedford.

    Fall festival Nov. 3, at English Baptist

  • Church News | Oct. 25, 2018

    Fall festival Is Nov. 3 at English Baptist Church

    English Baptist Church has purchased the former English Christian Church building at 3449 Hwy 389 in Carrollton.

    They will hold their Fall Festival, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3,  Food, Fun, Inflatable Stations for children, Door Prize Drawing and more. All are welcome.  For more information call Pastor Randall Cofield at 502-732-5710.

    Cottrell to speak at Apostolic Pentecostal

  • Make life better with faith part of the ‘routine’