• Church News | April 11, 2019

    Community service set for Good Friday

    The annual Community Good Friday service will be held Friday, April 19, at the First Baptist Church, 401 Highland Ave in Carrollton, from 12:10 until 12:50 p.m. Rev. Devin Olachea, from the United Methodist Church of Carrollton will be the speaker. All are welcome.

    Hymn sing, special service planned

  • Seeing Jesus everywhere is a common occurrence

    A few years ago, I learned that somewhere in Citrus County Jesus was in a tree.

    Not literally, but a woman had called the newsroom to say she could see an image of Jesus in a tree that was in her yard.

    Lots of people think they see Jesus in stuff. Just Google “things that look like Jesus” and you’ll see photos of the face of Jesus in everything from pieces of toast and cloud formations to slabs of marble or rust stains on the surface of an iron.

    Some items are even for sale on eBay.

    People see Jesus everywhere.

  • Build strong children instead of broken adults

    “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)

    The early chronic unpredictable stressors, losses, and adversities we face as children shape our biology in ways that predetermine our adult health. The Adverse Child-hood Exper-iences also lay the groundwork for how we relate to others, how successful our love relationships will be, and how well we will nurture and raise our own children.

  • God’s blessings help ‘mend what is broken inside’

    My niece, Jennifer, has three daughters, Leah, Emma and Lily.

    Last year I bought them a book, “Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing,” by Sally Lloyd-Jones. It’s a children’s devotional book that simplifies Bible stories and concepts -- I highly recommend it for all my adult friends.

    Theology sometimes makes grown up people a bit crazy because we tend to take the simple and straightforward and make it ridiculous and complicated.

  • Easter services scheduled at St. John’s in Carrollton

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 507 Fifth St. in Carrollton will hold their annual Fish Fry, 4:30 - 7 p.m., Friday, April 12, at the church hall. Holy Thursday, April 18, a Seder meal will be served 5:30-7 p.m. followed by Mass with washing of the feet.

  • Pastor explores meaning of prayer through scripture

    Think about the last time you were going through a tough time in your life. What were the most helpful things that people said or did?

    Don’t we usually hear a: “I’ll say a prayer for you.” Praying is so important, and we absolutely should pray. But do you actually know what prayer is? I will share the answer provided from my daily devotional Table Talk from this month.

  • The choices are: high-chair or defendant’s chair

    The late J. Edgar Hoover, first director of the F.B.I. said, “The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair.” He obviously understood that the treatment a child receives from the beginning of their life, highly impacts their behavior patterns throughout their life.

  • Church News | March 21, 2019

    LDS Church now meeting at Park Lanes, Suite P

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is now meeting Sundays from 10 a.m. until noon at 1209 Highland Avenue Suite P, in the Park Lanes Shopping Center in Carrollton.  Sacrament meeting meets first. For more information call President Marshall Moore 502-727-3957

    Several services set for St. John’s in Carrollton

  • Best Bible practices: I’m sorry, I forgive you

    Best practices seminars are expensive in more ways than one. They require you to change. But no real change is possible without real change.

  • Childhood life experiences determine health issues

    Research shows that the adversity we experience as children can affect us into adulthood. Challenges children face in school, life – and ultimately with their health – are often the symptoms of Adverse Childhood Experiences and toxic stress.

    The good news is, the earlier we can identify that a child is experiencing ACEs and toxic stress, the sooner children and families can be connected to the services they need to prevent or heal the effects.