• 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.

  • 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’
  • Church News | Oct. 18, 2018

    Sanders church collects clothing, housewares

    Sanders Baptist Church is hoping to help take some of the chill off this winter by offering some gently used clothing for cold weather and housewares.

    On Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon, the church at 245 McDaniel Street in Sanders will offer free to the public clothing of all sizes, toys, and household items.  No consignors please. Additional information is available by calling or texting: 502-525-2070.

    Cottrell to hold revival at Apostolic church

  • Be still, yes I will: Eight letter help guide my life

    My current screen saver on my phone is a simple Bible verse, a command and a promise, eight small but powerful words: “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

    That verse, those eight small, ordinary words, has been my lifeline for the past year or two as I have struggled with some difficult things within my family.

    Be still.

    Be -- not pretend to be or try to be, but be.

    Whenever God gives a command in his Word, he also gives the means to do it.