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Religion

  • Look for the cross

    I like to read psychological thrillers with twisted plots and even more twisted characters.

    In the last thriller I read, the main character, Emily, was tied up in a room about to be murdered by her crazy stalker.

    He goes out of the room and Emily starts thinking back on her life, pretty sure she only has hours or minutes to live.

    She remembers back to what she learned as a girl from a teacher at her Catholic school: When you’re in trouble, look for the cross. Once you find one, you’ll see them everywhere.

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  • Church News | Jan. 3, 2019

    Concert Jan. 5

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God hosts a concert by Mark Bishop at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. The concert will be held at the church, 124 Smith Ln.

    Love offering only. For more information, contact Pastor Bobby Wade, 502-255-7510.

    Word Revival Jan. 14-16

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  • A forever Christmas truce

    It was Christmas 1914, during World War I.

    Pope Benedict XV had suggested there be a temporary ceasefire for Christmas, but the leaders of the warring countries ignored him.

    However, along muddy and frozen trenches on the battlefield in Germany, both English and German troops -- enemies of one another -- made makeshift Christmas decorations, with the German soldiers erecting tiny Christmas trees on the tops of their trenches.

  • ‘Light and life to all he brings’

    When I was a kid, my family observed Advent, lighting the candles on a traditional evergreen wreath.

    Because there’s four of us kids, we each got to light one of the four candles, one candle for each of the four weeks in Advent.

    The first candle represents hope; the second, love; the third, joy and the peace is joy. A center candle is the Christ candle – Jesus, the light of the world.

    My dad made the base of the wreath, because he’s awesome and can make anything, and he’d read prayers out of a booklet as we lit the candles.

  • Come to the Father as a child this Christmas

    Is there anything more exciting than being a child on Christmas morning? To have that excitement and joy opening presents and spending time with family. I will never forget some of my most memorable mornings:

    When I received a gumball machine and refused to put the gumballs in the machine because I wanted to put all the gumballs in my mouth.

  • Rejoice: It’s good for the soul

    During Advent, one of the first Christmas carols we sing at my church is “O Come O Come Emmanuel.”

    It’s a melancholy song of Israel’s lament, of their crying out to God for relief from bondage and slavery, begging God to come and free them.

    But then the chorus goes: “Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.”

    Rejoice -- to feel and/or show great joy or delight.

  • Church news | Dec. 6, 2018

    Hymn sing Dec. 6

    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be hosted by the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Campbellsburg, Thursday, Dec. 6, located at 9255 Main St, in Campbellsburg. Everyone is invited.

    Bible Reading Marathon returns

    The KY 120 United Bible Reading Marathon, sponsored by the Kentucky Prayer Focus and hosted by 120 counties of Kentucky, will begin at midnight, Jan. 1, and last until approximately 6 p.m., Jan. 4, 2019, at the Carrollton courthouse square.

  • The genuine peace of true Christmas

    The height of irony is that Christmas, the birth of the Prince of Peace, is full of busyness, exhaustion and stress. People in a rush to celebrate the birth of this Prince seem to be missing the point.

    Most who were originally anticipating the birth of the Prince of Peace missed the point, too. In the days of Caesar Augustus, when Joseph, Mary and their donkey were on their way to Bethlehem, God’s chosen people were waiting for a savior that would squash their enemies. Then there would be peace on earth.