• Where’s your umbrella?

    Three farmers gather daily in a field during a horrible drought. The men are down on their knees, looking upward, and praying the skies will open and pour forth a much-needed rain.

    Unfortunately, the heavens are silent, and the petitioners become discouraged, but they continue to meet every morning to lift up their request to God.

    One morning an uninvited stranger approaches and asks the men what they are doing. They respond, “We’re praying for rain.”

  • Finding strength in troubled times

    The days we live in are troubled times. Jesus told us, in the last days trouble would arise. Matthew 24:6 - “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled, for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Verse 7 continues and says, “Nations will rise against nations, kings against kingdoms, there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

  • Church News | Aug. 30, 2018

    CAYR dinner Aug. 31

    Free CAYR dinner will be held 5-7 p.m., Friday Aug. 31, at Calvary Full Gospel Church 39 Mattick St. in Prestonville. Menu consists of country ham, white beans, fried potatoes, corn bread and desserts. There will be live music for entertainment and door prizes will be awarded.

    Hymn sing Sept. 6

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7p.m., Sept. 6, at Milton Baptist Church, U.S. Hwy. 421, in Milton.

    Curtis’ preach, sing at First Apostolic church

  • Looking for grace

    Have you seen grace lately?

    That was a question posed in 1996 by the editor of the now-defunct Virtue magazine, a Christian women’s magazine I used to write for.

    The editor, Jeanette Thomason, once spent several weeks chronicling the stopping spots of railroad tramps in Spokane, Wash.

    She’d make her way past rows of abandoned buildings and find discarded wine bottles and chicken bones, cold campfires and cardboard lean-tos.

    Sometimes she’d find treasures, like a cast-off, sleeveless Army jacket or a torn sleeping bag.

  • Church News | Aug. 23, 2018

    Pastoral anniversary, dedication Aug. 24-26

    The Pentecostals of Carrollton and Pastor and Mrs. Ron Tiller are celebrating their 10-year anniversary with a three-day event Aug. 24-26. The church also will be

    dedicating its building, The Refuge, located at 220 Port William Lane in Carrollton.

    The church will feature Rev. Johnny Godair Friday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m., Rev. Kenny Godair will preach, followed by Rev. Floyd Odom at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.

    Luau party at Dividing Ridge Apostolic

  • Live more efficient: Tips to clean your emotional vehicle

    While driving through the countryside of hills, valleys and streams from one of my offices to another, I noticed another vehicle that resembled a gigantic mud ball rather than any recognizable make or model. It had obviously been driven in a “mud run,” adding considerable volume and weight to its original design. The sight of it caused an uneasy feeling for me as I imagined being that driver. In my own car I can hardly wait after a bug or a bird’s “gift” hits my windshield to stop to remove it from sight.

  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church welcomes Picchioni as new pastor

    Hello and may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. My name is Fr. Thomas Picchioni, and I am the new pastor for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

    It is a time of many changes for myself as this assignment brings me into a new community, a new position, a new parish and a new home.

  • Never stop strengthening your relationship with God

    The summer days are starting to dwindle away and with the advent of fall comes the time when students will return to school in order to go through another year of learning about the world.  Whether one is just beginning the journey with kindergarten or one has entered into the years of higher education, the process is basically the same: build upon what one already knows of the world to gain new insight, realize different perspectives and learn more facts and truths.

  • Put your trust in God–He will never fail you

    You and I are constantly placing our trust in something. Unfortunately, our natural inclination is to put our trust in the wrong places.

    What I mean is that we tend to aim our hope at things that can fail us, when we could (and should) hope in the One who never will.

  • Church News | Aug. 9, 2018

    Temporary home for Latter Day Saints

    The Carrollton branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is currently meeting Sundays from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the LDS church building on Michigan Ave, Madison, Ind.

    The future site for the church is 1290 Highland Ave. Suite P. in Carrollton and is currently being renovated. It is expected to be ready for services by Sept. 1.

    Gospel/Christmas performance Nov. 30