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  • In good times and bad, God is in control

    Have you experienced great loss in your life, like a death in the family or financial troubles?
    I am sure you have and have asked God, “Why me?”
    Personal suffering is part of life but as Christians, aren’t we just clay in the potter’s hands? Right now I know a lot of people are suffering, especially due to the economic situation locally and nationally.  I believe sometimes we go through bad circumstances to have a closer relationship with our creator.

  • Church briefs: 1-25-12

    Ostrander to speak
    at New Life Christian Church
    Kent Ostrander, executive director of The Family Foundation of Kentucky, will speak at New Life Christian Fellowship, 1028 Industry Road, in Lawrenceburg on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.
    Ostrander, who received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, attended Lafayette High School in Lexington and then studied at Vanderbilt University, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in mathematics. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society as a junior.

  • Reader offers thoughts on fasting

    I wrote a column a few weeks ago questioning why I do not see American Christians fasting, or why it is not more a part of our culture.
    I was blessed to get some rewarding feedback from one of my readers, “Pat,” and would like to share some of her experiences that I find inspiring.
    These are her words, not mine, and I hope you may find it interesting and perhaps useful in your own spirituality, and perhaps adopt fasting as a part of your own walk with God.

  • Drop the phony facade or lose everything

    Thanks to the magic of DVR I’ve been watching the first three seasons of “Mad Men.”
    Set in the early 1960s, the series is about a New York Madison Avenue advertising firm, centering around one character, Don Draper, who heads the creative department.
    He’s a fascinating character — aloof, suave and handsome and morally bankrupt. He’s married with two kids, but he sleeps with anything in a skirt. It’s not uncommon for him to not come home for a few days.

  • Think you’re a ‘decent’ Christian?

    If we as Christians go to church every Sunday, try not to do bad things and perhaps even tithe, aren’t we pretty much on the path of salvation?

  • Church briefs: 1-11-12

    Minister plans to organize church
    A local minister wishes to organize a Free Will Baptist Church in the Lawrenceburg area. If interested, contact Bro. Greg Preece at 502-432-1902 or e-mail gpreece@roadrunner.com.

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  • Where two or three gather

    In church you often hear the phrase: “Where two or three are gathered together...,” and sometimes this phrase takes on new meaning.

  • Am I a miserable sinner? You bet

    I am often asked by those who read my column if I actually “walk the walk” or practice what I write here in the paper.
    The answer is I try.
    Do I fail miserably at times? You bet I do. The truth is I often feel either like I am a failure at being a Christian or at best a lukewarm Christian.
    What the scriptures tell us about lukewarm Christians in Rev 3:16 is: “because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”

  • Church briefs: 1-4-12

    Open Bible Church hosts evangelist
    The Rev. Tom Stamman will be guest speaker at Open Bible Church in Lawrenceburg on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    There will be no 8:30 a.m. worship service, the church announced.
    “If you’ve never had an authentic experience with the prophetic, or a close encounter with the one who is the source of all things, this is your opportunity,” the church said in a news release to describe Stamman.

  • A different sort of wish for 2012

    I heard someone pray that they wanted peace and comfort in their life for the New Year.
    I understand this type of prayer, as I want the same, much like I am sure most of us do.
    However, Christ promised us a very different life if we want to follow him. Matthew 10:34-35, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword, for I am come to set a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”