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  • Are you a hummingbird or a vulture?

    A well-known New Testament story is that of the Rich Young Man who came to Jesus to ask how to inherit eternal life. He was a morally upright man, even a man of some faith, but Jesus saw that he was too tied to his possessions. So he told the man to go sell what he had and give the proceeds to the poor. The man went found that bit of advice depressing because he had a lot of money. The Bible says he was very rich.
    One writer puts things into perspective when he says of the rich young man:

  • Vacation Bible school set at Claylick Methodist

    Claylick United Methodist Church will host vacation Bible school Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23.
    The theme this year is “Shake It Up Cafe.” Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. All children are welcome.
    For more information or transportation call 859-865-2963. The church is located on Claylick Road in Salvisa.
    Pastor is Anthony Cleary.
     

  • Prayer lessons from a mud dauber

    The other day I walked into my house and found an intruder.
    He looked mean, too.
    My husband calls creatures like him mud daubers. They’re a type of wasp, with stingers poised to pierce delicate skin such as mine.
    The intruder didn’t seem fazed that he was somewhere he didn’t belong and just buzzed around, probably plotting an attack on my bare arms.

  • Church briefs: 7-6-11

    New Liberty Christian
    plans Bible school
    Vacation Bible school is scheduled for Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15 at New Liberty Christian Church, according to a news release.
    The Friday session will include a 5 p.m. cookout at the Taylorsville State Park.
    The program for the week will be called “Hometown Nazareth,” directed by Lisa Ingram.
    Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.
    For more information call 502-354-1309. The church is located on Highway 248, one mile from Highway 62.

    St. Lawrence hosts

  • Winning conflicts, losing relationships

    I’ve recently discovered the secret to getting rid of internal turmoil and stress — I’ve stopped listening to news talk radio and political talking heads shows on TV.
    Instead, I listen to my iPod — music and podcasts of sermons and science, food and history. It’s amazing how my inner agitation and anxiety has gone way down, and I haven’t missed a thing. I still know what’s going on in the world — I do work for a newspaper — without having to endure all the yelling.

  • Church briefs: 6-29-11

    Music at Evergreen Baptist
    Musical group Brian Free and Assurance will perform Tuesday, July 5 at Evergreen Baptist Church.
    The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. The church is located on Evergreen Road in Franklin County.
    Freedom Baptist
    Not only is the 4th of July the birthday of our nation, but it was also on this day that Freedom Baptist church was established, church officials said.

  • Jesus shows love beyond compassion

    Why did Jesus heal the sick and perform exorcisms? In one sense, we could rightly say that Jesus healed the sick and cast out demons because of his compassion.
    Matthew 14:14 says, “And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.”
    That is certainly one reason why Jesus healed. But the main motivation in scripture given for why Jesus healed the sick, cast out demons or performed any kind of miracle was to reveal something about who he was.

  • Church briefs, 6-22-11

    Church of God will host revival
    Lawrenceburg Church of God will host a revival June 26-July 1 with Jachin Dardar as evangelist.
    The revival will start at 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 on weeknights.
    Other speakers will be present, along with special music. Bro. Gene Chapman, the new pastor, said all are welcome.
    The church is located at 106 Hilltop Drive.


    Pigeon Fork to hold homecoming
    Pigeon Fork Baptist Church plans to hold its annual homecoming event June 26 at 11 a.m., according to a news release from the church.

  • God is good, God adores and other random God musings

    Occasionally I clean out my column ideas folder and come across random notes and musings, sometimes written in the middle of the night, sometimes in the margin of a church bulletin during a song or sermon during a worship service.
    None of the ideas are big enough for a full-blown column, but they may be helpful to someone reading this. So, here are some random thoughts and miscellaneous musings:

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