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  • The only way off the crazy train is to not jump on

    Just this morning my friend Tara and I were wondering if it’s possible to be addicted to drama.
    She calls it being on the crazy train. She said when the crazy train comes around and she hitches a ride on it she’s firing on all cylinders, she’s in high gear and overdrive, not to mention mixing metaphors.
    She feels alive, she says, yet at the same time she hates it with all her might.

  • Be thankful for education

    Back in the day, “Back to School” came after Labor Day week-end. Summer went on and on. Of course, since our school year started so late, we had neither fall nor spring breaks at our school. Rest from classroom activities came with Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays; teachers’ in-service days; and, the occasional snow day.
    The first weeks of school held a certain excitement. Everything seemed new – new classes, new challenges, new teachers and friends. Some classes held our interest ... others, not so much. That’s how life works.

  • Church News 8-27-15

    WAREAGLE MINISTRIES
    For information on location and times of services call 859-954-1573, 859-954-0579 or visit wareagleministries.org.

    BERRY CHRISTIAN

    Berry Christian Church will hold a river baptism on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. Will meet at the church.
    For more information call the church office.

    ELMARCH METHODIST

  • Church News 8-20-15

    ELMARCH METHODIST
    Elmarch Methodist Church will host a Bible School for one day only on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the 4-H fairgrounds. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon followed by a church potluck meal.

    HINTON UNITED METHODIST

    Hinton United Methodist Church will celebrate homecoming on Aug. 30, 2015. Services will be held at 11 a.m. with a potluck lunch afterwards.
    Everyone is welcome.

    CURRY UNITED METHODIST
    Sunday School Convocation

  • Hope is the breath of life

    We all need hope.  
    There have been times in my life that I have felt hopeless. Before I became a Christian and gave my life to Christ, I was constantly let down by others.  
    My family struggled with addiction and was not there for me growing up.
    Boyfriends in school would want one thing and then discard me. Even girlfriends in high school, were there today, gone tomorrow.  
    I looked to drugs and alcohol for a time in high school to make me feel better and numb the pain.  

  • Grace doesn't have to be earned

    Recently, two quotes from two very different people landed in my email inbox that have caused me to ponder.
    The first one came as a Christianity Today update about Tullian Tchividjian, the Fort Lauderdale pastor who resigned after admitting to an inappropriate relationship. The update said he has no plans to withdraw from the public eye.
    He wrote on his Facebook page: “One of the big questions I’ve wrestled with is, how do I properly steward this glorious ruin?”

  • Public opinion carries no weight in matters of the soul

    I recently attended a birthday party.
    As I was talking to a young girl, I soon learned she had gotten in trouble with her mom because of a Facebook comment she had posted.
    As I listened to her, the young lady was not too happy about her mom’s decision to make her stay off Facebook.
    I also learned the facts behind the problem, I explained to her why her mom was right and why she needed to respect that.
    My advice didn’t go over very well at all.

  • Shame-based culture on the comeback

    When I was a kid, we used to sing the taunt, “Shame, shame, everybody knows your name!”
    I don’t remember who taught it to us, but we took great delight in singing it to anyone we wanted to shame and humiliate.
    I was a horrible child. I’m still horrible, but I clean up nicely and mostly refrain from pointing out people’s sin to their face in public.
    Still, what is it about us humans that we love to shame others?

  • Church News 8-13-15

    ELMARCH METHODIST
    Elmarch Methodist Church will host a Bible School for one day only on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the 4-H fairgrounds. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon followed by a church potluck meal.

    MT. GILEAD CHRISTIAN

    Mt. Gilead Christian Church will hold its reunion on Sunday, Aug. 16 at the church. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish, socialize and enjoy the day.

    ROBINSON CHRISTIAN

  • Everybody is susceptible to temptation

    You may not know the name Tullian Tchividjian, but you’ve heard of his grandfather, Billy Graham.
    Tullian is the former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. He resigned last month after admitting to an inappropriate relationship with someone other than his wife.