• Building a life

    By Mike Bowen, guest columnist

    Covenant Presbyterian Church

  • Tough times test Christian heart

    Have you ever had a day when everything seemed to go wrong, or when everything you do seems to take five times longer than you planned or estimated?  
    Maybe you’re trying to get somewhere and your normal route is congested due to road repairs or the cars ahead of you take so long getting through a traffic light that you get caught by it.  Or you’re late for something and you can’t find a parking place.  Or maybe you’re dealing with people or even your children that aren’t behaving the way you think they should.

  • Being thankful makes throwing hard-boiled eggs not so easy

    Sometimes when we’ve had a good day at our house, as we crawl into bed I’ll say to my husband, “Nobody cried and nobody threw hard-boiled eggs.”
    The “nobody cried” is self-explanatory. The “nobody threw hard-boiled eggs” refers to the time I became so frustrated and enraged that I took a plastic container filled with a dozen hard-boiled eggs that I had just finished peeling and threw them with all my might, one by one, on the entry floor.

  • Church News 11-19-15

    Central Christian  Church will begin The Lord’s Kitchen at its Second and Riggs Avenue location this month.
    The kitchen will be open to the public the following Saturdays: Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and 19, Jan. 9 and 23, and Feb. 6 and 20. Hours for the free meals are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    For more information call Benny Northcutt, senior minister, 859-588-3800, or Justin Northcutt, 859-298-4034.


  • Christians could be suffering ‘identity crisis’

    I was at a funeral visitation where I was to officiate. Visitors were steadily coming in when I spotted a familiar face, but no one I really knew – we did some volunteer work together.
    I went over to say hello, and with funeral notice in hand and booming voice, he says, “I didn’t know you were a preacher?” – loud enough for all whole world to hear.
    Then he caught what he said and rejoins, “Not that you have done anything wrong.”

  • Misery can be safe haven that is hard to let go

    I spent this past weekend feeling sad.
    The reason isn’t important — actually, there really wasn’t a reason other than I just felt like being sad, and so I was.
    I called my sister to tell her that I was sad, but she was at her granddaughter’s soccer game and didn’t answer her phone, which made me even sadder.
    I would’ve told my husband I was sad, but he would just tell me all the reasons I have not to be sad or he’d give me a pep talk, which is not the proper response to sadness, in my opinion.

  • Church News 11-12-15

    A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Nov. 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Advent, North Walnut Street.
    Please spread out your arrival as we are limited to the number we can serve at one time. All are welcome and all will be served.
    For more information call 859-608-9446 or email to dgscovell@gmail.com.


  • Church News 11-5-15

    An open meeting concerning formation of a Barlow Cemetery Association will be held Monday, Nov. 9. The meeting will take place at the Cynthiana First United Methodist Church on the corner of East Pike and Church Streets at 7 p.m.
    The agenda for the meeting will include future care and use of the cemetery.

    Central Christian  Church will begin The Lord’s Kitchen at its Second and Riggs Avenue location this month.

  • Early November - the holiday season approaches

    Unless we host the Thanksgiving meal, we may give little thought to its preparation. Even when we do think about it, our thoughts may not extend far beyond our own shopping, cooking, cleaning and serving. Yet, a holiday meal encompasses so much more.
    People in the poultry industry raise the turkeys. Bakers prepare breads, rolls, pies and cakes.
    Vegetables depend on farmland and farmers for cultivation, harvesters for harvesting, packers and truckers for packaging and hauling.

  • Crossover moment to becoming a Christian

    I love a good conversion story, that moment or series of moments that lead up to a person going from not belonging to Jesus to belonging to him.
    I remember telling my friend Mike that it was like getting married. Either you are or you aren’t. I told him you can think you’re married, say you’re married, live with another person as if you’re married, but unless you’ve signed the marriage license and said, “I do,” you’re not married.