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  • Grace Notes

    Today I have the heebie jeebies.
    I’ve been listening to a podcast (that’s like a radio program that you download from the Internet) about fear: Why are people afraid? How can they get rid of fear?
    The podcast began with a story about woman with Urbach-Wiethe disease, a rare condition that has three symptoms: a scratchy voice, raised dots around the eyes and absolutely no sense of fear.
    The part of her brain that registers fear is calcified. She can be happy, sad, angry, feel love and feel hate, but she can’t feel fear.

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.

    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN
    Central Christian Church, Second and Riggs, will sponsor a Back to School giveaway for children K-8th grades on July 29 from 1-4 p.m.
    Backpacks and supplies, hair cuts (by a licensed beautician), hot dogs, chips, cookies and Kool-Aid will be available.

  • God is able to be trusted

    In today’s world, there is a deceptive philosophy that says that no one can be trusted. This philosophy forces humanity to be skeptical of business owners, politicians, neighbors, family members, spouses, the medical field, etc.  This list could go on and on so that before it’s all said and done, we are made to believe that the whole world is out to get us, that no one is honest, and that survival depends solely upon our own instincts.  

  • Grace Notes

    The news was horrific and sordid: Church staff member arrested for a sexually salacious crime.
    Sadly commonplace, it happens all over the U.S. -- you just never expect it to happen to your church.
    But last week, it happened to mine when our former worship director was arrested and charged with multiple sex-related crimes against minors.
    A local sheriff’s detective called him a “textbook predator.”
    We as a church loved him -- still love him. And we as a church abhor what he has done.

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.

    BERRY COMMUNITY
    We will be having a blast at our Rainforest Vacation Bible School the week of July 17-21.
    Dinner will be provided at 6 p.m. each night, with the program ending at 9:15. We will have a commencement ceremony on Sunday, July 23 at 11 a.m. in the church.

  • Life is hard, then you die

    We recently remodeled an upstairs bathroom. We replaced the floor, toilet, vanity, tub, lights. It was so much better. Within three weeks we noticed a leak from the kitchen ceiling, which is right below the new tub. The tub drain leaks.
    Just when we thought life was improving, wow, an even bigger problem than we had before. That is really a commentary on life isn’t it.
    We plant a vegetable or flower garden. Beautiful! But then wind and hail, rabbits and coons, weeds and disease seem bent on destroying what we have accomplished.

  • Grace Notes

    One of the great pleasures in life is being able to say, “I told you so.”
    I don’t get to say it often, but when I do, especially when I can say it to my husband, I do it with immense glee. I may even dance around and sing.
    Moms get to say I told you so a lot.
    Remember Ralphie’s mom in “A Christmas Story”? Ralphie kept asking for Red Ryder BB gun and his mom kept saying, “You’ll shoot your eye out.”

  • Let the bell of liberty ring

    Tradition tells of a chime that rang out on July 8, 1776, from the tower of Independence Hall summoning the citizens of Philadelphia to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon.  
    That chime came from the Liberty Bell which has ever since become a symbol of the iconic Declaration upon which so many of our freedoms rest.  
    Standing outside IndependenceLet the bell of liberty ring

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.

    FAITH BAPTIST
    July 16: Special speaker evangelist Steve Epley, ministry in preaching and music, AM and PM at Faith Baptist Church. A potluck dinner will be served in Faith Hall.

  • Grace Notes

    At my church this summer we’re learning about the “hard sayings” of Jesus.
    He said stuff like, “I have not come to give peace but division,” “Judge not” and “Let the dead bury the dead.”
    He also said we could ask for stuff -- “Ask and it will be given to you” and that “everyone who asks receives” (Luke 11:9-10).
    He said, “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it” (John 14:13-14).
    My pastor called it “the big ask.”