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  • I am 24601 — and so are you

    In case you haven’t seen Les Misérables — go see it.
    In case you don’t fully understand the concept of the power of grace and mercy to change a human heart — go see it.
    In case you’re caught up in the drive to make others pay for their wrongs and can’t see your own — go see it.
    I heard it said once that all of life illustrates Bible doctrine, and this movie does just that.

  • Church briefs

    ODDVILLE CHRISTIAN
    Regular service times at Oddville Christian are Sundays at 10 a.m. for bible study, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for preaching, and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for mid-week bible study.

    BLUEGRASS
    COWBOY
    Bluegrass Cowboy Church will be holding a Winter Revival Jan. 14-19. There will be a different preacher and special music each night.
    Services will begin at 7 p.m. at Legion Park, Bourbon County Fairgrounds, off the bypass in Paris.

  • Big, crazy, toddler-sized faith

    When my youngest brother was little he loved to be tossed into the swimming pool.
    We’d pick him up and throw him underhand, like lobbing a softball, into the deep end and watch him sink and then pop his head up from the surface, look for the nearest side of the pool and swim toward it.

  • Embrace your not-perfectness for a ‘happily ever after’

    One day at the library, a book fell off a shelf and hit a boy named Milo Crinkley on the head.
    The title, “Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days,” was just what he needed.
    Wanting more than anything to be perfect, Milo checked the book out and set out to do everything the author, Dr. K. Pinkerson Silverfish, prescribed.
    So begins the 1982 children’s book “Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days” by Stephen Manes.

  • Church News

    ODDVILLE CHRISTIAN
    On Dec 30 at 2:30 p.m. Oddville christian is hosting a celebration of Paul Stamper’s 85th birthday and a review of his more than 50 years in the ministry. Stamper is former minister of Central Christian in Belmont and serves as Pastor at Gardnersville Christian Church in Pendleton County.
    On Dec 31 the congregation will meet at the church building at 5891 Hwy. 62E for an 8 p.m. meeting to finish the year in fellowshipping together.

  • Singing songs of peace

    One of my favorite parts of Christmas is attending the Christmas Eve service at my church.
    With the lights dimmed, candles soften the sanctuary, soften faces, quiet the hearts of the people who have come.
    Some come harried and hassled. Others come burdened and broken. All come seeking something, seeking peace.
    At my church, it’s our tradition on Christmas Eve to sing of peace and silence. As we hold candles we sing, “Peace, peace, peace on earth and good will to all.”

  • Church News

    CALVARY ASSEMBLY

  • Church News

    CALVARY ASSEMBLY

  • The gift of wanting

    I like to tell people that every obsession I have is my youngest daughter’s fault. She got me hooked on jewelry, shoes, pedicures, purses, expensive cosmetics — I blame her, only because the alternative is to blame myself.
    But the truth is, I was born a wanter. I want this and I want that and I want more.
    In an old Seinfeld episode Kramer asks George, “Do you ever yearn?”
    George tells him, “Well, not recently. I craved. I crave all the time, constant craving. But I haven’t yearned.”
    Do you yearn?

  • Who’s flying the plane?

    I flew a plane last week, Delta flight 837.
    Well, maybe not “flew” it, but I definitely helped.
    My daughter moved to Hawaii last week and flew from Atlanta to Honolulu, a nine hour, 14 minute flight that I tracked on my computer.
    For nine hours and 14 minutes I watched an airplane icon inch its way across the continent and then over the Pacific Ocean.
    At one point, about an hour off the California coast, the plane on my computer screen faced east instead of west.