• Welcome to the theater of the absurd

    Years ago when I did a lot of conference and retreat speaking, I was invited to speak at the annual Episcopal women’s diocesan meeting at the cathedral in downtown Orlando.
    A local Episcopalian woman who had suggested my name offered to take care of all the details for me. All I had to do was show up, which is what I do best.

  • Church News

    The First United Methodist Church of Cynthiana will observe Holy Week beginning Monday, March 21 in the newly renovated sanctuary at 7 a.m. Each morning session concludes with breakfast in the Sidney Haviland room.
    Early morning services conclude Friday, March 25. Maundy Thursday will be March 24 in the sanctuary at 7 p.m., Holy Communion will be served.

  • Twenty-five cents of kindness

    By now everyone has either experienced or heard about the new grocery store and its 25-cent shopping cart rental. Actually, it’s an ingenious ploy to return carts to the store saving on staffing costs.
    Kudos to the store, which in its first week had someone explain this new technology and gave you a quarter to begin their relationship with the community.

  • Have you ever been in the belly of a fish?

    I’ve heard it said that a man’s worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.
    If I could do whatever I like, I’d eat several massive cinnamon rolls every morning for breakfast, spend the day on my couch watching reruns of “Gilmore Girls,” punch a few people I know in the nose, never pay my taxes or dust my house.
    That’s just off the top of my head.
    Most of us think freedom is doing anything we want, making our own rules, not submitting to any type of authority -- if it feels good, do it.

  • Mural touch-up at Save-A-Lot
  • Church News

    A community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Sunday, March 20 at 12:30 p.m. at Robinson Christian Church.
    Lunch will be provided and there will be inflatables for the kids.
    Any questions call 606-842-0323. Stephen Staggs is the minister.


  • ‘Honey, let’s chat about pride’

    Years ago, I attended a seminar at my church where the speaker, a pastor from a church in San Francisco, quite possibly the coolest city on earth, talked about the “counterintuitive way of doing church.”
    He challenged us to make church a place where those outside the faith could feel welcome as they worked out their process.
    Church, he said, should be a place that encourages questions, gives space for doubt and doesn’t demand that people make on-the-spot faith decisions. Church should be a safe place where people can try faith on, test it out.

  • Church News

    Come join us at Silas Baptist Church on Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m., as we conduct our Easter event, Road to Resurrection. Road to Resurrection is a family-friendly event that gets families talking…and walking with Jesus. Scripture from the Gospels guide families through the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection.

  • “Daddy, I want to Hold Your Hand”

    It was the end of yet another day at the office, I had just picked up my son from the day care, which happened to be in the same building as my office.
    After returning to my office and packing up my computer and other paraphernalia, we stepped into the church auditorium (I am a minister), which gives me access to the parking lot.

  • Wanting and getting more

    Once upon a time I had $3 pants.
    Dark, forest-y green rayon pin-striped dress slacks, with teeny flecks of black in the fabric. Regularly $45 marked down to $14.29 with an additional 30 percent off, then another 70 percent off -- $3 pants!
    I was so excited about my purchase that when I got them home I immediately put them in a place of honor in my closet and sat on my bed to admire my precious find.