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  • Grace Notes

    I’ve started this column at least a dozen times today, and there are a dozen wadded up pieces of paper in my trash can.
    How do I even begin to put into words the events of this past week? My heart overflows with awe and gratitude -- and shame that I had doubted the love and kindness of God my Father.
    So, I guess I’ll begin with my confession: In the days leading up to the arrival of Hurricane Irma on Sunday, even though God said, “Fear not,” I feared.

  • One nice word at a time!

    When I was growing up, one of the phrases I heard frequently from my parents was, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”  
    Parents should still be teaching this. I am saddened by the way words have been used in our culture for quite some time.  
    For example, the political races of today showcase people who use their words to belittle, intimidate and attack their opponents and others, instead of using them to tell us what they themselves really stand for, or to speak peace or reconciliation.  

  • Church News

    GRIEFSHARE SESSIONS
    A 13-week GriefShare session will be offered for grieving/hurting people who have lost loved ones, on Sundays from 5-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 302 E. Pike St.
    The sessions will begin Aug. 28 and the public is urged to attend and can join at any time.
    For more information contact Leona Bell at 859-954-5070. You may also find information on the facebook page at Leona Bell GriefShare group, or www.GriefShare.org.

    ST. EDWARD CHURCH

  • Grace Notes

    Every weekday at noon I post a question of the day on the Chronicle’s Facebook page.
    Sometimes it’s a fun question about food -- everybody likes food. Sometimes it’s about a local or national issue.
    The questions are meant to get people engaged with the newspaper, although sometimes they get people enraged -- with the paper, with each other, sometimes with me just because I asked a question.
    If I know one thing about human nature it’s that people love to be offended and they love to feud, take sides, lob bombs and throw mud at others.

  • Grace Notes

    The other day I found an old, yellowed and brittle newspaper cartoon that I had cut out and saved.
    Dated from 1987, it’s a drawing of a woman sitting in a wing-back chair holding her knees with her feet tucked underneath her.
    The caption reads: “This year’s Irrational Fears Grand Champion worries, from her home in Madison, Wisconsin, about being caught up in a deadly lava flow.”

  • Church News

    GRIEFSHARE SESSIONS
    A 13-week GriefShare session will be offered for grieving/hurting people who have lost loved ones, on Sundays from 5-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 302 E. Pike St.
    The sessions will begin Aug. 28 and the public is urged to attend and can join at any time.
    For more information contact Leona Bell at 859-954-5070. You may also find information on the facebook page at Leona Bell GriefShare group, or www.GriefShare.org.

    ST. EDWARD CHURCH

  • That’s What You Do?

    Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a concert with my wife at Riverbend. These were tickets she purchased in February but the concert, featuring one of my favorite artists, Rod Stewart, did not take place until August.
    What a way-above-average gift Anna shared with me. As we were parking prior to the concert, I noticed a couple walking in front of our car. I then did something I should not have done.

  • Church News

    OAKWOOD BAPTIST
    Steve Kinman will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service at Oakwood Baptist Church, Cynthiana, on Sunday, Aug. 27. Come worship with us.

    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.

    GRIEFSHARE SESSIONS

  • gracenotes

    Last week my husband and I took a short trip to Winter Garden, a town not too far from Orlando.
    We went to the historic downtown district with its trendy businesses housed in restored storefronts from as far back as the early 1900s.
    A restaurant we went in was originally Cappleman Brothers Grocery Store, built in 1912.
    As my husband read the menu, I read about the history of the building -- the original brick, the gothic stained glass panels in the front window that came from an old Presbyterian church.

  • Eclipses, omnipotence, and faithfulness

    We have just witnessed a natural marvel, the total eclipse of the sun. It was amazing to watch the new coverage and the darkness that Madras, Carbondale and Hopkinsville witnessed.
    It was equally impressive to see the event unfold in South Carolina during a lightening storm. How can this event be described except with words like astonishing, amazing or unbelievable.