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  • Grace Notes

    Although I’m not a huge fan of doughnuts -- they’re not sweet enough for me to justify ingesting all those calories -- as soon as I walked into work the other day, I made a beeline for the box of Dunkin Donuts leftover from the day before.
    Before I knew it, one of them made its way from the box and into my mouth.
    I didn’t want to eat it, but I did anyway.

  • Church News

    BERRY BAPTIST
    A revival will be held at Berry Baptist Church, 306 Main Street, Berry, Ky., May 26-28 featuring the Bluegrass Boys Quartet.
    Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 27 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 28 at 10 and 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
    For more information call Pastor Carl Morton at 859-356-2887 or the church at 859-234-0440.

    OLD UNION CHRISTIAN

  • Sweet Mother! I will never forget you!

    With Mother’s Day fresh in our minds, I am reminded of all mothers and the pivotal role they play in all our lives.
    Whenever I think of precious memories from my childhood, I see a picture of my mother in most of my recollections. She was always there caring, nurturing, raising and loving me and my siblings.

  • Grace Notes

    A week or so ago, I spoke at a fundraising event for the George Washington Carver Community Center in Crystal River, Florida, near where I live.
    The center is built on the footprint of the historic all-black George Washington Carver School.
    I spoke to them about hope.
    On Thursday, I also spoke about hope to some ladies at a local Presbyterian church.
    Hope is one of my favorite topics, if not my very favorite. Without hope, I would shrivel and die.
    I suspect you would too.

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    Everyone is welcome to come join us for Revival on May 12, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning at City On A Hill.
    Greg and Dawn Merile from Silver Springs, N.Y., will be preaching Friday and Saturday nights bringing the Word of God and for some of you a word of prophecy.
    Dinner will be served on Saturday night. Pastor Austin will bring the Word on Sunday morning.
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  • Numbers Don’t Lie, Do They?

    It appears university mathematicians have statistically concluded ‘organized’ religion will soon disappear in nine developed countries; people will no longer affiliate themselves with religion.
    One conclusion suggests, “Americans without [religious] affiliation comprise the only religious group growing in all 50 states.”

  • Grace Notes

    How would you describe your church experience? Is it a safe place, or is it something else?
    Kate Young Caley grew up loving a little church in Moultonboro, N.H. But when she was only 5, her father became ill and her mother took a job as a waitress where she was required to serve wine and beer, which violated the church’s covenant. Instead of helping them, their congregation voted to kick the family out of the church. As a result, they were shunned in the community.

  • Seek and you shall find a relationship with God

    In our busy, over-loaded and booked lives it is hard for us as individuals to develop real close relationships, so we friend-up people on Facebook (some of whom we do not know), or follow someone on Twitter to gain friends.
    We live on our cell phones and often think these ways will fill the void in our lives.
    We want people to like us for who we are and to not get so close as to find out our weaknesses or failings or even those skeletons in our closets. We want these relationships on our terms with no other strings attached or we will drop them like a hot potato.

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    Everyone is welcome to come join us for Revival on May 12, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning at City On A Hill.
    Greg and Dawn Merile from Silver Springs, N.Y., will be preaching Friday and Saturday nights bringing the Word of God and for some of you a word of prophecy.
    Dinner will be served on Saturday night. Pastor Austin will bring the Word on Sunday morning.

    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.

  • Grace Notes

    (Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy is off this week, hopefully NOT working. This is one of her favorite columns from 2009.)

    Today I scrubbed my kitchen floor, on my knees with a bucket of sudsy water and a brush, “Cinderella-style.”
    After that I polished all the stainless steel and rubbed the countertops with stuff that made them gleam. Then I vacuumed all the wayward popcorn from underneath the couch cushions and cleaned both bathrooms.