• Celebrating the worst best thing

    The other day I thought of the phrase, “the best worst thing.”
    Is it even possible to have a best worst thing? Isn’t that an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp or pretty ugly?
    For one of my daughters, the past year has been the worst of her life, and she’s still asking why. “If Jesus loves me, why did he let this happen?” she asks.

  • Church News 3-26-15


    Central Christian Church, located at Second and Riggs, will have a Good Friday service at 9 p.m. Friday, April 3.
    On Saturday, April 4, the church will host an 11 a.m. Easter egg hunt.
    Food will be served and prizes will be given. There will be three age groups for the hunt. Children will also be able to have their photograph taken with Rabbit.
    Sunday, April 5, is Invite Friends Day. The Sunrise Service will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by a breakfast.

  • When God is "too small"

    A few years back, I read about a woman who titles her years according to what she wanted to accomplish or see happen during the year.
    One year might be “The year of overcoming” or “Hope will see me through.”
    That one particular year was titled “Your God is too small” after a lengthy conversation she had with a friend about all the things she doubted would ever happen, from family members coming to faith in Christ to whether she would ever or could ever sell her house.

  • Daddy will carry it

    On our most recent visit to the pediatrician, we were told that my son, who is only 4 years old, is comparable in weight and height to an average 7-year-old.

  • In defense of being ordinary

    I confess: I am not trendy or radical. Never was. Probably never will be.

  • Church News 3-19-15

    He Is Risen. Join the Cynthiana Baptist Church congregation as they celebrate the start of Easter Week.
    They will kick off the week with the annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza for the family. The event promises to be full of fun, candy and eggs. It will begin at 2 p.m. at Little Switzerland Church Park on Old Lair Road.  

  • Church News 3-12-15

    The members of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church invite the entire community,  particularly those seeking a church, to meet their new pastor, Greg Olmsted.
    He will begin preaching at Mt. Hope this coming Sunday.
    Olmsted and his wife, Marsha, and their son, Neil, will become Mt. Hope’s new church family.
    Come meet Brother Olmsted at Mt. Hope United Methodist Church on Ky. 32 West in Connersville. Sunday worship services begin as 10 a.m. with Sunday School and morning worship service starts at 11 a.m.

  • Fear no temptation

    Scripture Lesson:
    Matthew 6:13

  • Hope has been my thing, lately

    Although grace is free, hope recently cost me $8 on Etsy, the Website where people sell their handiwork.
    For $8 I bought a wire bracelet that forms the word “hope,” which I’ve been wearing all week.

  • The snickerdoodle gospel

    This morning when I came into work, I put on a pot of decaf, as I usually do, and sat down at my desk to read the paper.