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Church

  • Grace Notes

    Have you seen grace lately?
    That was a question posed in 1996 by the editor of the now-defunct Virtue magazine, a Christian women’s magazine I used to write for.
    The editor, Jeanette Thomason, once spent several weeks chronicling the stopping spots of railroad tramps in Spokane, Washington.
    She’d make her way past rows of abandoned buildings and find discarded wine bottles and chicken bones, cold campfires and cardboard lean-tos.
    Sometimes she’d find treasures, like a cast-off, sleeveless Army jacket or a torn sleeping bag.

  • Pray that our youngsters seek spiritual guidance

    Recently I was asked a question, “How do you teach young people?”
    I have attended classes throughout my life. I have completed a master’s degree and hope to soon complete a second. Neither program relates directly to educating young people. My response to the question was, therefore, as a lay person unequipped to speak directly from pedagogical theory. Rather, my own experiences informed my response.

  • Church News

    BENSON UNITED
    METHODIST
    Harrison County Methodist Sunday School Convocation will be held Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. at Benson United Methodist Church.
    Each church bring your special offering in envelope to the convocation.
    Any questions contact Bill Tilton, secretary-treasurer, Sunday School committee at 859-234-6573.

    CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill Church is holding services every Sunday in the community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

  • Grace Notes

    Years ago, I was terrified of flying.
    You wouldn’t have wanted to sit by me in an airplane because, if you weren’t already nervous, my white-knuckled grip of the arm rest and my yelping at every strange noise or shake of the plane would have made you nearly as crazy as I was.
    Then one time  got on a plane -- it was the first of four flights over the course of a weekend -- I got ready for my usual fear-fueled meltdown, but it didn’t happen.
    I wasn’t afraid one bit.

  • Church News

    BENSON UNITED
    METHODIST
    Harrison County Methodist Sunday School Convocation will be held Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. at Benson United Methodist Church.
    Each church bring your special offering in envelope to the convocation.
    Any questions contact Bill Tilton, secretary-treasurer, Sunday School committee at 859-234-6573.

    CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill Church is holding services every Sunday in the community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

  • Grace Notes

    As the story goes, a group of tourists on an African safari hired several native porters to carry their supplies.
    After three days, the porters announced they needed to stop and rest for a while. However, they didn’t appear to be tired, so the tourists asked why they needed to stop.
    One of the porters said, “We are not tired, but we have walked too far too fast and now we must wait for our souls to catch up.”
    I thoroughly understand. Often I go too far too fast and life zips by and my soul is somewhere else, left behind in the dust.

  • Church Briefs

    BENSON UNITED
    METHODIST
    Harrison County Methodist Sunday School Convocation will be held Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. at Benson United Methodist Church.
    Each church bring your special offering in envelope to the convocation.
    Any questions contact Bill Tilton, secretary-treasurer, Sunday School committee at 859-234-6573.

    CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill Church is holding services every Sunday in the community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

  • Living a present tense life

    A couple times a month I meet with a group of people who, along with me, are learning to live present tense lives.
    We are seeking to live today, right now, this moment. Not yesterday or 10 years ago, because those days are gone. Not tomorrow or next Friday or April 30, 2047, because they’re not here yet.
    Some people live yesterday over and over and over. They dwell on what happened, what didn’t happen, what could’ve been, what they think should’ve been.
    Yesterday, that’s where dashed dreams and regret and bitterness live.

  • Church News

    BENSON UNITED
    METHODIST
    Harrison County Methodist Sunday School Convocation will be held Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. at Benson United Methodist Church.
    Each church bring your special offering in envelope to the convocation.
    Any questions contact Bill Tilton, secretary-treasurer, Sunday School committee at 859-234-6573.

    LIVING HOPE
    ASSEMBLY OF GOD

  • Grace Notes

    As it sometimes happens, something I wrote in a column prompted a reader to email me with her concerns.
    This reader was concerned about the way I talk about sin and that I often call myself a sinner.
    She wrote, “Don’t be so hard on yourself. You’re a lovely person and you shouldn’t always put yourself down. You’re a child of God and you should hold your head high.”