• Grace Notes

    Whenever my husband and I travel the 70 miles to eat the best pizza ever, we always make sure not to eat breakfast because we want to be good and hungry so it will be worth the trip.
    Barry gets two slices with green peppers, onions and mushrooms and I get one slice of Florentine pizza -- creamy ricotta cheese and spinach.
    As we eat, we close our eyes and smile, maybe sigh, because this is The. Best. Pizza. Ever.
    Not everyone loves pizza, but every human being is hungry, and the desire for food and to be fed is amazingly powerful.

  • Church News

    City on a Hill Church is holding services every Sunday in the community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Connect time is 9-9:45 a.m. for some recreation and Bible Study for our youth. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship.
    For more information, call 859-954-1573.
    This program is not sponsored or endorsed by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
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  • Grace Notes

    We have two cats, Target and Mohawk.
    They’re old and don’t do much of anything except sleep, eat and sneeze all over the back porch window. But we like them.
    Of the two, Mohawk is the easiest and Target is the troublemaker. He thinks biting is a sign of affection as is waking us up at 4:45 a.m. to announce that he’s famished, even though there’s food in his dish. He just likes it to be refreshed -- at his command.

  • Church Briefs


    Then God spoke saying, “Invest your time, your money, and your talents into bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Harrison County, Kentucky.” With that charge from heaven’s throne, on Oct. 9, 1818 a group of Methodists launched the ministry that has grown into First United Methodist Church.

  • In humility, that’s where the hating stops

    One of my favorite writers, Anne Lamott, recently posted on Facebook that she’s always wanted to write a book called, “All the People I Still Hate: A Christian Perspective.”
    That makes me laugh.
    This woman is a mess and has wonky theology, but she’s honest about her flaws and knows that it’s the blood of Jesus that “saves a wretch like me.”
    She wrote that she knows Christians aren’t supposed to hate, because hate is ugly and diminishes the soul of the hater.

  • Church News
  • Church News

    The Church of The Advent will celebrate its one year anniversary on Nov. 3 at Born Again Furnishing, (a ministry of the Church of the Advent), at 11:30 a.m. at 106 Ladish Road, Cynthiana. 
    Christmas inventory will be on sale, and there will be free hot dogs.

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

  • Basic training for good soldiers

    I remember vividly my first day at basic training. This was after three days in reception battalion where you got your uniforms, shots and learned some basic marching maneuvers.  
    I’m talking about the day my company loaded onto these cattle cars and met those men and women who would be our drill sergeants for the next eight weeks (if we survived).  
    It started off nice enough.  The guys and girls in the round Smokey the Bear hats were not what I had been warned about. They were nice and smiling.  

  • Grace Notes

    Joy and Sadness reconciled
    Nancy Kennedy
    A few years ago, Pixar released the animated film, “Inside Out,” about 11-year-old Riley and her emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust.
    Joy, the dominant emotion depicted as the perpetual light-hearted optimist, relentlessly works to keep Riley happy.
    For most of Riley’s life Joy has done her job successfully, but when Riley’s family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco, Sadness rises to the head of the emotional pack.

  • How do I stay faithful to Jesus?

    By Ted Beam
    Guest Columnist
    First United Methodist
    Sitting in prison, the Apostle Paul wrote a letter to Timothy. He mentioned that everyone had left him except Luke. He asked Timothy to bring him a coat and some writing materials and the books, especially the parchments.
    In 83 verses, Paul told Timothy 22 times that he needed to endure suffering for the Gospel. He pointed to Timothy’s mother and grandmother as examples of faith.