I love the biblical short, romance story found in the book of Ruth. The way this story is often told is that the wealthy Boaz falls for the beautiful, young widow who is destitute, virtuous, and caring. They fall in love and live happily ever after. This is not really the Bible story, just h…

Have you ever tried to remove a tree or stump from your yard? How about something as simple as a big bush?

As I begin this piece, looking out on West Broadway, it is striking to me how serene things look. Skies are clear, the wind is down; all seems well on this Tuesday morning.

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There is always some kind of deadline we are facing: Bills must be paid, licenses renewed, tax returns filed, projects at work, etc. The list goes on and on.

Most people have heard of the gospel of Luke, it is one of the four gospels which tells the story of Jesus in the New Testament. Its author, Luke, also wrote the New Testament book of Acts of the Apostles which tells the early history of the church.

With opening night on Friday, April 3, Trace Creek Baptist Church will begin the 21st season and showcase its 124th presentation of "The Promise - A Pageant on the Life of Jesus Christ."

This weekend we welcome the month of March, heralding the arrival of drier weather (hopefully). And throughout these 30 days or so, sports fans will be consumed with the annual ritual known as March Madness.

The relationship between David and King Saul is one of the strangest and most unstable recorded in the Bible. David came to Saul's rescue on different occasions (as a harp player and as a warrior in I Samuel 16:23,17). He was best friends with the king's son (Jonathan) and he married the kin…

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Daniel's life revealed the genuineness of his faith in God. He conducted himself so honorably in his high office that Darius "planned to appoint him over the entire kingdom" (Daniel 6:3).

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It is in countless movies. It is the basic story of most love stories. Many cartoons are based on the same general theme. Yet us men still don't get it.

Was God just having a bad day when he broke out against Uzzah striking him dead for touching the ark when it was tipping over? Critics accuse God of having capricious anger. Modern Christians are perplexed at this story; often ascribing these actions to an Old Testament version of God reacti…

In ancient times, there were not many good highways. There certainly were not paved super highways like there are now in many parts of the world. It was much more difficult to travel to most places by land than what it is now.

Throughout human history, man has carried the burden of meaning-of-life questions, things like "Why am I here?" and "What is my purpose?" and "How am I to know I'm doing what I need to be doing?" and "Is there life after death?"

Last time, I wrote about the fight between good and evil and the fact that, through free will, we can choose which side we want and anticipate the benefits or consequences of that choice. That leads to a perfectly reasonable question: What of those who consciously choose Jesus, and still suf…

Wendell Needham had grown old. He was an old man facing Parkinson's and numerous other physical ailments. Yet, each day he read and studied his Bible to learn more. He had been retired from ministry for several years and now struggled to go about life's daily tasks, but his spirit was vibran…

One thing we were told in school, especially as it relates to math, is the idea of checking your work. Go back and look over how you arrived at your answer. A small minor error will cause you to get the wrong answer every time.

Many people who are not familiar with having a personal relationship with God, do not understand the fundamentals of prayer. Praying has more to do with listening to God and knowing Him than pleading with Him to fix what is broken. He already knows everything about the situation and is more …

One of the most publicized historical facts of American history is the great decimation of the buffalo herds that roamed the Great Plains. When I was a child learning history from TV, museums, and school, it seemed I heard repeatedly how we had callously, foolishly, and rapidly destroyed the…

Last time we visited, I introduced what I feel is a need to get back to basic fundamentals on proper societal behavior and how, simply, to do a better job of getting along with others.

Millennials are known for constantly wearing ear pods. According to Lindsey Pollak's blog (www.lindseypollak.com) on managing milennials, they listen to 75% more music than the Boomer generation does. They walk around stores, work at the office, and exercise all while having at least one ear…

Every year, some U.S. citizens make donations to help reduce the $21 trillion national debt. Since the government began accepting gifts for that purpose in 1961, $100 million has been given. That's a lot of money in most people's book, but it hardly scratches the surface of the debt.

If one can manage to stomach paying attention to national public dialogue, one likely shakes his/her head slowly and sadly, wondering how we've staggered so far from the course intended by founding fathers and almighty God.

Do you believe that God intervenes in the affairs of mankind or do you consider the philosophy where He stands back and calmly watches everything happen? I admit that sometimes it seems like He chooses to not be involved but I'm convinced the Bible reveals His passionate desire to personally…

It is Christmas time once again which is special and magical in a way like no other for our family. We have four young children who love the holidays, and eagerly anticipate the gifts they will receive.

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First Presbyterian Christmas Eve service

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Following the penning of his own journey to understanding God and creation, Dr. Hilary L. Hunt has authored a new book that he says offers a "plan for permanent peace."

Sweets and Treats at Trinity New Hope Christian

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Termed the “Gift of Community Gala,” Catalyst Church and its Catalyst Community Center took another step Tuesday night toward offering a gift that emphasizes the “unity” in “community.”

We are always looking for better ways to do things.

Annual Ladies Christmas Brunch is Dec. 14

Religious liberty is often a high priority for conservatives, but last week's acquittal of an Arizona man prosecuted for aiding migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border is spotlighting the ability of religious freedom law to shield people of faith regardless of political ideology.

What ingredients went into making David a man after God's own heart (1 Samuel 13:14)? We must put these same ingredients into our own lives and use them as parents to raise our children.In the opening chapter of David's life, when he is anointed by Samuel to be the future king, we see six in…

As I write this, Thanksgiving Day is next week and Christmas Day is but one month and one week away.

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In a period of reflection over the weekend, with the help of the Holy Spirit, I have seen that I have been short-sighted about a particular topic and I'd like to correct that here.

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CLINTON -- It was during the building of the West Kentucky Baptist Association's Ministry Center on McMorris Street in Clinton, that the volunteer workers needed to get the water pumped out in preparation for the concrete to be poured later.

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Community breakfast planned

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Once upon a time long ago, I was looking through an old photo album and ran across several pages of somber, sad-looking faces. No one even came close to a grin. Funerals produce far happier crowds than were shown in the black-and-white shots.

The holidays are approaching. For the dominant culture it is welcomed and anticipated as the "most wonderful time of the year." Yet, for many it is a time they have been dreading.

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Kingdom Woman this weekend