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.

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Millennials are known for constantly wearing ear pods. According to Lindsey Pollak's blog ( 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

It is election time across our nation. Most of our focus goes to the executive and legislative branches of our government. But there is a third branch of government that has great influence and power in our nation. While I am aware that many judges are elected too, for the most part our nati…

Church presents Kingdom Woman in November

Obedience includes the humble and sincere acceptance of the authority and will of God. It's not only conforming, but also demonstrating our devotion through our thoughts, words, and deeds.

CORBIN -- "We just provided a vehicle for people to do what was already in their hearts to do," said Paul Sims. "We just gave them a way to do it."

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Annual gospel meeting at Bethel church

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ERIC WALKER/The Mayfield Messenger

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Is your love forgetful? Many wives are already elbowing their husband as they read the title! They are thinking about all the times he has forgotten something important to her! Maybe it was an anniversary, a birthday, or an important item at the store he said he would purchase.

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Community breakfast set for Saturday

As just another messenger for God's kingdom, I'm eternally grateful for the privilege to serve Him. We are living in an hour where the window of His grace is open and there is much to do before Christ returns.

ELIZABETHTOWN -- More than 113,000 men, women and children were on the national transplant list as of July 2019, according to, and every 10 minutes another person is added to the list.

Most know the story of David, the famous giant killer in the Bible. He was courageous and powerful as a man of God. He became the famous king of Israel that would foreshadow the coming Christ.

Trinity New Hope Pastor Appreciation

People today get all consumed with trying to figure out what heaven will be like. Best-selling books have made millions claiming after-death experiences or heavenly visions. Whether it is a neurosurgeon or a little boy, people have been hungry to find out about heaven.

When we last visited, we began looking at racism and I presented the thought that there are active and passive forms of the problem.

Church anniversary set for Sunday

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Following a radio debut that continues to garner international airplay, Hickory-native singer/songwriter Seth Crane has released a new single, "Fly Away," that debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Radio Chart top 10.

Prayer is difficult! It requires faithful persistence (Luke 18:1-8). We may pray for something for years and God never grant the prayer as we desire. This causes us to question God, our own righteousness, and the purpose of prayer.

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Like many churches, Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church celebrates an annual homecoming with special music, a guest preacher and a potluck meal. But a keen eye by a church member made this year's homecoming a tad more special.