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  • Slap across face not always surefire cure for hiccups

    by Roger Alford

  • Psalm 91 may not have magical powers, but is healing

    For Christmas I gave my husband Psalm 91.
    Not all of it, just the first two verses:
    “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
    I found an artist on the Etsy website who hand paints scripture verses, white lettering on rustic gray paper.

  • Church News | Jan. 11, 2017

    First Baptist Owenton
    We give thanks to the Lord for the uplifting day of worship. Our pastor returned to the study in John with a message entitled “Highway to Hell” from chapter eight verses 21-30. Jesus confronted the religious leaders of their horrifying destination due to their self-sufficiency, worldliness, unbelief and ignorance. Sunday evening we examined Genesis four which revealed the root cause of the worldwide flood.

  • Searching for lost keys easier under a street light

    A police officer happened upon a fellow on his hands and knees under a street light searching intently for something.
     “What are you looking for?” the policeman asked.
     “I lost my car keys,” the fellow responded.
     After helping the fellow search for a long while without finding the keys, the police officer asked: “Are you sure you lost them here?”
     “No, I lost them over yonder somewhere, but the light is much better here.”

  • Little girls weren’t meant to leap from a safe place

    When my daughter, Laura, was 7 or so, I took her for swimming lessons at the community pool. She liked kicking while holding onto the pool’s side, and didn’t mind putting her face in the water. She even did quite well swimming across the pool.
    But when it came time to jump off the diving board, she decided little girls weren’t meant to leap from a place of safety into a potentially unsafe place.

  • Church News | Jan. 4, 2017

    Owenton First Baptist

    The New Year was kicked off with a great day of worship. Our pastor brought a challenging message from Proverbs 3 that dealt with three things to consider that will lead to a successful year. We look forward to all that 2017 will unveil to us in our pursuit of Christ and his glory.
    Tonight (Wednesday) we will have regular services for the adults, youth and children that will all start at 6:45 p.m.

  • Smelly old basketball shoes sell for $104,000

    by Roger Alford

  • Because we know darkness, we can appreciate light

    When I first met Charlie Campbell, he was at the end of his rope — the end of his hope.
    Earlier this year, his wife had a series of strokes that left her paralyzed on her right side and bedridden.
    Himself disabled, he has been caring for his wife and two daughters, one who is autistic.
    A man in the community told me about Charlie and his need, among other things, for a wheelchair-accessible van so he could get his wife out of the house so she could feel normal again.

  • Church News | Dec. 21, 2016

    Owenton First Baptist
    A full day of worship was enjoyed by all this past Lord’s Day. We began with a message on the blessings of his birth, in which our pastor revealed that because of his coming we now can enjoy the blessing of God with us, God in us, and God for us. Our adult choir then brought their special Christmas musical that brought great glory to God. The evening service was filled with the voices of our children as they presented the Christmas production, “Too Busy.”

  • Check the fishing shop if you lose husband at mall

    by Roger Alford