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Religion

  • The crossover moment to becoming a Christian

    I love a good conversion story, that moment or series of moments that lead up to a person going from not belonging to Jesus to belonging to him.
    I remember telling my friend Mike that it was like getting married. Either you are or you aren’t. I told him you can think you’re married, say you’re married, live with another person as if you’re married, but unless you’ve signed the marriage license and said, “I do,” you’re not married.

  • Ever go to the kitchen for ice cream, but return with eggs?

    ROGER ALFORD – N-H Columnist

  • The world might be complicated, but the Gospel is not

    Roger Alford | N-H Columnist

  • Doing the right thing is always the right decision

    Since last year I’ve gotten three new podmates at work, all millennials (those born in the 1980s to the early 2000s).
    One just turned 30, one just turned 27 and one, at 22, is younger than my favorite denim jacket that I still wear.
    I call them my pod kids and they call me their pod mom.
    Of the three, the 30-year-old was horrified to learn that she is a millennial. She had me watch a “Millennials in the Workplace” YouTube video that hilariously portrayed her generation as, among other things, always expecting a reward for doing their job.

  • Local Church News | Oct. 28, 2015

    Monterey Baptist Church
    We had a wonderful fall festival Friday night including good weather, good costumes and good food. Pictures from the festival are on our Facebook page. We will not be hosting the traditional festival on Halloween night at the church.
    Rock Stars and Adult Bible study meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights.  The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday nights.
    The monthly men’s fellowship will be at 8 a.m. on Nov. 7.

  • Giant grasshoppers or kangaroos? Texan had never seen such a sight

    ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

  • Hope, like light, scatters the darkness

    The other morning I ate breakfast in the moonlight.
    The temperature outdoors was several degrees cooler than the temperature indoors, so I took my bowl of Cinnamon Chex/Fiber One with unsweetened almond milk and my cup of coffee, opened the sliding glass door that separates the living room from the back screened-in porch and sat at the high-top tile table.
    It was early — I’m a ridiculously early riser — and it was still dark out except for a sliver of a moon.

  • Local Church News | Oct. 21, 2015

    Long Ridge Baptist Church
    We are excited to have the Outdoor Channel’s Chuck McAlister coming to Long Ridge this Saturday. Chuck was the longtime host of AdventureBound Outdoors, a program that gave him the opportunity to hunt and fish across the country and beyond.
    That program pioneered the magazine-style format for outdoor programs and won four national awards. It won the Fan Favorite Award twice on the Outdoor Channel.

  • Local Church News | Oct. 14

    El Bethel Christian Church
    Men, age 13 and older, in the community are invited to a free breakfast at El Bethel, 3365 Georgetown Road, Owenton this coming Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. Just call the office at (606) 392-3327 to reserve a plate. Andrew Hammond, son of Brother Eddie will be speaking.
    Sunday, Oct.18 begins our Fall Gospel meeting with Andrew.

  • Bless me, Father, for I have sinned

    Several times a week I pass a church that has a sign board out front advertising confessions on Saturdays.
    I confess that when I was a kid I went to a church that had confession booths, only I thought behind the dark wooden doors was either a broom closet or it was where they kept the devil.
    Kids think crazy things, don’t they?
    When I was seven or so, I got to go behind the wooden doors and confess my sins, which mostly consisted of being mean to my sister and brothers and disobeying my parents.