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  • Local Church News | Dec. 30. 2015

    Elk Lick Baptist Church

    The sermon for the fourth Sunday of Advent was titled “For God So Loved Us.” Bonnie Glass and Hannah Adams lit the candle of hope and expectation. Ashley and Sarah Young lit the candle of joy. The Perkins family lit the candle of love. Jesus gives us hope and expectation.

    Bonnie Woodyard sang “Mary, Did You Know?” while Louise Johnson sang the “Twelve Days of Christmas.”

    Happy birthday to William Paul Elliston and William Gage Elliston.

  • Lusby's Mill man learns to respect wife's right hook

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    Three Kentucky men were sitting around the general store talking about issues they have with their wives and how they had resolved them.

  • Christmas is God’s answer to our pleas for fixing pain and sorrow

    BY NANCY KENNEDY
    Grace Notes

    Years ago I read about a college student in the middle of final exams, distracted and distraught because her mother was ill and she wanted to be home with her.

    The mom assured her daughter that she was fine, that she would be OK. 

    After her last exam, the college student raced home, and as she walked in to see her mom, her mom opened her eyes, smiled -- and died.

  • Local church news | Dec. 23, 2015

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    Great message Sunday morning on the “Gifts of Christmas” taken from Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6-7. Jesus brought the gifts of wisdom, power, and peace to us if we call upon Him to be our shepherd.

    We delivered our Christmas stockings Sunday evening.  

    There will not be ARC tonight. It will resume Jan. 6.

    Remember to bring new tennis shoes, any size, by Jan. 10.  

  • Have you ever considered thanking God for fleas?

    By ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    I’ve always enjoyed the story about the little girl who asked her father where people came from. The father explained that God made Adam and Eve and that they had children, and their children had children, and soon the world was populated with people.

    The little girl then went to her mother asked the same question. The mother told her that people evolved from monkeys through a process known as evolution.

  • A few cupcakes, some Percocet and a lot of grace

    Over the past few years, my friend Mike and I have had some rather unorthodox conversations about faith and stuff.

    Mike’s the one who once prayed that God would fix his toilet and it was fixed miraculously. He’s also the one who assured me that it’s OK to tell God when I’m angry at him since he knows it anyway and he won’t smite me with boils for being angry.

    Mike is also the one who one year ridiculously announced he was giving up pride for Lent, which I still remind him of 10-plus years later.

  • Local Church News | Dec. 16, 2015

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    Bro. Bill’s message was from Matthew 2:1-12 called “Returning a New Way.”  He shared how the wise men enjoyed their purposeful journey and after seeing Jesus came back home new people.  Ronnie share the song “Lord, Please Come Down to Me.”

  • Umpires, like everybody else, must make right call about Jesus

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

  • Believing and trusting God, even when I have doubt and fear

    As I write this, I’m sitting in the sanctuary of my church.
    It’s early on a Monday morning, the first day of our prayer week.
    We did this last year, opened the church to anyone who wanted to come and pray. Last year I went every day and prayed fervent, specific prayers, prayed with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.
    As far as I can tell, not one of my prayers was answered the way I had hoped. The situation I had prayed about has changed, but not the way I had imagined and hoped it would.

  • Local Church News | Dec. 2, 2015

    Monterey Baptist Church
    Rock Stars and Adult Bible study meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sundays.
    If your child wishes to participate the in Christmas program on Dec. 20, practice for the Christmas program will begin at 7 p.m. tonight, Dec. 2.