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  • Local Church News | April 13, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were blessed today as Bro. Bill shared a message, “Stop Signs of Faith,” taken from Isaiah 55:8-9 and other passages.  The way we follow the laws of our country is often the way we follow God’s directions and He has shown us through His Son and His Word how to live, even though we often think we know better and choose our own way.

    Hope the kids have had a great spring break and ready to be back in ARC on Wednesday. If transportation is needed, call 484-5236.

  • Not now, Donald. Can't you see I'm busy?

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    The way I like to tell the story, Harold Wainscott was in a restaurant with his wife Betty Jo and their friends David and Mary Marlow while on a senior citizens’ trip to New York City.

    Billionaire Donald Trump was seated at a table across the room. Harold saw an opportunity to impress Betty Jo and the Marlows, his neighbors in Owenton, population 1,300.

  • There's a price for your prayer but Jesus already paid the cost

    How much would you pay to have your prayers answered?

    For the past four years, until the Seattle-based website with 1.3 million Facebook fans was taken down, people could pay the Christian Prayer Center between $9 and $35 to pray for them.

    From 2011 to 2015, more than 125,000 people forked over more than $7 million for their more than 400,000 transactions/prayer requests.

  • Local Church News | April 6, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    We celebrated Sunday morning with Brian and Tara Hawkins and their children Austin, Bailey, and Brayden as they officially joined our church family. Welcome Hawkins family!

    We wish Shirley Hardin a speedy recovery as she recovers from a mild stroke.

    There will be a church workday beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 16. Lunch will be on your own.

  • Local Church News | May 25, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were greatly blessed Sunday as we celebrated graduation and completion of ARC.  It was great to have many of our ARC participants with us.  Following service we had a time of fellowship for them. Bro. Bill’s message was from John 13:1-5 entitled “Love Wears an Apron.” 

    Join us at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) for prayer meeting. Prayer is the first and most important thing we can do for ourselves and others. We need to always seek God’s will through prayer.

  • When it comes to sainthood, we can't achieve it, not even on our best day

    On my last birthday I turned 61.

    I thought by this age I’d get the hang of the whole sainthood thing, at least the Protestant definition of a saint as simply being a follower of Jesus, although that somehow doesn’t seem to be enough. Shouldn’t there be more to it than that? Hitting a benchmark of obedience? Praying without ceasing? Saying no to temptation eight out of 10 times, or at least two out of 10?

    If so, then I’m a poor excuse for a “saint.”

  • Husband gets in trouble for 'stealing' forgetful wife's car

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    There’s the story of the husband who was always telling his wife she should never leave her car keys in the ignition, that that’s a sure way of having a vehicle stolen.

    So, one day after an especially tiring shift at work, she walked out into the parking lot, and, sure enough, her car wasn’t there. Her heart sank. Her first move was to dial 911 to let police know it had been stolen.

  • Wives can't be changed by shoving them into elevators

    A family of country bumpkins went to the city for the first time for a vacation.

    The man of the family and his son stood in the hotel lobby looking at an elevator. They’d never seen one before, and they were wondering what it was.

    That’s when a rather large and unattractive woman walked up to that elevator and pushed the button.

    The father and son watched her step inside and watched as the doors closed behind her.

    A minute or so later, they heard a ding. The elevator doors opened and beautiful young lady walked out.

  • Welcome to the theater of the absurd

    Years ago when I did a lot of conference and retreat speaking, I was invited to speak at the annual Episcopal women’s diocesan meeting at the cathedral in downtown Orlando.

    A local Episcopalian woman who had suggested my name offered to take care of all the details for me. All I had to do was show up, which is what I do best.

  • Local Church News | March 30, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    What a glorious weekend as we celebrated the death and resurrection of our Lord. We were blessed to have the Rock Stars sing during the service.

    The men’s fellowship will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 2.

    There will be a church workday beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 16. Lunch will be on your own.

    Rock Stars will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible study will also be at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. There is also a Bible study for the youth led by Shanna Osborne.