• Local Church News | June 15, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We had a wonderful message from Revelations 4:1-2, 6-11 on a guide to worship.  In order to worship we must recognize and acknowledge God and respond to Him.  Be in prayer for our Bible school this week.  We will be studying Joseph, from prison to palace.  Come join us each night this week beginning at 6 p.m.  If you need a ride please call 484-5236 or 514-1594.

  • Never rile an old mountaineer toting a double-barrel shotgun

    You know you’re getting old when you skip the health foods because you realize you need all the preservatives you can get.

    You know you’re getting old when, if you fall, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down there.

    You know you’re getting old when you come to realize time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.

    I’m not sure who authored those lines, but I found them quite amusing. They also got me thinking about what the Bible says about the aging process.

  • Holy Yoga wasn't about poses, it was about encountering the living God

    I love yoga – pants.

    Soft, comfy and forgiving. They’re great to wear around the house or to bed. They’re especially great to wear before, during and after you stop at the store and bring home a vanilla creme bundt cake and maybe slice into it one or 12 times too many.

    Not that I’ve ever done that, but if I do, I’ve got the perfect pants for it.

    Yoga itself I don’t know well enough to love. I love the idea of it, of wearing the clothes and being in a space that’s usually beautifully lit and serene.

  • Local Church News | June 8, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were greatly blessed Sunday as Linda led our music and sang a special with MiKayla.

    Also, appreciate testimonies shared by Linda and Glenna.  It is great to be bold in sharing how God has worked and is working in our lives.  Bro. Bill’s message was from Exodus 2:1-10 entitled “An Example for Today.”  It focused on what to do when we’ve done all we can do.

    Sunday evening we watched movie “Risen” and then celebrated Glenna’s birthday.

  • Horse stops quickly when Kmart manager pulls the plug

    N-H Columnist

    You might have heard about the fellow who climbed on the horse to take a ride, and then got frightened. He began to scream and holler for someone to stop the thing.

    If the Kmart manager hadn’t come out and unplugged it, that fellow feared he might have gotten hurt.

    Long Ridge’s own Cara Mohler shared that story the other day, and caused me to laugh out loud.

  • Shoes of grace meant to be walked in, given by a father who loves unconditionally

    I wish you could walk in my shoes.

    I’m talking about my Skechers round-toed EZ Flex 2 Sweetpea slip-ons with the softest, most cushiony memory foam footbeds that feel like I’m walking on pillows.

    I have three pairs – black, gray and powder blue. Today I’m wearing the powder blue ones.

    They are the most comfortable shoes I own and quite possibly the most comfortable shoes I may have ever worn before in my entire life.

    I love these shoes.

  • Local Church News | June 1, 2016

    Beech Grove Baptist Church

    Vacation Bible School will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 4. You are invited to attend.

    The church council will meet at 5 p.m., Sunday, June 5.

    Our next business meeting will be after the morning worship service on June 12.

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Adult Bible study and youth Bible study meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The youth group meets at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

  • 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

    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.