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  • Church News | March 15, 2017

    First Baptist Owenton
    Our study of John continued with a message from chapter nine on One Man’s Treasure Another’s Tragedy. Sunday evening we studied Genesis nine and examined the Noahic Covenant.
    The volleyball league will have its tournament on March 27 and 28. First Baptist will have games on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., and Monday at 8:30 p.m.
    Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sunday, April 9 after the late worship service. Candy can be donated now since we will fill eggs on Wednesday, March 29.

  • Where ‘woe’ means ‘whoa,’ and ‘giddy-up’ means go

    The college professor asked a student in his class, “what is the opposite of joy?”
    “Sadness,” the student responded.
    And, to another student, the professor asked, “what is the opposite of depression?”
    “Elation,” was the reply.
    And to, Bubba, the professor asked, “what is the opposite of woe?”
    “I believe that would be giddy-up,” Bubba answered.

  • For those who belong to God, there’s no ‘whiplash’

    Last weekend I finally watched “Whiplash,” the movie with Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons.
    Miles grew up here in Citrus County, and J.K. Simmons is the bald guy in the Farmer’s Insurance commercials and used to be the psychiatrist on “Law and Order”, plus he was in a whole bunch of other stuff.
    The movie focuses on the relationship between Andrew Neiman (Teller), a student drummer at an elite Juilliard-type music school in New York City, and the studio jazz band instructor, Terence Fletcher (Simmons).

  • Church News | March 8, 2017

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist
    What a beautiful day to be in God’s house!  Pete Dawson and Joe McNay teamed up to sing and play their guitars on “In the Garden” and “How Great Thou Art” Sunday morning. Colossians 2:9-14 was the basis for Bro. Dale’s message. The children and youth did an excellent job showing us what they have learned and demonstrating their Bible drilling skills Sunday night. Great work.
    We welcomed Jerry Ellis into our congregation, by transfer of letter, Sunday morning.
    Nancy Walker had a praise report.

  • What’s in a name? Lots if you’re being branded with it

    by Roger Alford

  • Being right with God isn’t dependent on what I give up for him

    A few years ago, I decided to give up recreational shopping for Lent, the 40 days prior to Easter.
    For a week prior to Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, I prepared for my shopping fast by buying new shoes and yet another pair of white pants, several tops, some earrings and a new purse.
    To prepare effectively, I rationalized, one must get one’s obsessions out of one’s system, sort of like the time I ate an entire box of Hostess Ding Dongs at one sitting the day before I went on a diet.

  • Church News | March 1, 2017

    Owenton First United Methodist
    Bro. Matt’s sermon, “For the Love of God!” came from 1 Corinthians 13:1-3.
    Children and youth group meetings are being held after church each Sunday. Feel free to join us for music, games, lunch and more.
    Adult choir practice is also being held each Sunday following the morning service.
    Happy birthday to Ashley Buffin, Charlotte Lewis and Matt Merrill.
    Mt. Pleasant Baptist
    “I’d Rather Have Jesus” was beautifully sung by Michelle Justis Sunday morning.  

  • Tricky business determining length of two-by-fours

    A rather dense fellow with ambitious plans to build his first house went to the lumberyard and asked for a load of two-by-fours.
    “How long you want them?” the salesman asked.
    “I want ‘em a long time,” he answered. “I’m building a house with ‘em.”
    My friend Harold Wainscott of Long Ridge, Ky., passed that old joke along to me the other day. Harold always cracks me up with his tales that he kindly shares for use in my newspaper columns.

  • No matter what, I will endure, even if God has to carry me

    Recently, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave a speech criticizing then-nominee now Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped her from speaking.
    In his explanation for invoking a little-known rule to silence her, McConnell said, “Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
    Immediately, that became the battle cry of many women across the nation with #ShePersisted and #LetLizSpeak among the top trending topics on Twitter.

  • Church News | Feb. 22, 2017

    Monterey Baptist Church
    The church is hosting a family Valentine’s party at 6 p.m., Saturday. Come and bring a friend.
    A family movie night will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 4. The movie “The Trolls” will be shown.
    Wednesday night has something for all ages. The Rock Stars (children) meet in the sanctuary, the men’s Bible study meet in the fellowship hall and the women’s Bible study meet in the youth room. All begin at 7 p.m. If there is no school on Wednesday, there will be no Rock Stars that night.