• Finding God in a changing world

    By Rev. Carrie Mook Bridgman

    My father said to me once, "The Golden Years are not very golden."  
    He hates slowing down. He lost my mother, the love of his life — and then, thanks be to God, found another. His second wife does not replace my mother. She's a different person, and it's a different relationship, but he's found happiness again.

  • Hurry up and wait


  • 6-3-15 Church Briefs

    Star Bethel
    Star Bethel Apostolic Church, Gravel Switch, will have an installation service for Pastor Joe L. and Elect Lady Francis Eleby at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Masonic Hall, Lebanon. For more information, call 270-699-9683.
    Vacation Bible Schools
    • Registration has begun for Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church Vacation Bible School. Vacation Bible School will be held June 7-12. June 12 will be commencement and parents night. For more information, go to www.muldraughhill.org or call the church office, 270-692-2420.

  • Is three a crowd?

    By Rev. Carrie Mook Bridgman

    This week, many churches celebrated Trinity Sunday. We thought about the Christian understanding of one God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. What do we mean when we talk about one God in three Persons? An honest answer would have to be, “We’re not quite sure, but we think it’s important.” The Trinity reminds us that God is mystery, God is relationship, and God is stability.

  • 5-27-15 Church Briefs

    Free meal
    Tucker Hill Church will be having a free meal Wednesday, May 27 around 6 p.m. for anyone who wants it around 6 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post 5910.

    Bethel Star Apostolic Church, Inc. located at 328 Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon, youth department will be having revival services starting Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. followed with a picnic, and on Sunday, May 31 at 5 p.m. If you need a ride to any of the services, please call 270-692-9948 and leave a message.

  • Navigating an interfaith wedding


  • 5-20-15 Church Briefs

    Vacation Bible Schools
    • Vacation Bible School will be held at Grace Baptist Church from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., June 1-5. The theme is “Following The Faithful Footsteps of Jesus… 2nd Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith not sight.” Grace Baptist Church is located at 350 East Main Street, Lebanon. The pastor is Bro. Clellan Hays. For a van ride, call 270-692-2150 or 270-699-9341.

  • Community: Am I my siblings’ keeper or are they the weakest link?


  • Bloom like an amaryllis

    My wife, Lori, and I are not good with houseplants. When she brings home a new plant, I shake my head, knowing the plant’s likely demise. I want to pull it aside and whisper, “I’m so sorry she bought you. I promise I’ll pray for you.”
    If plants could muster a police force, they would charge Lori and me with negligent homicide.
    So last year, when some well meaning friends gave us an amaryllis for Christmas, I thanked them kindly.
    And as soon as they left, I knelt by their gift and offered last rites for it.

  • 5-13-15 Church Briefs

    New Beginnings Community Church, 8876 Perryville Road, Springfield, will have a revival May 17 through May 20 with Bro. Troy Long. Services will begin at 7 p.m. with Kindred Spirits bringing worship. Everyone is welcome.

    Faithful Citizenship Luncheon