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In the earlier devotion we saw where the Word of God said He is coming. He tells us that surely He will come quickly (Revelation 22:20-22). He will come with a great sound! (I Corinthians 15:52) (II Peter 3:10). Signs pointing to Biblical happenings will take place! (Matthew 24:3-12). God’s …

For some time, the very foundations of America have been shifting. Some of the reformations are needed, some are not. In recent days the shift has been pushed forward at a frightening pace.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was first celebrated January 18- 25, 1908. Today, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2021, invites the whole Christian community throughout the world to pray in communion with the prayer of Jesus “that they all may be one” (John 17:21).

What if Jesus’ coming for those He has redeemed would have been yesterday?

“A precious and unrepeatable gift.” When I first read this commentary on each new day it struck home with me in a way that I had never before experienced.

Jesus is coming soon! No one, according to the scriptures knows just when, but He has promised us that He will come back again! In our study verse, He says, ‘Surely I come quickly.’ Amen! So be it, come, Lord Jesus. Job 19:23-27 tells about both his and Jesus’ resurrection, and they will see…

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I would believe that proper worship begins with proper planning. Maybe the old adage ‘fail to plan is plan to fail!’ When we observe the feats of the Wise Men (Magi) we could very easily come to that conclusion.

The wise men said, “Where is He that is born king of the Jews?” We have come to worship Him. Men of great wealth and wisdom travelled long hard journeys to come before the presence of the Lord.

An old time evangelist was going to hold a revival and stopped in a small town to eat supper. He saw a young boy about 8 years old at the table next to him. He noticed that his family had said ‘thanks’ for their meal. Impressed, he said to the boy, “Son, does everyone around here say ‘Thank …

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This past Sunday, many Christian churches around the world celebrated the feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year. Using Matthew’s Gospel as a reference, what does Jesus being King mean for our lives? We read in the very first verse, Jesus Christ is the son of David …

Scripps Survey Center at Ohio University polled 1,01 people about the resurrection. The outcome was astounding. Fifty-four% said they did not believe that Jesus rose from the dead! Ten% were undecided! Only 36% said that they believe Jesus rose from the dead. His resurrection is the foundati…

My daddy told me when I was a child that when it came time for me to die if I could count on my fingers five friends that I would be mostly ahead of others. I didn’t think that he knew what he was talking about then, but as I am now old, I realize he was a lot smarter than I thought he was. …

The author was surfing the networks a few days ago and saw a program that caught his eye. It was called “Naked and Afraid.” It seems that a new pair of total strangers, one man and one woman, are faced with a survival challenge to survive for 21 days with no clothes or supplies in some of th…

Most of us when we sin are not so repentant about our sin as we are getting caught in our sin. This is vividly pictured in the story before us. These religious hypocrites in this text were much more interested in somebody else’s sins that their own. This was a set up from the get-go. It seem…

Matthew 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt in his inaugural address said, ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’ All of us have some kind of fear. It may be fear of public speaking, fear of the dark, fear of dogs, fear of closed in places, or fear of flying, or any other number of fears. We must admit …

2 Timothy 3:2-5 “For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than …

In communities across the country, children are taught from a young age about the importance of getting out on Election Day and voting. The right to vote is the cornerstone of any democracy and an important tool for making our voices heard in the political process.

If things continue on the current trajectory, just in time before the November 3 election, the Supreme Court will have its newest Justice in Amy Coney Barrett. Her appointment to the United States’ highest court seems all but a lock as of this writing. But before that officially happens, she…

Did you have fun as a kid with your siblings? Argue with them as adults? Were your parents imperfect or absent? Did your grandparents dote on you? Got any family secrets? Do any childhood wounds still need healing? If any of this is true about you, you may feel right at home watching When We…

What I hope to do each week is to help those who read these 800 or so words to slow down enough to give thought to things we already know, along with some historical and spiritual perspective. There are few weeks that go by that I do not hear from someone, and for that I am thankful.

Lamentations 3:21-23 “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

From the first chapter of the Bible, we hear the power of God’s word, “Then God said, Let there be light. … Let us make man in our own image. … And so it happened.” (Gen 1:3-26).

If God came to you and asked, “What shall I give you,” the character of your heart would ultimately decide your choice.

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With each passing day, Joe Biden’s campaign strategy looks more brilliant. From the outset, Biden refused to make himself the issue or get in the way of President Trump’s self-immolating behavior.

What are the qualities of a good Supreme Court Justice? The question is relevant since Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the nation’s highest court last weekend.

Genesis 1: 1-2 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”

In Colossians 1:8-14, Paul prays the circle of salvation. An orderly process of our Christian lives is revealed in the verses before us. Redemption and forgiveness come first. Notice the present tense “have.” We are redeemed and forgiven now. We don’t have to wait until later to enjoy the pr…

The wise men said, “Where is He that is born king of the Jews?” We have come to worship Him. Men of great wealth and wisdom travelled long hard journeys to come before the presence of the Lord.

An old time evangelist was going to hold a revival and stopped in a small town to eat supper. He saw a young boy about 8 years old at the table next to him. He noticed that his family had said ‘thanks’ for their meal. Impressed, he said to the boy, “Son, does everyone around here say ‘Thank …

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Scripps Survey Center at Ohio University polled 1,01 people about the resurrection. The outcome was astounding. Fifty-four% said they did not believe that Jesus rose from the dead! Ten% were undecided! Only 36% said that they believe Jesus rose from the dead. His resurrection is the foundati…

This past Sunday, many Christian churches around the world celebrated the feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year. Using Matthew’s Gospel as a reference, what does Jesus being King mean for our lives? We read in the very first verse, Jesus Christ is the son of David …

My daddy told me when I was a child that when it came time for me to die if I could count on my fingers five friends that I would be mostly ahead of others. I didn’t think that he knew what he was talking about then, but as I am now old, I realize he was a lot smarter than I thought he was. …

The author was surfing the networks a few days ago and saw a program that caught his eye. It was called “Naked and Afraid.” It seems that a new pair of total strangers, one man and one woman, are faced with a survival challenge to survive for 21 days with no clothes or supplies in some of th…

Matthew 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Most of us when we sin are not so repentant about our sin as we are getting caught in our sin. This is vividly pictured in the story before us. These religious hypocrites in this text were much more interested in somebody else’s sins that their own. This was a set up from the get-go. It seem…

In communities across the country, children are taught from a young age about the importance of getting out on Election Day and voting. The right to vote is the cornerstone of any democracy and an important tool for making our voices heard in the political process.

Franklin D. Roosevelt in his inaugural address said, ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’ All of us have some kind of fear. It may be fear of public speaking, fear of the dark, fear of dogs, fear of closed in places, or fear of flying, or any other number of fears. We must admit …

2 Timothy 3:2-5 “For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than …

Did you have fun as a kid with your siblings? Argue with them as adults? Were your parents imperfect or absent? Did your grandparents dote on you? Got any family secrets? Do any childhood wounds still need healing? If any of this is true about you, you may feel right at home watching When We…

If things continue on the current trajectory, just in time before the November 3 election, the Supreme Court will have its newest Justice in Amy Coney Barrett. Her appointment to the United States’ highest court seems all but a lock as of this writing. But before that officially happens, she…

What I hope to do each week is to help those who read these 800 or so words to slow down enough to give thought to things we already know, along with some historical and spiritual perspective. There are few weeks that go by that I do not hear from someone, and for that I am thankful.

If God came to you and asked, “What shall I give you,” the character of your heart would ultimately decide your choice.

From the first chapter of the Bible, we hear the power of God’s word, “Then God said, Let there be light. … Let us make man in our own image. … And so it happened.” (Gen 1:3-26).

Lamentations 3:21-23 “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

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With each passing day, Joe Biden’s campaign strategy looks more brilliant. From the outset, Biden refused to make himself the issue or get in the way of President Trump’s self-immolating behavior.

Genesis 1: 1-2 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”

In Colossians 1:8-14, Paul prays the circle of salvation. An orderly process of our Christian lives is revealed in the verses before us. Redemption and forgiveness come first. Notice the present tense “have.” We are redeemed and forgiven now. We don’t have to wait until later to enjoy the pr…

Many excellent programs are being offered virtually via Zoom. These online programs can be watched in the comfort of your home. I have listened to some while weeding, cooking and other chores. Zoom is very easy to use. The app can be downloaded to your smart phone, tablet or watched online o…

What are the qualities of a good Supreme Court Justice? The question is relevant since Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the nation’s highest court last weekend.

Christian history is fascinating in every century but the transition in the fourth century from persecuted to being the official religion of the empire is difficult to top. Transition from persecuted to legal under Constantine in 313, to official under Theodosius in 380, to the criminalizati…

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We do not live in a just world. Keep that in mind if Sunday’s New York Times revelations about President Donald Trump’s tax returns have kindled hope in your breast that he’s finally — finally! — about to get his comeuppance.

Life can at times seem complicated. The practice of our religious beliefs can and should help. But all too often the childlike simplicity of faith desired by our Lord has a way of being replaced by our human propensity for the complex, and thereby becomes a contributing factor to even furthe…

This passage reveals two kinds of people, believers and unbelievers. The believer who has the Son has life, and the unbeliever who have not the Son does not have life. John 3:18 tells us there are two that are judged. They are condemned or not condemned. It reads, “He that believeth on Him i…

It’s as if the creators of Kentucky’s new social studies standards ran as fast and far away as possible from the many extraordinary individuals throughout history whose achievements provide the “exceptional” in American exceptionalism.

For the first time in 130 years, The Salvation Army is starting its annual holiday fundraising campaign early in order to rescue Christmas. The funds raised through the organization’s iconic red kettles are at risk this year due to COVID-19 while requests for services are at an all-time high.

Dave was late so I began the class without him. We were team teaching an undergraduate class in psychology. It was unusual for him to be tardy.

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A year before the Declaration of Independence was signed, pioneers planted the first hemp crop at Clark’s Run Creek in Danville. Fast forward to 2018, which looked to be one of the most momentous years in the history of this storied crop. That’s because President Trump signed the 2018 Farm B…

For the child of God who has been made clean by the precious blood of Jesus, death is swallowed up in victory. Paul writes, I Corinthians 15:55-57, “O death where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” For …

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What would my town be without a newspaper? If you haven’t asked yourself that question, perhaps it is time to consider just what the newspaper means to this community.

The word means arising from the dead. The doctrine is taught both in the old and new testaments. Job of old taught it (Job 19: 25-27). Lazarus experienced it. (John 11:2 3-44). The apostle Paul spoke clearly about it. (I Corinthians 15: 12-56) and (I Thessalonians 4: 13-28).

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In a presidential election year and in the midst of the dual crises of the coronavirus pandemic and widespread economic misery, the divisions among Americans can seem to easily overwhelm the bonds that unite us.

Genesis 3:13 “And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”

Despite thousands of residents making the effort to sign a petition opposing a huge property tax increase approved by the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Board of Education during pandemic-ridden May, the district’s going to the mat to keep voters from having a say.

A pandemic is an essentializing force; it strips away the frosting of rhetoric and habit and forces us to confront bare realities. Nowhere is this more apparent than in higher education, which over the past few decades has been one of two sectors that have just kept increasing their prices, …

Asian longhorned tick has been confirmed in three counties in Kentucky — Floyd, Martin and Metcalfe — according to Ric Bessin and Jonathan Larson, University of Kentucky entomologists. The samples were found on a black bear, elk and cow, respectively. In Metcalfe County the cow was reported …

Being a good steward of your tax dollars is, to me, one of the most important tenets of good government. I believe you sent me here to Frankfort to be a guardian of that resource. So, when I see any government entity spending massive amounts of money without input from the legislature, I ask…

Crape myrtles in western Kentucky suffered partial or total kills of the top portions of the trees this spring. Trees and shrubs had lost their winter dormancy when the April 15 and 16 freeze occurred with temperatures dropping to between 27-29 degrees in this area.

It was a busy week in Frankfort as several Interim Joint Committees met to discuss issues the state is facing. The common theme in all the committee meetings continues to be COVID-19. This virus appears to be with us for the near future, so it is important to find safe, effective, common sen…