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We are to be ready to give an answer to every man that asks us a reason of the hope that is within us with meekness and fear. If you asked your grandma or grandpa, the question would refer you to the Bible. If you called the Bible “The Good Book,” they would know that you were referring to G…

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Ecclesiastes 1: 2-4, “Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labor which he taketh under the sun? One generation passes away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abided forever.”

As the 2022 Interim draws to a close, the Kentucky General Assembly is preparing for the upcoming 2023 Regular Session, a short, 30-day session scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 3.

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These are words of a comedian of yesteryear. Temptation is real. There is, however, a difference between trials and temptations. Trials will strengthen your faith with your victories. Yielded temptations result in sin! Read very carefully these following words of James, a servant of God. “My…

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Journalists often have stories they are obligated to write. But at Thanksgiving, that is not the case. Reflecting on things I am thankful for is something I look forward to, counting it a privilege to reflect on the Lord’s blessings.

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There is so much that divides us — but gratitude can be what unite us.

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Colossians 3:15-17, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, s…

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Joel 2: 11, “And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executes his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?”

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Proverbs 29: 18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.”

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What a blessedness! What a peace is mine, leaning on the Everlasting Arms! I have the peace that passes understanding down in my heart. Joy unspeakable and full of glory, His not mine. The worth of a soul that comes to Jesus is without measure. You could take everything we call precious and …

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Dr. Luke is the only one who shares a part of the early years of our precious Lord. Of course, it was and is verbally inspired. Through the help of God’s Holy Spirit, he felt qualified to record this for us.

Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

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The only gospel account that shares this incident is Luke. This one is full of advice for us as Christians. It starts out with Jesus not being in their mind set (v 43). They knew it not! Alas, how many times do we as a church meet and if it were not for His promise that where two or three ar…

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October is Pastor Appreciation Month. This is a month set aside to honor and show appreciation to those who serve as pastors and ministers in the local church. As a child, I fervently remember the adults in our local congregation making sure they honored the pastor daily and not only one mon…

Never in the history of mankind has such a parallel been drawn from the Word of God to the nation of America! The passages before us tell us that the Vineyard is the House of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant plant. Such a clear portrait of our nation has never been painted.

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Discouragement is one of Satan’s favorite tools against Christians.

“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ ...Why, you don’t even know what will happen tomorrow. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If this is God’s will.’ ” (James 4:13-15)

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In these verses, we are warned to watch for the coming of the Lord. Nobody knows when He is coming again, but it is more certain than death and taxes that He will. The writer likens His coming to a thief in the night, one who sneaks in unaware. There are three comings I want to share.

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Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And, if a man also strive for masteries, yet he is not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

Kentucky officials, residents and many from outside of our state’s borders turned their full attention to the desperate needs of our fellow Kentuckians when historic flooding ravaged eastern Kentucky in July.

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When Jesus was betrayed by Judas and the soldiers came to arrest Him, He went willingly for He could have called 12 legions of angels to rescue Him (Matthew 26:53), but He willingly surrendered as He later willingly gave up His life for us. He said, “No man taketh it from me, but I lay down …

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E. Stanley Jones (1884-1973) was one of the great missionary-evangelists and devotional writers of the 20th century. His ministry touch thousands of people in India, America, and around the world as he preached the gospel of victory through surrender. In his book, “The Way to Power and Poise…

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Today, I am writing about something we are all familiar with. It is called sin.

I make no apology in telling you that many pastors go through a living hell with their church congregations. True pastors are not church called, mama called, but are God called.

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On the same day the American League beat the Senior Circuit in this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game again — it’s nine straight now — Jim Carroll, president of Kentucky Government Retirees, was again back in Frankfort with his hand out.

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Have you read Roe v. Wade? Don’t feel bad. No one else has read it either. Yet people have marched in the streets over it; ranted and cussed and shook their fists and even injured property and people over it. A high school friend of mine was murdered over it.

Independence Day gives us all a chance to reflect on our country and take pride in our nation’s enduring principles. On this day 246 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was ratified by exemplary visionaries who dared to initiate the most grand experiment of self-governance in human hi…

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Popeye sang a song entitled, “How dry I am.” I’m not sure as to what thirst he was referring to, but I have my suspicion. The precious old Black spiritual, “Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Bones,” corresponds to Christianity.

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What a blessedness! What a peace is mine, leaning on the Everlasting Arms! I have the peace that passes understanding down in my heart. Joy unspeakable and full of glory, His not mine. The worth of a soul that comes to Jesus is without measure. You could take everything we call precious and …

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Proverbs 29: 18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.”

Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

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Dr. Luke is the only one who shares a part of the early years of our precious Lord. Of course, it was and is verbally inspired. Through the help of God’s Holy Spirit, he felt qualified to record this for us.

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The only gospel account that shares this incident is Luke. This one is full of advice for us as Christians. It starts out with Jesus not being in their mind set (v 43). They knew it not! Alas, how many times do we as a church meet and if it were not for His promise that where two or three ar…

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October is Pastor Appreciation Month. This is a month set aside to honor and show appreciation to those who serve as pastors and ministers in the local church. As a child, I fervently remember the adults in our local congregation making sure they honored the pastor daily and not only one mon…

Never in the history of mankind has such a parallel been drawn from the Word of God to the nation of America! The passages before us tell us that the Vineyard is the House of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant plant. Such a clear portrait of our nation has never been painted.

editor's pick

Discouragement is one of Satan’s favorite tools against Christians.

“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ ...Why, you don’t even know what will happen tomorrow. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If this is God’s will.’ ” (James 4:13-15)

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In these verses, we are warned to watch for the coming of the Lord. Nobody knows when He is coming again, but it is more certain than death and taxes that He will. The writer likens His coming to a thief in the night, one who sneaks in unaware. There are three comings I want to share.

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Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And, if a man also strive for masteries, yet he is not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

Kentucky officials, residents and many from outside of our state’s borders turned their full attention to the desperate needs of our fellow Kentuckians when historic flooding ravaged eastern Kentucky in July.

editor's pick

E. Stanley Jones (1884-1973) was one of the great missionary-evangelists and devotional writers of the 20th century. His ministry touch thousands of people in India, America, and around the world as he preached the gospel of victory through surrender. In his book, “The Way to Power and Poise…

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When Jesus was betrayed by Judas and the soldiers came to arrest Him, He went willingly for He could have called 12 legions of angels to rescue Him (Matthew 26:53), but He willingly surrendered as He later willingly gave up His life for us. He said, “No man taketh it from me, but I lay down …

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Today, I am writing about something we are all familiar with. It is called sin.

I make no apology in telling you that many pastors go through a living hell with their church congregations. True pastors are not church called, mama called, but are God called.

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On the same day the American League beat the Senior Circuit in this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game again — it’s nine straight now — Jim Carroll, president of Kentucky Government Retirees, was again back in Frankfort with his hand out.

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Have you read Roe v. Wade? Don’t feel bad. No one else has read it either. Yet people have marched in the streets over it; ranted and cussed and shook their fists and even injured property and people over it. A high school friend of mine was murdered over it.

Independence Day gives us all a chance to reflect on our country and take pride in our nation’s enduring principles. On this day 246 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was ratified by exemplary visionaries who dared to initiate the most grand experiment of self-governance in human hi…

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Popeye sang a song entitled, “How dry I am.” I’m not sure as to what thirst he was referring to, but I have my suspicion. The precious old Black spiritual, “Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Bones,” corresponds to Christianity.

Hear the painful begging cry of the rich man in hell. This is not a parable, but an actual picture of a man locked forever in the torments of hell. Religious history tells us his name is Dives. He is there with all five of his senses intact. He hears the screams, the curses, the moaning of t…

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I’m only now able to write about the shooting death of Calloway Deputy Sheriff Jody Cash on May 16, in Benton, Kentucky. Jody and I were not close. But we were friends going back a long way. And like someone has said, if you knew Jody at all, he was like a close friend. Everything good that …

The Great Commission has become the great omission. Sir Walter Scott, the author of “Ivanhoe” said in his autobiography, “If it happens a youth reads these pages, let him remember that it is the deepest regret that I neglected my opportunities of learning through every part of my career, I h…

If you are looking to make a huge difference in the world, serving as a foster parent, volunteering your time, supporting those who serve as foster parents or volunteering your time mentoring foster kids, are certainly ways to do it.

If Christ be not risen, then I am one of the biggest liars who ever walked the earth. For 61 years, I have believed and preached that Jesus rose from the dead. Everything that I have been preaching over those years has been biblical accounts.

Luke 19:39-40, Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

Christians are not a group of people that look like a basket of dried prunes! We are, as we should be, the happiest, most joyful people on earth. And why shouldn’t we be? All of our sins have been forgiven. We have peace with God, the Father in our lives. We have been secured eternally by th…

The final day of the 2022 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is on the horizon, which means legislative activity is taking place at a rapid pace. We are required by the Constitution to be finished by April 15. Week 12 of this year’s session included busy committee agendas and i…

Jesus left Judea and was headed toward Galilee. This remarkable verse, “And He must needs go through Samaria” shows how, and I say this reverently, the Hound of Heaven seeks to save those who are lost!

March Madness is once again upon us, and a cloud hangs over the Big Blue Nation as the beloved Wildcats were knocked out in the first round by a school most of us never knew existed. There’s also a little March Madness going on in Kentucky’s legislature, where four gambling-related bills wer…

The fifth week of the 2022 legislative session concluded with inclement weather moving into the commonwealth on Thursday and Friday. It is my hope that you and your loved ones were not adversely impacted and remained safe and warm.

Ephesians 2:8-9: God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. (NLT)

We have a choice. We can either be justified by God or receive the justice of God. If we choose justice, we stand before God to be judged by our works, to be acquitted or sentenced. God’s holy law, the teachings and laws in scripture will either accuse or excuse us from the penalty of sin.

Just over a year ago, President Biden began his tenure in office by immediately signing executive orders reducing effective deterrence measures for illegal immigration. Tragically, we are now seeing the result of these misguided policies.

As we officially gavel in the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2022 Regular Session, your representatives will tackle key issues most important to you that enhance the quality of life of Kentuckians.

The holiday spirit is in the air, and like you, I am excited for the special days ahead. Despite the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we in the Kentucky General Assembly are doing our best to continue legislative business in Frankfort to prepare for the upcoming 2022 Regular Session.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is focusing its newest effort on the mental health of the state’s agriculture community by providing a number of grant opportunities to groups that create and conduct local projects to show appreciation for farmers and farm families.

The fall season has arrived in the Bluegrass, and families are beginning to turn their attention towards the Thanksgiving holiday. In Frankfort, the 2021 interim period is nearing its end as lawmakers are eager to enjoy treasured time with their families this holiday season ahead of our retu…

Gov. Andy Beshear’s latest political gyration involving leaning on the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) to mandate all children in every public school across the commonwealth don masks for 270 days — the entire school year unless the board relents, which is unlikely — helps strengthen the c…

Those wishing to interject radical racial ideology under the banner known as Critical Race Theory (CRT) into public school classrooms are sweating blood and tears to stop the momentum created by states — a dozen so far — banning the teaching of this divisive and, in some cases, downright sed…

Action must be taken to address benefits given to Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) members which taxpayers aren’t obligated to pay — especially considering the plan’s funding level continues to remain unhealthy even though the state is shoveling an entire $1 billion out of the $12 billion a…

There was much groaning in Frankfort when the Kentucky Supreme Court in 2018 struck down sound pension reform legislation passed during that year’s General Assembly.