• Lessons from the "Gilmore Girls"

    Those who know me know my two grand passions: cake with buttercream frosting and the "Gilmore Girls."

    Currently, I'm watching season two on DVD.

    For those who don't know about the "Gilmore Girls," it's a now-canceled TV series about a single mother and her teenage daughter who live in Stars Hollow, a quirky little town outside Hartford, Conn. The mother, Lorelai Gilmore, is young, gorgeous, witty, talks a mile a minute, loves movies and TV and eats like a horse.

  • Chief Justice speaks at First United Methodist

    Chief Justice John Minton Jr. spoke on March 29 at Campbellsville First United Methodist Church on the subject that all Christians are called to ministry within their communities and the world according to their particular skills and gifts. Several from the Taylor County Bar Association and others within the justice system were in the audience.

  • Campbellsville Baptist begins new sermon series Sunday

    Campbellsville Baptist Church will host a four-week sermon and Bible study on Sunday mornings beginning this Sunday.

    During the difficult financial times, lay-offs, unemployment and pay reductions, most are trying to decide which bills will go unpaid.

    The sermon series "It's a New Day" aims to promote financial freedom.

    Each Sunday will feature a different topic:

    May 3 - Who's in control? - God's responsibilities and our responsibilities.

    May 10 - Giving back - Investing for eternity.

  • What up, homies?

    My daughter, Alison, is still laughing. Her 7-year-old daughter, Caroline, was out on the deck the other day hollering to her friends, "Yo! What up, homies?"

    Alison said she was both horrified and amused. "I don't remember giving birth to a gangsta," she said.

    I reminded her of the time we walked to her elementary school to see who her first grade teacher would be that year. The lists weren't posted yet and she shook her head and said, "What a bummer."

  • Spurlington UMC supports preschool children

    Spurlington United Methodist Church and its women's group have supported Taylor County Preschool with continuous donations. The group has given snacks to the classes for several months as well as provided Christmas presents and lunch for one class. Pictured are, from left, Linda Hamilton, Mary Hare, Sharon Feese, Margaret Sapp, Debbie Wentworth and Sandy Hodges.

  • National Day of Prayer is May 7

    Taylor County Ministerial Association will host its annual celebration of National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7.

    All members of the community are invited to join together for a time of prayer for our homes, state and nation at Campbellsville University's Winters Dining Hall.

    The annual prayer breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will feature Pastor Mikie Ash of Mount Union Baptist Church in Green County.

    Those planning to attend the breakfast should contact Pastor Michael Caldwell at 469-3929, as seating is limited.


  • Campbellsville Christian celebrates anniversary

    Campbellsville Christian Church will continue its 125th anniversary celebration on Sunday, April 26 with "Focus on the Past."

    Services begin at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. and will feature a worship pattern from the 1950s.

    Guest speaker for the day will be former minister Paul W. Patton, who will present the first person portrayal of Alexander Campbell.

  • Got blog?

    Truly, when God created the 24-hour day he did not factor in blogging.

    There's got to be trillions of people who detail their every thought, word and deed and breakfast item (complete with photos) on their blog ("Web log," an online diary of sorts).

  • 30-Hour Famine is this weekend

    About 85 local students will go without food and sleep in a cardboard box this weekend.

    According to Dave Collie, youth minister at Campbellsville Baptist Church, 26,000 children die all over the world every day from hunger-related issues.

    "That is 300 school buses of children every day."

    The 30-Hour Famine event will begin Friday at 7 a.m. and continue through noon on Saturday. Churches involved are Campbellsville Baptist, Living Grace and First Church of God.

  • Passover for goyim

    I can honestly say it was the best gefilte fish I ever ate, mainly because I'd never eaten any before.

    "Gefilte" sounds tastier than "ground up raw fish mixed with eggs, onions and matzoh meal then stuffed into the skin of a de-boned fish and poached."

    I ate it as part of a Passover Seder as a guest of Congregation Beth Sholom Jewish Synagogue in Beverly Hills, Fla.

    Besides gefilte fish with purple horseradish on top, I ate parsley dipped in salt water, washed my hands symbolically several times, drank four cups of wine and sang in Hebrew.