• Grace Notes

    I'm trying to remember Jesus. Not that I've ever really forgotten him. But there once was a time when he was my first and highest thought.

    There once was a time when my relationship with him took priority and precedence over everything else.

    Somewhere, sometime, somehow in the past 30 years I pushed him aside, although that sounds harsh, a violent, one-time shove.

    I think it was more of a gradual crowding out by all the other stuff in my life, like a well-worn pair of pants that gets relegated to the back of the closet. Not tossed out, just pushed aside.

  • KCS students support Galilean Home

    Kentucky Christian School's fifth grade Sonbeams recently gathered much needed items for the Galilean Home in Liberty. Pictured is the third grade class with the donated items. Fourth and fifth grade students personally delivered the items on Wednesday, Dec. 16. This is part of the students' mission project for the month of December.

  • KCS hosts pastor appreciation

    Kentucky Christian School recently celebrated Pastor Appreciation Day. More than 30 pastors were in attendance. Pictured are Jason Fox, associate pastor at Living Grace Church; Larken Floyd, third grade student; and Phillip Kelley, senior pastor at Living Grace Church.

  • CU theology students inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa

    Campbellsville University recently added a chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, a national honor society for students in religious studies and theology programs, and inducted 12 students and three faculty moderators.

    To be eligible, students must have a 3.5 grade point average in religious studies and/or theology and a 3.0 GPA overall. Residency, class ranking and unit requirements must also be met.

  • Grace Notes

    My usual church time is the Saturday night service. If I do go to church on Sunday, I prefer going at 9 a.m.

    A few weeks ago, however, I went to the later Sunday morning service because I was meeting someone afterward for a newspaper story I was working on.

    On Saturday nights, I like to watch the sky through the giant arched window above the stage area in the sanctuary. At this time of year, the sun sets while church is going on and dusk is gorgeous, with the sky changing from blue to amber to black.

  • Campbellsville Baptist to stage 'The Ornament' on Sunday

    Campbellsville Baptist Church will present "The Ornament" on Sunday morning during its 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services.

    "The Ornament" delves into the lives of a loving, faithful - but dysfunctional - family dealing with issues during the holiday season. As they maneuver issues of unemployment, an uncertain future, death of a loved one and divorce, they find that God can speak through the most unlikely source and give a true message of hope and strength.

  • Christian Women's Jobs Corps honored at Kentucky Baptist Convention

    Campbellsville University Christian Women's Job Corps was honored with the 2009 CWJC Site award, which carries a grant to help expand its ministry.

    Joy Bolton, executive director/treasurer of Kentucky Women's Missionary Union, presented the award on behalf of the WMU Foundation to Edwina Rowell, site coordinator, during Kentucky Baptist Convention's annual meeting at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown on Nov. 10.

  • Campbellsville Christian to host Festival of Christmas

    Campbellsville Christian Church will host the Festival of Christmas on Dec. 12-13.

    "The Spirit of Christmas Past" will be presented by the SonLight Kids at 6 p.m. followed by "A Baby Changes Everything," presented by the adult choir at 7:30 p.m.

    Both programs will be in the church sanctuary. There will be an intermission with refreshments provided in the Family Life Center.

    A traditional Christmas Eve service will be at 11 p.m. in the church sanctuary. A celebration of Christ will be offered through carols, communion and candles.

  • Grace Notes

    The week prior to Thanksgiving, my church participated in a week of hunger.

    The plan was to eat only beans, rice and tortillas for five days to experience what a huge percentage of people around the world eat all the time.

    Then we were to take the money we would've spent on food and donate it to help feed orphans in Haiti. In addition, after a shortened worship service, we would be dismissed early to go grocery shopping to buy food items to benefit local food pantries.

  • Grace Notes

    (Note: This is my annual Thanksgiving psalm.)

    Merciful God,

    Every year at this time as I start to pen a psalm of Thanksgiving, I'm never quite sure where to begin or even how to approach you.

    I have so little to lay at your feet. No grand deeds, no souls saved because of something I've said or done. Truth is, I'm feeling empty-handed and ashamed, aware of my unworthiness, yet confident of your great mercy.

    O, how I cherish your mercy!