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  • Back when I wore a size 14 petite, I had a pair of black pants that were mislabeled as a size 12 petite.

    I called them my mercy pants, although I'm not sure why. At the time I figured that when you're 5-feet, 1-inch tall and wear a size 14 petite you need all the mercy you can get.

    But that's just silly.

    What's not silly is the concept of mercy. I think of all God's attributes, I love his mercy best. At least that's what I plead for most often. "God, be merciful to me, the sinner."

  • International Gospel Lighthouse Church is hosting special Wednesday night services this month.

    Bro. David South will be teaching and preaching each Wednesday at 7 p.m.

    The church is located at 99 Lighthouse Road, six miles from Campbellsville on KY 70 at Acton.

    For more information, call 465-2594. The community is invited to attend.

  • I have a confession to make. I am a suburban, middle-class, middle-aged white woman. I don't have a tattoo or an amazing story to tell. I'm not athletic or heroic or musical or artistic. I've never been a missionary to Africa or even Cincinnati.

    I had begun to think that maybe being who I am was not cool and not OK. But thanks to a woman named Kimberly, I realized that who I am, an average woman who needs Jesus and whose ministry is primarily to other average women, is OK - more than OK.

  • First United Methodist Church is planning a Celebrate Recovery Program, with a new session set to begin Thursday, Feb. 7.

    Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program designed for those 18 years and older.

    The program's philosophy is that "no one has not experienced some problem that has limited them in achieving all that God wants them to be." The program allows participants to focus on the future rather than wallow in past mistakes and painful memories.

  • Staff Report

    The Joymakers are celebrating their 50th anniversary of playing gospel music.

    Founded by Buddy Lowe of Greensburg in 1957, the Joymakers have traveled all across Kentucky and nationally from Florida to Wisconsin and Virginia to Iowa in their 50 years together.

    Original members included Lowe, Joe Tommy Hughes, Garland Milby, Bill Bradshaw and Betty Jo Larimore, who played the piano.

    Lowe said that in the group's early days, church music rarely featured instruments other than the piano.

    "In those days, you didn't use guitar and drums."

  • "Love is a wonderful thing. You never have to take it away from one person to give it to another. There's always more than enough to go around."

    -Pamela de Roy

    Love. It truly does make the world go 'round. Whether it's the romantic love of sweethearts, the cherishing love of parents, or the loyal love of friends, we all have special people in our lives.

    But do the people you love know just how much you care?

  • I can't remember exactly what I was whining about, but a month or so ago I was telling the one I call my uncle-dad about stuff that was going on.

    Actually, the stuff that was going on was serious stuff, so I wasn't really whining; I was seriously upset. Nevertheless, when I finished he said, "Cheer up! You have the past to look forward to."

    At the time, I attributed his comment to his advanced years and maybe a bit of senility setting in. Or maybe he didn't hear me correctly or was just trying to get me to shut my yap.

  • Financial Peace University, the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than 400,000 families positively change their financial future.

    This life-changing program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability. FPU is available for churches, companies, military bases, financial literacy programs, Spanish speaking organizations and community groups.

  • Certified by Precept Ministries International, Carol Freeman will be leading the eight-week study of Romans-Part Three.

    Classes begin on Thursday, Jan. 10 and continue through Feb. 28. Times are 1 to 3 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. The location is Bethel First Presbyterian Church, 502 E. Main St. in Campbellsville.

    Cost of the class is $23 for the workbook and materials. For additional information or to register, call Freeman at 465-8042 by Thursday, Jan. 3.

  • Kevin Spencer and Friends will be in concert at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30 at South Summersville Baptist Church. For more information, call (270) 932-5419 or (270) 403-4643.

  • Robinson Chapel Church will have a night watch service on Monday, Dec.31 beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

    New Dawn will be singing.

    The church is located on KY 551 near Knifley.

    The community is invited to attend. For more information call 465-6528 or 465-7151.

  • The Taylor County Ministerial Association has elected officers for 2008.

    Skip Alexander of Campbellsville Baptist Church was elected to succeed Joe Hatchett of Campbellsville Christian Church as president of the association.

    Other officers are Steve Orr, Kentucky Christian School, vice president; Ted Beam, First United Methodist Church, treasurer; and John Chowning, Campbellsville University and Saloma Baptist Church, secretary.

  • Michael Combs of North Carolina will be in concert on Friday, Jan. 4 at Elk Horn Baptist Church, with Fairview Baptist Church hosting as well.

    The event will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10, which can be purchased at the door.

    For more information, call Darell Cox at 465-2058.

  • The holiday shopping season is well underway. Shoppers rush from store to store, overloaded with purchases, searching for the perfect gift.

    Many do not realize they carry the perfect gift year round - lifesaving blood. This holiday season, donate blood with the American Red Cross and give the gift of life.

    You can help boost the blood supply this holiday season by donating blood on Christmas Eve, from 6 to 10 a.m. at Taylor Regional Hospital. All donors will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a weekly $250 shopping spree.

  • Is there nothing more agonizing for a child than waiting for Christmas to arrive? I remember when my sister, two brothers and I would alternate between agony and ecstasy every December as we anticipated the arrival of Christmas.

    With each day's waiting more torturous than the next, we would put on our David Seville and the Chipmunks album on the hi-fi and commiserate with them as they pleaded, "Please, Christmas, don't be late!"

  • Four decades ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream.

    Today, Greater Campbellsville United and the News-Journal want to know what your dreams are for the future of our community, state, nation and world.

  • Last week I met a man who told me how his community thumbed their noses at the anti-Christmasness of their annual holiday show.

    Some had decided they couldn't sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" in a public gathering so they rewrote the words.

    Ha ha ha, the man said. As the chorus on stage sang, "We wish you a happy holiday," the audience sang even louder, "We wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!"

  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 116 S. Columbia Ave., will observe the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.

    "This traditional service uses liturgy that dates back to the 2nd Century C.E.," said Karl Lusk, St. Thomas' pastor. "We'll sing the Christmas traditional hymns and also use a new setting for the service music, the St. James Press Christmas Service."

    Lusk noted that this music uses familiar hymn tunes for the sung portions of the Holy Communion service.

  • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church's Girls in Action recently visited Taylor Regional Hospital and delivered comfort packages to the waiting rooms in the Women's Center, ICU and Emergency Room. They also delivered cookies to the nurses' stations in the Women's Center, Pediatrics, ICU and Emergency Room. Pictured at the Women's Center nursing station are, from left, Sierra Young, Sabrina Garrison, Kacie Underwood, Madison Handy, Mackenzie Sprowles, Korri Briggs, Brianna Handy and Desiree White.

  • Campbellsville Middle School eighth graders in Melisa Morris' algebra I and pre-algebra classes made fruit smoothies to relate equation solving techniques to real life situations. The activity, in which students applied the equations to smoothie recipes, was a "Thoughtful Classroom" activity.