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Columns

  • Royalty in and out of disguise

    What do you know about kings? Specifically, what do you know about all the kings listed in Jesus’ birth narratives?  

  • Social media selfie

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    I have recently started a new venture called, “The Great Social Media Selfie Project.” The goal is to obtain a picture of myself with every single one of my Facebook friends. Considering I have nearly 1,200 connections across the world, this could take some time. 

  • Remember, you are mortal

    In Latin class I learned that the Romans would remind themselves: Memento mori, which means “Remember you are mortal.” In many Christian religions on Ash Wednesday, the blessing of ashes is accompanied with the blessing, “Remember you are dust and unto dust you shall return.” 

  • Join the fight against hunger

    By Tanya Sandberghead

  • My favorite president

    Abraham Lincoln is by far my favorite president. Maybe it’s because we were both born in Kentucky. Maybe it’s because of the Emancipation Proclamation. I have read every book over the years I can get my hands on about Lincoln and every time I’m inspired by his life and many good works.

  • Santa vs. Snow White

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    When my daughter was 5 years old , she went through that stage of trying to discern the truth about Santa. 

  • Through the wardrobe

    By Ginger Lumpkin 

    So, I have my first job interview this week.  Well, the first one in 20 years anyway. 

  • Era welcomes Amanda Manning

     I’m excited to announce that I am the new reporter for the Oldham Era. Some of you may recognize my name; I interned at the Era last year and I am a graduate of Oldham County High School.

  • Get busy on yourself

    Long ago there was a wise king whose large household included a young servant named Amann. The lad was intelligent, hard-working and showed promise of rising in the king’s service except for one serious fault – he worried constantly about what other people thought of him. 

  • Living in the present

    Most of us have heard of the most famous clock in the world, Big Ben in London, England. Big Ben is a 13.5-ton bell attached to a five-ton clock in the tower of the Houses of Parliament. Built in 1859, it is famous for its accuracy.