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Columns

  • A healthy fear of the Lord for Christmas

     Thanksgiving is behind us now and you are excited about Christmas because you’ve already got that spirit we all want to experience this time of year: Right?  What is the Christmas spirit anyway?  I think it is some feeling of joy we get because something happens that makes us feel more special than usual.  

  • Trusting in one another

     We have the joy and privilege of living with three dogs: Sadie, a lhasa apso; Stella, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel and Tigger, a maltipoo.  Sadie is the alpha dog, the most independent of the three and usually finds her own place to be.   Invariably, Stella and Tigger will rest together, their heads bowed to each other, their small frames limp.

  • An Honor to serve

    By Jack Conway

     Serving as Kentucky’s 49th Attorney General has been an honor and a privilege.   I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished together since I took office eight years ago.  I’ve kept my promises to you, and it’s been my honor to fight for you, to protect Kentucky families and to move this state forward.

  • Thirty days hath September

     You would think four decades after learning the poem that contains this line, I would remember which months have 30 days. But I don’t, so I have to recite it each time. And not just mentally recite it; I actually say it out loud, albeit under my breath.   

    They say that in kindergarten you learn everything you need to know in life.  I’d have to agree. 

  • The Thanksgiving Problem
  • Simba, the cat

     During some major life changes over the past several months, seven-year-old Hudson Charles has become very attached to one remaining constant: Simba, the cat.  He lavishes love on him, carries him everywhere and talks to him about his problems.  

  • “Nemo dat quod not hat”

     “You cannot give away what you do not have yourself” or in Latin “Nemo dat quod not hat” is a wonderful spiritual principle I learned years ago in my seminary education.  We must constantly learn and take care of ourselves first to be good for others.

  • Cultivating the spiritual gift of faith

     A small boy riding a bus home from Sunday school was very proud of the card he had received, which had a picture and a caption that read, “Have Faith in God.” 

    Then to his
    dismay the card slipped from his hand and fluttered out the window. “Stop the bus!” he cried. “I’ve lost my ‘faith in God!’”

  • Healthy holidays

    By Karen Wyatt

     The countdown to New Year’s has begun and with all the merriment ahead, it’s easy to lose track of your good habits. We so often overindulge, only to drag ourselves back to our salads and workouts on Jan. 1. 

    This year, why not make a resolution to adopt some healthier habits through the holidays? 

  • Ballerina named grace

    By Ginger Lumpkin

     I like to think of myself as a graceful ballerina, but the fact that it has been 40 years since I took ballet, coupled with the ever-darkening bruises on my backside, tell a different story.  The only time I’ve ever been referred to as graceful is when I would trip over my own feet, and my father would remark, “Way to go, Grace.”