• The punishment for our sins was paid by Jesus

     In I Corinthians 6:19-20, Paul writes some amazing words, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”  

  • A focus on women’s health

    By Karen Wyatt 

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month — a good time for women to pay special attention to their overall health. With help from the Centers for Disease Control, the YMCA offers these suggestions to help women stay healthy and fit. With the return of busy school days and the crush of holiday activities, it’s easy to fall off the “healthy living” wagon.

    Get recommended screenings and preventive care

  • Living ethically

     I know that conscience is something hard to explain and, whatever it is, it must be learned and developed.  Some people have done very evil things, yet they were following what they thought was their conscience.  But after psychologists have said all they can in explaining the human conscience (and some of them even explain it completely away) still we recognize a voice within saying, “This is right; that is wrong.”

  • Voegele announces special election for alcohol sales

     By David Voegele, Oldham County Judge-Executive

    Last year, the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development announced plans to initiate a petition drive to hold a special election to determine whether retail alcohol sales should be permitted in all of Oldham County. The Chamber’s petition drive began April 10 of this year.

  • A parable of exhaustion
  • Reducing Stress

     Years ago I had the opportunity to hear Mother Teresa speak at Bellarmine College in Louisville.  Someone in the audience asked Mother Teresa how she could keep such a busy schedule.  He said, “You crisscross the country and the world.  How do you do it? Aren’t you exhausted?  Your schedule would drive me crazy!” 

  • Learning in the Dominican

       Last week I had the privilege of tagging along on a friend’s business trip to the Dominican Republic.  I had never been to the Dominican before, and was excited to experience the culture as well as gain a new stamp on my passport.  My traveling has been limited these days, and it felt good to once again venture outside of the U.S. 

  • How you choose to live determines how you take dying

     Over the years of my ministry some of the most meaningful moments have been when I have been by the bedside of the dying. Their thoughts about life always seem more profound from this perspective.  

  • #Hudson Charles

       Hudson Charles is the quintessential seven-year-old boy.  Inquisitive and observant, he makes a “healthy” snack by wrapping lettuce around a Dorito, and calls his notebook and pencil a “writing app.” 

    On Facebook, I regularly post the funny and insightful things he says, and he has garnered quite a fan base.  

  • Moments of Grace

     When someone picks up the tab at a restaurant for me, or when a driver allows me into the lane on the expressway, I am reminded of the many surprising graces in my life.