• This Mother’s Day

    Working Kentucky moms are never off the clock. Between juggling jobs, after-school activities and help with homework, moms put in a lot more than a full day’s work. And every dollar they work for is hard earned.
    But this Mother’s Day, what’s happening in Washington also matters to Kentucky moms. Congress can help nearly 300,000 families right here in the Commonwealth by making permanent key improvements to tax credits, putting money back into the pockets of moms who’ve earned it.

  • Is there power in praying for others?

    Jesus tells us in Matthew 18:19, “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”  Jesus continually took time to pray to understand God’s will (Mark 1:35, Luke 6:12 and many others), and challenged his disciples to learn to pray (Matthew 6:5 ff, Mark 9:29, Luke 22:45 ff.).  

  • Bob Mueller: The eight be-attitudes of marriage

    My wife Kathy and I were married on February 17, 1990. During our sacramental celebration we expressed to one another and to the congregation our “eight be-attitudes of marriage.”

    What really makes a marriage work? Marriage is far too complex for one simple answer or secret. For us the following eight be-attitudes express the features of a good marriage.

  • A gray and misty spring break

    Last week, my daughter and I, along with one of her friends, went to Ireland for spring break. Every Dubliner who learned we chose Ireland over sunshine and beaches thought we were crazy.
    “Why of all the places in the world, did ya’ choose Ireland?”
    “Ireland is gray and rainy, love. You should have gone to Florida.”
    “Did ya’ lose a bet, did ye?”

  • A Democrat's view on the Republican debate

    By Jim Ewen
    Oldham County Democratic Party
    After the spectacular national failure and disastrous consequences of 35 years of “Trickle Down” economics for America’s poor and middle class, it is hard to believe that the wealthy Republican businessmen running for governor who debated in La Grange Tuesday seriously believe more “Trickle Down” will bring good paying jobs to Kentucky!

  • And yet, it moves

    Regardless of whether the members of this community call themselves pro-choice or pro-life, all women—who face greater risk than ever to their lives during pregnancy—deserve to have immediate access to medically accurate information about their reproductive health.

  • Massie: Innovation Act threatens American inventors

    By Rep. Thomas Massie

    At the Northern Kentucky Regional First LEGO League Robotics tournament last December, I marveled at the imagination and creativity displayed by so many young people.  In these students, I saw the spirit of ingenuity and a culture of invention that have been critical to our nation’s economic success for over two centuries. I was reminded of the competitions I participated in as a young inventor, and of the American spirit of innovation that inspired me to obtain 29 patents.

  • What do you owe in light of the price Jesus paid?

    Charlie Brown’s dog Snoopy is typing a letter on top of his doghouse.

    “Dear IRS, I am writing to you to cancel my subscription. Please take my name off your mailing list.”

    We read in Romans 13:8a, “Let no debt remain outstanding.” We know about money, and way too much about debts. This verse reminds us to pay our bills, as if we need any help remembering that. Most of us will probably agree that not only do we know a lot about money, we probably think too much about money.

  • Cultivating intimacy: a practical guide

    Love is that grand emotion that makes your life feel full. The reason love works is that it takes your attention off of you and focuses it on someone more important. To love is to wish the other’s highest good.

    Blessed are those who cultivate intimacy which is at the heart of love. I believe that there are five ways to cultivate intimacy. I have watched many loving relationships blossom in these ways.

    Altruism. This means that I care about you and not just about myself. The best way to compliment each other is frequently.

  • Monarch mother reigns in the little troops in Boston

    Last week, I took the little ones on a short trip to visit hubby during a training seminar he was attending. The decision was made on the spur of the moment. When I woke the kids at 7 and told them I had just bought tickets to Boston, and we had to pack and be at the airport in three hours, I was surprised at their enthusiasm.

    “Can we go on the ships where they threw tea overboard?” asked my seven-year-old son.

    “I bet there is a museum about the Boston Tea Party!” exclaimed eight-year-old daughter.