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Columns

  • Frankfort welcomes famous visitors

    By Ernie Harris 

    Hollywood stars, national organizations and winter weather greeted the Kentucky General Assembly during week six of the 2016 Session. With many guests, packed committee meetings, and energetic rallies, it was another exciting week in Frankfort.

  • Why is the divorce rate so high?

     From the very beginning of time the importance of marriage has been proclaimed in the church because from the very beginning of time, God established the desire that a husband shall leave his father and mother and join with his wife, and the two shall become one in a holy union (Genesis 2:18-25).  

  • Wise up
  • Senate passes pro-life bill, celebrates Georgia Powers

    By Ernie Harris

     The fifth week of the 2016 Legislative Session in Frankfort was historic in a number of ways. Governor Matt Bevin signed his first piece of legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 4. We also said goodbye to former State Senator and civil rights activist, Georgia Davis Powers.

  • Women helping other women

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    Last week, after much consideration, I sent the following message: “I am in serious need of unconditional love. So I am going to have a gathering on Friday night for women I love unconditionally.  We will start at 6:30. I hope you all can make it!”

  • Christian vs. secular music

     I was riding in a car with a younger friend and her pack of teen and pre-teen kids.  One of the kids hollered, “Turn up the radio, Mom, I love this song.”  It was a Christian rock song singing about Jesus.  

  • Work at love

     I have had the privilege and the honor of celebrating over a thousand weddings over the years with many wonderful couples.  My goal is to personalize each wedding by meeting with the couple several times, leading the rehearsal and officiating at the wedding ceremony. My wife and I find it very exciting meeting couples in love, pledging their love and commitment to one another.

  • A bridge to peace

    By Ginger Lumpkin

     Sometimes, when I am out and about, I realize that I am not quite ready to go home. And by “go home” I don’t mean die and go to heaven. I just mean I need to find some stillness within myself before jumping back into the midst of the household. 

  • Senator Ernie Harris' legislative update

    By Ernie Harris

     The success of a legislative session is often defined on an issue that emerges out of committee meetings, floor debates and rallies that punctuate the lawmaking process. Last year it was the heroin epidemic. This year Kentucky’s burgeoning pension crisis is the marque issue facing lawmakers.

  • Music: blessing or curse?

     Music stirs the soul like few others things on earth can do.  It stirs us to be better and it stirs us to be bad.  When I was a teenager my church choir director gave me a poster I always cherished which said, “Those who sing pray twice.”