As I waited to preach at my home church last Sunday, I realized it had been 33 years since I last preached in the 150-member northwestern Kansas church. Over the years, I had attended services, but it been decades since I had preached.
Heather Kopp's "Sober Mercies — How Love Caught Up With a Christian Drunk," (Jericho Books, 2013) is a brutally honest memoir telling how a Christian intellectual, writer and editor became a raging drunk and then sober. Turning 50 this year and sober now for six years, Kopp's painful honesty recounts how she nearly lost her marriage, her children, her job, her life.
DANVILLE — Love INC (In the Name of Christ) of Vermilion County will hold a National Day of Prayer service on Thursday.
It will be held at noon at Temple Plaza, at the corner of North and Vermilion streets in downtown Danville.
It is open to the public.
The Christian world was shocked last week when news spread of the death of 27-year-old Matthew Warren, the youngest son of internationally known pastor Rick Warren of the famed Saddleback Community Church in Orange County, Calif.
CHAMPAIGN — Sinai Temple in Champaign will hold a communitywide Yom HaShoah memorial service at 7 p.m. Sunday to commemorate the millions of victims of the Holocaust.
Rabbi Norman Klein said candles will be lit by Holocaust survivors, as well as children and grandchildren of survivors, to remember those who were lost during World War II.
DANVILLE — Schlarman Academy officials will begin searching for a new leader soon.
That's because Principal Bob Rice will step down at the end of the school year after more than 43 years in education, the last six at the Catholic school.
Rice said the decision to retire wasn't easy.
At age 14 I was baptized on Easter Sunday morning along with my younger brother and two other teen-age brothers. Those other boys didn't like me, and I didn't like them. Being in the same church had no affect on that.