Category Archives: Family

Ten things I’ve learned from those who have NOT fallen in ministry

“Dad, how will people know you haven’t done something like that?” asked my 19-year-old daughter as we discussed the growing list of resignations and terminations in Baptist life. “Because he’s still above the ground,” quipped my wife, Michelle, as only a 20-year veteran middle school teacher can. Later, Michelle took a more serious tone when she […]

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is a time when our nation turns its attention to the scourge of child abuse. You probably know the statistics. Every year in our country, more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies involving more than 6.6 million children. On average, 4 […]

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Pastors: They are there in good times and bad

We waited and waited. For hours. Hundreds of families were packed into the middle school cafeteria hoping to hear the name of their teenager called, anxious to see them and know they were okay. Besides those families, the first responders and school staff were there. And one other group was welcomed into North Marshall Middle School […]

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Unprepared & scared: Lessons learned after 24 Halloweens

I was called to the pastorate of Southfork Baptist Church in Owen County on Halloween in 1993. I was a newly married, second year seminary student with a clear sense that it was time I move from supply preacher to undershepherd. As Michelle and I drove back to the Louisville after the evening service, we […]

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Open Hearts/Open Homes – Foster Care & Adoption Initiative

Guest post from Tom Troth, KBC Legislative Agent: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STUDY GROUP ON ADOPTION On March 10, 2017, Governor Bevin and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services held “A Summit to Save Our Children” in Frankfort. The summit was Governor’s official expression of his ongoing commitment to streamline the Foster Care/Adoption process in […]

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