College campuses are not only a place of learning; they are often a place to gather a perspective on future generations. Students at Kentucky State University are thinking about the climate of racism and reconciliation in Kentucky. What they're saying might refresh Kentucky Baptists.
There's a place in the Bluegrass State that few Kentuckians have ever heard of and fewer still have ever visited. It is an area that is nearly surrounded by the Mississippi River and can only be entered by first going into Tennessee. Yet this obscure place, known as "Kentucky Bend," was once the site of a mighty move of God.
Have you ever gotten nervous and felt butterflies in your stomach? Maybe you've gotten mad and felt your heart rate increase? What about tension headaches from stress? Perhaps you've worried yourself sick? These are examples of the mind and body relationship.
The statistics are alarming. Nationwide, more than 100,000 children are in the foster care system. In Kentucky alone, nearly 10,000 children remain in out-of-home care, waiting to be reunited with their family or to gain their forever family.
"When our nurse did the ultrasound, she saw a 15-week-old baby who had survived that abortion pill," said Westerfield. "We hear about those stories, but now there's a little local boy (in Hopkinsville) who survived an abortion.
Even while I was in the womb, the Lord had a purpose for me to take the gospel to the nations. Each WMU meeting I attended "with" my mom, I was learning about God's redemptive plan through His Son Jesus Christ and how I was invited to join Him on mission. Even then, I was shaped to keep the Great Commission as my top priority.
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday will be observed throughout the Southern Baptist Convention on Jan. 17, marking the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion on demand in America. Sadly, according to the Office of Vital Statistics, there were 3,664 abortions performed in Kentucky in 2019.
I urge each follower of our Lord to be careful during this season. The church is essential in helping this world deal with COVID-19 and the many physical, mental, emotional and spiritual challenges it brings. I now understand the heartbreak many people have felt in losing a loved one during this pandemic.
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