Tuesday, May 27, 2014



Ok. It really doesn't make that big of difference to me since I am 27 years old and have been out of school for a while now. Although it may not have a huge impact in my day to day life, there is a part of me that enjoys a strange internal vacation whenever summer is here. I recollect memories of playing in the swamp, running around the woods with nothing on but shorts and sneaking into my neighbors pool when they were on vacation.

I possess both a blessing and a curse in that my long-term memory is quite sharp and leaves me with a vivid picture of my life experiences. I still taste the good and smell the bad of things long gone. With that said I don't think there will ever be a better moment in life than right now.

Right now allows me to recall the amazing pleasures of the past and leaves me with the hope of great things to come. I can easily bring back the terrible feelings of loss, heartbreak and hurt; which through much time, prayer and tears taught me some invaluable lessons.

You may scoff at what I say and point out "You have no idea what I am going through!" To an extent you are right! I have no Idea what you are going through! I don't know what it feels like to grow up in your environment or surround myself with the people you chose. I don't know what it feels like look like you, talk like you or be you. I can, however, turn that accusation around and say you have no idea what it feels like to be me.

On the other hand, I know exactly how it feels to be you. I have felt pain, sadness and loss. I have laughed uncontrollably and have been tempted in incredible ways. There is no way we can quantify who has suffered more or experienced more joy. For one person a dog dying would mean a loss of a dear companion, while for another it would be a release from taking care of an obnoxious and intrusive creature.

We share in humanity. In our lives we need a source of hope and joy in sadness. A source of serenity in turmoil. A source of celebration in defeat. I have found that source and I pray that you too may find it. With that source, you too may say with all honesty that today is a day of rejoicing!

Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.
-Habakkuk 3:17-19

Monday, May 19, 2014

Last Day of Fuel!

This Wednesday marks the last day of Fuel for the 2013-2014 school year. We are concluding our series titled Entourage with a lesson addressing the importance of an inner circle of friends.

Remember that the girls won our opening game series, therefore, they get to enjoy delicious ice cream desserts during small group time discussions.

Even though Fuel is coming to end, don't think there is nothing going on for CCC Student Ministry this summer. Our Summer Experience called TRIBES is kicking off on June 11th. Be sure to sign up for your team and include your shirt money with the registration form. If you would like to help staff TRIBES you can also register. You can sign up at the booth in the church foyer or by filling out a form and turning it in to Logan. You can find a printable version of this form in the Docs and Forms page on this site.

TRIBES uses teachings from Old Testament History and incorporates community building activities like games, service opportunities, challenges and devotions. Each participant will receive a TRIBES shirt and a tribal guidebook. The guidebook contains devotion, verses and other items that help you gain points for your team. Shirts and guidebooks will be handed out on June 11th.

Graduation Sunday

Yesterday during our graduation Sunday Services, we had the privilege of honoring some remarkable young men and women. These students are mentioned below:
  • Taylor Agathen (Taylor County High School) plans to attend the University of Kentucky.
  • Chris Burch (Taylor County High School) plans to attend Campbellsville University.
  • Robert Combs (Campbellsville High School) plans to attend the University of Kentucky.
  • Logan Dial (Campbellsville High School) plans to attend the University of Louisville.
  • Emily Haley (Campbellsville High School) plans to attend the University of Kentucky.
  • Carlie Hazel (Taylor County High School) plans to attend Campbellsville University.
  • Levi Hill (Taylor County High School) plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
  • Weston Horn (Campbellsville High School) plans to attend  BCTC and then the University of Kentucky.
  • Katelyn McMahan (Campbellsville High School) plans to attend Transylvania University.
  • Becca Orberson (Taylor County High School) plans to attend the University of Louisville.
  • Raquel Williams (Taylor County High School) plans to attend Western Kentucky University.
And our College Graduates:
  • Emily Combs from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Psychology
  • McCall Turpin Thacker from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Integrated Strategic Communications.
While it is hard to see loved ones grow older it is amazing to see how much they can accomplish. We didn't just have the opportunity to say goodbye, but we were able to welcome some new faces to our Student Ministry during our 5th Grade banquet:
  • Jake Dicken
  • Hayes Mason
  • Davis Nelson
  • Kacy Perkins
  • Zoie Sidebottom.
I can say on behalf of everyone at CCC that we are so proud of you and can't wait to see what your future holds!