Thursday, November 19, 2015


Plenty of Christmas Spiritual Reading Gifts
 and a
Special Christmas Offer

Click on the My Bookstore link for a complete listing and to order.
Below are the three latest, but there are many others available.

However, for the Special Christmas Offer, see bottom of this page. 

A third new book is finished but will not be for sale till mid December.
Some other books you might be interested in available at ....
A great basic cookbook. One version for clergy and a version for others. 
Read more on my site.

A Special Christmas Offer 
Would you like to buy the entire set of my For the Record book series for yourself or a maybe a holiday gift? Here's a special offer ... All 13 For the Record books PLUS a copy of Affirming Goodness - the Best of For the Record for $100 - an $84 savings. Give Affirming Goodness to a friend and read the rest. Send a check to me and I'll ship them to you free. Just write FTR Special Offer on the check, make it out to: Ronald Knott and mail it to:
Rev. J. Ronald Knott
1271 Parkway Gardens Ct #106
Louisville KY 40217

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My Writing Sanctuary


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Whether it is a homily, a reflection, a column for The Record, a blog post or another book, this is where it all takes place. It is on the lower level of my condo. Sometimes, when I don't have to get up in the morning, I sit at that screen till 1:00 in the morning. I enjoy it so much that I sometimes have to make myself go to bed.  

This is one of my favorite places in the whole world!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

(revisited) Owensboro Three-Parish Mission


November 9-11, 2015

"It was a huge success!"

My connection to the Diocese of Owensboro goes way back. My family lived very close to the Louisville-Owensboro diocesan line. If I had not gone to the seminary, I would have attended St. Romuald High School in Hardinsburg. My sister attended Mount St. Joseph Academy for a while and later St. Romuald High School.

Bishop William Medley was my associate pastor at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville for several years. He was a perfect choice for the Diocese of Owensboro. I hope they know how blessed they are to have him!

(see the post below this one) 

Blessed Mother Church - Exterior

Interior of Blessed Mother Church - Night One. I forgot to get a photo of the crowd, but the church was almost full - very much like the crowds pictured below on  the next two nights.

Night Two in the pulpit of St. Stephen Cathedral

Sanctuary of St. Stephen Cathedral with Bishop William Medley's Episcopal Chair in the center.

The crowd at St. Stephen Cathedral during night two. 

In the morning of day three, I gave a staff leadership workshop to the priests and lay leaders of the three parishes at Blessed Mother Church. They are all talented, dedicated and generous leaders in their parishes. 

Sts. Joseph and Paul Church - NightThree

Preaching -Night Three -  Sts. Joseph and Paul

The crowd at Sts. Joseph and Paul - Night Three

Part of the tri-parish choir - Night Three

I would like to thank all those who planned and executed the many details to make this parish mission a huge success! I was so warmly welcomed, people came out in droves and their generosity to the "mission van project" was amazing. A special thanks to the priests of all three parishes who were open to trying a tri-parish mission.  I think it helped them imagine even more cooperative efforts in the future.