We must hold off Satan’s assault until Jesus’ return

I enjoyed westerns as a young person in the 1960' and 70's. One of the favorite action scenes was of a covered wagon circled to ward off an attack by "Indians," as Native Americans were once called. Eventually you could hear the distant sound of a bugle signaling that the cavalry was coming to the […]

Foolish not to expect pranks

It's not easy being a fool. Then again it hasn't been easy turning 26 today either. OK, maybe I better ask for forgiveness and just admit there's a fine line between April Fools prankster and liar. I'm not particularly good at either. As the resident April Fool I've more often been the butt of jokes […]

Landscape showing signs of spring

Despite the lack of moisture, signs of spring can be seen as we wander around in our town and county. Although a number of fruit trees bloomed a bit early and were caught by some frost, others managed to bloom a little later, giving us the idea that we might have some fresh fruit to […]

Horseshoeing offers many lessons

I was asked by the author of Confessions of a Horseshoer* if he could use one of my quotes in his book. I agreed. He sent me a copy. The quote he used was "It's not that horseshoeing is so hard, it's just the dread of doing it." My first confession: it was not original; […]

All types welcome to attend church services

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" —Ecclesiastes 3:1 Winter is over and the Spring season is finally here although some days felt more like Summer. With the coming of Spring is also the Easter season. It is a special time for Christians as they observe […]

Manning good fit for Broncos

Peyton Manning remade in orange. That's something I can live with. In the last few months I've written a couple of columns about the circus that was Tim Tebow in Denver. So I decided before I started crowing about Manning signing with my favorite team the Broncos, I had better examine just how far onto […]

Questions linger after Florida teen’s shooting

If you turn on a news channel you're sure to see a story on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. I will admit, Martin's death and the circumstances surrounding it are very suspicious. In case you only read the Quay County Sun (and thank you for doing so), the 17-year-old Martin was fatally shot Feb. […]

Questions linger after teen’s shooting

If you turn on a news channel you're sure to see a story on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. I will admit, Martin's death and the circumstances surrounding it are very suspicious. In case you only read the Quay County Sun (and thank you for doing so), the 17-year-old Martin was fatally shot Feb. […]

Seek God’s guidance before springing to action

Spring started this past Tuesday and the local schools are on spring break this week. There are certain things that happen each spring; some of them due to man's timing, like spring break, and some, like the spring equinox, because God set the schedule (Genesis 1:14-19). Sometimes God allows us to set the schedule and […]

Jesus allows joining into family of God

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God"… — John 1:12 In preparation for an upcoming St. Patrick's Day celebration a reporter commented that she wasn't Irish. The organizer of the event emphatically stated, "Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!" I must admit I am […]