God is always present, even as death takes our mothers

By Debra Whittington   Religion Columnist “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies”. Proverbs 31:10 The stores started advertising early with numerous suggestions for gifts. One greeting card reminds us to “send the very best”. Telephone lines are overloaded as they carry more calls in one day than all […]

Fishers of men need patience, dedication and much experience

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist “And Jesus said unto them… I will make you…fishers of men”. Mark 1:17 Fishing is a sport that requires little skill or can become an obsession. What it requires the most is patience, time, and perhaps a bit of luck. It is a sport for the young and old enjoyed […]

Even if you’re not prepared for taxes, be ready for Second Coming

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist I suspect that most of us have the burden of filing our taxes behind us by now. If you got your newspaper from a machine and today is still April 15th, and you haven’t filed yet, our local post office might have extended hours, but you’d better call to be […]

In her last days, Mom ‘fought the good fight’

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist “A time to be born, and a time to die”…Ecclesiastes 3:2 The journey…like a roller coaster took us up and down and all around. It started slow and I thought I could handle it on my own. Soon there were decisions to make with little hope and yet we were […]

Lauriault: Don’t be fooled into wrong conclusion

If your Quay County Sun comes in the mail, don’t be fooled by the date on the paper today. It’s April 2nd and if the paper says that something will happen today, don’t plan to attend the event. You’ve already missed out. There’re a lot of things that can fool (mislead or deceive) us into […]

God intervenes to give hope in aftermath of traumatic event

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist “Thou wilt shew me the path of life”… Psalm 16:11 Spring has finally arrived (at least according to the calendar), Easter is coming, and it is one day closer until Jesus comes again. All of those things are cause for great rejoicing, but right now I can only look ahead […]

Your choice: God’s sphere or a 2-dimensional circus of noise

By Leonard Lauraiult Religion Columnist An article I read recently mentioned that we’re to provide evidence of our relationship with God to everyone in our spheres of influence (The Lookout, Standard Publishing, Cincinnati, OH, 2/22/15, p. 13). As I considered that statement, I recalled that a few years ago, I described my life as a […]

Gloomy weather recalls Christ’s suffering

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist “To every thing there is a season…” Ecclesiastes 3:1 The calendar states it is March and less than four weeks until Easter. After all of the snow, cold and dreary days, does that actually mean anything? It certainly does, it shows the hope of spring right around the corner and […]

There’s no wiggle room in commands about obedience

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist I was taking one of our daughters to a school activity recently and wasn’t exactly certain where to go. One of her classmates came up beside us on Rte. 66 Boulevard, so I asked her if he was probably going to the same place so we could follow him. She […]

‘He shall give thee the desires of thine heart’

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works…” Ephesians 2:10 Recently, a friend of mine wrote a column about what it is like to grow older. None of us had any idea what today would be like 30 years ago. This is the same friend who […]