Christians should be unified in Christ

Leonard Lauriault My wife and I share my hard-covered Bible at church. Recently, I wanted to sit a little closer, but one side of the Bible had fallen down between us, chocking my movement. So I lifted it up, scooted over and rested the side that had fallen on her knee. Believe it or not, […]

Older generation proves invaluable

Debra Whittington “‘Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly…” Leviticus 19:32 (NIV) We live in a disposable era where everything that once was deemed useful is now discarded. Gone are the days of the television repairman. Now if your TV breaks you just throw it in the overflowing dump […]

Mother, daughter debate ear piercing

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Topic: What is the appropriate age for girls to have their ears pierced? Mom The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends postponing ear piercing until a child is old enough to care for the pierced site herself. The reasons given are risk factors including infection, choking hazard, allergic reactions and embedded earrings. While these risks are […]

You parent as you were raised

As we start this series of parenting articles I’m reminded of a speaker I heard many years ago as he spoke on parenting. He said when he had graduated college and just got married he wrote a book titled “The Ten Commandments of Parenting.” Then he had a child. He wrote another book titled “The […]

Teaching children love for reading

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Parenting is a difficult job. Parents are expected to raise their children, discipline them, clothe and feed them, provide for them and care for them. And parents are expected to teach them rules, courtesy, manners and proper behavior. Further, parents are expected to assist in the educational process and get them ready for school and […]

Christians should be neighborly

Leonard Lauriault Recently, I wrote on a few points one of my friends had made in a sermon about what Christianity does. The focus of that article was that Christianity makes one honest and that being forgiven and being forgiving is a matter of honesty. That is, to be forgiven, we must honestly recognize our […]

Prayer can prevent hasty decisions

Debra Whittington “Trust in the LORD… he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Christians need to be ready

Leonard Lauriault While I teach regularly at church, I rarely preach. Recently, our preacher was ill and the men of the congregation scrambled to see who’d teach a class and present two sermons that Sunday. I preached the morning sermon while two others took on the other responsibilities. Without taking anything away from us three […]

Homes, spirits benefit from spring cleaning

Debra Whittington “Create in me a clean heart, O God…” Psalm 51:10

Christians must show grace in difficult times

Leonard Lauriault Occasionally, the topic to write about eludes me. So, I resort to opening my Bible and taking the first passage that comes along. This time, after reading Philippians 3: 1-4 and John 10: 7-10, both of which I like, but thought too familiar, I came to Jeremiah 45 (read all three of those […]