Christ can save your skin from the closest of shaves

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist I have a hate-hate relationship with shaving. I hate to shave, but I hate even worse not being clean-shaven every morning and I never get as close a shave as I’d like. Recently, the foil screen on my electric razor got a nick in it (sounds like karma, although read […]

Thank those who continue to work to improve our city

After having expressed our appreciation to the city and her employees for the great job they did in painting one of the rooms in the museum and rearranging exhibits, several people mentioned that we should also thank them for the improvements they have made at the cemetery. Although we have admired the graceful elm trees […]

Is there a loss of connection to God in this digital age?

Our society has a fixation with keeping connected to information or each other. I don’t usually get on my soap box as the step up leaves me vulnerable to falling off. However, I thought long and hard and prayed about this week’s column. The question to consider is what would happen if we were as […]

Freedom can be as simple as no bonnet blindness

A friend mentioned that she had been looking through some of her treasures and had come across a collection of sun bonnets. Of course, that evoked many memories of early life in those canyons at lma. Her collection included bonnets made of lace and other fancy materials. They held their shapes by having slats sewn […]

God’s divine influence can balance all, even a potluck

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist Some of our church members drive 50+ miles each way on Sunday. Until a few years ago, they’d go home after morning worship, have lunch, and immediately begin the drive back for evening services. Several other families drive about 25 miles each way. Consequently, we moved our afternoon service to […]

Telling region’s stories has had profound impact

Growing up in Pueblo, Colo., I’d come home from school in the 1950s and ’60s, I’d do my chores and homework, then read an escapism western or sports story in a library book I’d checked out the Saturday before. I’d sprawl on the floor in front of the small black-and-white television and plug my ears […]

Taking pride in preserving the history of our area

Those of us who are members of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute, as well as all people who are interested in our history certainly owe the city a thank you for all the work they did to paint and help rearrange the lobby and the first room most visitors enter as they view our Tucumcari […]

Change, good or bad, not always easy or to our liking

About a week ago I decided it was time to do a little transplanting in my flower garden. Years ago I would grab my shovel and start digging before getting on my hands and knees to place the plant in its proper place. This time was different. I enlisted the help of a young man […]

A chance encounter leads to discussion of relatives

When the Batten Family Singers presented their concert at the Fair Barn a few weeks ago, I was privileged to meet Mr. Batten and to have a visit about one of his relatives, Mose Batten, who was a city policeman for many years and who was also a friend for as long as I can […]

One must recognize line between faith and fiction

The term Christian fiction refers to stories based on imagination with a Christian theme. “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Chronicles of Narnia” are among the more popular writings in the category. Although I’ve been familiar with term Christian fiction since I was in college, when I saw it recently, it just struck me […]