Being aware of sin doesn’t mean we won’t get caught in the fray

By Debra Whittingon Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. James 4:7-8

Notes from the Church Lady

By Debra Whittington “But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach […]

From the damage, God can bring collateral blessings

By Leonard Lauriault In the movie, Collateral Damage, the hero’s (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) family is killed before his eyes while terrorists are attempting to kill their nemesis who did not die in the bombing. While discussing another sort of similar situation with some friends, one of them said, “That’s just not fair!” In our […]

The spirit of Britain’s Susan Boyle registers a high note

By Debra Whittington Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8-9

Planting time

By Leonard Lauriault Planting time will soon be upon us. I know; lots of things should’ve been planted in February or March, like peas or spring oats. Other things, like wheat and alfalfa, shouldn’t be planted until mid-August in Quay County (and only then if we have a full lake for alfalfa). Alfalfa should be […]

Giving comfort to those in need

By Debra Whittington Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 2 […]

Being crucified with Christ

By Leonard Lauriault, chruch of Christ Many characters, including us, had a role in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Some of those characters have been elevated to a greater level than God likely intended, including at least one of the thieves crucified with Christ (Luke 23: 32-43). Still, we can learn from their part in […]

New perspective on ‘new’ Quay County Courthouse

By Lynn Moncus As many of you recall, my family lived in the Quay County Courthouse for alot of years – long enough that we called it home and felt that it played a major part in our lives.We were privileged to watch it being built and to be present when it was dedicated by […]

You may not have long to earn an eternity in heaven

By Debra Whittington Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a […]

If it walks like a sheep, talks like a sheep and looks like a sheep . . .

By Leonard Lauriault When Jesus peeled the hide off the Jewish leaders in Matthew 23, he described them as white-washed tombs – beautiful on the outside(appearing to be righteous), but full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean on the inside (Matthew 23: 27, 28). Just before that, he told them to clean the cup […]