Acts of warfare require approval by Congress

Now in the fifth day of America’s third war, President Barack Obama has failed to offer Congress or the American people a reasonable and thorough justification for operation Odyssey Dawn, or a definition of the mission and success in Libya. He sought support from European nations and the Arab League in concert with the United [...]

Small acts of kindness count as ministry

“As ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” — Matthew 25:40

Our job to continue down path of righteousness

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Jesus spent 40 after his resurrection continuing to teach his disciples (Acts 1: 1-14). During that time, he appeared to several people, proving he was who he said he was because he’d foretold his death, burial, and resurrection to the detail of the timeframe (Matthew 16: 21; 27: 62-66; 28: [...]

Aim for selecting leaders after His own heart

By Leonard Lauriault It’s a Presidential election year; our senior U.S. Senator is retiring, as is our State Legislator, and several are vying for local offices. We’re likely, therefore, to hear much double talk from those campaigning as well as the news/entertainment media about what America needs. Many promises won’t be kept, sometimes because they [...]

Dowsing: Don’t scoff, it really works

By Leonard Lauriault When I was in high school, our neighbors across the road built a new house and drilled a new well. Before the construction began, the sight of them in the yard trying to find water with a small tree limb caused me to laugh. To set me straight, they put the limb [...]

Found a good deal? God says to research

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist Recently, some commercials have promoted products using claims of having “good news” in light of present bad conditions. You’ve probably seen them: The world’s about to be destroyed (or something at least as dramatic), but I have good news, I just saved hundreds of dollars on my car [...]

Maintaining a good conscience

Leonard Lauriault The word describing baptism in 1 Peter 3: 21 is most often translated pledge, response, or answer, but actually the translation should be plea, request, or appeal. Still, when we appeal to God for a clear conscience through baptism, we also pledge to keep our conscience clear (Acts 24: 14-16; Romans 12: 1, [...]

Inoculate yourself from sins

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist Ah, the joys of summertime. Recently, I felt an itch on the back of my arm, which I ignored at first because, after all, it was just an itch and I could stand it. But as the little itch continued, I got concerned that a disease-carrying mosquito was biting [...]

Travel the road of the Romans

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist I prepared another article for this week, but last week I received a tract others also probably got and I’m compelled to respond (1 Corinthians 9: 16; Romans 1: 14-17; Acts 20: 25, 26). First, I commend the tract’s distributors for acting on their faith (James 2: 14-26; Matthew 28: [...]

Living a life of possibilities

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist When Mary was told she’d give birth, she wondered how it could happen based on circumstances she knew to be true. God’s messenger explained God’s process on this special occasion, finishing with the statement, “For nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1: 26-37). Like much of the Bible, this fact [...]