God always reliable to give straight answer

My wife often chides me for not giving a straight answer when she asks me what I want for dinner. I don’t tell her what I want for dinner because I don’t know what she has in the pantry and I know that whatever she makes will be good. Our house isn’t a restaurant and […]

Rancher uses feminine wiles to lure bull

Most inventions or new ideas result from a problem for which there is no commonly prescribed answer. Women often have more need to find an alternative solution because, unlike their macho counterparts, “brute force” is not usually a choice. Which brings me to Kristy and her pet cow Jers. Jers, pronounced Jerz, belonged to Kristy […]

Be prepared for code questions

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Show me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Psalm 25:4-5 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are […]

Answer or appeal, pledge or plea, response or request

By Leonard Lauriault : QCS columnist Read 1 Peter 3:21, as well as all scriptures when cited. Various Bible versions use different words — pledge (NIV), answer (KJV, NKJV), response (NIV footnote) — to indicate that baptism is something done after salvation as an outward sign of an already received inward grace, as some today […]

Never stop learning from the Bible

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Psalm 119:105). Once in a while I like to watch a TV […]

Prayers should be thanks, not theatrics

By Debra Whittington “Pray without ceasing.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:17 After our food was delivered to the table in the restaurant, my friend and I joined hands and said a prayer giving thanks for the food provided. We thanked the Lord for the safe trip and asked for guidance and protection for the trip home. […]

Cell phones make life easier

Grant McGee I don’t like answering the phone. The phone ringing always means bad news.” I can’t remember who told me that. It’s one of those sayings that are kind of closed minded, no room for negotiation. But I kind of/sort of agree with my long-forgotten acquaintance about the telephone. I’m really not fond of […]