Children find a hearlfelt place

By Debra Whittington And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:17 I thank my God every time I remember you. Philippians 1:3 I once heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a […]

Don’t let science shake your faith

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist On April 7, Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News Anchor, recapped three of the week’s stories he thought might shake some people’s faith in God. I found more information on the news stories at the NBC Nightly News Web site (www.msnbc.com). The first story reported how some oceanographers speculate that […]

Christmas time of faith for many

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist It’s Christmas time, when we celebrate the birth of Christ. In the U.S., surveys show that more than 80 percent of us believe in God. That’s more people than have lawyers, drive foreign cars, believe DNA is absolute proof of a criminal act, own a home, have been divorced, or […]

9/10 Letters to the editor

Dear Editor: We were recently robbed. The thief took an old lawnmower and the gasoline that would power it. The lawnmower was left resting in the back yard while we ran a quick errand, between the time we had cut the back lawn and before we could address the front. It was early afternoon and […]

What tune will you be singing when Jesus comes back?

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist The tale of the Three Little Pigs could be based on Matthew 7:24-27 and 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, where Christians are taught to build our houses (lives) on the foundation of Jesus and his teachings using gold, silver, and costly stones (materials that can stand the test of this life and […]

Book of Jude warns of false teachers

By Leonard Lauriault There’s some speculation about who wrote the book of Jude (a fairly inconspicuous treasure hidden between 1, 2, & 3 John and Revelation; go ahead and read it, it‘s only 25 verses). Some believe the author is Judas, son of James, the apostle also known as Thaddeus (Luke 6: 12-16; Mark 3: […]

God gives his people what they need to live

Leonard Lauriault I’ve heard that preachers eat fried chicken to get even with the rooster for reminding Peter he hadn’t been faithful in keeping his promise to always stand by Jesus (Matthew 26: 31-35; 69-75). Learning from the rooster incident, Peter determined to keep Christians (including us) reminded of the unchanging value of knowing Jesus […]

New papacy about more than church’s traditional’ versus ‘progressive’ ideas

Perhaps the safest prediction about Pope Benedict XVI, nee Joseph Ratzinger, is that he will surprise most of us, especially those who are now most certain about the nature and impact of his papacy. We look forward to his reign with a certain amount of anticipation. From the perspective of modern political theory, the Roman […]

Holy Spirit helps people have faith to confront, forgive evil doers

By Debra Whittington: Local columnist I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is […]

Trustworthy (Faithful, True) Sayings to Timothy

By Leonard Lauriault Much taught in the Christian sector today is useless for salvation (promoting sincere faith, a clear conscience, and a pure heart (Timothy 1: 3-7) It should be avoided because it promotes controversy, turning people away from the faith (Titus 3: 9; 2 Timothy 2: 14-16, 23; 1 Timothy 1: 18, 19; 6: […]