Forgiveness facilitates salvation

Leonard Lauriault A man in our congregation presented an excellent sermon recently on what Christianity does. With his permission, this article is based on several of his points. Most people know that Christianity should keep one honest, (2 Corinthians 8: 21; Hebrews 13: 18), pure (1 Thessalonians 5: 22; 1 Peter 2: 12; Hebrews 5: […]

Notes from the Church Lady: Forgiveness proves challenging, rewarding

Debra Whittington “If it be possible…, live peaceably with all men.” Romans 12:18

Numbered days don’t necessarily mean doom

By Leonard Lauriault This year has flown past and will soon come to an end – its days are numbered, a term often used to describe impending doom that comes at the end of the measured time (not that doom will come after New Year’s Eve this year). The Babylonian king, Belshazzar, a prideful man […]

Learning forgiveness

By Leonard Lauriault As the leading character of the Revolutionary War movie, “The Patriot,” Mel Gibson had been a brutal soldier in the French and Indian War. Upon losing his second son during the Revolution, he made the following statement “I have long feared that my sins would return to visit me and the cost […]

Never leave business unfinished

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist Whew!! Finally, it’s done! I’d started a project during Christmas break last year that I hadn’t been able to, or taken the time to complete. It wasn’t a big job and actually, it was rather simple. I dreaded it, although I also wanted it behind me. The task […]