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: […]

Remember: God knows where you live

By Leonard Lauriault As a youth, I had a saying, “I know where you live.” This let offenders know they weren’t safe, because no matter where else they went, eventually they’d have to come home, where I’d be waiting at their door. Over the years, my attitude has changed. I’m leaving vengeance to God, also […]

Got God?

By Leonard Lauriault Recent advertisements have asked questions or made statements about what you or I’ve got. The question came from two standpoints: either I’ve got something I know you’ll not want to be without or I want something I’m hoping you want to get rid of. The first “Got” ad I remember is, “Got […]

Cold reminds us of God’s calling

By Leonard Lauriault We’ve done a lot of snow shoveling and frost or ice scraping lately. Recently, while I was scraping my wife’s car windows (good boy that I am), my neighbor came over and said, “I thought you did that yesterday.” I replied, “Yep, but some things are like devotions, needing to be done […]

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 […]

Construction barriers remind us to stay on right path

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist While approaching the construction site between Tucumcari and Santa Rosa, recently, I came upon a flashing sign I’d never seen before. It read something like, “Caution – Moving Wall Barriers Next 8 Miles.” You may have seen it too. My first thoughts were of signs like, “Deer Crossing […]

Bricklaying teaches valuable lessons

QCS Religion Columnist: Leonard Lauriault I’m an experienced bricklayer. Now, before anyone tries to contract me to a job, let me describe that experience. I attended high school in the eastern Kentucky coalfields where nearly every house was heated with — you guessed it — coal. My neighbor put a coal furnace in his walk-out […]

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 […]

Be the sixth man in your faith

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist Well, the March Madness of college basketball is over. I played football in high school and I still like the sport, but I’m more of a basketball fan. In my home state of Kentucky, football is viewed as something to do until basketball season starts. Anyway, my favorite college […]

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 […]