Savior’s love eases hardships, repairs broken lives

By Debra Whittington Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. […]

Advent is time of anticipation

By Debra Whittington For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10 […]

Susanne Christine Yearout

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Services: At 2 p.m. Friday memorial services will be at the Tucumcari Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2400 South Ninth St. On Nov. 19 at 2 p.m a memorial service will be held at the Royal City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Royal Camp, Wash. Susanne […]

Be prepared should be motto for everyday lives

By Debra Whittington Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 The recent fires that devastated residents in southern California should serve as a wakeup call for all of […]

10,001 lessons froma flying fruit

By  Leonard Lauriault As a child, I was taught to keep the sink clean, rinsing it out after I used it and never leaving anything in it, if possible, because others shouldn’t have to see my mess or have something unnecessarily in their way when they needed to use it. Consequently, I’ve tried to teach […]

Are you made in the spittin’ image?

By Leonard Lauriault Often when a baby is born, people try to connect facial features with the parents or some other close relative. Sometimes that’s easy because the baby is the spittin’ image of her mother. Other times, it’s not so easy and you know there’s a stretch when someone says, “He’s got George’s nose. […]

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 […]

Giving credit where it’s due

By Leonard Lauriault Some interesting things happened in our neighborhood during or shortly after the recent snow storms. When I’d finished shoveling off our sidewalk after the first storm, one of my daughters cleaned off some of our neighbors’ walks. She didn’t have a suitable coat for such work so she wore my hooded jacket. […]

From cradle, to cross, to second coming

by Leonard Lauriault Throughout this year’s Christmastime, I’ve been reminded of the familiar saying, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” We need reminders of Jesus’ historical life because so many people are trying to distort it, taking the “Christ” out of Christmas and all of life (1 Timothy 4: 1, 2; 2 Peter 2: […]

Getting for Christmas inside out

By Debra Whittington “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall […]