Some gifts don’t require long ines

By Debra Whittington But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all […]

Despite gravity we aspire to the heights

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist The natural law of gravity holds the solar system together. The moon orbits the earth because of their mutual gravitational attraction. The moon’s gravity causes tidal changes on earth but it isn’t great enough to lift a feather because earth’s gravity keeps things on earth. Gravity also is […]

Found a good deal? God says to research

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist Recently, some commercials have promoted products using claims of having “good news” in light of present bad conditions. You’ve probably seen them: The world’s about to be destroyed (or something at least as dramatic), but I have good news, I just saved hundreds of dollars on my car […]

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 […]

You’ll never get there on someone else’s coattails

By Leonard Lauriault Both criminals crucified with Jesus had joined the crowd in jeering him (Mark 15: 25-32; Luke 23: 32-43). Eventually, the one widely known as “the thief on the cross” apparently realized his predicament and the true nature of the Messianic kingdom and asked the Messiah, Jesus, to remember him. The other one […]

Knowing who we are brings freedom

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist In the movie, “Alice in Wonderland,” the hookah-puffing caterpillar asks Alice, “Who are you?” Knowing who we are has to do with whose we are. When I was younger, I was known as “one of Hettie’s boys.” People knew my parents and informed me that if I forgot myself […]

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 […]

April 29, 2006 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra. Clues in the “The Last Supper” reveal Da Vinci’s heretical beliefs. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult. When his teenage daughter is date-raped, a comic book artist is overwhelmed by rage he thought he had buried […]

Easter changes as you grow

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Notes from the Church Lady By Debra Whittington “And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. […]

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 […]