Don’t let time fly before receiving God’s grace

Wow! This year has flown by. I guess the adage that time flies is correct, although I’m not sure this year was all that fun. I know there were good times, but we tend to focus more on the bad times and wish that we, like time, could fly away from them (Job 9:25-28; Psalm […]

Friends one reason to give thanks

As we celebrate our state’s centennial, we might choose to look at many of the reasons we have for being thankful to call New Mexico our home. In order to let you fill in the names of your own friends and relatives, I’m going to write about some of the experiences of last week to […]

Letter to the editor: Debt showdown irresponsible

Raising the debt ceiling is a formality that has been a part of government for years. Basically, raising it is agreeing to pay debts that have already been incurred. Where was the concern when the debt was piling up? The time to control indebtedness is at the time of purchase, not when the bills come […]

Herding Squirrels: Pretty table? Yes I can

Traci Arbios When it comes to hosting a family event in my world, let it be known: the bar has been set. I believe it all began 60 years ago, when my incredibly charming grandmother, Mimi, would have our extended family over for any type of get together. Imagine: children crawling on the carpet and […]

Tucson tragedy reminds us to help those in need

Lynn Moncus As we look back on Saturday’s incident in Arizona, we can but wonder what lies ahead. We tend to remain in awe about what goes on in our country and continue to ask what can be done to prevent even one of the atrocities. Because we feel almost as if we are on […]

Local experts weigh in on holiday eating

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Thomas Garcia As the holidays approach we know all too well the lingering thought of eating too much and gaining weight. With the holidays comes a family feast which includes main courses such as turkey, ham, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and let’s not forget those devilish desserts. With this in mind, we should remember there […]

In tmes of trouble, best to rely on God

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Recently, I was consoling a loved one who was really frustrated because her son continued to subject himself to a harmful relationship. I reminded her that because there was only so much she could do, the only option was to give it over to God and let him take care […]

Elderly friends offer life lessons

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Having friends of all ages is a rare privilege, one that we can enjoy in our own hometown and county. Because my first friends in those canyons were my parents and grandparents, I have always enjoyed being around people who are older than I. As a result, I […]

Stay positive with your resolutions

By Lynn Moncus As we begin another year and another decade, we can but wonder what the future holds. We can always hope for the best and learn to take whatever comes along. We can even make plans if we so desire, or we can meet each day as it comes. We can look forward […]

Using clotheslines a matter of opinion

An item in a recent edition of The New York Times caught the eye and caused a momentary pause. In some areas of our country, hanging clothes on clotheslines in the yards has been outlawed. Some communities simply wrote those lines out of existence and would not permit their use. Some realtors even reported the […]