All women can be mothers

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. — Ephesians 6:2-3 Mark and I were discussing Mother’s Day on our way home the other night. I told him that it […]

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. […]

Spring will prevail

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ […]

Marriage is a test of faith

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24 Shirley and R.H. Hale, good friends and mentors of many others, and ours reached a milestone last week as they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. […]

The gift of life always a miracle

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Psalm […]

Thanksgiving is a state of mind

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:18). To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever (Psalms 30:12). This […]

Knowledge needs wisdom to succeed

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:9-10. Area children are once again in school or […]

We have common bond despite different experiences

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist “Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. Remember his marvelous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth.” 1 Chronicles 16:11-12. The host class for this year’s Rattler Reunion was the class of 1975, which also happens to be the same year […]

Christians have a reunion to look forward to someday

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a […]

Prayers should be thanks, not theatrics

By Debra Whittington “Pray without ceasing.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:17 After our food was delivered to the table in the restaurant, my friend and I joined hands and said a prayer giving thanks for the food provided. We thanked the Lord for the safe trip and asked for guidance and protection for the trip home. […]