Our hairs are numbered

During a public prayer recently, the one guiding our thoughts described how great God is in taking care of us, even though the hairs on our head are numbered (Matthew 10:28-31). OK, that’s probably not exactly what he said because he probably didn’t include the word, “though,” and I know that in the context it’s […]

Honor rolls — Jan. 25

Tucumcari High School 4.0 or higher Seniors Sonam Bhakta Bethany Bishop Kirsten Dunlap Jacky Fang Michelle Fazekas Matthew Nemrow Heather Pacheco Courtney Sandy Kassidi Ulibarri Steve Urioste Rachel Welborn

Summer learning helps keep children’s minds sharp

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Russell Anglin Clovis Municipal Schools teacher and mother of one, Gwyn Del Toro understands the importance of having her son Matthew hit the books before he starts kindergarten in the fall. She said Matthew has been an active library patron this summer. “He likes the ‘I Spy’ books but then we get a bunch of […]

Jesus’ presence makes good company

Leonard Lauriault The Christmas season is now upon us. An article I read recently about Christmas mentioned that the book of Matthew begins and ends with reminders that God is with us, which is the meaning of Jesus’ name – Immanuel (Matthew 1: 20-23; 28: 18-20). God had made this promise throughout history and fulfilled […]

Honor rolls

Tucumcari 4.0 or higher Seniors: Samantha Bauler, Jeffery Bray, Cole Cooper, Christy Kincade, Misty Kincade, Dedra Lopez, Kristen Rich, Casey Romero Juniors:Taylor Atwood,Holly Binkley, Lorri Harman, Katie Lamm, Megan McKinney, Georgia Mitchell, Natalie Nieto,Layla Nugali, Matthew Pacheco, Sagar Parikh, Kenneth Perkins, Sharayah Sisneros, Rebecca Vega, JJ Vigil Sophomores: Sonam Bhakta, Kirsten Dunlap, Himali Patel, Matthew […]

Have you accepted God’s offer for your salvation

I heard another good sermon recently (I hear lots of those) in which the Parable of the Talents presented in Matthew 25: 14-30 was used for illustration. A man distributed his wealth to his servants, three of whom are mentioned in the parable. Jesus told a similar parable in Luke 19: 11-17, in which the […]

If it walks like a sheep, talks like a sheep and looks like a sheep . . .

By Leonard Lauriault When Jesus peeled the hide off the Jewish leaders in Matthew 23, he described them as white-washed tombs – beautiful on the outside(appearing to be righteous), but full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean on the inside (Matthew 23: 27, 28). Just before that, he told them to clean the cup […]

Practicing what God preaches

By Leonard Lauriault Read the 23rd chapter of Matthew. Wasn’t that about the most uplifting passage in the New Testament (sarcastically speaking)? Jesus acted like an Old Testament prophet, chastising Israel’s leadership (remember, Jesus lived and died under the Old Testament and the new covenant didn’t take effect until after he fulfilled the former with […]

Seek righteousness through grace

by Leonard Lauriault In Matthew 25: 31-46, the sheep and goats were separated because of what they had or had not done. In meeting people’s needs, the sheep knew they were doing right because they were following God’s plan (Deuteronomy 15: 11; 14: 28, 29; Leviticus 25: 35). Apparently, they didn’t realize that in serving […]

Aim for selecting leaders after His own heart

By Leonard Lauriault It’s a Presidential election year; our senior U.S. Senator is retiring, as is our State Legislator, and several are vying for local offices. We’re likely, therefore, to hear much double talk from those campaigning as well as the news/entertainment media about what America needs. Many promises won’t be kept, sometimes because they […]