Concentrating on God’s love can bring overflowing joy

By Leonard Lauriault “Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (Watts, 1719; Luke 2: 1-20; be sure to read all the scripture references).” We should be glad Jesus came to earth because we can have many blessings in him, including righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit and the hope of glory – […]

Numbered days don’t necessarily mean doom

By Leonard Lauriault This year has flown past and will soon come to an end – its days are numbered, a term often used to describe impending doom that comes at the end of the measured time (not that doom will come after New Year’s Eve this year). The Babylonian king, Belshazzar, a prideful man […]

When you least expect, God provides

By Leonard Lauriault In the movie, Forrest Gump, Forrest’s shrimp boat partner, Lewtinint Dan gets mad because they haven’t found any shrimp. Lewtinint Dan begins cursing God and challenging him to show up. Forrest, who’s narrating the story, says, “God showed up,” because at about that time a hurricane struck. Shortly after crossing the Red […]

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 […]

Rafaelita Garcia Tixier

Services: At 7 p.m., Wednesday, a rosary be recited on Wednesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari.  At 2 p.m. on Thursday a mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church. Rafaelita Garcia Tixier, 81, passed died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at her home in Tucumcari.   Mrs. Tixier was born […]

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. […]

Albert R. Jason Pacheco

Services: 7 p.m., today a rosary service will be held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church. Burial will follow at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Albert R. Jason Pacheco, 31, died Feb. 1, 2007 in Tucumcari. Mr. Pacheco […]

Inoculate yourself from sins

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist Ah, the joys of summertime. Recently, I felt an itch on the back of my arm, which I ignored at first because, after all, it was just an itch and I could stand it. But as the little itch continued, I got concerned that a disease-carrying mosquito was biting […]

Spirituality has slips and falls

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist Preventing spiritual slips and falls The Winter 2006 issue of Risk Reporter, published by Church Mutual Insurance Company), included an article entitled, “Preventing slips and falls in your place of worship.” While reading the article, I thought, “That’s not only a problem for the place of worship; it’s an […]

What tune will you be singing when Jesus comes back?

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist The tale of the Three Little Pigs could be based on Matthew 7:24-27 and 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, where Christians are taught to build our houses (lives) on the foundation of Jesus and his teachings using gold, silver, and costly stones (materials that can stand the test of this life and […]