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 […]

Opportunities to minister can arise when lease expected

By Debra Whittington For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 I strive to read my Bible each […]

Your computer has a long memory

By Lynn Moncus Throughout our lives we have been told that whenever we utter a word, it can never be withdrawn because it travels on its little sound wave forever. When we toss that word into the sound wave pool, we have created an everlasting wave just as we do when we toss a pebble […]

Mindset key in discovering new truths

By Debra Whittington For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12   Every morning, my little dog Gracie […]

Right vs. right calls for tough choices

Two newspapers in Seattle were asked by the FBI to publish a photograph of two men “so that the public might help in identifying them.” “These men have been seen aboard Washington State Ferries … and have exhibited unusual behavior, which was reported by passengers,” conceding that the behavior might have been harmless, the FBI […]

Part(y)ing finale for readers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun This is a kids’ story with a happy ending. The Tucumcari Public Library’s summer reading program held its grand finale Thursday in Dunn’s Park. At the finale children enjoyed sack races, piñatas, cakewalks, balloon toss and a hot dog cookout as a reward for completing the required reading list […]

Younsters’ reading programs begins today

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Public Library has begun its annual story time program for the younger set. Entitled, “Saddle Up and Read, Bookaroos,” the program reaches children from ages one to five. “The kids enjoy the program,” staff member Erica Lopez said. “It’s a good break from their daily routine.” The […]

Library’s readers get a lucky ride

By Chelle Delaney Reading, everyone knows pays off, and if you were lucky on Thursday you got a free ride, too. The Tucumcari Public Library’s summer reading program for children culminated on Thursday with a puppet show, cake and ice cream, door prizes and, for 10 lucky readers, new bikes. Children were eligible for the […]

All Scriptures have their purpose

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist This year, I’m reading the Daily Bible (Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR 1984), which places events and writings in chronological order and is divided into 365 daily readings. The February 4 reading included Numbers 7: 1-88, among other related passages. Contrary to my normal encouragement to read every scripture […]

Some student humorous writing not funny

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Not long ago, I had the opportunity to read a set of essays written by college freshmen and was a bit taken aback by the differences between what professors accept today and what we accepted last century. Standards have most definitely changed. The assignment had been to write a humorous […]