God uses his creation to demonstrate his love

Leonard Lauriault My wife found a clump of grass growing in the shape of a heart with a similarly shaped dead spot in the center so that the green fringe formed a valentine (believe it or not, but I have pictures). It was a sweet moment beyond causing romantic thoughts of valentines in September. First, […]

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 […]

10,001 lessons froma flying fruit

By  Leonard Lauriault As a child, I was taught to keep the sink clean, rinsing it out after I used it and never leaving anything in it, if possible, because others shouldn’t have to see my mess or have something unnecessarily in their way when they needed to use it. Consequently, I’ve tried to teach […]

Are you made in the spittin’ image?

By Leonard Lauriault Often when a baby is born, people try to connect facial features with the parents or some other close relative. Sometimes that’s easy because the baby is the spittin’ image of her mother. Other times, it’s not so easy and you know there’s a stretch when someone says, “He’s got George’s nose. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Cold reminds us of God’s calling

By Leonard Lauriault We’ve done a lot of snow shoveling and frost or ice scraping lately. Recently, while I was scraping my wife’s car windows (good boy that I am), my neighbor came over and said, “I thought you did that yesterday.” I replied, “Yep, but some things are like devotions, needing to be done […]

Despite gravity we aspire to the heights

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist The natural law of gravity holds the solar system together. The moon orbits the earth because of their mutual gravitational attraction. The moon’s gravity causes tidal changes on earth but it isn’t great enough to lift a feather because earth’s gravity keeps things on earth. Gravity also is […]

Construction barriers remind us to stay on right path

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist While approaching the construction site between Tucumcari and Santa Rosa, recently, I came upon a flashing sign I’d never seen before. It read something like, “Caution – Moving Wall Barriers Next 8 Miles.” You may have seen it too. My first thoughts were of signs like, “Deer Crossing […]