New Year’s: A good time to throw in the towel

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Columnist Most people view each New Year as a new adventure – forget past failures and start with a clean slate. Others tend to dwell on their failures, even viewing each new opportunity as another opportunity to fail rather than succeed. This time of the year also can be particularly tough […]

Thanfulness comes from contentment

By Debra Whittington In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18      Thanksgiving is only a few days away according to the official date on the calendar. However, Thanksgiving should be each and every day for Christians. In the midst of trials and […]

Dowsing: Don’t scoff, it really works

By Leonard Lauriault When I was in high school, our neighbors across the road built a new house and drilled a new well. Before the construction began, the sight of them in the yard trying to find water with a small tree limb caused me to laugh. To set me straight, they put the limb […]

God is there in every season

By Debra Whittington Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11      Even though the calendar doesn’t officially declare that summer is over and it is now fall, the weather states otherwise. The cool, crisp mornings […]

Much always wants more

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun What’s wrong with these people? You know, the people who make headlines because they’ve done something wrong. The problem may be that they’ve done so many things right – and risen to positions of power and authority. So, naturally, we expect a lot of them. But, like the rest […]

Handouts: Learning to share with others

By Debra Whittington Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12  Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Psalm 25:3-5 Life […]

Brand new time to work together

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Yes, it’s a brand-new year, but … the nation – and the world – are still left with the same problems that made the world less-than-happy last year …. and the year before that, ad infinitum. Now, all of us have our own particular concerns. And those like keeping […]

Turkey talk by third graders

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Heaven Chavez, 8, and third-grade teacher Gabriela Walden put the final touches on a flour tortilla that ends up being a tepee. It’s all part of learning about the meeting of Native Americans and pilgrims and what’s now called Thanksgiving. Children have a special way of viewing holidays, so to […]

God will guide us through seasons

By Debra Whittington Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:10 The crisp cool air in the mornings reminds me that fall is right around the corner. The remaining apples on the tree are […]

Sky’s the limit from high plains

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist When TV Honeymooner Ralph Kramden always joked about sending his wife to the moon, he could have done it easier than his proposed punching her hard enough in the head. He could have simply sent her to New Mexico. Yes, it is cool that the Land of Enchantment is on […]