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 […]

You betcha

Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Columnist Whenever I hear someone say, “You betcha,” I can’t help chuckling because it brings to mind a TV commercial I can identify with. This guy’s reading the paper when his knockout wife appears in the doorway behind him wearing a knockout dress and asks, “Honey, does this make me look […]

You’ll never get there on someone else’s coattails

By Leonard Lauriault Both criminals crucified with Jesus had joined the crowd in jeering him (Mark 15: 25-32; Luke 23: 32-43). Eventually, the one widely known as “the thief on the cross” apparently realized his predicament and the true nature of the Messianic kingdom and asked the Messiah, Jesus, to remember him. The other one […]

Local representative all spelled out

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Lucas Donaldson says he is all spelled out. The Clovis elementary school student traveled to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Unfortunately, Donaldson, eastern New Mexico’s representative, was eliminated in the second round by the word “ronquil.” Donaldson called the event nerve-racking and said he […]

Clovis fifth-grader wins bee

By Andy Jackson/Freedom Newspapers Stephanie Stancell did the prerequisite work on “prerequisite,” studying the word and practicing its spelling, she said. But when her chance came to win the 2006 Regional Spelling Bee, she left off the “e” at the end of the word. Zia Elementary School fifth-grader Lucas Donaldson of Clovis pounced on 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 […]

Answer or appeal, pledge or plea, response or request

By Leonard Lauriault : QCS columnist Read 1 Peter 3:21, as well as all scriptures when cited. Various Bible versions use different words — pledge (NIV), answer (KJV, NKJV), response (NIV footnote) — to indicate that baptism is something done after salvation as an outward sign of an already received inward grace, as some today […]

Never stop learning from the Bible

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Psalm 119:105). Once in a while I like to watch a TV […]

View God’s word as pure whole milk

By Leonard Lauriault : QCS columnist I like milk, even occasionally for slaking thirst after a workout. Although my daughters don’t care for milk as much as I do, they have a special talent. From a very early age, they were the first to know there was going to be a problem with the milk. […]

Book of Jude warns of false teachers

By Leonard Lauriault There’s some speculation about who wrote the book of Jude (a fairly inconspicuous treasure hidden between 1, 2, & 3 John and Revelation; go ahead and read it, it‘s only 25 verses). Some believe the author is Judas, son of James, the apostle also known as Thaddeus (Luke 6: 12-16; Mark 3: […]