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Be ready for Jesus' coming

There are fewer than 14 shopping days left before Christmas! Are you ready? I am — that is, if a replacement present arrives in time. You see, I had my wife’s present delivered well ahead of...

 

Give thanks all year round

It's Thanksgiving week, and I pray all travelers and those staying home will have a safe and happy holiday. While we should be thankful to others for kind deeds or service they do for us, including...

 

Thankful to veterans for service

Monday was Veterans Day. Thank you veterans for your service to our country! Without that, we wouldn’t have the freedoms we enjoy. Many of our nation’s veterans have come home physically and/or...

 

No need to fear Satan on Halloween

It’s Halloween time with all its symbols from various sources, even some based in Christianized pagan rites. Much of the Christianized component originally was associated with the fear of death and...

 

Stay focused on God's word

Oct. 12 historically was celebrated as Columbus Day in most of the USA because on that date in 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on one of the Bahama Islands. This event’s celebration was made a...

 

Take care not to wrongly identify evil

Recently, I wrote about picking up trash along U.S. 54 and that on one such occasion, I found a pair of unmatched left-handed work gloves. I threw them away because they didn’t match, and I don’t...

 

Let your heart be an open door

We’ve all heard comments along the lines of, “When the door of opportunity opens, you’ve got to walk through it,” or “When God closes a door, he always opens a window.” Just after stating...

 

Take care in throwing things out

We pick up trash along U.S. 54 about twice a year and, every once in a while, we find something of potential value and put into a separate bucket with recyclable plastics, cans, bottles, etc., for fur...

 

Some advice open to interpretation, some not

We found a paperback book at our house about a year ago that does not belong to anyone living here. So, we’ve been asking those who visit whether it’s theirs. Recently, we asked a mid-30s, single...

 

Running a hands-free operation

I read signs and often find some rather interesting, if not outright funny. I saw one once on the back of a tractor-trailer saying something like, “We drive with lights on, hands-free and...

 

Wicked wiles and clean hands

I often quote sayings from Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” such as the dwarfs’ response to Snow White’s question about when they last had washed their hands, which was,...

 

Even tough or sad times can provide inspiration

Here’s one for ya: How many aircraft technicians does it take to change a light bulb? I don’t know, but here’s what actually happened recently. We had flights booked since March to send our...

 

Freedoms being abused

The movie “Braveheart” ends with William Wallace, a leader in the First War of Scottish Independence (against English rule), portrayed as proclaiming, “Freedom!” while being executed in 1305....

 

Pray for America to be united again

This Friday, June 14, is National Flag Day (usflag.org/history/flagday.html). The American flag is a symbol of unity with reminders for the present (a star for each of the current 50 states) and our...

 

Surviving the burn

Our locally owned restaurants have rightful claim(s) to fame. While we might debate in our household over where to eat, or not eat fast food for a while, there’s seldom, if ever, any debate about...

 

Christianize your pagan lifestyle

May Day, usually falling on May 1 (for obvious reasons) but not everywhere, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival celebrated with dances, singing and cake. Being of pagan origin, as with m...

 

March weather

This was to be my April 3 article, but I didn’t have all the necessary information to submit it before that issue’s deadline. So here it is now. March 1 was a sunny 77 degrees at Tucumcari, and...

 

Answer God for bright future

As for every month on the Roman calendar, March 15, was called the Ides of March, which was last Friday. On the Ides of March in 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was assassinated by as many as 60 conspirators,...

 

With March 5, the party's over

Yesterday ended Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), and now we're into Lent. I don't celebrate those myself, so I got information about them at Wikipedia.com. Tradition says Mardi Gras begins Jan. 6 (when the...

 

All of God's word is holy

Our 4-year-old grandson and another little boy were talking together at a church potluck recently. I’m not sure what sparked our grandson’s question, but he eventually said, “I have a Bible....

 

Paying the piper

When I was 7, we lived in a church camp lodge. Another family, with a son about my age, also lived there. He, my two-years-older brother and I got into a lot of mischief together. I recall one...

 

Signs and statements

Signs and statements interest me. and sometimes strange connections are made. For example, the road signs at an intersection say you can go both north and south on the same stretch of street, which re...

 

Think of God's perspective when judging success and failure

Well, the Christmas and New Year's celebrations have passed, including the television shows reviewing the successes, failures and other events taking place in 2018, much of which wasn't newsworthy...

 

Taking a look at some 'firsts'

Picture this: A man pushing a bicycle through the library. Yes, that actually happened and right here in Tucumcari! A bystander asserted it must be a first. I can’t verify it as a first for all...

 

Keep following God's perfect plan

Excellent article last week, Gordon! Recently, my three devotional books had a complementary theme one day despite being written by different authors. Written by inspiration from God over about 1,500...

 

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