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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...

 

Practice year round acceptable worship through thanksgiving

That time of year is upon us again when we think about how much we’ve been blessed (Thanksgiving) as well as how much more we’ll be blessed (Christmas and New Year's). It doesn’t matter which...

 

Honor vets by maintaining peace

Last Sunday was Nov. 11. A century ago, on Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m., the armistice to cease the hostilities of World War I took effect. The Treaty of Versailles, signed in 1919, actually formalized...

 

All Christians sanctified in Jesus

Tomorrow, Nov. 1, many religious groups will celebrate All Saints’ Day, also called All Hallows Day, which falls in the middle of Allhallowtide, being preceded by Halloween (All Hallows Eve) and fol...

 

Bible full of people just like us

Do you ever feel all alone, the only one carrying the load, or that no one else shares your problems or is concerned for you? In James 5:16-18, we see Elijah was a man (person) just like us. While...

 

Set aside differences and unite in God's love

In my last Quay County Sun article (Sept. 19), based on a couple of recent incidents in which my 3-year-old grandson thought our preacher was God, I wrote about how God gives us everything we need...

 

Success and failure in good deeds

Some time ago, the basement smelled musty the next morning after cleaning the carpets. So I opened windows to air it out and by the following evening the smell was almost gone and everything turned...

 

God gives good things, but wants us to ask for them

My grandson asked me to make him a bowl of cereal. So I said, “Abracadabra! You’re a bowl of cereal!” All that happened was my grandson’s laughter. So I tried something I thought might be...

 

Look for God's way in scripture

One of our relatives works a restaurant in another town and because we eat there often, we’re friends with several other employees. Recently while eating with our relative (we’ll call her...

 

Seemingly minor details often significant

I was checking my grandson’s math homework one evening last school year. For several exercises, the student was to find the incorrect number in a sequence, mark it, and write the correct number on...

 

The long and the short of it

America has often just accepted what’s said on the news as fact and we’ve forwarded emails and social media statements as fact without verifying the source. Now, because we’ve become concerned...

 

We are to be holy

Building upon a previous article stating that we’re to be perfect as God is perfect, my last article (May 30, 2018) delved into how God is perfect and how we can be – are to be – perfect (Matthe...

 

Aim for perfection

About two months ago (Quay County Sun, March 21), I stated that, while Jesus makes us perfect, we still have individual responsibility in attaining our perfection (Matthew 5:48). Along the thought...

 
 By Leonard Lauriault    News    May 16, 2018

Got a birthday card from God

That whistling sound you heard recently followed by a plop and puff of dust was me having another milestone birthday. It started off kinda rocky because of my early morning devotional, which, this...

 

The Lord hears every mayday call

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Today is May 2, and 2018 is one-third over! How time flies whether or not you’re having fun! May Day, usually celebrated on May 1st, is an ancient northern hemisphere spring...

 

After the resurrection - 2

For about 40 days after his resurrection, Jesus proved he was alive and taught his remaining eleven Apostles; then, he ascended back to heaven having previously promised to return (Acts 1:1-14; John...

 

Three days after the resurrection

As Jesus stated, he was in the grave for three days and three nights (Matthew 12:39-41; 16:21; 17:22-23; Luke 18:31-34; 24:1-7). Evil men had torn down his temple and he built it back in three days (J...

 

Now you see me, now you don't

In John 16:5-28, Jesus told his disciples, “Now you see me, but soon you won’t for a little while and then you’ll see me again.” When I read that recently, I recalled the familiar magicians...

 

Getting on the right page

Recently, while song-leading at church, I called out the number and title for, “Oh to be like thee.” Then, as occasionally happens, I fumbled with the pages in the hymnal while everyone else was...

 

Jesus' return great day for those prepared

We try to recognize birthdays and anniversaries at church in advance and we occasionally see a look of relief on the face of someone who was rescued by the reminder. Otherwise, sometimes we get a seco...

 

God's messages sometimes need explaining

After ordering at a local fast food restaurant recently, the counter person asked for a name to associate with my order. She asked me how to spell my name, and I responded with, “I-T”. She took...

 

'They' is you and me

I received the following at a meeting late last year. The person distributing it couldn’t recall the source, but I suspect it’s one of those forwarded emails. It’s entitled, “’They’ is...

 

Thank God for Santa

Here’s an ear-witness account of part of a child’s bedtime prayer on Christmas night 2016: “Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for all the presents I got today (naming each one twice). Please...

 

A lot can happen in 10 days

Depending on when you read this, it’ll be about 10 days until Christmas Eve. You can bet that until then, the younger people might ask, “Is it almost Christmas yet?” Once they’re seven or...

 

Lauriault: Always good to be thankful

Thanksgiving is next week. While Thanksgiving and harvest festivals are celebrated at various times during the year throughout the world, you remember the historical basis for this great American...

 

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