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Prescriptions for salvation

I had influenza A recently, and although the meds my doctor prescribed were effective, I was still weak with no appetite for a few days. To justify not eating, I read up on feeding colds and starving...

 

Thoughts about the concept of hope

New Mexico’s primary election will be over by the time this article is published but, while the outcome isn’t known as I write, the results have likely been widely reported on radio, television...

 

What counts and who's counting

It seems my articles in the Quay County Sun this year often have fallen close to holidays, which gives me plenty to write about, but I don’t remember it happening much in the past. Next Monday is Me...

 

Remembrances – Mother's Day

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day. That should’ve been no surprise to anyone who watches TV or looks at the ads that come by email and snail mail, including the inserts in your Quay County Sun....

 

The light finally came on

I’ve written a lot about light lately because the Bible says a lot about light in relation to God that cannot be covered in a single article. John 1:1-5 states of Jesus, “In him was life and that...

 

Light at the end of the tunnel

Two weeks ago, I wrote about waking up in the dark due to the time change. The Bible says a lot about light, especially pertaining to God being the light at the beginning and end of this dark world...

 

Take God seriously on April Fool's

This Friday is April Fool’s Day; I hope everyone survives. The origin of this holiday has been widely disputed, and it’s considered an official holiday only in Odessa, Ukraine. I wonder if they...

 

We've started waking up in the dark

It’s been a few days since we confused our internal clocks with the change to daylight saving time. While I’ll eventually get used to the time change, I’ve revisited some previous experiences re...

 

A year-round Lenten season

The Lenten season, which is celebrated by many, begins today, March 2. Lent is based on Jesus’ 40-day and night wilderness fast when he was tempted by the cravings of the flesh (food ...

 

Show and tell your love for God

Valentine’s Day was this past Monday. Last year, I ordered a living plant for my wife online and then the weather turned really nasty. So the delivery was delayed and when the plant arrived, it was...

 

Making some Groundhog Day predictions

The date for today’s Quay County Sun is Feb. 2. I like to and actually need to get an early start on my articles as it sometimes it takes me the full two weeks between deadlines to write them. So,...

 

Eat yer spinach, just like Popeye

When two of our grandsons spent a few days with us recently, we asked them whether they liked spinach. Both emphatically replied, “Yes!” While helping my wife with dinner by preparing the...

 

Make a resolution in faith today

New Year’s Day was just four or five days ago, and I suspect many resolutions already have been broken, especially those that had to take effect on Jan. 1 (for example, resolving to never have evil...

 

Three days until Christmas

Depending on how one views it, as of the date on today’s newspaper, there are at most only three shopping days left until Christmas. I remember stores posting signs showing the number of shopping...

 

Fun or not, time does fly

Christmas is upon us, and many of us are enjoying the holiday hubbub, especially as a release from the COVID restrictions that kept families apart for well over a year. Others, such as Martha, are so...

 

Stay thankful no matter what's going on

We’ll celebrate Thanksgiving in America this week, but the times seem pretty bleak right now with all that’s happening in our nation and around the world. I’m not just talking about political...

 

Hoping to be nation at peace

I occasionally reuse themes or phrases from my previous articles without reusing articles in their entirety. To commemorate Veterans Day over the past three years, I’ve written about the increasing...

 

Looking at Samhain vs. Halloween

Samhain was an important ancient Celtic religious festival because it was believed the pagan gods became visible to humans that day and played many tricks on their worshipers who were fearful and...

 

Don't give up on church attendance

Winston Churchill said we should, “never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense.” Giving in often leads to giving up. Our recently retired preacher taught from the Book of...

 

When misery doesn't love company

My Sept. 15 Quay County Sun article was titled, “When misery loves company.” While the term usually means that people feeling down want to be around others who also are depressed for mutual consol...

 

When misery loves company

Most people likely know the phrase, “misery loves company,” because it’s been used in various forms since at least 400 B.C. I’ve always understood the term meant that when someone is...

 

Labor Day reminder of accomplishments

Next Monday will be Labor Day, the national holiday celebrated each first Monday in September since the late 1800s to commemorate the social and economic achievements by American workers that led to...

 

God still loves you, even when he says 'no'

In James 5:13-18, we see Elijah was a person just like us or like we can be. Elijah was powerful and effective in prayer because of his righteousness, but he wasn’t the source of the righteousness,...

 

Wholly holy or wholly holey?

In my July 21 column in the Quay County Sun, I wrote about Christians being wholly owned and operated by God with a network of other Christians, God’s word and the Holy Spirit to provide for our...

 

Wholly owned and operated by God

I’ve seen advertisements for businesses that were wholly owned and operated locally. These are generally smaller, independent, family-run businesses that, although they make all the decisions based...

 

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