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Count your blessings and be thankful

America celebrates Thanksgiving this week. With COVID-19 and all the unrest that’s taken place this year, many may feel they have little or nothing to be thankful for, especially because we’re...

 

Celebrate peace, national and spiritual

This Wednesday is Veterans Day. While veterans are specially honored on Nov. 11, they should be honored at all times. So, thank you multiplied times over, American veterans, for serving our nation to...

 

Jesus can help carry you through scary times

We’re in some very scary times, but they have little to do with Halloween other than changing how we’re celebrating it this year. Hopefully, that’ll be temporary and the effects of COVID-19...

 

Homonyms can be a fun tool in biblical learning

Homonyms, also called homophones and homographs, are words that sound the same but have different meanings and usually different spellings (for example, bear, as in carry; bear, as in Smokey; and...

 

God gives infinite second chances in this life

I’ll not say who specifically is the basis of this article because everyone probably knows someone living the earthly life described below. So, picture this: A person becomes a Christian, but...

 

Chief cornerstone or stumbling block?

For my annual devotional plan, I alternate between reading through the Bible during the year and reading two or three devotional books. While this isn’t necessarily a recommendation of either book,...

 

No shortage of wind to work our windmills

There’s a windmill and capped well where I work next to a new well with an electric pump. Most of the windmill is intact, but the vane’s been locked in the furled position so whenever the wind...

 

Watch out for chance to do good

Well, school has started back, sort of, but on a limited basis because of COVID-19 restrictions. Normally, we’d be encouraged to watch out for the school kids who’d be walking to school or...

 

Winds of change blowing at interpretations

While it’s been exceptionally hot, I was asked recently about the wind by someone who thought spring had been relatively calm and June seemed very windy. The historical weather data showed they...

 

Don't let anything stop you from voicing rights

We’ve heard a lot lately about peaceful protests and riots that were relatively unhindered, including looting and destruction, with First Amendment constitutional rights claimed to do whatever they...

 

Be careful what kind of friends you make

That “politics makes strange bedfellows” is certainly true right now in our country with all the turmoil. The problem with strange bedfellows is when they see each other in the morning, they’ll...

 

Avoid the unbearable heat of hell

May was hot; the fourth-hottest May in the past 100 years for the average daily high temperature and the fifth-hottest for the average daily temperature. We came within a degree of tying the record...

 

Sowing the seed of the kingdom

Spring usually is considered planting time, and we’re almost finished with spring planting. But in this area, planting takes place somewhere almost year-round. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 states there’s a...

 

Connected in the body and to the head

During homeschooling due to COVID-19, I recalled “The Skeleton Song” used for teaching children the parts of the body. Here’s how it goes: “The foot bone’s connected to the leg bone. The...

 

Taking a look at some May holidays

Since the beginning of this month and almost within this past week, we’ve celebrated Cinco de Mayo (May 5), the National Day of Prayer (May 7) and Mother’s Day (May 10). Cinco de Mayo is often...

 

Jesus Christ the living hope

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many people are losing hope, not only because of the disease itself but because of increasing joblessness and the now-depressed economy. But there’s hope because in...

 

Deadlines and extensions

Today is April 15, and your taxes would normally be due TODAY. But, in light of COVID-19, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has extended the filing deadline to July 15, and, believe it or not, there...

 

A look at faith, hope and fear

My April Fool’s Day article will wait another year in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our preacher’s sermon March 22, titled “Fear, Faith, and Hope” (the basis for this article), was...

 

Considering east and west

When driving away from home, we generally travel a couple of car lengths east, then make a gentle U-turn westward. Recently as I was pulling away, I noticed two lines of information on my truck’s...

 

Marching forth with facts about March 4

I didn’t have a good story to tell on someone, including myself, I could use as the basis for this Quay County Sun article. So I resorted to checking the internet for interesting facts about March...

 

Word confusion not limited to present day

I write for work in addition to these religion articles for the Quay County Sun. There are a few words that took me a while to figure out. “It” is an easy word for me to deal with, but I used to...

 

Stepping off the path

Stickers, like goatheads and sandburs, can get on shoes and clothing and be brought inside buildings, such as homes, where they can cause problems for us or others. They can even be transferred to...

 

Truths stranger than fiction

Surely you’ve heard statements about truth being stranger than fiction. Here’s one: During a recent out-of-town trip, we bought some groceries and other things hard to find locally. Before we left...

 

Time for preventative control of weeds of sin

“No more let sin and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground!” — verse from the hymn “Joy to the World” Quay County is infested with goatheads and sandburs that are moved around on tires...

 

Truth of the virgin birth

I was working on an article about truth being stranger than fiction with a few real life examples when I realized that my next article would come out right at Christmas Day. So, thinking quickly as...

 

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