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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...

 

Jewish holidays and the church

There are eight significant holidays or festivals on the original Jewish calendar (Leviticus 23:1-44). The first three festivals (Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits) fell within eight days of...

 

Only God's counsel leads to salvation

I get the most out of sermons when I take notes and can check up later on things that are especially helpful or don’t sound right. So, I highly recommend it to others. During one recent sermon, our...

 

Don't bite off more than you can chew

I was eating a half-wrapped hamburger once and felt something I couldn’t chew up. So, I picked it off the tip of my tongue, finding what turned out to be a bit of the wrapper. My very first thought...

 

God has no silent partners

Albeit with good intentions, parents sometimes cause their children problems. My daughter has chastised me several times about one such instance: We hyphenated her first name with both components...

 

Sandy Pruitt leaves living Christian legacy

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the memorial service for my dear friend, Sandy Pruitt – a great Christian lady. As I listened to the comments of those presiding and attendees who recounted memorie...

 

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