Debra Whittington: Listen, hear the Lord’s message

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist I remember hearing my parents and grandparents telling me stories about telegrams. The majority of the time, a telegram meant bad news. The same can be said about long-distance phone calls when I was a kid. Even as a teenager, a long distance call during the day usually meant bad […]

Leonard Lauriault: Be ready to battle the false teachings

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist I wrote in two previous articles (Quay County Sun, Jan. 6 and Jan. 20) that, when we heard about winter storm Goliath, we fled from Goliath leaving early on our winter vacation to avoid being caught in Tucumcari by the storm. That reminded me of David and Goliath (1 Samuel […]

Debra Whittington: Return to the values that made America great

By Debra Whittington   Religion Columnist The younger generation doesn’t know who Paul Harvey was, but for those of my age, we listened to Paul Harvey and his editorials on the radio every day. Born in 1918 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harvey became the radio voice of conservative America from the 1950s through the 1990s. Millions […]

Leonard Laurauilt: Remove the debris along your path to eternal life

Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist My last article (Quay County Sun, Jan. 6) described how God changed our Christmas vacation plans and that because his ways are higher than our ways, his plans always have a better outcome for us than we had in mind (Isaiah 55:8-9; Ephesians 3:20-21; Romans 8:28). This article is based on […]

Make an effort to be there for someone in need

By Debra Whttington Religion Columnist Do you ever experience a feeling that something is wrong but you don’t know what it is? Over New Year’s, I made some plans but for some reason I got the feeling I needed to cancel them. Long ago, I learned when I got one of these feelings that I […]

Lauriault: Take advantage of the opportunities God provides

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist We planned to leave Tucumcari on Monday, Dec. 28, to visit my mother in Lexington, Kentucky for her 98th birthday. Hotel arrangements were made and paid for based on a favorable 10-day forecast. Then things changed – the blizzard was coming. So, we decided to leave Saturday morning before Goliath […]

Whittington: Patience is hard to achieve, though is worth the effort

We were one of the lucky ones during the recent blizzard. We had a nice, warm home, plenty to eat, and our power didn t go out. Waking to blizzard conditions on Sunday I immediately knew church was canceled and we weren t going anywhere that day. It was a nice, peaceful day that allowed […]

Lauriault: While you wait for Santa, reflect on Jesus’ return

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist I have wondered often how Santa could make it around the world in one night, and a short one at that because the kids will try to stay up late playing with toys they got during their family’s Christmas Eve ritual or in hopes of catching Santa, or both, and […]

Whittington: We got the greatest Christmas gift of all

By Debra Whittington   Religion Columnist Christmas isn’t the same this year. I went to only one Christmas party, have written no Christmas cards, intend on doing no baking this year, and have watched few Christmas movies this year. I forced myself to decorate and now that it is done, I am glad I did […]

Leonard Lauriualt: Be ready for Jesus’ return

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist At noon, this Friday marks the halfway point between Thanksgiving and Christmas. While we’ve been fairly successful at calibrating our children to not ask, “Are we there yet?” on car rides, our younger child, who has a typically underdeveloped sense of time and patience, is wanting to know when Christmas […]