Lauriault: God cheers as you peruse Jesus’ salvation

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist On a recent Wednesday morning, I was reviewing a lesson I’d prepared for that evening’s adult Bible class about loving Jesus’ appearing (2 Timothy 4:6-8). The lesson included Revelation 19:6-8 and as I began reading that (you must read the passages cited to understand), I heard a rushing sound to […]

God gives us spiritual reminders every day

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist We have three operable vehicles and currently three drivers and soon to be four. I carry keys to only one vehicle and we have only one set of keys to one of the other vehicles, which are carried by someone else. Recently, when I needed to use that vehicle, I […]

Let Jesus be your faith’s author

By Leonard Lauriault   Religion Columnist About a month ago, our grandson came in holding his back saying, “I fell out of a tree and I don’t feel good. I’m going to lie down. I never thought that would happen to me.” Emergency room staff found that he’d cracked a rib and nicked a small […]

Baptism a means to remove our shame from sin

By Leonard Lauriault   Religion Columnist Have you ever been ashamed for something you’ve done? I have and often still am. Have you ever been ashamed of a friend or relative because of how their behavior might reflect on you, even if they couldn’t help their actions? How many parents have been embarrassed because their […]

Driving out evil is the Great Commission of all Christians

By Leonard Lauriault Religion columnist Depending on when you get your newspaper, today or tomorrow, March 17th, is St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t be confused by my French Canadian last name. My west-central Appalachian accent is indicative of my Scotch-Irish American heritage. The tradition of St. Patrick’s Day goes back to the 400’s AD when Patrick […]

Lauriault: Recharge spiritual battery to overcome bad habits

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist I wanted to write about Sadie Hawkins Day this week, but my wife suggested that might not be a good idea. That’s no lie. So, here’s the alternative. Our 6-year-old grandson likes to play with cell phones. One of my previous phones, which I’ve handed down to him to be […]

Leonard Lauriault: Check the scriptures to avoid spiritual blindness

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist I arise earlier most mornings than my family members and have some quiet time for devotional reading and writing. Because I get up early, I also dress in the dark so my wife can try to get her full rest. Dressing in the dark usually works out for me because […]

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 […]