Your beliefs have to agree with God’s word

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist The following article was written by a dear friend, Jeannie Pepper, with just a little modification by me. Thanks, Jeannie. How long has it been since you examined your beliefs? Consider the way you think, the way you live, and what you believe (2 Corinthians 13:5; 1 Timothy 4:16). Just […]

Remember, patriotism never goes out of fashion

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist Mark and I took a day trip up through the Texas Panhandle and I was amazed at what I saw. It was greener than I had ever seen it. I was drawn in by the beauty of the rolling hills and the fluffy white clouds. As we drove to the […]

Take time to remember God’s greatest gift

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist I was struggling for a topic for today’s article. So, I just did a Google search for the date, June . The top hit, Wikipedia (, showed that June 24 seemed historically a day like any other with births, deaths, and other significant events all of which are important to […]

Debra Whittington: Focus on the needs of others, not your desires

By Debra Whittington Religon Columnist A series of events over the last few weeks made me start thinking. When did people stop caring about others and only focused on themselves? I understand that not everyone falls into this category as there are so many caring people in the world. What I want to know is […]

God is always present, even as death takes our mothers

By Debra Whittington   Religion Columnist “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies”. Proverbs 31:10 The stores started advertising early with numerous suggestions for gifts. One greeting card reminds us to “send the very best”. Telephone lines are overloaded as they carry more calls in one day than all […]

Fishers of men need patience, dedication and much experience

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist “And Jesus said unto them… I will make you…fishers of men”. Mark 1:17 Fishing is a sport that requires little skill or can become an obsession. What it requires the most is patience, time, and perhaps a bit of luck. It is a sport for the young and old enjoyed […]

Even if you’re not prepared for taxes, be ready for Second Coming

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist I suspect that most of us have the burden of filing our taxes behind us by now. If you got your newspaper from a machine and today is still April 15th, and you haven’t filed yet, our local post office might have extended hours, but you’d better call to be […]

In her last days, Mom ‘fought the good fight’

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist “A time to be born, and a time to die”…Ecclesiastes 3:2 The journey…like a roller coaster took us up and down and all around. It started slow and I thought I could handle it on my own. Soon there were decisions to make with little hope and yet we were […]

Lauriault: Don’t be fooled into wrong conclusion

If your Quay County Sun comes in the mail, don’t be fooled by the date on the paper today. It’s April 2nd and if the paper says that something will happen today, don’t plan to attend the event. You’ve already missed out. There’re a lot of things that can fool (mislead or deceive) us into […]

God intervenes to give hope in aftermath of traumatic event

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist “Thou wilt shew me the path of life”… Psalm 16:11 Spring has finally arrived (at least according to the calendar), Easter is coming, and it is one day closer until Jesus comes again. All of those things are cause for great rejoicing, but right now I can only look ahead […]