God gives us ability to pursue desires

“Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” — Psalm 37:4

God gives us the desires of our hearts

I like to eat, and there were several days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day that my tummy got tight as a tick, almost to the point of misery. It should be noted that this condition is not exclusive to the holidays. Although it wasn’t a holiday meal, I know of one young person who […]

Postcard gives peek into town’s history

Thanks to James Crocker, I am now the proud owner of an early day post card, which contains a picture of the construction gang at work on the new jail here in town. The post card was sent from here on June 22, 1910, to Mrs. L.E. Davenport in Crowell, Texas. In the event any […]

New life gives hope

Lynn Moncus As we watch the coming of spring, we tend to have a more affirmative attitude toward life and also feel our spirits lifting a bit. We can be feeling sad and can have that feeling become lighter as we look at the newborn calves. We can’t avoid smiling as we watch them romping […]

UNM agreement gives Mesalands undergraduate potential

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari High School graduate’s efforts to bring undergraduate studies to Tucumcari comes to reality with a partnership between the University of New Mexico and Mesalands Community College. Jeronimo Dominguez, a 1966 THS graduate, serves as the vice president of UNM’s Extended University. “It is a dream come true to come here to […]

God’s resolve gives us our prosperity

Debra Whittington “Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.” 1 Timothy 6:6-7

Funeral gives chance to remember

By Debra Whittington “We know that we have passed from death until life, because we love the brethren…” 1 John 3:14 Funerals are known for being somber, tearful events where the departed loved-one’s life is remembered. How wonderful it is when the tears are replaced with laughter as stories are shared. That was the case […]

A canyon garden gives a young bride respite

By Lynn Moncus

Quoting the bard gives her joy, vexes others

By Lynn Moncus Last year, the woman from lma learned what the Soothsayer meant when he told Julius Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March.” Of course, we all recall from reading Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar what happened on that day when Caesar was stabbed rather fatally. Well, mid-March can be rather dangerous for the ordinary person […]

‘James’ about receiving God’s good and perfect gifts

Leonard Lauriault: Church of Christ God gives the crown of eternal life to those that love him only after we’ve stood firm in our earthly life (1: 12, unless otherwise noted, scripture references are from the book of James; Revelation 2: 10). We show our love for God as doers of the word (1: 21-25; […]