God will not stay locked up in anyone’s box

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist In the preface to The Pillars of the Earth, thriller-writer Ken Follett tells how he came to write a historically-based novel about the building of a grand Gothic cathedral. In the midst of writing best-sellers, he’d toyed with the project for a long time, starting it, stopping it, almost […]

Cooper, Delbert

Delbert Cooper Services: Have been held. Delbert I. Cooper, 78, of Cathedral City, Calif., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, in Hemet, Calif. He was born on Nov. 5, 1925, in Portales, to Lexter and Lola Mae Cooper. He married Bonnie Cook on Nov. 24, 1948, in Portales. He graduated from Floyd High School and Eastern […]

Reagan’s funeral brought America together Friday

Whatever anyone may feel about the Reagan presidency, we came together as a nation Friday to say our final good-byes to America’s 40th president in a ceremony that celebrated his life, his patriotism, his tenderness and forcefulness, his home-spun humor and his achievements as a national and world leader. Television once again delivered to us […]

Nation says goodbye to Ronald Reagan

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Former first lady Nancy Reagan leans over to kiss the casket of her husband former President Ronald Reagan, shortly before his body was removed from the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington today. (AP photo/Stephan Sovoia) By Calvin Woodward: The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a final hail to the chief beneath marble […]

What does it take to build a cathedral?

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A CATHEDRAL? It was one of those weeks. I’d been working hard on a thousand things that week — except my sermon. And then it was crunch time. Lots of things had gotten done, but my sermon for that particular Sunday wasn’t one of them, and the well seemed […]