Teen moms need love, support

The March 15 letter headlined, “Responsibility begins with parents,” left me in a state of disappointment. I do agree raising our children morally and ethically begins with the parents. However, I also feel it is our responsibility as a community to encourage our children. So I applaud the person who initiated the Teen Parent Program. […]

Music intertwines in all aspects of our lives

By Linda Lewis: Guest columnist Days remaining in session: 29

Eveyone has a soundtrack

By Richard Layman This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. In contemplating this article I was thinking what can an amateur say about the meaning of music in one’s life. Then I remembered something my […]

Spreading the love

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University’s Lukas Cash is launching a weblog called URLoved which is devoted to spreading love via the Internet. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Spread the love. That’s the mantra behind a special project developed by Lukas Cash. Cash is a student and special programs coordinator in […]

Truest love in the world comes from the heart of God

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist With Valentines Day approaching, I have been thinking a lot about the meaning of love.

Music causes child-like faith to resurface

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I think at times on the sovereign power of God and the depth of his love. I stand amazed that he loves me! I cannot understand his love for me but choose to accept it as a reality in my life. I realize that I am not alone; these thoughts […]

Puppy love sometimes needed

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I

When you come, don’t forget to bring my books

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Preachers love books. Of course, they love THE Book most of all, but the default mode for most of them is to be drawn to almost anything that has a binding on it. A friend and pastoral colleague who moderates an e-mail discussion group I enjoy also runs a […]

God writes his love in one word

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I love words. Perhaps I’ve not fallen into epeolatry yet, but it’s always fun and interesting to meet a new word. (Like “epeolatry,” which is “the worship of words.”) One of the best places I’ve found to discover new words and interesting things about words of all sorts is […]

Preacher shares a love story

In case you missed it, Pastor Curtis Shelburne writes about “a funeral and the depth of family love” in his latest column:

Better being tourists

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist Summer is here and many of us may be traveling to different countries. More often than not, you will find that people in many foreign countries love Americans and are very friendly toward military families. Other times, of course, locals may be more reluctant to open up to tourists, and […]

June 6, 2008 Religion Digest

New church has choir openings The leaders of Redeeming Love Christian Fellowship Church, a new church tentatively scheduled to open July 20 in Clovis, are searching for singers to join the church’s choir ministry. The choir will be led by the Rev. Nathaniel Black, who has served as minister of music at several churches in […]

Children share God’s love through signs, song

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Courtesty photo Members of the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home Clown/Mime Troupe prepare for a recent ministry event. The troupe is available for ministry opportunities at churches, schools and other locations. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The last names of children and teenagers in this story were not disclosed for privacy reasons. […]

The horse, of course, must be compatible

Glenda Price Most children love horses, whether or not they’ve ever been on one. They love stories about horses, too. “My Friend Flicka,” “Black Beauty” and “The Black Stallion” come quickly to mind along with the classic Zane Grey novel, “Wildfire.” Most of us know and love Will James’ many books about horses, also. Lest […]

Love the continuity

Comedian Argus Hamilton is pleased to see New Yorkers have “continuity in government.”

Diesel fuel prices putting the strain on farmers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo William Matejka is driving back home to Ottawa, Ill., from a trip to Arizona. He said he’s paying about a $1.50 more per gallon of diesel than he was at the beginning of his trip. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer William Matejka and Pamela Kiest stopped at the Love’s […]

God’s love not dependent on appearance

God loves ordinary people. It is almost too good to be true. Maybe that’s why no world religion but Christianity has dared to believe it. When God comes at Bethlehem, he does not come into a clean stable filled with only hygienic and non-allergenic hay, only well-behaved animals and no “droppings,” only high quality, top-of-the-line […]

Gotta love the weather

Here’s something Steve Gershon loves about Clovis: “The weather mostly, with the exception of the wind,” he wrote in an e-mail. “The travel time to bigger cities for things to do and shop is not bad. If you want something to eat that we here in Clovis don’t have, it’s only a short trip away […]

Gotta love those Wildcats (supporters)

Here’s something Doug McGregor loves about Clovis: “What I love about Clovis is the generosity of the citizens,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Also the dedication and support the town folks give the Clovis Wildcats. There is not a booster club in the entire state that goes the extra mile for the athletes, whether they […]

What’s to love about Clovis:

Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked what they love about Clovis. Here’s what some had to say: • Gina Hochhalter: “The locals are oftentimes (and by default, surprisingly) more inspiring and open to diversity than people who move here. We should be happier because these are great qualities, and we should definitely not fear […]