Thursday morning briefing: A miracle run, free stuff and floating like a butterfly

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Mother’s miracle Rebecca Martin reports her daughter, Stacey Davis, 44, of Clovis, finished a half-marathon Saturday in Oklahoma City to help raise money for fighting child abuse. Martin says the accomplishment is more than admirable, noting Davis, a registered nurse who suffered significant heart […]

Miracle products lure wife

I’m convinced my wife would be an easy mark for a snake oil salesman. She’s pretty sure miracle products are hitting the store shelves regularly while I’m of the mindset that if what I’ve got is working, I don’t want something new until I actually see someone I know with the new thing. My wife […]

Preparing for marriage more important than preparing for wedding

Curtis K. Shelburne The setting Jesus chose for his first miracle is almost as amazing as the miracle itself. He changed water to wine at a wedding feast (John 2). I’m told that when my maternal grandparents decided to get hitched, they first hitched a horse to a buckboard and bounced and rattled down the […]

a view from under the pew: the mystery and miracle of christmas

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pewEditor’s note: When Amos went shopping recently for a tiny little red flashing light to decorate the Christmas tree sprig he had propped against his cozy matchbox home, he encountered the trials and tribulations of last-minute Christmas shoppers. In frustration, he called out for […]

Miracles: Area residents recount unexplainable events

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The Rev. Steve Brown, working Friday on drywall at the Matt: 25 Hope Center in Clovis, said he attributes the miracle he witnessed to God. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The night was dark and the highway seemingly empty. Two men inside a truck had the radio on and the […]

Word choice not intentionally rude

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor I get a lot of jail mail. Most of it’s from mistreated, misunderstood innocent people, of course, whose purpose for writing is usually beyond my limited intellectual capacity. But a letter last week from Bernardo Baca III caught my attention because it was not 83 pages long, it did not […]

Gooden, Miracle Tiana

Miracle Tiana Gooden Services: Have been held. Miracle Tiana Gooden, infant, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was preceded in death by a sister, Precious Shantel Gooden; and two great-grandfathers. She was survived by her mother, Mary Wood of Clovis; her father Tyrone Gooden of Clovis; […]

Congress’ miracles tend to hurt industry

In Marcus Cook Connelly’s spiritual play, “Green Pastures,” God lamented to the Angel Gabriel, “Every time Ah passes a miracle, Ah has to pass fo’ or five mo’ to ketch up wid it,” and adding, “Even bein God ain’t no bed of roses.” That’s something our congressmen should think about when they set out to […]

Pair recalls miracles as children

By Angela Peacock TUCUMCARI — Some would say Lillian Dunn and Joe Liles were miracle children. Now they’re both senior citizens, living at Tucumcari’s Laurel Hills Care Center, where they are regulars at the dominoes table. Their stories: “I got ran over when I was 5 years old in Clovis,” said Dunn, who is 80. […]

Miracles come in all sizes

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Steve Friskup of Muleshoe is a cowboy preacher and livestock auctioneer. CNJ file photo By Darrell Todd Maurina Sister Rose Urban, pastoral associate at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis, believes in miracles. Urban is hoping to see God heal Father Edward Rivera — an Albuquerque priest who is suffering from cancer — […]

the mystery and miracle of Christmas

By Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: When Amos went shopping recently, he encountered the trials of last-minute Christmas shoppers. In frustration, he called out for the real meaning of Christmas. Just then, Sammy Salamander wiggled by and pointed him to a little nativity scene far from the […]