God is with us through all of life’s milestones

Susie, my sister who lives in Rochester, Minn., has a friend from her church that has recently gone through radiation treatments. All along Susie has kept up with her friend and been part of the support system for this precious friend. Susie e-mailed me an interesting as well as heart warming observation just last week. […]

Bill makes it easier for U.S. to go to war

Freedom New Mexico The killing of Osama bin Laden has provoked a much-needed reassessment of American defense and security needs. Our country needs to be able to defend itself against mass murderers. Yet we also need to make sure our precious liberties are not infringed in the process. In “America the Beautiful,” we sing of […]

Abilene Christian edges past Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern senior guard Vanessa O’Neal reaches to the basket for two points Saturday during the second half. Abilene Christian beat the Zias 67-64. Karl Terry The Eastern New Mexico University Zias made a couple of marks on the record book Saturday afternoon, but fell short on the scoreboard as Abilene […]

Camping trip shows father’s love

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist What is your best memory of your dad ? I hope that you have some positive ones. I hope, in fact, that you have so many, that you cannot answer the question. I remember the football games and wrestling matches he attended, but they are not the most precious memories. […]

Drive-in movies make me hostage

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist The slightest cue can spark a moment of nostalgia for me these days, such as the sight of a step van reminding me of going to the drive-in movie in a bread truck. I guess the first thing to do is make sure those under 35 or so know what […]

How precious is life? It’s up to you

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist Many times we take life for granted. Then something comes along and we are once again appreciative of just how precious life is. One minute there all is good and the next, a disaster could be looming or something terrible has happened to a family member. The event or experience […]

Some precious lessons from some precious little ones

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Grandchildren,” someone has written, “are balm for grandparents’ souls.” Though I joined the lofty ranks of “grandparenthood” less than two years ago, it took me only a few nanoseconds with the two most beautiful little girls in the world to feel that truth. If my heart is soaring already, just a […]

Contentment can be found in God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist No one ever gets it exactly right, but the right kind of contentment is a precious thing. The quickest way to discombobulate contentment is to analyze it to death, but maybe it can bear a little discussion. Contentment and happiness are almost twin sisters—conjoined twins, I’d say, sharing vital […]

Time measured by life’s moments

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist Time is a precious commodity these days. I don’t have much to spare. But as I’ve found, time can be a losing battle when you try to count every minute. Just live it.

We can be right and still be terribly wrong

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist If heaven were not already Paradise, the mere fact that no misunderstanding will mar its joy would make it heavenly.   Drat it, yet again, I’ve heard of another misunderstanding that has broken relationships, caused deep hurt, and wasted precious energy that could be put to far better use. […]

How to triple your answers to prayer

By Curtis K. Shelburne By Curtis K. Shelburne   A “teaser” on the front of the little magazine touted an article inside: “How To Triple Your Answers to Prayer!” I’m wondering what might be prescribed. Incantations? A caldron filled with a steaming potion featuring eye of newt, tongue of frog? Could I get more answers […]