How Much Does God Love His Children?

By Curtis K. Shelburne God loves his children so completely that he could not possibly love us more and he will never choose to love us less. We are absolutely secure in that love. Why is that so hard for us to believe? It’s as if we were an orphan in 18th century England who […]

A serious love story for serious times

Bob Huber I opened a letter last week that read, “Get serious, Huber! I mean, in these troubled times, when we’re threatened with terrorism, global warming, drought, and mad cows, all you write about are skunks, Smooth Heine, and one-liners. Get with the program. Gloomy Gustav.” I answered this way: Dear Gus: Before more rumors […]

Little boy’s dreams of a cowboy Christmas

By Don McAlavy It was cold that December of 1936. The drought the preceding summer had ruined the wheat crop on the small farm. There wasn’t a lot of money to be spent on Christmas. The father worked part time for a neighbor, herding sheep for a dollar a day, but this had to go […]

Study sheds no light on ‘Jackie Chan’ sleepers

Leonard Pitts Jr. Neither of our female companions would agree to sleep with Eric. So I said I would. He laid down on his side of the bed, I laid down on mine and turned off the lights. After a few moments, my breathing slowed and I started to drift, floating in that weightless place […]

Surprise welcome amazing to some

By Clyde Davis We were entering the Dump. Opening the toolbox clasp, I checked the contents once again: saw; hammer; combination square; disassembled hand drill and some bits; three or four screwdrivers, both Phillips head and slots; chalk line; plumb line; chisel. This included all the necessary hand tools, there not being much use there […]

Wanted: Couple to care for blind Alaskan dog

Darrell Todd Maurina Specially trained seeing eye dogs have helped blind people for years. Several Clovis animal lovers are looking for a different kind of human-canine partnership: a special couple willing to care for a blind Alaskan Malamute dog. “Quincy,” a 6-year-old male, is now staying with Doug and Carol Doty, who have taken him […]

Warning: Cactus sap can be hazardous

Tibor Machan Back in the early 1970s a friend of mine in the Louisiana state house told me a lesson he learned. Trying to indicate to his colleagues the absurdity of government micromanagement of the state’s economy. He introduced a bill that would have government regulate water diviners. By his lights, these folks were not […]