This grace stuff sounds too good to be true

By Curtis Shelburne If mortals like us were big enough, strong enough and wise enough to reach up into the night sky with a paper cup and scoop up a drink of the Milky Way’s liquid light, maybe we’d be big enough, strong enough and wise enough to catch with our minds some idea of […]

God comes to us — just as we are

By Curtis Shelburne At first the quotation I’m about to share may sound a bit cynical, but when you have a little time to think about it, I think you’ll agree with me that it is not only realistic and true, it is filled with hope. You see, when God came into this world “in […]

Zias’ Schiely earns All-LSC South berth

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior middle blocker Lindsay Schiely represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball team, released monday by the league office. Junior middle blocker Grace George represented the Zias on the second team. South Division and LSC tournament champion Abilene Christian led the way with four […]

Thank God Christians sing the same hymns — mostly

Curtis K. Shelburne It was none other than the venerable Charles Wesley, writer of hundreds of grand hymns, who in the introduction to one of his hymnals pronounced stern words against anyone who would mess with the words (and thus the theology, not to mention the beauty) of his hymns. He had little use for […]

In St. Gabriel, grim business sets up shop

By Nicholas Spangler: Knight Ridder Newspapers ST. GABRIEL, La. — The dead are rolling into town. The first sign of this was the convoy of 18-wheelers that rumbled into the parking lot behind the Highway 30 Truck Plaza one day last week, driven by truckers forbidden to discuss their cargo or destination. There were 40, […]

The grace of God is only a pretty theory

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist Ah, the grace of God is a fine concept in theory. And that, I’m afraid, is exactly the way it stays in the lives of many people for a very long time. A concept. A theory. But to catch even a glimpse of its beautiful and unfathomable reality is to […]

Madrid , Grace

Grace Madrid Services: Have been held. Grace Ellen Madrid, 54, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on Nov. 27, 1950, in Santa Fe, to Raymond and Lena Borquez. She graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1969. She married Alex Madrid on June 3, 1976, in Amarillo. […]

Parents showed how to be stewards of God

By Judy Brandon Editor’s note: This week’s column is being re-run at the request of readers. When my sister and I were growing up, we lived in a house owned by the church. I have wonderful memories of the parsonage. Tithe money from the church members supported us and part of the arrangement was that […]

McMillan, Grace

Grace McMillan Services:Have been held. Grace Carmen McMillan, 91 of Andover, Kan., died Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Life Care Center in Andover. She was born on Jan. 29, 1914, in Burleson County near Caldwell, Texas, to Faris Jackson and Mamie Fine Terry. She married H.F. McMillan on Oct. 4, 1931, in Clovis. She […]

By the grace of God

Curtis Shelburne If I could somehow know that I had but one more opportunity to stand before Christ’s people and share God’s word, I would like to think that final sermon would be centered on the good news of God’s grace. What grace? The grace of God as expressed through Christ Jesus and his death […]