We should clear our hearts before judging

Judy Brandon I am somewhat “hooked” on the channel HGTV. I like to sit down and watch several of the shows. I like the shows about first time home buyers and House Hunters and House Hunters International. I also enjoy watching “Design on a Dime” as Candice Olson takes an outdated and cluttered living area […]

Community shares Valentine’s Day thoughts, memories

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School junior Emily Wickham chops mushrooms during a practice session at the high school in the industry-standard kitchen that serves as the culinary classroom for CHS. Freedom New Mexico Valentine’s Day…our official celebration of love, romance and candy hearts with silly sayings. In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s […]

“We Have Given Our Hearts Away”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist In one of Jan Karon’s delightful “Mitford” books, the winsome Episcopal priest Father Tim Cavanaugh shares with his dear old organist some lines from the sonnet (1807) by Wordsworth: The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; Little we see […]

God’s Spirit Living Inside Does What No Law Can Do

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist It was good news when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments of God, the law. It was good news that God so loved mankind that he would reveal to us the law that would show us what kind of God we serve and how to […]

Adolescent love not just playing field

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist In the movie “Love Actually,” a widowed father, played by Liam Neeson, asks his morose grade-school son what’s bothering him. Is it his mother’s death? Problems at school? Bullies? “You really want to know?” answers the boy. “Well, truth is — actually — I’m in love.” His father is surprised […]

Forgiveness warms hearts — even on ice

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist The 2006 Winter Olympics at Torino, Italy, are now history. I like the Olympics, and I like the winter games best of all. I’d come down with an almost terminal cold and was still sneezing, sniffling, coughing and spluttering on the second Sunday of Olympic competition, but I still […]