Music formulates the mind

By Bonnie Brown: Guest Columnist Editors Note: This is the second in a series of columns celebrating Music in Our Schools Week. I love music because it lifts me up when I am down and gives me an attitude of praise, no matter where I am or what I am doing. Contemporary Gospels are my […]

Every note his gift of praise

EVERY NOTE HIS GIFT OF PRAISE When I heard recently that Christopher Parkening was going to be in Lubbock, I was surprised — and I knew that I was going to do whatever I could to be wherever he was. Besides being one of the best fly fishermen in the world (which I find interesting […]

Some resolutions worth making

SOME RESOLUTIONS WORTH MAKING I confessed to my congregation last Sunday that I am terribly poor at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Hmm. They didn’t seem surprised. New Year’s resolutions may be OK, but they are more or less connected to people, and people are human, and human resolve is a very weak and fickle thing. […]

Year promises joy, sorrow

YEAR PROMISES JOY, SORROW A mother sits in the bed holding her sleeping newborn infant. She looks down at him in love and wonder, and in awe at such an amazing miracle of God. And she wonders. She wonders who he will be and what he will become. She wonders about his joys and his […]

Christmas means joy

CHRISTMAS MEANS JOY I love Christmas. Now why does that feel like a confession? Yes, I know the holiday has been twisted. The business and commercialism can be oppressive. Yes, I know that sorrow, suffering, and tragedy are particularly painfully poignant and that Satan easily scores as he particularly tries to rob us of hope […]

Gleaton, Joy

Joy Ann Gleaton, 74, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 13, 1929, in Fort Sumner, to Albert J. and Frona Conwell Foor. She married Sykes B. Gleaton on Nov. 2, 1947, in Fort Sumner. She was a homemaker and came to […]