Clovis takes a day to pray

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School’s Ashley Ramirez, 9, sang praise songs during Thursday’s National Day of Prayer rally in front of the Curry County Courthouse. Nineteen third-graders came from the school to lead the pledge of allegiance. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer For about an hour and a half, a portion […]

Christians call I-35 ‘Highway of Holiness’

McClatchy Newspapers MINNEAPOLIS — For many drivers it’s an efficient route to the cabin up north or the Iowa homestead down south, but for a number of Christians across denominations, Interstate 35 is a holy stretch of asphalt leading not to the site of Buddy Holly’s last gig, but to divine salvation. Some believe I-35 […]

Many reasons to say thanks

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers The Thanksgiving turkey has turned into the day-after-Thanksgiving-green-chile-turkey-enchiladas. Yum! But just because we’re feasting on leftovers today doesn’t mean I’m offering leftover thanks from yesterday. Thanksgiving should continue, or at least it should begin anew, and be a year-round process. This is not gobbledygook. I truly intend to give constant […]

Fight to save Cannon not over yet

By Clyde Davis What do July 4, 1776 in the eastern colonies and July 4, 2005 in Clovis have in common? At first glance, not much, except the date and heat that is borderline unbearable. We might even say worlds apart. Look again, however, and we can see some similarities. In each case, we can […]

Amos 5-13

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos misses a quiet time boss i had a lot to do today but when i woke up this morning life looked upside-down and blurry and not even your stale coffee […]

Prayers shouldn’t be limited to time of need

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Sometimes I use these words loosely when I hear of another’s troubles: “I’ll pray for you.” In my life, I have often been remiss in daily, contemplative prayer. My mother spent many younger days with her best friend Dorothy Starnes at her home in Crosstown, Tenn. As a child […]

In troubled times, go to spiritual roots

Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist We unquestionably do live in uncertain times. War, terrorists’ attacks, crime, kidnappings and shootings? Life is so uncertain and dangerous at times. These three questions can help when looking at difficult times. What can I know for sure in this life? What should I do in the midst of life’s circumstances? […]

Prayer and a Lesson Learned in the Garden

By Curtis K. Shelburne A time of trouble is a time to pray. The Apostle James tells us plainly, “Is any of you in trouble? He should pray” (5:13). Have you tried it? What happened? Maybe the answer to your prayer was a resounding, “Yes.” Remember the time you prayed for a dear one in […]

Muleshoe pastor guided by God to help roper

By Rick White Steve Friskup will humbly tell you he didn’t know what to do, frozen by uncertainty as a crowd gathered around a fellow calf roper who lay sprawled in the dirt, felled by an apparent heart attack. Don West, who had just finished a run in an amateur roping event in Stephenville, Texas, […]

Readers voice opinions on capture of Saddam

Sunday’s question posed to Project: Reader Reaction participants asked for opinions on the capture of Saddam Hussein. Some responses: “This is wonderful news! Let us pray that the suicide bombings and ambushes will stop now that they don’t have their leader to push them. Iraq should be able to grow now without the threat of […]

The grumpy old toad

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the grumpy old toad boss there s a grumpy old cuss who s always up for a fuss he lives at the far end of the road just under the […]

Students to express faith at graduation ceremonies.

By Gary Mitchell Federal guidelines issued by the Department of Education in February that ensure schools give teachers and students as much freedom to pray as the courts have allowed have received mixed reviews from educational and watchdog camps. Schools are scrambling to adhere to the guidelines, issued as part of the No Child Left […]