Morning ‘blessings’ can easily turn sour

Curtis K. Shelburne One of my favorite bits of wisdom is Proverbs 27:14: “If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.” It comes right before another great one: “A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm” (27:15). I take verse […]

God’s wisdom can guide everyday living

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When we talk about someone being smart, what does that mean? And wouldn’t it be helpful if we knew 20 years ago what we have learned today? Let me explain. Just for fun once I bid on some old lunch boxes that were on eBay. They were the ones like […]

Jesus can see us through dark times

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist I have heard news this last week of much sadness: a baby dies, a young man dying in the prime of life, and a young woman and man killed in car accident. I have no words of wisdom and pressed for words of comfort for these situations. I just know […]

2/6 amos

lighthearted wisdom gems from the internet sammy salamander was teachingme how to surf the internet theother day boss some of what wediscovered was alarming – especially when we found the peta site – what they claim humans do to animals is beastly – but we also found some comforting sites with bible devotionals at gospelcom.net […]

Obama’s call for change needs wisdom as well

Perhaps the most annoying aspect of President-elect Obama’s campaign was the vagueness of his promise of “change,” which turned out to have little content once you got past the soaring rhetoric, leaving people of all persuasions to use him as a mirror to their own aspirations and agendas. That very vagueness, however, may serve him […]

Oct. 26 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Everlasting Matrimony: Pearls of Wisdom from Couples Married 50 Years or More by Sheryl Kurland was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Melvin and Donna Floyd. This treasure trove of wisdom and insight from 75 couples who have celebrated 50 years of […]

Global warming issues should be taken ‘slowly and with prayer’

New Mexico lawmakers recently asked constituents, “Do you think the current climate changes are man made?” Here’s what Clovis’ Carolyn Spence has to say: “The Earth has undergone some drastic climate changes in history and the causes were not manmade. We need to be careful that our best intentions don’t backfire on us. “The Earth is capable […]

Ingenuity, intelligence no match for wisdom

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Just for fun I bid on some old school lunch boxes on eBay. Years ago Annie, John Scott and Buffy ate lunch everyday at school with Charlie’s Angels, The Dukes of Hazard and Holly Hobby. So I thought I would put in a bid for each one on eBay. Was […]

Graduates could use words of wisdom

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist It’s hard to believe that 21 years ago it was me walking across the stage to receive my high school diploma from Portales High School. I was filled with ambition, dreams and a strong determination to be somebody. I had a specific plan of action and then, from there on, […]

Commonplaces Never Become Tiresome

By Curtis K. Shelburne I was not particularly looking for wisdom when a friend and I walked into a Thai food restaurant recently; I was just looking for food and trying to make sense out of a menu filled with genuine Thai cuisine. What I ended up eating was excellent, but I’m still wondering about […]