Honor Christ’s birth with gifts of worship

This week I have been contemplating the Christmas story and especially the three wise men and their offerings of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the Christ child in Bethlehem. Most artists’ depictions of the three wise men show them dressed in well-designed robes with ornate caps or crowns on their heads. Each man has s […]

Tech-wise, not your grandpa’s Roundhouse

By Sue Vorenberg: The New Mexican

a view from under the pew: the shadowy intruder

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. the shadowy intruder boss i ve discovered that it s not wise to watch scary spooky horror […]

A cowboy’s New Year’s resolution

by Glenda Price My friend Jubal is a wise cowboy. He’s spent a great deal of time in the boonies, for a while on his homestead in west central New Mexico and later in various line-cabins on big ranches. He doesn’t run off at the mouth, as they say, but when he does speak all […]

Lone Scout remembered as wise man

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist A Lone Scout, they tell me, is a Boy Scout without a troop or a troop leader. I didn’t know about the Lone Scout program until I met a Lone Scout who has been living in Clovis a long time. He was Sam Covington, who reached the age of 93, […]

Wise investors shouldn’t need help

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I used to spend money recklessly. Working on what used to be the golden days on Wall Street, didn’t help and this went on for a few years. Being an investment banking analyst had lots of perks, but most of the people I knew lived way beyond their means, despite […]

Romans 14: Wise words for Christians in all times

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist I didn’t want to write this column. First, it might sound political. I try to avoid that. Second, I’m already hearing in my brain all the warning bells one hears before he decides to stick his hand into a buzz saw. Smart move, Curt. Oh, well. I dread the November […]

Hounds clash with Angelo

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The ENMU footballl team huddles together before last week’s Lone Star Conference South Division game against Abilene Christian at Blackwater Draw. The Greyhounds play at Angelo State tonight. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff The Angelo State Rams are coming off a surprisingly good season — a 9-3 record, including a second-place finish in […]

Local churches perform living nativities

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Mary, played by Cas Velez, left, and Joseph, played by Kolton Miller, 12, await the arrival of the three wise men during a performance of the First United Methodist Church’s Living Nativity Wednesday at the church. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Nativity sets are a popular holiday decoration in many […]

11/4 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the computer keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. mountaintop manna i ve been to the mountaintop boss and the air is thin cool and clear i ve just returned from […]