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On faith-based convictions and minimizing harm

November 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In September, Nour Tagouri, an American Muslim journalist whose goal is to become the first hijabi news anchor on commercial television in the United States, was interviewed and given a (fully clothed) photo spread in Playboy’s Renegade issue. The story itself wasn’t bad, but the platform? Playboy? As Christians we are taught to be in [&hellip...

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Dictionary and other definitions for our time

November 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Let’s define some terms, by definition and contemporary implication. With each word or phrase, I’ll give at least part of its dictionary definition (according to dictionary.com), followed by a little commentary on what the word means in the here-and-now....

Vietnam 50th year commemorative and pin

November 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

After a recent event here in Roswell, state Rep. Bob Wooley, General Jack Fox and local New Mexico Department of Veterans Services service officer Richard Moncrief met on plans to coordinate commemorative programs throughout the state to fulfill directives...

Your life is all about what’s in your head

November 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

OK, let me get right to the point of this column. What’s important in your life is what is in your head. There. If you want to move on and read the rest of the paper, you are now free to do so. People are complex beings. Very complex. Each of us is one of...

God embodies the definition of love in His word

November 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In the well-known love chapter, Paul sweats to show that Christian love is an action. Using 15 action verbs in three verses, the working-harder-than-all apostle Paul writes the operational definition of love. Love refuses to complain when agitated. Love...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

November 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Best wishes to the Ezzells Though a full vote of the House is still required in January, Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell of Roswell was chosen recently for House Republican Caucus chair, a top position in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Ezzell ran unopposed...

Traditions and passing the torch to our children

November 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I have been writing about traditions lately and how they figure into our lives. I considered how this week is all about the turkey and spending time with family on Thanksgiving Day. Like many families, we get together cooking, watching football and catching...

A look at Election 2016: It could always be worse

November 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Regardless of political affiliation, I am sure that this past presidential election has affected everyone in some way, shape or form. In my personal experience, in the weeks following Nov. 8, I reminisced frequently of the times when my social media news feed...

When Americans come together, a ‘bright dawn’ is ahead

November 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

No doubt you have had a discussion with a friend or colleague more than once in the past few weeks about the results of the 2016 presidential election. In fact, a friend told me that this Thanksgiving, he would be most thankful for it being over. No, no, this...

We are thankful for grace

November 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Grace is defined as a controlled, polite and pleasant way of behaving. During these divisive times when our nation is suffering inner turmoil with those who hate and fear the portents of the new president protesting, and in some cases rioting; with those who...