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The journey of perfect love that casts out fear

July 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

“When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. When [&hellip...

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Nominating justices shouldn’t be political

July 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court arrived at a 4-4 split decision that by default affirmed a lower court’s ruling to block one of President Obama’s deferred action programs, known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent...

What gay-straight alliances are doing for NM’s youth

July 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In my last column I wrote about how gay-straight alliances (GSAs) have helped schools across the country, and why they are still very much needed in all schools. Looking into how these alliances benefit students nationally is a joy to find. School climates...

Founding Fathers reportedly had UFO encounters

June 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As we get ready to celebrate the independence of our country with fireworks in the sky — which just so happens to coincide with the UFO Festival here in Roswell — one can’t help but wonder what could be seen in the heavens more than 200 years ago. Some...

Celebrating our freedoms, New Mexico style

June 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Around the corner is Independence Day, a holiday in which we celebrate the birth of these United States, and here in New Mexico, we have the history, heritage and diversity to do it up right. At first, sundry Native American tribes shared this harsh and...

Don’t take tomorrow for granted, it’s not promised

June 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Every marriage relationship can be improved. It doesn’t matter if you have been married for one month or 40 years, whether it is your first marriage or your third, whether you are 18 or 62. There is something you can do to better meet the needs of the one...

Seats at the table of independence

June 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The biggest patriotic celebration of the year is rapidly approaching, and it’s overdue. With all the political hostility and mass shootings being thrust upon the U.S. citizenry, it seems the country is falling into serious disrepair, thanks to enemies both...

Mourning the tragic losses of family

June 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Roswell and America are mourning the loss of its citizens after a bloody weekend of violence and I believe the time has come to reflect on the critical issues facing us as we attempt to move forward, despite the grief we all may be feeling. For some of us,...

The current state and future glory of the church

June 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

“Being a member of a Baptist church [or any other kind of church] ought to mean something. Right now, in most cases it means nothing,” writes professor/author John Hammett. (Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches) Even identifying one’s self as...

RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

June 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Home invasion horrors A home is where one should feel safe, but when someone enters illegally — whether as a burglar or via a home invasion — one feels violated. It can turn your life is upside down. This week Roswell had two back-to-back home invasions....