Freedom founder’s legacy will endure test of time

Editorial In a long life of 91 years, R.C. Hoiles saw it all. From the “rugged individualism” that still marked America at the time of his birth on Nov. 24, 1878, to the rise of socialist and communist ideas and policies in the 1920s and 1930s – especially in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia – […]

Thanksgiving is time to count life’s blessings

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist “Thanksgiving” is just that … a day of giving thanks. It’s a special day to give heartfelt thanks to a God who provides every blessing. So I’m thankful for life! Aren’t you glad you’re alive? Can you hardly contain the joy of knowing your birth was planned by God and […]

Faith helps us get through life

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Does life ever seem to be one battle after another? Do you manage to survive one hurdle only to be confronted by another one? Welcome to the club. The world has many problems we cannot deny. It seems we hear bad news every day. So many good things are hardly […]

National Day of Prayer reminder to always pray without ceasing

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist National Day of Prayer is on the first Thursday in May (May 4). It reflects the nation’s deep hunger for spiritual renewal. Throughout history, Americans of faith have sought the Lord’s help in meeting life’s challenges and adversities. This day is for Americans to seek God for deliverance and […]

Being happy today takes care of tomorrow

By Joan Clayton Do you live in the yesterdays of regrets? Do you ever wish you could go back and remove that hasty remark or that loss of temper? I have, and I’ve learned many lessons. I’ve had to ask forgiveness again and again. Maybe it was a result of teaching school for 31 years. […]

Where do you run when your soul hurts?

By Joan Clayton We go through pain being born into this world. Many endure excruciating pain upon leaving it. Somewhere between these stages, we will have a brush with problems … mental, physical, and emotional. Love makes vulnerability. It takes risks. Reaching out with love may find rejection, abuse and scorn. I once heard it […]

Cherish those special moments in your life

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist “Close your eyes and hold out your hands.” The waitress at the fast food place had been friendly and personable the first time she waited on us. “You’re going to put a bug in my hand!” “No I’m not. Just close your eyes.” I opened my eyes to find a pair […]

Serviceman evokes feelings of faith, volunteerism

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Just before I start to lose faith in the human condition and get swept away in a torrent of apathy, I usually meet someone who restores my faith. James Montgomery, a young National Guardsman from Portales did that for me this week. James is home for a short two weeks, […]

Leave your faith as inheritance

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist My ancestors left me with a legacy more precious than gold…a strong faith in God. From my great grandparents to my parents I have come to know the purpose of life…”Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: “Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the […]

McCain to keep path going in Portales

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent Faith Triumphant Christian School graduate Luis McCain will call Portales his home for his next journey following Monday’s high school graduation. “I will be going to ENMU for four years to get my teaching degree,” says McCain, who was one of two graduates from Faith Triumphant Christian School May 16. […]