When in doubt about present, pray

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist Sometimes I ask myself, “Am I the only one who sees the impinging danger for this country? Am I the only one who cares, who sees America on the edge of the precipice? Will we care when our freedoms are gone? Will we care if our possessions are taken away […]

God’s love like that of father to child

By Joan Clayton When our youngest son Lane and his wife came to see us when their daughters were small they sometimes went home at night. They dressed their little girls for bed, and after the goodbye hugs and kisses, they tucked them in their “car” bed and drove the two hours home. My granddaughters […]

Columnist thankful for life’s blessings

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico The Thanksgiving turkey has turned into the day-after-Thanksgiving-green-chile-turkey-enchiladas. Yum! But just because we’re feasting on leftovers today doesn’t mean I’m offering leftover thanks from yesterday. Thanksgiving should continue, or at least it should begin anew, and be a year-round process. This is not gobbledygook. I truly intend to give […]

Prayer changes things, people

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist In a recent study, half of a group of cardiac patients were prayed for and half were not. Those who were prayed for improved remarkably in many ways. I read a story of Saint Peregrine, a young priest in the 14th century, who was scheduled for a leg amputation because […]

Constantly sending out prayers, a way of life

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist I believe one of the most important things we can do in life is to pray for others. … “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” (James 5:16 NIV). I learned this in many years of working with children. The results were astounding. Before I closed my […]

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 […]

Praying for others builds a hedge of protection

By Joan Clayton I heard a story about a lady who saw a beautiful bald eagle soaring above a lake. He spotted his prey in the water below and swooped down into the water. The eagle sank its talons deep into the fish, but the fish, being far too heavy, caused the eagle to sink […]

June 9 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The area, along with the nation, are remembering our beloved actor/president, Ronald Regan. We can’t all pass by his casket to honor his life and pay our regards. However, we can sympathize with the family from our homes and also rejoice that he is now at peace in a far better place. […]

Prayer can help in everyday life

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Caring for my ailing mother while winding down the school year brought many anxious moments. I remember one incident in particular. I tossed and turned and sleep evaded me. I glanced at the clock, which read 3:30 a.m. In just a few hours I would be in my classroom, a […]

Prayer saves a cowboy’s life

Rick White Steve Friskup will humbly tell you he didn’t know what to do, frozen by uncertainty as a crowd gathered around a fellow calf roper who lay sprawled in the dirt, felled by an apparent heart attack. Don West, who had just finished a run in an amateur roping event in Stephenville, Texas, showed […]