Religion column: My tears are tears of love

Religion column: Words shape a destiny

It’s been said, “What you said yesterday is what you are living today.” In other words, we are a product of our words. Words have power, positive or negative. It is sobering to realize you and I have within us the potential for building or destroying and we do it with words. Words go before […]

Religion column: Laughter good for your health

Have you ever read some of those “not meant to be funny” church bulletins? I like the one “Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don’t forget your husbands.” Or how about this one? “For those of you who have children […]

Religion column: God gave us arms for hugging

I think we should have a “Hug Day.” I would be lost if I didn’t have hugs from friends and loved ones. Hugs make me happy. Hugs tell me someone likes me and that fills me with delight. I feel it takes hugs for one’s well-being. I read somewhere that husbands who hug their wives […]

Religion column: Put your life into hands of Jesus

I have been holding hands with my husband for many years. Those same hands that carried my books at school took my hands in his and pledged all his love to me on our wedding day. Those same hands held mine at the birth of each son. Those same hands built our first home; a […]

Religion feature: Local Catholics learning new translation

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Staff and wire reports For decades Roman Catholic priests have begun Mass with the words “The Lord be with you.” For decades the people’s response to the priests’ greeting has been “And also with you.” On Nov. 27, the people’s response will be “And with your spirit,” a reply that derives from the new translation […]

Religion column: Today is the best day of your life

Time was created for man. In God’s eyes there is no time. He always was and always will be. He is the great ”I Am.” Yet our time is limited. Time is too precious to waste it. Children grow up and leave the nest. Did we spend precious time with them? Our grandparents and parents […]

Story’s message transcends religion

Clyde Davis Okay, so I have spent a lot of time with this particular work by Charles Dickens — a lot ot time lately. I looked at plenty of versions and radio scripts of it- apparently it was often dramatized during the golden days of radio- and sorted through for the best of each. It […]

Columnist featured in ‘Chicken Soup’ book

Portales religion columnist and retired teacher Joan Clayton wrote one of the stories in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles.” The book recounts 101 true stories of divine intervention and answered prayers, according to the Chicken Soup for the Soul website. It is available now. Information: http://www.chickensoup.com/

Be wary when placing trust in junk science

Freedom New Mexico A recent poll asked Americans who and what they trust. It found that Republicans trust religion more than science; Democrats trust science more than religion. Neither should trust in science, as it is a discipline of proof. Most religious beliefs cannot be proved, so those who submit to religion do so in […]

Religion feature: Churches offer trick-or-treat alternatives

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With October comes the guessing game of who’s going to dress up as what for Halloween. Churches in Portales and Clovis take the opportunity to provide families with a fun, safe place for children to wear those costumes. Lola McVey with Central Christian Church in Portales said their fall […]

6-9 ENMU Briefs

PNT staff Employee/Alumni Briefs Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy has been asked to continue to serve on the Academic Advisory Board for Annual Editions: Educational Psychology. Eastern New Mexico University employee Sharon Cabeldue passed away Thursday. Cabeldue was the secretary for University Police for many years. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday […]

Desperate PBS looks or ways to be relevant

It has become oh-so-cool to look down on mainstream religion in these days of clergy scandals and unpopular wars. As such, our country’s Public Broadcasting Service has decided to jump on the bandwagon after decades of religious broadcasting. The network — desperate for relevance amid the commercial success of cable networks such as Discovery, the […]

Religion, gun combination not far fetched

Freedom New Mexico It can’t be a bad thing, this run on guns we’re hearing about. Gun stores all over the country — including locally —

Religion Calendar June 20

Tuesday Bible-based GriefShare Group Meeting — 6 p.m. Nondenominational grief recovery support group discussion sessions led by the Rev. Kenneth Broad, featuring DVD interviews with national speakers, authors and pastors. Central Christian Church of Portales, 1528 S. Main St. Information: 356-6001. Wednesday DivorceCare Christian Divorce Recovery Group — 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday. Facilitator: Bill Rice. […]

Religion Calendar May 30, 2008

Today20-mile Walk to Fight Hunger — 7 a.m. Clovis Wal-Mart to Portales Wal-Mart along U.S. Highway 70. Walk to raise awareness of New Mexico’s hunger problem and collect food and donations for Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and Portales Dream Center. Information: Roberto Mancusi, organizer, at 356-3106, and Rev. Jeff Symonds at First United […]

Religion Calendar May 23

Tuesday Bible-based GriefShare Group Meeting — 6 p.m. Nondenominational grief recovery support group discussion sessions led by the Rev. Kenneth Broad, featuring DVD interviews with national speakers, authors and pastors. Central Christian Church of Portales, 1528 S. Main St. Information: 356-6001. Wednesday DivorceCare Christian Divorce Recovery Group — 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday. Facilitator: Bill Rice. […]

Religion Calendar May 16, 2008

Religion Calendar May 2

Today Sabbath Bible Discussion Group — 7 p.m. every other Friday. Led by Frederico “Rico” Rosendo and Sean Shepherd, who are both Messianic Jews. Hosted by the Wesley Foundation student center, 1417 S. Ave. K. Information: Shepherd: 749-5314 or Rosendo: 629-8352. Saturday Mission Trip Benefit Fundraiser — Beginning at 8 a.m. Multi-family garage sale to […]

Religion Calendar April 25

Saturday Prayer Manual Booksigning — 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. “The Believer’s Prayer Manual: A Study on Prayer” by the Rev. Gary D. Mitchell, dean of Wayland Baptist University-Clovis. The Master’s Centre, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: 762-1924. Sunday High Plains Harvest Crusade with Evangelist Jay Lowder — 7 p.m. nightly through Wednesday at […]