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He arose

Easter Sunday

April 1, 2018

He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5 (NIV) We have a long way to go if we want to “prove” God loves us. There is no formula for belief. It is… Read More ›

Arise

Holy week prayer

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Psalm 95:6 Great God of all, the beginning and the infinite, you who sent yourself into the world as a wee babe who grew up and traveled the world as a man, misunderstood by many, feared by the establishment, teacher of… Read More ›

Immanuel

The treasure

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal, for where your treasure is, there will your heart be… Read More ›

Goodies

Before and after, with recipes

Here sit my good intentions. In most years, by the first week in December, all of my baking and candy making has been done, wrapped and ready for delivery. Not this year. I kept thinking tomorrow, I’ll get to it tomorrow. Well, tomorrow is here, and I have the ingredients. Time to get to work…. Read More ›

Hanging Christmas Lights

A guide to hanging holiday lights

(NewsUSA) – Let there be lights! Christmas lights, that is. And if the timing of when some homeowners started hanging them this year is any measure – as early as mid-October – we’re really, really anxious for some holiday cheer. Most of you will opt for relatively understated displays. Others will try to outdo neighbors… Read More ›

Christmas

Create festive trees for less

(NewsUSA) – Hosts and hostesses celebrating Christmas often find that Christmas trees are the focal point of a well-decorated home. And it’s easy to create a beautiful and fun Christmas tree, while saving enough money for presents. First, you’ll need a Christmas tree. To get more tree for your money, consider an artificial tree. They… Read More ›

Fruit Bread

Gifts from home for the holidays

  (NewsUSA) – If it’s truly better to give than to receive, why not give more than gifts from the store this holiday season? Home-baked treats are the perfect way to warm a heart and satisfy a sweet tooth for the people on your “nice” list. “Take a break from the hustle and bustle of… Read More ›

Santa Calling

Yes, Olivia, there is a Santa,

and he’s Calling You (NewsUSA) – Think there’s almost a conspiracy out there to squelch your child’s belief in Santa Claus? Technology can help you fight back. For years the big guy in red has had to contend with aggressive pushback from the PC crowd who apparently wish he’d just pack up his sleigh and… Read More ›

Turkey

Changing traditions in our current world

By Linda Kral Roswell Daily Record ROSWELL — I was watching a program the other day and one of the hosts was reporting “big pop news” that it is becoming an option these days for families to celebrate Thanksgiving on a day other than the “traditional” fourth Thursday in November. Apparently in our current world,… Read More ›

Tom McDonald

Dispatch New Mexico

Thanks to a world that’s ‘wide enough’ By Tom McDonald It’s that time of year, when America gives thanks. It’s my favorite holiday of the year, and for good reason. Not only is it good for my soul to count my many blessings, it is also time for my annual trip to home and hearth…. Read More ›

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