Throughout turbulent periods of human history, the question is often asked, “Where is God in all of this?” Whether in famine or war, disaster or epidemic, people are prone to look to God for help in understanding their dire circumstances.
“This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that …
The foundation of a house is what supports the entire structure. If the foundation isn’t built correctly, the structure will eventually be destroyed by the forces of nature that constantly work against it.
There are two types of anxiety. One is an acute, palpable panic. In these moments, we are keenly aware of our anxiety. Perhaps I nearly hit another car, and for the next 10 minutes my heart is racing. Or an advertisement for some medicine provokes in me an uneasiness related to my own mortal…
Some 800 years ago, a French abbot named Bernard of Clairvaux wrote, “When we live free from trouble we are happy. … Then, when we suffer some calamity, some storm in our lives, we turn to God and ask his help, calling upon him in times of trouble. This is how we who only love ourselves firs…
A trip to the Holy Land is a trip of a lifetime for most Christians and Jews. I have traveled to Israel and experienced many moments that made the stories in the Bible come to life.
St. Joseph Parish Respect for Life will host its second annual Heart of the Rockies Walk for Life beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at the church parking lot, Fifth and D streets in Salida.
Members of the Salida faith community will host a day of prayer and meditation for peace and unification in the new year Tuesday, with several locations open to anyone who would like to stop in.
Many Christians dedicate the month of January for the respect of human life and to pray for religious vocations. With that in mind, I’d like to tell you one of my favorite stories from the “Lives of the Saints.”
“Angels, from the realms of glory, wing your flight oe’r all the earth; ye who sang creation’s story now proclaim Messiah’s birth. Come and worship, come and worship; worship Christ, the newborn King.”
Turkey … and a lot of it! Oh, sometimes ham and other times both together. We have a pretty traditional Thanksgiving celebration each year, including watching football, playing board games and eating great desserts such as pumpkin pie and fudge.
“Is it safe?” That line from the 1970s movie “Marathon Man” asks in three words a question that is pondered by humanity. (A good movie that made me anxious for the rest my life about going to the dentist!)
“John, if I walked in through the doors of the church, the roof and the walls would most likely collapse in on me.” This statement made by a man that I’ve gotten to know during a couple of years in California made me laugh aloud. Not just because of the imagery his statement created but also…
Next week’s Gospel lesson from Luke about the prayer habits of a Pharisee and a tax collector seems pretty straightforward. We start with characters out of biblical central casting and a surprising judgment from Jesus that may not be quite what we think it is.
“He is a Good Samaritan.” Many people recognize this sentence as describing someone who does gratuitous good deeds for others. It is hard to believe that a substantial number of readers know where the reference comes from.
The phrase “an enemy hath done this” is from Matthew 13:28 in the King James translation. It is part of Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the tares, (to stay in the King James language), which is part of the larger group of “the Kingdom of Heaven is like…” parables in Matthew.
I was looking through The Mountain Mail newspaper this week, and several headlines struck me: “Sheriff’s office make five arrests this week,” “Salida police make arrests for DUI, identity theft.” Then there was an article on the dangers of vaping, yet so many are determined to do whatever th…
This weekend Living Waters Church will have a big celebration. Our church facilities are “paid in full.”
While our church had some loose organization since the late 1920s, it was 1949 when the church became officially recognized with a pastor and a facility at Third and D streets.
In the Bible, the prophet Isaiah relates the promise that the Lord will guide us and satisfy us and that we shall “be like a watered garden” (Isaiah 58:11). I like to think of caring for ourselves as we would for a flower garden.
If this Christian denomination, Christian Science, or The First Church of Christ, Scientist, is new to you or if you’ve heard of it, it’s possible you might have some questions or reservations about what you’ve heard.
If you have been following my articles the last several years, you have been following my wife’s heart-transplant journey and how this event has impacted our lives. The journey continues, even after her death on Nov. 3.
I’m writing this article on July 1, excited about one of my favorite holidays coming up: the Fourth of July. I must admit, I’m a bit of a sucker for all that the July Fourth celebration entails. Barbecue, parades, barbecue, fireworks, getting together with family and friends, oh yes, and we …
Do not our hearts go out to countless people in our communities, our state, our country, our world, who have suffered tragedy and sorrow?
“And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God” – 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 NKJV.
The Mountain Mail, April 3, 1995: An ecological study of public lands south of Poncha Pass is about to get underway.
The Rio Grande National Forest (USDA Forest Service), the San Luis Resource Area (USDA Bureau of Land Managment), and the Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA, formerly the Soil Conservation Service) are currently undertaking a cooperative landscape analysis.
The Salida Mail, April 2, 1920: Edward Hively, pioneer of Salida, died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., where he had resided for fifteen years. During his residence here he was one of the most influential citizens. He built the Hively block, which was sold two years ago to J. W. DeWeese, who soon after disposed of it to Stancato.