After the Christmas rush and before Lent begins is a great time to enjoy a European tradition similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
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.
This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. If you have a mother in your life I hope you will call, send cards, flowers or go in person to see Mom. If you’re married and your wife is a mother, honor her in whatever thoughtful way you can. If you have lost your mother, take time to thank God for her.
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” – that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” – Matthew 27:46 (ESV)
I had the misfortune recently of watching a Facebook post from a preacher in Arizona who was clearly upset about the status of women today and railing against it as a sin against God and nature.
The Salida Mail, Jan. 16, 1920: We learn through the Longmont Daily Times of Tuesday, January 12th, that T.M. Callahan, of the Salida Golden Rule Mercantile company, was on that date re-elected to membership on the Board of Directors of three of the best banking institutions of Northern Colo…
The Mountain Mail, Jan. 16, 1995: Six youngsters from Son Shine Inn Preschool were introduced to the slopes of Monarch Ski Area Friday in a program sponsored by Southwest Centennial Real Estate, Frederickson-Brown Insurance and Independent Whitewater/Monarch Tours of Salida and Coast to Coas…