Words can confine, or they can open new vistas

Words can be vehicles that lead to faith for some. For others, they can get in the way of faith ... the creed especially, I suspect. Not all Christian churches recite a creed during worship, but...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

Go offline to plug into the mysteries of life

Most often I write humorous articles because maintaining a sense of humor throughout life creates the critical difference between living a fuller, hopeful life or an empty one. Today, I write about...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

Barth’s message comes to: Christ’s love is with us

Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, there was a lot of things that were just swell. One was my oldest brother’s comic book collection. He had nearly all the early Marvel comics. I read and re-read all...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

Decisions affect destiny

Choice decides destiny. What you and I choose to do or choose not to do decides our life’s path. Regardless of illnesses, finances, or circumstances, what we choose decides how we live and who we...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

Foursquare celebrates 10th anniversary

DATE: Oct. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

Strive to make small improvements every day

I just finished a really excellent book A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring ’20s by famed sportswriter Roger Kahn. In this book on former heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

Hogan foundation

DATE: Aug. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

First Methodist welcomes associate pastor

The First United Methodist Church of Cortez has announced that Pastor Norman Mark will be serving the community as an associate pastor through a United Methodist Conference Native American...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

The first fruits

In our church, we take turns bringing flowers to decorate the sanctuary on Sundays. When it is my turn, I always bring my orchids from home. I’ll bet many of the folks in our church think it is...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

Richard K. ‘Ink’ Bowling Sr.

Graveside services for lifelong area resident Richard K. “Ink” Bowling Sr. will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, at Arriola Cemetery. Ink was born April 28, 1926, in Mancos, the son of Lawson...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

Ballroom dancing as a metaphor for life

I’ve found myself a number of times recently talking with folks about the spiritual work of the second half of life. That’s probably because I am well into my second half of life, and it is a topic...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

‘First parson’ to preside over St. Paul’s centennial

As part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the building and consecration of St. Paul’s Chapel, Mancos, St. Paul’s has invited The Rev’d C. Montgomery Hoge back to Mancos! He was popularly...

DATE: July 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

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