My turn: A little prayer always helps

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You’ve heard the saying, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” But what if you buy a lemon?” I’ve been shopping for a good used car. This experience reminds me of when a car of mine was totaled by a drunken driver who rear-ended me in 1999. My insurance company only reimbursed me for the […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Good reads, a prayer day and a pink Cadillac

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. A good read The state Rural Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in Roosevelt County on Thursday. The schedule is: • Pep Post Office, 9-10 a.m. • Causey Post Office, 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Elida City Hall, 1-2 p.m. Special meeting The Curry County Commission meets […]

Jesus just a prayer away

Joan Clayton In this journey of life, we have ups and downs, but with Jesus we always win. We had a big “down” recently. My husband was sent to Lubbock by helicopter. It was hard to be calm, but I felt God’s presence. After six days, Emmitt was brought back home for rehabilitation. I just […]

Their view: Americans need to clean house next election

Bill Cathey of Dora shared his views of America in a letter to the editor: Twice a year I help put out flags at the Mount Zion cemetery. These American heroes fought for freedoms we enjoy, some even died for their country. I worry about the America my kids and grandkids will live in. Fifty […]

Thursday morning briefing: National Day of Prayer and return of the wind

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Prayer info It’s National Day of Prayer. Some things you might not know about this annual observance: • Participants are asked to focus prayer on seven “centers of power”: Government, military, media, business, education, church and family. • It was created in 1952 by a […]

Pastor: Service reminder that God changes things in response to prayer

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales is celebrating the 59th annual National Day of Prayer with a communitywide worship service and prayer meeting. The service with worship, prayer and sermons is Wednesday night. Portales pastors Brad Morgan, Josh McVey and Kelly Fulfer are set to speak on the theme “Ask, seek, knock.” The focus […]

Prayer can revive holiness of country

By Joan Clayton: Religion columnist On May 6, this year’s National Day of Prayer will join those who are sincerely lifting up the needs of our nation. We must have a deep resolve. We do this with conviction, looking the enemy in the eye, telling him that he cannot have this country. Prayer is our […]

SOCOM Chaplain to speak at Prayer Breakfast

27th SOW Public Affairs Chaplain Thomas Slohjem, chaplain for the United States Special Operations Command, will be the guest speaker at a Prayer Breakfast March 12 at The Landing Zone. The breakfast is free and for more information, call 784-2507.

A prayer offered is a prayer answered

By Chaplain (Capt.) Eusebia D. Rios: Joint Special Operations Air Component Chaplain PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — As a chaplain, you never really know what the day holds. There are so many moments in the stillness of the day that you can actually see the hand of God moving in the lives around you. It is amazing […]

Blessings come with prayers

By Joan Clayton: Religion columnist We may never know where or how our prayers are answered, but be assured they are. I was privileged to know an answered prayer that happened in a doctor’s office many years ago. “Have a seat, and the doctor will be with you shortly,” the young receptionist said. She then […]

Much to be gained from prayer

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist In the midst of national trauma comes an outpouring of prayer. From Omaha Beach in World War II to Columbine, the Oklahoma City bombing and the horrendous 9/11, we need prayer more than ever. On May 7 we will pray in deep hunger for spiritual renewal. Throughout history, Americans of […]

Prayer breakfast hosts AF Chief of Chaplains

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James R. Bell Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Cecil Richardson, U.S. Air Force Chief of Chaplains, speaks to Cannon personnel and community members at the Landing on Feb. 19. Chaplain Richardson stressed the importance of faith and prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public […]

Top A.F. chaplain to attend annual prayer breakfast

USAF courtesy photo Air Force Chief of Chaplains Cecil Richardson is set to give the keynote address, “God Shed His Grace on Thee,” at the annual National Prayer Breakfast. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections This year’s Cannon Air Force Base National Prayer Breakfast features a speech by the Air Force’s top chaplain and music by […]

Feb. 6 Cannon Community

Prayer Breakfast — The 2009 National Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m., Feb. 19 at The Landing. The guest speaker this year is the Air Force Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Cecil Richardson. The event is open to airmen and their families Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by […]

Prayer and trust are vital to the believer

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist I can’t help but notice that a crisis brings prayer regardless of the catastrophe, and it happens in public places. I heard no complaints about praying in public when 9/11 happened. The pain was too deep. I think prayer is vital to us any time. In the tumultuous times of adversity, […]

Events Calendar May 1, 2008

ThursdayNational Day of Prayer Community Breakfast — 6:30 a.m. Free admission. Baptist Children’s Home, 2200 S. Ave. I, 359-1254.National Day of Prayer Community Prayer Rally — Noon. Front lawn outside Roosevelt County Courthouse.Friends of the Library meeting — Noon, Portales Public Library FridayMelrose High School Spring Concert — 7 p.m. MHS Commons SaturdayRascal’s Rummage Sale, […]

Events Calendar April 30, 2008

TodayCommunity Prayer and Worship Service — 7 p.m. Eve of National Day of Prayer. Central Christian Church of Portales, 1528 S. Main St., 356-6001. ThursdayNational Day of Prayer Community Breakfast — 6:30 a.m. Free admission. Baptist Children’s Home, 2200 S. Ave. I, 359-1254.National Day of Prayer Community Prayer Rally — Noon. Front lawn outside Roosevelt […]

National Day of Prayer events planned

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Many people throughout Portales, Clovis and across the United States will dedicate themselves to one common purpose next week: the power of prayer. For this year’s National Day of Prayer, local groups have organized a variety of events and services beginning Wednesday and Thursday to rally area men, women […]

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 […]

Nation needs prayer now more than ever

By Joan Clayton Prayer is needed now more than ever. We have many evils attacking within and without. America is at a crossroads. National Day of Prayer is Thursday. The theme this year is “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.” May we come together […]