Open letter to every parent - from every child

Note to readers: This week's “open letter” column is something that's been weighing on my mind since I attended my daughter's high school open house and heard, yet again, how only the parents of the "good kids" seem to show up. - BarbaraRead More...
January 24, 2007 at 1:39 pm

LSU tix going up, but still a bargain at $40

Going up! LSU plans to raise ticket prices for the upcoming season. If approved by the university’s board of supervisors, the base price of a single ticket will jump from $36 to $40 for non-SEC games - with premier games costing $45.Read More...
January 24, 2007 at 1:26 pm

Angel in the making

Believe it or not, you know this beautiful 13-year-old ... as a saint! Who is she? Read More...
January 17, 2007 at 1:17 pm

Saints win again - even with Barbara on 'injured reserve'

Editor’s note: In a December issue, Barbara Munson declared herself “a jinx” to the New Orleans Saints after realizing they lose when she watches them on TV, and win when she doesn’t. This week, she tells what it was like to see their playoff game with the Philadelphia Eagles after the fact - on videotape.

The Morning After

Sunday, January 14, 7:30 a.m.

I sit here bleary-eyed, achy, and exhausted. No, I don't have the flu, I have Saints fever.Read More...
January 17, 2007 at 12:13 pm

Find out who REALLY wrote the Bible in Luling seminar

You’re invited to a free, three-part Bible-study series that will answer these questions: Where does the Bible come from? Why are there so many different versions of the Bible? How do we know the Bible is the reliable Word of God?

What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and the ‘Gnostic Gospels’? What are the earliest copies of the Bible?Read More...
January 10, 2007 at 3:33 pm

God bless this mess

The good folks at Luling's First Union Presbyterian and the Christian Motorcycle Association need your help in their mission to repair storm damage at the Canal Boulevard Baptist Church of the Deaf in New Orleans. Read More...
January 10, 2007 at 2:26 pm

Something to SMILE about

You'll feel good after you read the "funny" that follows ...Read More...
January 04, 2007 at 11:15 am

Set goals with God in mind to make 2007 your BEST year yet

At the beginning of every year, many New Year's resolutions are made and promptly broken within a few months or even a few days.Read More...
January 04, 2007 at 11:08 am

How children were taught to love God in 1855

MY DEAR CHILD - Have you thought about the sad truths of which I told you in the last chapters? Read More...
December 06, 2006 at 2:31 pm

Session should stick to recovery, insurance needs

Many believe Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s call for a special legislative session beginning Friday to be premature and an opportunity to give away Christmas gifts from the state government. Hopefully that will not be the case.Read More...
December 06, 2006 at 2:07 pm

How children were taught to love God 150 years ago - in 1855

Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.Read More...
November 16, 2006 at 4:09 pm

What married women want

Sociologists Steven Nock and W. Bradford Wilcox of the University of Virginia have presented a new study on what makes women happy based on the findings of the National Survey of Families and Households.Read More...
November 16, 2006 at 4:07 pm

Ferry disaster memorial should be in Destrehan

It was a tragic morning in St. Charles Parish October 20, 1976 when the Luling-Destrehan ferry was struck by the 750-foot tanker Frosta and sunk. Of the 94 aboard, 78 died.Read More...
October 23, 2006 at 4:12 pm

'Paradox of Our Time': Comic didn’t write it, but everyone thinks he did

There are no guardrails on the information highway, and The Paradox of Our Time, a "think piece" featured on the Spirit Weekly page in our last issue, is an excellent example of how the Internet can create seeming realities that have no more substance than smoke or mist.Read More...
October 04, 2006 at 2:00 pm

Miracle of the Talking Virgin and the Baby Who Heard Her

This riveting photograph has traveled the world in newspapers and e-mails read by millions of people - and no wonder: Baby Anna DiMaggio, of LaPlace, not only appears to be talking with the statue of Mary in her family's garden, her father, Andrew DiMaggio, says she WAS talking to the Virgin ... and the Virgin was talking back.Read More...
October 04, 2006 at 1:54 pm

Comedian tells how we've forgotten to live & love in age of throwaway morality

EDITOR'S NOTE: Making the rounds on the Internet is a seemingly unlikely but thought-provoking message from wrinkled and wizened funnyman George Carlin, a stand-up comedian and social critic who joked about drugs and sex in the 1960s and '70s but, as you can see for yourself, is serving up a different brand of humor and commentary today. The message that follows is popping up in e-mails and on Internet message boards nationwide. And when you read it, we think you'll agree that perhaps in the case of Mr. Carlin, the Lord truly does work in mysterious ways. Read More...
September 27, 2006 at 1:51 pm

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Bridge work drastically changes plans for popular United Way race
Bridge work drastically changes plans for popular United Way race
While the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge will not be available for the United Way of St. Charles’ 20th Annual Bridge Run/Walk, those seeking to participate have no need to cancel those plans.