Spirit Weekly




Christ can help you find happiness. Set goals with God in mind to make 2007 your BEST year yet
January 04, 2007 at 11:08 am
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.

Walk down Memory Lane gives Barb her New Year’s resolution
January 04, 2007 at 11:01 am
The other day I was talking with my daughter, and in the course of the conversation I mentioned that microwave ovens weren't around when we were growing up, that I didn't get my first microwave until after I was married. I used to work for a wholesaler, and microwaves cost about $1000 each.

REAL REASON the Saints keep winning
December 27, 2006 at 1:35 pm
The Saints have really made a comeback this year, impressing people across the country and thrilling the locals. Credit for this comeback has been attributed to Sean Payton, Drew Brees, Marques Colston, and a multitude of others, but I'd like to claim a little bit of it for myself.

Christmas cards are wonderful but spare me the ‘newsletters’
December 20, 2006 at 1:27 pm
Although it’s a lot of work, I love sending out cards, and I love receiving them. I love them all – the religious ones, the funny ones, the cutesy ones, and I especially love the ones with family photos included, but please, whatever you do, do not send me one of those dreaded Christmas newsletters.

Sweet potatoes from man who grew them
December 13, 2006 at 1:51 pm
I love Saturday mornings at the local farmers' market. I like finding cabbages that are bigger than human heads, and buying sweet potatoes and peppers from the man who grew them. I can't pass up the local wine or the goat milk soap, and I love browsing through the fresh cheeses, sausages, and pastries.

Yes, Virginia, there IS a St. Nicholas
December 06, 2006 at 2:40 pm
The true story of Santa Claus begins with a very real person - Nicholas - who was born during the third century in the village of Patara.

At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young.

The St. Rose library is so good they ought to open it more often
December 06, 2006 at 2:35 pm
I've been an avid reader, a book collector, and a big fan of libraries for as long as I can remember. I enrolled in the summer reading program every year as a kid, I enrolled my daughter when she was a toddler, and I continue to use the local libraries for various reasons. When my computer crashed, the library's computers allowed me to check my e-mail. When I needed to do research, I used the library's subscription to the expensive genealogy website. I continually borrow books, I belong to one of the book discussion groups, and I've even been known to use a meeting room from time to time.

How children were taught to love God in 1855
December 06, 2006 at 2:31 pm
CHAPTER IX. ABOUT SALVATION.
MY DEAR CHILD - Have you thought about the sad truths of which I told you in the last chapters?

Session should stick to recovery, insurance needs
December 06, 2006 at 2:07 pm
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.

Children’s letters to God
December 01, 2006 at 11:51 am
Here’s a touching and at times humorous sampling of letters from youngsters all over America that have been collected by psychologist and Presbyterian Sunday School teacher Marsha Grekato, who’s putting the finishing touches on her book, Why Children Write Letters to God - and What They Want from Him.

How children were taught to love God 150 years ago
December 01, 2006 at 11:37 am
Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.

Voices of St. Charles Parish
December 01, 2006 at 10:43 am
They say you learn something new every day. The other day I learned that most people don't have brains that ricochet off the walls of their heads like a superball. Who knew?

Bigger share of oil and gas tax revenues up for grabs - but will LA get them?
December 01, 2006 at 10:40 am
Put aside the folly of calling an "Extraordinary Session" of the lege in the midst of the Christmas Holidays. Put aside the folly of calling the session to extend over two weekends during which the lege is loathed to work. Put aside Governor Blanco's refusal to call an emergency session of the lege following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Put aside the lack of a specific plan of action going into a Special Session.

How children were taught to love God 150 years ago
November 29, 2006 at 12:55 pm
Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.

A question of faith
November 29, 2006 at 12:53 pm
This week’s question: My doctor has just told me I have incurable cancer and just three months to live. I've never been a church-goer and never thought all that much about God. But I sure am now. What should I do to make sure I go to Heaven when I die? Do you have a special prayer that would help me?

Pope’s healing miracles more numerous than once thought
November 29, 2006 at 12:50 pm
A RIVETING new book presents evidence of what appears to have been dramatic and in some cases stunning healings linked to the late John Paul II - miracles far more extensive than previously reported and in many instances occurring while the pontiff was still alive.

Another BIG BIZ bites the dust
November 29, 2006 at 12:44 pm
Nobody seems to care about the fact that one of the two Fortune 500 companies headquartered in LA is leaving the state. We’ve learned that Freeport Copper and Gold is leaving for Phoenix.

Voices of St. Charles Parish
November 29, 2006 at 12:42 pm
I MISS my sleepy little community of St. Rose, which I moved to because it was close enough to the city to get to everything but far enough away to escape the crowds.

Luling firefighter dies 2 months after being diagnosed with leukemia
Luling firefighter dies 2 months after being diagnosed with leukemia
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Luling shift firefighter Joseph Riebow, 39, who’s fight against leukemia was documented in the Jan. 1 edition of the St. Charles Herald-Guide, died on Jan. 8.