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I Worked in the Garden Today….

I worked in the garden today, raking and picking up leaves, Digging out weeds, scraping up stones that shouldn’t be there. I found violet leaves, half curled, in cluster- lily-of-the-valley, too, Bravely sticking up slender tongues through soil made newly bare. Twigs and branches that a few weeks ago were brittle and scabby brown, Were […]

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The Beauty of the Snow

Originally published in the February, 1977 “Hope School Highlights”   It came – – the whirling, shuddering gusts of white – – One afternoon, through dusk and into the coming night. Winds blew, ever increasing in their strength. And spread huge drifts of snow in every breadth and length. The storm raged on. By day […]

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The Importance of English Grammar

“Why must we study grammar? I don’t want to go to college anyway; what good will it ever do me?” We, as teachers, sometimes hear these voiced questions either directly to us or in conversations the pupils carry one with each other. Is English grammar a “necessary evil” with which we can do without? Is […]

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This Greeting I Give Thee

Christmas! What a glorious, awesome season! A day full of dedication and glorying in the Christ-child of Bethlehem! To this Child we render prayers of thanksgiving for that salvation which is ours. We, His people, do this – for the world can never really praise the Holy One. They are separated from Him, from the […]

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Except the Lord Build

The last exams have been given and taken; books are replaced in cupboards; personal things are taken home; permanent records have been marked; the last report cards handed out; and graduation exercises completed – and another academic year comes to a close. What a wonderful year! I am sure that our other schools have experienced, […]

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Love

Summary of a speech given by Rev. Walter Hofman reported by Miss. Hulda Kuiper   What is the greatest of all things? Many have tried to define it and many were scorned. Both Christ and Paul were considered insane because they believed that the greatest thing was LOVE. Not only they, but we as well, […]

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