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This is the Day Which the Lord Hath Made

Wispy tendrils of rising mist, Rainbow droplets by sunlight kissed; Hushed peace, a stillness oh so sweet, As scenes slowly dance forth and meet.   A peaceful new morn is arrayed, New mercies lovingly displayed. Gently our Lord’s presence is known, His lovingkindness sweetly shown.   Heavy eyelids softened in awe Behold scenes unfold without […]

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The Melodies of our Hearts

Have you ever had it where you were in a dark mood, and within a matter of moments your gloomy thoughts were extinguished as a sunny tune filled the air?  How about when you were in a sunny mood, and a slow sad melody was played, and quickly melancholy took over?  We have all have […]

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Redemption’s Snowy Apparel

Swirling, twirling, beautiful to witness, Landing gently with covering swiftness. Carried by the wind of him who breathes forth. Glist’ning, Settling South, East, West, or North.   No knowing where it has resolved to stay, Swooping here and there, perfect in its way, Generously bestowing its light cloak On manifold vessels, with caring stroke.   […]

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The BRF Conference

Have you ever taken a good look at the name of this conference?  I would like you to take a moment to do so now.  That name describes the conference so perfectly.   It is British, but I am more interested in the Reformed and Fellowship aspect.  As we gathered together at this conference we truly […]

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A Humble Sinner’s Confession

My sin and evil is great, And fills my mind with cruel hate. This corruption leads to strife, Bringing troubles to my life.   I must look on high for strength, To God who shows mercy at length. He who is faithful shall save From sin’s hold which does enslave.   He takes away sin’s […]

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Our Greatest Foe

How often do we stop to consider our greatest foe, the devil?  God tells us over and over again in scripture to beware of this mighty enemy.  We have a most timely warning to our young people found in I Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, […]

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Facing Our Last Enemy

Death. What a dreaded word.  What havoc and fear such a small word raises!  Immediately the questions come. Who died, how did it happen, why, etc.?   Shock is the initial reaction, then denial of the truth, then as shock wears off, slowly acceptance and heart wrenching grief follows.  Death is our mortal enemy.  It severs […]

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Just Dad

Just Dad: Stories of Herman Hoeksema, by Lois Kregel. Jenison, Michigan: RFPA, 2014. Paper, 144 pages, $9.95. [Reviewed by Monica Koole] Is this not true of most children? No matter what occupation their father holds, they see him as Just Dad. I love this chosen book title for it is exactly what Mrs. Kregel goes […]

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Secretary

God leads all of his children in special ways throughout their lives to fully prepare them for their particular place in heaven.  Each way he leads is different and unique.  For some, college awaits them, for others, full time jobs.  The problem we so often have is in discerning that special way God is pleased […]

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Friendship

Friendship with God is our greatest gift of joy. That friendship shown us in the death of his Son Is the greatest friendship there ever shall be. In Christ Jesus, God’s friends we ever remain. No one can pluck us from this amazing bond, For God who is sovereign has made us his friends God […]

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