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National Heroes

When George Washington was born at the seldom visited and almost unknown Wakefield Farm in Virginia, the Indians had scarcely left the woods near his home.  As a youth, although bred in an environment of luxury and ease and refinement, he often chose the rugged life of hunters and Indians, climbing mountains, fording streams and […]

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Comfortable perched on the sofa; Betty and Joan were quietly talking things over.  The holidays were passed, but the memories of those days of laughter and song and well-wishing lived on in the minds of these two girls.  And you know how girls will do—rehash the whole thing after it’s over, even down to the […]

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Unknown

How many of you have ever visited or lived in California?  Well, a few months ago I would have answered no to that question along with many of you Juniors.  But now I am here in Redlands, California. While in Michigan and other northern states the leaves are turning gold and red and brown, and […]

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A Lenten Thought

   “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations.” – St. Matthew 28:19 There is a legend that when Christ returned to Heaven, the Angel Gabriel asked Him, “Now that you have left the earth, how will Your work be carried on?” There are Peter and James, Mary and Martha, replied Christ. “They will tell others […]

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Music

Music is one of the oldest and best ways of expressing one’s feelings or sentiments. It holds an important part in our social life. At every society meeting we sing songs out of our hymn books. In our church services we thank and praise God also through our music. We worship and adore our Maker. […]

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Graduation Speech

Spoken January 23, 1946 – Oakdale Christian School – Grand Rapids, Michigan   Teachers, parents, friends: It is my privilege and my pleasure, in the name of the class of 1946, to speak to you a few words of appreciation and farewell. We are happy and proud, of course, to have come to this evening, […]

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Prayer

Many questions come to our minds when we think on the subject of prayer. Such things as: why is prayer necessary for the Christian? For what may we pray? To whom do we pray? And what is the proper attitude of prayer? First then, prayer is necessary for the Christian because it is the chief […]

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