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Safety in the Storm

An ominous sky loomed over Richard’s head as he skipped down the driveway to retrieve the mail. He was going to be seven years old tomorrow and maybe, just maybe, an early birthday card had come. Thunder cracked and rumbled in the distance. A storm was on its way. Richard wandered back, flipping through the […]

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April 3, 1956

They stood on the knoll of the farmyard—the farmer and his sixteen year old helper, a high school senior—and watched it come in the southwestern sky. It was early evening on April 3, 1956. All of nature about the farmyard was suddenly, mysteriously still before the roaring monster approaching a few miles distant. Not a […]

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In the Twister’s Path

Muddy grime dripped from the dog’s tongue as he dug furiously into the damp soil. After a deep long sniff in the gopher hole, he continued with renewed strength. Only his wagging tail stuck out of the hole he had dug. Damp earth lay strewn out behind him. When he stopped to rest, Bob petted […]

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Tornado!

“There is a tornado in Grand Rapids,” intoned the voice on the radio. “Please go to the southwest corner of your basement and keep tuned in for further developments.” Yes, there was a tornado although Grand Rapids itself was not touched. Of the many tornados on April 2 and 3, sweeping through several states, one […]

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Tornado Victims in Our Churches

Disaster is no respecter of persons, and a number of our people suffered virtual total material loss along with hundreds of others in the recent tornado. At the time of this writing, John Huizenga of Hope Church is being treated in the hospital for injuries sustained in the storm. The family of Ernie J. Miedema […]

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The March Wind Doth Blow

“The stormy March is come at last, With wind, and cloud, and changing skies; I hear the rushing of the blast, That through the snowy valley flies.” WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT.   Swaying branches and swirling smoke betray the invisible force of March winds.  Not insignificant is the effect of winds on weather, but seldom do […]

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