Body Ornamentation

Excuse me, sir, may I ask you a rather personal question? I couldn’t help but notice the rings in your ears, nose, and…eyebrow. Why do people do that? Well, for me it began when I started high school. Having an earring was daring and radical. An earring was the rite...

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Suicide: A Closer Look

In June of 1998, an article appeared in the Beacon Lights entitled, “Do Christians Who Commit Suicide Go To Hell?” The article was a brief answer to this question. I would like to begin this “closer look” by answering that same question. The question, as posed, can be very easily...

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Winter Slays

Winter slays With icy breath The tender living flower. God removes The sting of death All with His gracious power.   Winter holds With loyal grip ‘til God commands and waters drip a bud unfolds.   Winter serves our all-wise God who made the flower it kills. Death, we know...

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God  December 1 Read Psalm 76 Psalm 76:1-3 Notice the four names for the church of God found in the first two verses. It is a great comfort to us that God is in our midst. With Him we do not...

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