The Easter Garment

Easter is the time of new garments.  Fifth Avenue in New York has its Easter Parade: Los Angeles has a similar show of new finery and spring array.  Every church building on Easter will offer its display of new hats and coats and other things. Garment, new garments!  Many of...

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Sunrise Services

Easter morning.  Bright and early, before the sun rises above the eastern horizon, people will be going in their cars to join in one of the annual “sunrise services”.  Not all, but many at least. Not far from Redlands, in the neighbouring city of Riverside, a crowd climbs Mount Rubidoux. ...

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Do You Know?

Do you know that more money has been spent last year in our fair country for liquor than was spent for education in all its branches?  Though we cannot on the basis of Scripture teach prohibition, nevertheless, it is well in this “drinking age” to remember the words of Scripture...

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Meditation

John 20:29: “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed.” These words of the Risen Lord direct our attention to our faith. It is important for us to confess our faith.  We hear the...

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To Our Boys in Service

Caliente, Nevada March 7, l947 Dear Friends: Caliente is the place where the train stops and where we have the disappointment of the change of time.  Traveling west from Iowa, we turn our time back two hours.  At Caliente we have the second change.  Eager to get home, it is...

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Welcome to our Veterans

In the name of our consistory and church it is my privilege to welcome back into our midst our returned servicemen.  They are by name: John Bouma, Everette Franken, John Kimm, Marvin Paauwe, Abel Vander Veen, James Vander Veen, Andrew Van Voorthuyzen, Everett Van Voorthuyzen and I add the name...

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The Angelic Avengers

THE ANGELIC AVENGERS by Pierre Andrezel Lucan was an orphan who was employed as governess by a widower with three children.  When the employer became romantically inclined toward Lucan and asked her to become his wife, she fled and found shelter at the home of her boarding-school friend, Zosine.  Just...

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Letter

Beacon Lights Dear Mr. Editor: I appreciated the article of the Rev. R. Veldman in the last issue of the Beacon Lights on An Appeal to Movie-Goers.  Appreciated it, not because of the evident worldliness creeping in among us (it makes us weep to see such corruption growing on the...

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The Tarantula

In connection with the article entitled “The Black Widow”, which appeared in the January issue of the Beacon Lights, I received the following missive from California:   Dear Mr. De Boer: “We read your article entitled “The Black Widow” in school last week and the pupils                             found it very interesting,...

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Voices of our Veterans

Andy Van Voorthuyzen, Redlands, California First of all, I can truthfully say we are all very glad to be back with you again.  I am quite sure, none of us would care much about going back into the Service (at least I wouldn’t).  Being in the Service is something we...

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