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New Year- – -1943

As the last, fleeting moments of the dying year slipped away, I sat in quite reverie, allowing my thoughts to linger over memories of the days gone by.  Joys mixed with sorrows, pleasures accompanied by disappointments, smiles and sighs passed in succession before me.  Who could help but think even then of all the sufferings […]

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War Restrictions

To a generation reared in the lap of luxury these ever-increasing rations and war-restrictions are bound to be a burden.  A few less spoons of sugar, a minimum of coffee, a limited amount of soap, butter and meat may not be so calamitous, but the tread-bare tires and flimsy gas coupons already threaten disaster as […]

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Letters To Our Boys

No, I don’t mean to write some public or open letters to our boys in the different camps or to those in the war zones.  No one invited me, nor do I feel inclined to do so. One letter in each issue of the Beacon Lights will be sufficient, for, if more appear, I am […]

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What Have We Done Today?

Much is to be done in the year to come; What have we done today? We shall give our aid in a gentle way: What did we give today? We shall lift the burdens and right the wrongs; We shall cheer our comrades by singing glad songs; We shall speak kind words of love and […]

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The Destroyer

Stairway Collapses! Piano Falls Into Basement! Telephone Pole Strikes Passing Car! Similar headlines attract attention.  Upon reading the article in detail we find it was sabotage-the secret work of unknown guests-the Termites.  These notorious insects have done thousands of dollars of damage and are still at work today; ceaselessly toiling and ruthlessly destroying. In spite […]

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Bible Reading

Bible Reading.              The Gallup poll, which seeks to find out popular opinion or reaction in respect to almost anything, recently came up with some statistics on Bible-reading in our nation.  Its findings were published in the “Newsweek” and indicated that on the whole, “Bible-reading was far from universal among the nation’s people”.  Just in […]

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John G. Paton

John G. Paton by Theodore Mueller. Published by Zondervan Publishing House This is a missionary biography, material for which was obtained from John G. Paton’s Autobiography, which was published by his brother James.  The author relates the high spots in Paton’s missionary labors and does so in a way that is interesting and not too […]

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Conquest after Battle

Conquest after Battle   by Dan Gilbert. Zondervan Publishing Company The author of this novel uses his story as a means of propaganda against the materialistic, modern professors in a worldly university.  The plot centers around four young people, Alex, Esther, Dudley and Marilyn, who have been brought up in Christian homes, were sent to […]

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To Our Boys In Service

Grand Rapids, Michigan Dec. 18, 1942 Dear Fellows:- I received a couple of letters from the boys since I wrote my last letter to you, which I appreciated very much.  They were very interesting. One came from New Guinea, and although the writer did not specifically state this, I got the impression that it was […]

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Letters from Our Boys

Camp McQuaide, California-   Dear…. It is Sunday afternoon and the weather here is swell.  The sun shines brightly and the balmy breezes are blowing from the Pacific.  Fred Pype and I are here together.  It certainly was wonderful that we could stay together as we both entered the army at the same time. This […]

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Hebrews 11

Outline 14 ABRAHAM SACRIFICES ISAAC BY FAITH 2nd week of January             Hebrews 11:17-19—By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to […]

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