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Many are the signs that the invasion of the European continent is imminent. The pattern of Allied homing missions, the increasingly severe measures of censorship. the constantly repeated testimonials of Germany that she is ready for the invasion (which reveals that with her military wisdom she realizes the Allies could be prepared by now and […]

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Who Knows?

Every Christian will confess that it takes a continual struggle to put his Christianity into effect. This is undoubtedly due to the fact that the things which are seen always seem to contradict our faith. Moreover, we are earthly and natural. It is not so much a lack of knowledge that makes it difficult to […]

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The Waxen City

“What is more gentle than a wind in summer? What is more soothing than the pretty hummer, That stays one moment in an open flower, And buzzes cheerily from bower to bower?” —John Keats   As the warm spring breezes waft the sweet scent of the blossoming apple orchard toward us, we hear the rustle […]

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The Inquisition

Jesus said, “Learn from me, for I am meek and lowly of heart.” We ought always to be disposed to persecution, to suffer for Christ’s sake. In the United States, so far, I may say there is yet a comparative peace, for the people of God to worship Him as they themselves believe to be […]

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Time

A moment is a little thing But moments make the day. So crowd it with a worthy task Before it slips away. A minute is not with us long, But oh, the joy or pain, That can he crowd into it, With loss, or priceless gain. An hour of precious time a day Will soon […]

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Western Star

“Western Star” by Stephen Vincent Benet. This is a narrative poem about the “Spirit and the beginnings of America”, as the short write-up on the paper jacket of the book puts it. The first line of the poem is: “Americans are always moving on”. And after a thirteen-page prelude, the author tells the story of […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Grand Rapids, May 2, 1944 Dear Fellows: Spring is in the land. And springtime is beautiful. Trees and shrubs are swelling and bursting out with new life. A delicate green, like a pretty lace, fringes the woods. Birds are calling and preparing to build their nests. In garden plot and on the farm man is […]

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Letters From Our Boys

Banana River, Florida Dear Friends: I have been receiving your “Beacon Lights” regularly and enjoy reading it. I have been hopping around the country quite a bit of late and they have been following me right along. I wish to thank you one and all for sending it, and hoping the rest of the fellows […]

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A Reformation in Roosevelt Park

We are all quite well acquainted Why the Prot. Reformed Church did begin. Why it was necessary to organize, It was the result of sin. There were certain of the church’s leaders From whom the whole truth was not heard, They brought from the pulpit strange doctrine That cannot be found in God’s Word. God’s […]

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Acts 10:17 – 12:24

Outline XXVIII PETER AT TH E HOUSE OF CORNELIUS Acts 10:17-48   I.  His Journey Thither. Vss. 17-23. A.  In whose fellowship he travelled. 1.  There were the three men sent by Cornelius from Ceasarea to Joppa, a.  Two were household servants, vs. 7. b.  The one is a Roman soldier who feared God. 2.  […]

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