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A New Song

Recently, on the evening of D-Day, June 6, I attended a prayer meeting in our little town, called for the purpose of imploring the Lord for aid and guidance during the invasion of Europe. This meeting was held in the largest church auditorium in our town and this church was packed with people. People from […]

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Pentecost

Pentecost, the forgotten day on our church calendar. Pentecost, the day of the “sound as of a rushing wind”, of “tongues as of fire”, of speaking in “other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance,” just another Sunday unless we be forcibly reminded of it. Christmas always creates a great stir as weeks in advance […]

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Preparing for Peace

First it was a war of defense; then it was “V for victory”; after that they began to speak of post-war plans. And now it is: preparing for peace. Of course, we all realize that this is a part of the great war propaganda machinery that has been set in motion. Never before 1 in […]

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The Sovereign Grace Hour

Good News…. At this, time we have some good news for our readers. As our 3rd season of broadcasting was nearing its close the Committee came with a new proposal to the various societies represented in the Western League of Young People’s Societies, namely, that the Sovereign Grace Hour remain on the air during the […]

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Remembering God

It is not necessary to become out and out wicked in order to forget God! Just live your natural life: do just what you like to do, and you will forget the Fountain of your life. But God sayeth: Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, […]

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Flying Flowers

“The velvet nap which on his wings doth lie. The silken down with which his back is sight, His broad outstretched horns, his hairy thighs. His glittering colors and his glorious eyes.” From flower to flower we see the delicately painted fritillary gaily flying along. Unlike most insects, which are repulsive to the eye at […]

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True Service

We often speak of the boys in the armed forces as being in service. Everything about them, their dress, training and manner of life, indicates that they are enrolled among those who have been called to serve their country in this present crisis. And of course, the boys themselves know this better than anyone else. […]

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Looking Forward

Often it becomes discouraging when we look back and see that already two years have elapsed since our Protestant Reformed Youth gathered in Convention in the little town of Illinois—Oak Lawn! Many of us who participated in that Convention think back upon the thrilling experiences of that occasion and are filled with remorse and disappointment […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Grand Rapids, Michigan Dear Friends, It is not my purpose to create a feeling of homesickness within your hearts by this writing, for I know full well that there is within the hearts of each one of you this longing for home and friends. Much depends on how strong these home ties are. For the […]

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Letters From Our Boys

(The following is part of a letter written by Sgt. Richard Visser, formerly of Grand Rapids, telling of his desperate struggle to survive a troop-ship disaster in the Mediterranean Sea.) India April 27, 1944 Dear…….. You have probably read in many papers such headlines as, “Biggest Troop Disaster in World War II” or “One Thousand […]

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Confessing Our Lord

This is a most marvelous work of God in His covenant people. At the very first signs of physical life which our Almighty Creator causes to appear we know that then sometimes He begins that new life in His people. That is the life of regeneration which is the seed from which comes forth that […]

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Open Letter

Dear Friend, I thought I should write a word to tell you how the plans for the Young Peoples’ Federation Convention are coming. The committee has met several times and the plans and suggestions discussed at these meetings are interesting. As you know the Convention will be held August 30 and 31. On Wednesday afternoon […]

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Life is a Pilgrimage

Trials are a part of a Christian’s life. God sends them with the purpose to draw His children nearer unto Him, and that His name may be glorified in and thru them. We read in Zechariah 13:9: “And I will bring the third part thru the fire and will refine them as silver is refined, […]

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My God in Spring or War

It’s hard to conceive of a war being fought, When I look at the grass and the trees: Its spring, with her beauty too dear to be bought, That surrounds me with light, gentle breeze. All creation is moving about me with life: The birds, like always, sing praise to our King. I hear croaking […]

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Remember Now Thy Creator

How pleasant are the days of youth, the springtime of our life, The time when we are strong and do not weary of the strife. When we are young and handsome and have no pain or sorrow, Enjoying the pleasures of today, having no worries for the morrow. To the young man and the maiden […]

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