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A Strange Independence

Independence! A beautiful word! A word which immediately calls to mind many wonderful visions and highly desirable situations. Independence! A goal which we strive for both as individuals and as a nation. Independence! A shrugging off and a casting away of bonds of servitude and obligation. Oh, but to attain thereto! What freedom would be […]

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Our Doctrine: – A Way of Life

Once before an article with the same title appeared in Beacon Lights, which maintained that our doctrine, our confession, should not be a mere intellectual formula, but a living, vital, all-possessing factor, in every phase of our life.  It was further pointed out that the home and even the church itself, in a measure, were […]

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Beri-Beri – Bad Business

Beriberi is a word which has become more or less common to us.  It is derived from the Singhalese wore beri which means weakness.  We use it to denote the disease which is caused by an improper diet.  Persons who do not eat the proper foods and persistently lack certain vitamins are liable to this […]

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I Learned to Pray

At mothers knee I learned to pray, And she it was who taught me to say – “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.”   And when I’m old and bent and gray Let me at the close of life, Lord, say – “If I should die […]

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Unknown

Hiroshima was a city on the island of Honshu, Japan.  The atomic bomb wiped it off the map.  For years the scientists the world over have been trying to find a way to split the atom.  Scientists in the U. S. under the direction of the government now know how.  The product is the atomic […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Dear Boys: As I am writing this letter to the boys in service, my mind brings me to the past history of my experience.  When my boys left home, O what a time I had with myself thinking that life was not what it should be and my home life was broken.  But when I […]

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Letters from our Boys

Dear Folks: Yesterday was V-E Day and it was an exciting day for me.  I’ll try to tell you a little about the victory celebration in Paris last night.  After I wrote you, fourteen others and myself went to the Arch of Triumph and I never saw so many people in all my life.  It […]

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Galls

Among the many and varied interesting phenomena of nature, we find the galls.  Are you familiar with them? Have you ever observed the spherical enlargements on the stem of the goldenrod or the marble-like growth on the oak leaf called “oak apples?”  Often they are also found on the poplar and willow trees.  After observing […]

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Conventions in Review

“August 2, 1939—Evening Session: Art. I—The evening meeting, which was held in the Auditorium of the South Holland Protestant Reformed church, was begun with a fifteen minute song service and the reading of Ecclesiastes 11 & 12…….Rev. G. Lubbers addressed us on the subject ‘The Days of our Youth.’” This is the way in which […]

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Reformation in Grand Haven

According to precedent, the title of this article was selected after the name of the established church but I think “Reformation at Grand Haven” is a rather poor title since the actual reformation and missionary work which lighted the spark of enthusiasm that finally blazed forth into our Grand Haven Protestant Reformed Church did not […]

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Your Reporter Reports

Good afternoon, folks!  This is your roving sports reporter who will give you a brief summary of the activities of the Boosters Advocating Lots Of New Endeavors for Youth or better known as the BALONEY CLUB. In this, the year 1960, we have just completed a highly successful season of sports activities.  It’s really amazing, […]

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Reformed Witness Hour

An hour dedicated to the purpose of witnessing to the truth of the Reformation, to the Reformed point of view as we confess it.  Titles such as God is God, The Wonder of Grace, Rejected by Men, Totality of Depravity, Saved by Grace, The Amazing Cross, testify as to the faithfulness of the program to […]

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The Seafarer

They who traffic on the sea The wonders of the Lord behold; They hear the angry billows roar, They suffer heat and suffer cold!   They ride upon the angry waves, And sail through storms which He has sent; Enjoy the calmness which He gives, When tempest’s fury has been spent.   They’re far removed […]

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The Works of Father Chiniquy

(A translation and condensation by George Ten Elshof) Synopsis: Chiniquy, born and raised in Canada, has lost his father and is living with relatives who are enabling him to attend school with the intention that he shall later become a priest.  He tells us now of some of the training which he received. Father Chiniquy […]

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