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Watching Daily at My Gates

April 1 Read Deuteronomy 4:25-29. When things are going well for us, we are often tempted to turn from God and to trust in ourselves. If we are walking in this way of sin, we cannot expect God to hear our prayers for help when trouble comes upon us. By God’s grace turn from your […]

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The News from Randolph

“How is that new school getting on out there in Randolph?” We’ve heard that question many times. For those whom we’ve not been able to answer personally, here’s a short accounting of how we’re “getting on.” “That new School” is Faith Christian School (Protestant Reformed). We’re at 240 East Cambria, on the north edge of […]

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The Importance of Family Time

The family is under attack from the devil and from the world. The devil knows that the heartbeat of the Church is the cov­enant family. The devil knows that if he can abol­ish the family unit from off the earth, he has also rid the world of the Church. He is working hard at it. […]

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Renewed Day by Day

From a physical point of view, Young People, and from the day when we were born, we began to go through some won­derful changes. That day we were very, very help­less and weak, compared with what we are now, and can do today. For many months we could cry; but we could not talk. It […]

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Our Mission Work

What is mission work? Mission work is the means God uses to preach the gospel of salvation. The Lord uses the preach­ers sent by His church to proclaim Christ to the wandering and lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matthew 1:6; 15:24). Through mission work, es­tablished churches call those outside of Christ to repentance […]

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Dordt College

In the middle of the cows, pigs, corn, and manure of northwest Iowa lies the beautiful 45-acre campus of Dordt College. Dordt is located in Sioux Center, Iowa, a growing city of about 5000. Dordt has approximately 1100 stu­dents, some of whom have come from many differ­ent countries, such as Nigeria, The Netherlands, Canada, Honduras, […]

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Contentment……..and Anxiety

This speech was presented at the Young People’s Convention this past year in Lynden, Washington.   In preparing me to give this speech on contentment God used content people. One was a grandmother in Israel. When asked what she thought “contentment” was she pondered a minute and then said, “Contentment is the key to life.” […]

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A Springtime Story

The air smelled fresh and new, the way it does only on the first warm days of early spring. The grass was starting to turn green, and the leaves were beginning to pop out on the tree in our yard. In the flower bed I could see some thick green points poking up through the […]

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A Christian Perspective on Play and Sports (2)

This is the second of a four-article series. The full title which the author gave to his articles was: “On Developing and Implementing a Christian Perspective on Play and Sports.” Last time the author introduced his topic and stated the problem that we face as Christians in our involvement in play and sports. In this […]

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