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The Walburg Church of Zutphen

The Dutch architect, Dr. H. P. Berlage, made often in his spare time drawings in old cities and so in the summer of 1920 he went early in the morning to the center of Zutphen, in the Eastern part of The Netherlands. There he found the Walburg Church surrounded by white plastered houses that obstructed […]

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The Metamorphosis of Gambling

Gambling. This word would not raise an eyebrow in many conversations in the world today. Many people talk of a dream vacation in Las Vegas, which is the gamblers paradise. Almost every state in the U. S. has legalized gambling, except Utah and Hawaii. The lottery abounds. Indian casinos are mushrooming (most casinos have been […]

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The Jacob Church of Flushing

The fishing town of Vlissingen (Flushing) has a rich history, and the Jacob-Church “survived’’ it. The tower is famous for its beautiful carillon, that can be played by experts on this instrument, and every day the well-known traditional melodies can be heard. It took twenty years to build this Jacob Church (1308-1328). It was enlarged […]

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Sing Praise

Lift up your voice to praise the Lord; His name alone must be adored; He showers blessings day by day And leads us in His chosen way. Let songs of praise fill heart and tongue, Revere His name, both old and young.   He is the mighty King of kings Whose arm to us salvation […]

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Saint Augustine at the Movies

Most of our readers have heard of Augustine (354-430 AD) at some point in their lives. Perhaps your knowledge of him is rather scanty or dim. If you know anything at all about him, it is likely that you have read parts or the whole of his work The Confessions of Saint Augustine. This work […]

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Rome’s Demise

The city of Rome was a great city, but like all great cities on this earth, it too fell from promi­nence. In its day, Rome was a thriving metropolis of wealth, politics and culture. The city was attacked in the year 410 AD, however it had been on the decline for many years. There are […]

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Mercy – What the Lord of Trees Has Meant Me to Be

Maple—The maple tree is a common species, numbering about 120 varieties. Maples grow almost exclusively in the Northern Hemisphere. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a maple in the “bottom” half of our planet. Locating a bottle of maple syrup would be easier, since it is part of a multi-million dollar industry. […]

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Let Me Be a Woman

Elisabeth Elliot’s book, Let Me Be a Woman, deals with an issue which every young woman inevitably faces—womanhood. Mrs. Elliot wrote this book to her daughter Valerie as a wedding gift. In it, she deals with many thoughts and questions young women have. Who am 1? What does it mean to be a woman? She […]

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Isaiah 58:13-14 — Joy in Sabbath Observance

If on the Sabbath you will turn From doing your own pleasure And keep it holy to the Lord Your joy will know no measure. Sabbath you’ll call a great delight; You’ll honor God the Lord, Not seeking ways or words of self But ever looking toward The Holy One of Israel- And He’ll cause […]

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Friends

The first day of high school is always difficult. This is because you do not know that many people and those that were in your class before are probably not in all of your new classes. By the end of the first week you know the names of everyone in your classes and you have […]

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Convention Memories

Not only were a lot of friends made, but a lot of good memories were made at the 1996 Young People’s Convention! This year’s convention, as you may well know, was geared toward the making of godly friendships—an incredibly important activity of the Church. This year’s convention not only allowed us to make friendships within […]

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Autumn Walk

The air was fresh and the sky was a clear, deep blue that it so often is in autumn. Its blueness was made even deeper by the flame-colored leaves against it. Emily looked up and could see the golds, rusts, and reds of the towering oaks and maples around her. She wondered about it all. […]

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Anny Is Searching

The math teacher was furious with Anny Stormer. With a head as red as a lobster he stood in the office of headmaster Martin Tadema to complain of his difficult pupil. “I have lost all patience with her, and the whole teaching staff has had enough of her. As form-master I have taken the liberty […]

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The Advent of Christine

When Christine entered the roomy kitchen and drew up a chair on the yellow floor tiles, she had only a hazy notion how she would tell what she had in mind. She had just had a shower, dressed herself and felt right as rain that Saturday morning. She put a spoonful of sugar in the […]

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