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No Worries

What will the future bring? This is a question many of us ask ourselves, especially those of us who are in high school. Will I go to college, and if so, where? Will I get married? What kind of job will I have? There are many decisions we must make in the next few years […]

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Remember Now Thy Creator in the Days of Thy Youth

Ecclesiastes 12:1   In countless childhoods all the same A voice rolls forth with power sublime. It calls to us in our springtime. Remember Him from Whom you came.   Through youth the vicious seeds are sown In name of light and playful mirth. They sprout up in a cold, hard earth. Remember you are […]

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The Blessed Pregnancy

This has really happened to a young Christian woman, who was born in The Netherlands, but lives in New Zealand. One afternoon she went to her local general practitioner and during the consultation he said to her, “Nelly, I am not quite happy with what I have seen so far… I don’t want to upset […]

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Two Little Fingers

[The following story is true; only the names have been changed.] “Can we play outside, Mom?” asked little Jennie and Treasa as they finished their after-school snack. “Sure,” answered their mother. She was glad the weather was nice and the girls could spend some of their energy outdoors. It was a particularly beautiful day. The […]

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Watching Daily at My Gates

Reprinted from June 1994 Beacon Lights August 1 Acts 4:31-37 John and Peter had just been freed by the elders and priests in Jerusalem. They had gone back to the church and reported God’s goodness to them. After a prayer of thanksgiving and request for the boldness to speak Christ’s name, they receive a striking […]

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When God Doesn’t Make Sense

Dr. James Dobson, a well-known psychologist, writer and host of the Focus on the Family radio broadcast, has recently written a book entitled When God Doesn’t Make Sense (1993, Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers). He seeks to equip Christians to handle their trials and afflictions in this life and to assure God’s people that they are […]

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We Like the Little Lights

Dear Editor, I would like you to print in Beacon Lights some pictures of people and churches in Jamaica and we would like to see some of your members in church. My favorite page in Beacon Lights is the kid’s page. Novia Jackson, Bluefields Jamaica   Dear Editor, I would like you to print in […]

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A Buttress Church

In the Eastern part of the Dutch province of Groningen, close to the coast of the Wadden-Sea, you can find the village of Bierum. The soil has weak spots here and there, which has always been a problem for the construction of big buildings. So, this Reformed State Church (Nederlands Hervormde Kerk) is famous because […]

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A Godly Marriage

A prudent wife is from the Lord,” King Solomon has said, And unto him that findeth one, Who of the Lord is led To search out one who fears His Name, That man shall not be put to shame.   For marriage is a picture of Christ and His bride, the church; So godly men […]

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Mosquito Mediation

Mosquitoes by the score ascend from out the stagnant pools like fog they hover, shimmer, hum and melt into the weeds when sun at midday shines most bright.   Thirsting for the blood of life mosquitoes wait for evening cool. If there’s no blood before weeks end its life will be no more.   A […]

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Forgiveness – “A City of Two Tales”

In the city, it was a bright summer afternoon. A few fluffy, white clouds rolled overhead, but otherwise dotted with only a few of the flying sort. Crisp blue sky everywhere seemed so warm and inviting. No rain, no storm, no gray. It was blue—bright blue—with a few feathery, painted clouds. Amazing how weather can […]

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Hudson Taylor

Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret, by Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor, edited and revised by Gregg Lewis. Grand Rapids: Discovery House Publishers, 1990. Also available from OMF Books: 2 Cluny Road, Singapore 1025, Republic of Singapore; 404 South Church Street, Robesonia, PA 19551; 1058 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5N 2C6, Canada; and at other Overseas Missionary […]

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Lost- A Thinking Cap (2)

It is striking to note that this was written in 1921, just shortly before this “Thinking Cap” spoken of was needed by so many in a most significant way in 1924. Now 70 years later, with added temptations such as unprecedented material wealth, television, and entertainment, this is again a reminder to be diligent. The […]

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