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The Pathway of the Pilgrim

The pathway of the pilgrim Is oft a rocky road; Sometimes it seems that he would fall Beneath his heavy load. The pathway of the pilgrim Is sorry along the way; But ever he looks upward – Longs for that perfect day. The pathway of the pilgrim Is with temptations fraught; But oh the blessed […]

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Another Approach

Perhaps one of the things which will most plague you young people who have entered upon a life’s vocation in the midst of the world, is the matter of membership in a labor organization. And much has been written concerning this question, both by officials of the church and various laymen. High ideals have been […]

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The Divine Pattern

The prime requisite of all Christian living is the glory of God. In last analysis this is all that matters. Ultimately the sole, all-determining question is: Is the purpose of all our activities, of every issue of the heart, of every thought and word and deed and inclination, with respect to anything and everything God […]

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In Search of Maturity

“IN SEARCH OF MATURITY” – by Fritz Kunkel, M.D.   The author of this book, dealing with religion, psychology and growth, came to this country from Germany about the time of Hitler’s ascension to power. He was a professor at the Berlin University. He is now a professor of psychology at Columbia University. While he […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Grand Rapids, Michigan August 1946 Dear Fellows: In the absence of your regular correspondent, I have been asked to write this letter. I’m glad to have this opportunity to write you, although I have been pondering for some time just what I ought to write about. To write about home and the things that happen […]

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In Appreciation

In the previous issue of Beacon Lights we were obligated to take note of the face that Miss Reitsma was resigning from a position which she so capably handled for a number of years. And to this publication it is a loss which only those who have been close to the work can fully appreciate. […]

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Appreciation and Introduction

In view of the fact that both Miss Reitsma and Mr. George Ten Elshof have resigned from the staff of Beacon Lights, the Board would, at this time, like to be able to present an entire new staff to the readers of Beacon Lights, but due to various circumstances is unable to do so. We […]

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Say Christian!

“Say, Christian, have you traveled long Upon life’s weary road?” “No, only thirty years or so I’ve borne my little load.” “Say, Christian, has the way been hard And filled with dark despairs?” “No, I wouldn’t say exactly that For I have One who cares.” “Say, Christian, do you think that we Shall gain the […]

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The Latent or Late in Church

Perhaps you recall that in catechism you learned about the three classifications or names of the church–triumphant, militant, and latent? We shall not enter into a discussion concerning these three but rather pause for just a moment at the last one. It, of course, is the name given to the church which is yet to […]

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One, Two, Three

It was an old, old, old, old lady, And a boy that was half-past three; And the way they played together Was Beautiful to see. She couldn’t go running and jumping, And the boy, no more could he; For he was a thin little fellow, With a thin little twisted knee. They sat in the […]

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The Works of Father Chiniquy

Translation and Condensation by Mr. Geo. Ten Elshof   It was not without sorrow that Chiniquy left his congregation in Canada. For, as we have seen before, he was loved by all the churches which he served. His unselfish devotion to his flock and his ardent love for them had won him a place in […]

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