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The Sand in Your Hourglass

Another year’s worth of sand has poured through the neck of the cosmic hourglass. Very little is left. How many grains are left, only God knows. When God created the heavens and the earth, He filled it with just enough to accomplish His purpose with the earth. When the last grain drops, Christ will return […]

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Francis of Assisi

Derek is a member of Randolph Protestant Reformed Church and wrote this article for a 7th grade Language assignment at Faith Christian School in Randolph, Wisconsin. Francis of Assisi was not a great reformer like Luther or Calvin. He did not make any great changes toward the doctrine of the church. Francis of Assisi was […]

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Two of the most beautiful patterns in the creation can be found along the Golden Coast. One is the beautiful pattern of a rock called a Lake Superior agate. The other is the warm and symmetrical pattern of the wood grain of the trees. Lake Superior agates were formed when minerals were deposited in small […]

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God’s Watchmen

Watchmen, Watchmen, that guard the truth, From every evil turning, Take courage from God’s Holy Word, All modernism spurning, For wolves among the sheepfold Would slay and rend and tear The Church of God’s own people, For they would lay a snare, Of half truths, human gospel Designed by Satan himself To seek to change […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

January 1 Read I Peter 1:1-5 We should read this greeting from Peter to those addressed quite often. This is because Peter is addressing these words to us. We are strangers in a strange land. We are scattered throughout this world. Did we act like that last night? Were we different? Did we carouse with […]

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Proclaiming Joy

How do you feel when someone gives you something? Not just anything, but something you desperately need? Most of us don’t even know what it means to desperately need something. Most of us are quite well off. A good portion of us have never truly felt a need for something—or have we? Let’s think back […]

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The Effect of the World’s View of Discipline

Andy is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. This article was written as a 2001 Protestant Reformed Scholarship essay. “We believe that discipline makes children miserable without offering them any genuine benefit, because punishing children whose behavior is out of control actually interferes with their ability to learn self-governance”1 Parents of […]

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The Eagle

The shadow loomed large and swift over the grassy mountain meadow. Marmot and hare, mouse and mink all scurried to the cover of rocks and woods. Could there be any escape from the eagle? It soared above the trees, above the hills, and above the meadow with hardly a flap of its wings. As if […]

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