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A Note of Thanks

As editor I would like to thank everyone who has shown their support for the work of Beacon Lights with notes and words of encouragement. It means a lot to me as well as the staff. We really appreciate it when someone thinks about Beacon Lights when they read a good poem, article, or story […]

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It’s Not Just a Movie

Brothers and sisters in Christ, I present to you (pardon the pun) a dramatization. The scene is Friday or Saturday night. Friend A calls up friend B and asks, “What’s going on tonight?” Friend B says “Oh, not much, a bunch of us are going over to friend C’s house; we’ll probably just watch a […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

May 1 Read I Peter 4:1-11; Lord’s Day 33 Q&A 90 Young people, what is joyous for you? In what do you find delight in this life? Is it things? Is it worldly happiness? This question and answer outlines for us what should be our joy. We should joy in living a life of thankfulness […]

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Ten Commandments and Music (Part 2)

There have always been subjects in the church that have been a bit harder to put a finger on what is right and what is wrong. There are some issues that Christians are at liberty to decide on by themselves (within the bounds that Christ has set). There are issues that we can see are […]

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My Mother

(written 1997, age 12) My mother is kind, And loving in every way, My mother is there, To listen to what we say. My mother hurries about, Doing what we ask, My mother listens to our needs, And hastens to do every task. But sometimes we do not listen, To what she has to say, […]

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Mother’s Day

Why do you honor Mom today? Because she gave you birth, Because she fed and clothed you, Does that comprise her worth? To fill this special place, That you might be instructed In His ways and by His grace. Her labors are not easy, Her griefs, oft hard to bear, Yet strengthened in her duty […]

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The Cannon of Canons

Henry saw the open Psalter on the desk. It was open to a section in the back. “Hm. C-A-N-O-N-S. Canons?” Henry’s father walked into the room and picked up the Psalter, starting to read where he had left off. “Hey, Dad, what’s the Canons?” Henry asked. “Are those the big guns that go BOOM?” His […]

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