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You Tell on Yourself

You tell on yourself by the friends you seek, By the very manner in which you speak, By the way you employ your leisure time, By the use you make of a dollar and dime. You tell on yourself by the things you wear, By the spirit in which your burdens you bear, By the […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

May 16 Read Psalm 119:1-8 The word blessed can also be translated happy. So in verses 1 and 2 we see that the happy ones are those who walk in the way of the law of God. This long Psalm lays out for us the way that we should walk either young or old. The […]

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Using Our Time for the Glory of God

“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” (I Cor. 10:31) Whatsoever we do? Really? Including eating and drinking? What about after a hard day’s work helping my parents, surely a few hours in the evening I can just please myself? The inspired Apostle teaches us, […]

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The Gift (12)

His wife had attended this church for many years and yet he had never once stepped foot inside. There was a time in his life when he wore that fact as a badge of honor but now as he looked through the car window at the large, and admittedly beautiful, building he couldn’t help but […]

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Rain Song

Rain fell softly against the window. Droplets started to drip into one another, making patterns of tiny, crooked rivers on the glass. “Katie, have you finished your homework?” Katie jumped at her mother’s voice and turned away from the windowpane. No, she wasn’t finished. She had a lot to do. A rumble of thunder echoed […]

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Haiti Earthquake

Dear Editor Huizenga I read the articles about Haiti and earthquakes in the March Beacon Lights with great interest, but some of the arguments left me bewildered. Allow me to submit my thoughts and I hope that you can publish them in a future issue. In the fourth paragraph of your editorial you somehow manage to link […]

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Deconstructing Theistic Evolution

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of […]

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Daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending […]

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Covenant Courtship (7) Subjection to the Head

“Being in subjection refers to the inner attitude of a wife’s heart, according to which she knows her husband to be in authority over her and freely wills it.” —Prof. David Engelsma In the covenant marriage between Christ and the Church, He calls his bride to be in subjection to him. Christ is the faithful […]

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Ascension – Pentecost

Triumphant Easter, day of first-fruits, in which Christ arose as victor over sin, death and the grave. Glorious ascension. for he went through the heavens to Father’s throne, where he was crowned with glory and honor to rule over the works of God’s hands. Blessed Pentecost, feast of harvest, when he came to dwell with […]

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