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A Reminder: Be Carefree

The new year is upon us. What did you think New Year’s morning? While you waited for the bells and whistles that sounded the beginning of a new year, or while you slept away the waning hours of the old year and slept through the dawning hours of the first day to the new year, […]

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Beacon Lights in 1948

This editorial is being written a day after a Beacon Lights staff meeting and we have elected to depart from our usual form of editorials to give you some pertinent notes concerning our proposed Beacon Lights activities during the coming months.  It is appropriate that we should start the new year by giving some of […]

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New Year

“And presently, when crossing the threshold of a new year, don’t forget the lesson of New Year’s Eve, but let the Word of you God, ‘be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer’ fill your souls.”  This sentence, you may or may not remember, concluded our December article.  Well may we begin this January meditation […]

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Attitude Toward Science?

The reason this subject was chosen is because frequently in our orthodox circles one hears or reads generalizations condemning science.  Being interested in this phase of work I find it not only fitting but necessary to attempt to clarify certain aspects of science in order that we as Protestant Reformed youth may assume an intelligent […]

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The Clock

The clock strikes one, a new day has begun The clock strikes two—the Lord watches over you. It strikes three and it strikes four. And soon our sleeping hours are o’er. We hear strikes five and six and seven, The prayers of the saints rise up to heaven. Yet ere the clock has dared strike […]

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Unknown

The difficulty of making comments upon current events for the Beacon Lights was impressed upon me as I was studying an advertisement in Time, December 8 issue, page 112.  It was an advertisement by Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation explaining its part in transportation.  The picture was fascinating.  Commercial artists are very successful in making […]

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Golden Whip

The Golden Whip by Abe Brower. Translated from the Frisian by Dr. Albert Hyma.   The Golden Whip tells the story of Douwe Ates Wallinga, the proud and willful owner of the Free Estate near Hantum, Friesland.  His intense interest in horses and horse racing led him to neglect of his wife and farm.  At […]

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Judges

OUTLINE XIV (Judges 8:22-27) “Gideon Refuses the Crown” Introduction: Gideon had shown himself a powerful man: you may read about that also in Judges 8:1-22.  He not only pursued the Midianites, tracking them down into their very dens, until the last one was subdued, but he slew also princes and kings.  He spoke wise words […]

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A Voice from the Netherlands

A Letter…From The Netherlands This issue contains a letter from Mrs. Van Spronsen of the Netherlands.  Many of our people have met Mrs. Van Spronsen when she was visiting in America with Mr. Van Spronsen a few months ago.  During her visit she consented to write for Beacon Lights and the letter in this issue […]

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Charioteer

A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by permission of the Eerdmans’ Publ. Co.—Grand Rapids, Michigan.   THE PARADE Accid-Adab leaned against him and he wriggled out from under his weight.  He must get a grip on himself.  “I—I am not feeling well,” he gasped, but Accid-Adab ignored him. Raanah edged […]

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A New Year’s Message

I asked the New Year for some motto sweet, Some rule of life with which to guide my feet: I asked and paused. He answered soft and low; “God’s will to know.”   “Will knowledge, then, suffice, New Year?”  I cried The answer came, “Nay, this remember too, God’s will to do.”   Once more […]

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