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Now that those War Days are Over!

Andrew is an ex-serviceman from Grand Rapids, Michigan The hectic days of World War II have already been relegated to the misty past in the minds of many of us—veterans as well as those who remained at home.  How completely the war and all its implications thrust itself upon us.  Everything else seemed minor—and the […]

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To Our Servicemen – Past and Present!

On history’s page again we read Another war is o’er, And now for a brief episode The sun’s bright rays do pour; Though memories indeed are grim, As piercing as satire, Unfeignedly we saunter forth, Groping in peacetime’s mire.   To you who battled in the fight, Answering our country’s call, To homeland’s shore have […]

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Christian Living

George is an ex-serviceman from South Holland, Ill. We as young men and women have been raised in the sphere of God’s covenant.  From our earliest youth we have been instructed in the things pertaining to this Covenant.  We have learned to know God as He has revealed Himself in His Word, and also to […]

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Letters from Ex-servicemen

Army life, I can say, that too was good for me, because it was my Covenant God’s will that I should be there and He strengthened me through it all. Clarence Van Essen ********* Dear Editor: I received a letter from my pastor, Rev. S. Cammenga of our Second Church, requesting me to write a […]

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Zoo without Bars

Kenneth is an ex-serviceman from Grand Rapids, Michigan Have you ever owned a monkey?  Do you know what it feels like to ride an elephant?  Ever see a snake-charmer?  No?  Well, all these experiences and many more could and probably would happen to you if you spent a few months in India.  This strange and […]

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Unknown

When courage fails, and faith burns low, And men are timid grown, Hold fast thy loyalty, and know That Truth still moveth on.   The race is not unto the swift, The battle to the strong; When dawn her judgment-days that sift The claims of right and wrong.

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Quotes from War Issues

December, 1941 “Whether you be a young man or woman at home, moving about in troublous times, in a world of unrest and confusion, full of doubts and fears; or whether you are a soldier in the training camp threatened with the possibility of being called to the field of battle, the Peace of the […]

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Current Comments

This issue is especially for servicemen.  Events seem to be shaping in such a way that such issues labeled “for servicemen” will be more in demand than at present.  Though this month’s Beacon Lights is directed to servicemen who are at present in the service, it seeks also to interest ex-servicemen—and so we can say […]

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Meditation

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.”  Romans 8:28 This text is part of a New Testament song. Oh, I know it, I know it, it is not a song in the accepted, mechanical and technical sense of […]

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In Memoriam

Ralph is an ex-serviceman from Kalamazoo, Michigan Another Memorial Day has come and gone.  Across our great nation the President, the Governors of the States, and locally the Mayors of our cities have issued their proclamations concerning the observance of the day.  They plead that the day be spent attending church services and praying for […]

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