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Watch Out

Young people are constantly told to beware of the wiles of the devil who goes about like a roar­ing lion. Well, at first glance one would retort, of course we would be afraid of a lion that is roar­ing. I think, though, that the word, roaring, is but an adjective that belongs to that certain […]

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Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: It has been quite a while since you heard from me, but since that time I have been hearing some good things about you. That pleases me to no end because I have been reading in the newspapers and seeing on the T.V. news some awful things about other young people. And because […]

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A Friendly Letter to my Grandchildren

All of you have friends, I know, but some may have but one close friend, and have many just-plain-friendly friends.  I can remember back to when I was your age that I had two close friends; we three did things together, we went places together; we simply enjoyed each other’s fellowship in any circumstance and […]

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A Habit Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: All people are creatures of habit, and that, of course, includes you boys and girls.  What does that mean?  Well, the way you always tie your shoe laces is a habit.  When you first had to learn that tricky task you were shown how.  Then you tried it, and tried it a second […]

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An Imaginary Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: This letter is going to be a bit different.  I will tell you five stories, all imaginary.  Now then, if you will imagine these stories to be true, we will get along quite well. Story #1.  Once there was a schoolyard bully who liked to trip boys and girls whenever possible.  Just to […]

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A “let’s get ready” Letter to my Grandchildren

All you kids remember certain happenings to which you looked forward with much anticipation, I’m sure.  Remember the birthday party that you and your Daddy planned in secret?  How you found occasions to whisper about your plans; how you decided that you would, for a change, get up before your regular time, get the breakfast […]

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Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Teenagers: Yes, that’s right, I am writing this letter to you teenagers this time.  Of course, you pre-teens may take a peek at it in order that you may see what your older brothers and sisters are up to. By now you have become accustomed to your new grades in school—some of you having […]

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A Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren, You are grand in my opinion because you have grand abilities; you busy yourselves in grand activities, and are given a grand place in the Church of God.  Do you realize how important you are in God’s plan of salvation?  Imagine for a minute: God chose you to be His child even before, […]

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A Letter to my Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: Once upon a time (that’s the way all stories begin) the town clerk went about the street calling out, “there is going to be a town meeting at the riverside at daybreak tomorrow’’. So, all the village menfolk and many inquisitive youngsters were out bright and early that morning. Each man was asking […]

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A Friend-Foe Letter to my Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren:   You all have friends, and some of them are mutual (shared) friends. Your personal friend in Edmonton cannot be a mutual friend of one who lives in Redlands, unless that friendship was made while you were at your Convention. You all have enemies, and sometimes they might be mutual enemies. What I […]

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A Letter to my Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren:   It was over two years ago that I wrote a letter to you about the spirit world; the origins of the good angels and those of the bad angels, Michael keeping the good ones, and Satan leading the bad ones – the devils. Just lately I was asked to write another letter […]

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Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: In my last letter to you last July I mentioned that we cannot imagine the boyhood of Jesus. I have been thinking about that again and have tried to learn more about it. There is a scarcity of details in the Bible of our Savior’s childhood; just a few remarks here and there […]

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A History Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: Every man or woman you see started life as a baby boy or girl. “Of course,” you say. But when you look at your father or mother do you remember that they know what they are talking about when they teach you in the way that you should walk? They learned from their […]

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A Spiritual Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: It was over two years ago that I wrote a letter to you about the spirit world; the origins of the good angels and those of the bad angels, Michael keeping the good ones, and Satan leading the bad ones – the devils. Just lately I was asked to write another letter answering […]

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A Painted-Picture Letter to My Grandchildren

Have you ever painted a water color in your school? Have you ever watched a painter make an oil painting of many colors? Or a chalk artist do so with his colored crayons? Good. Then you will understand the heading of this letter. I intend to paint some pictures using words instead of oils, word-pic­tures. […]

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A Letter to Welcome You to My House of Imagery

Dear Grandchildren: I haven’t heard from you in a long while, and wondered why. But then I haven’t written you for a long while either. In this letter, we are going to do some more thinking, or, wondering together. Remember we have wonder­ed about angels and about devils? This time we will wonder about images. […]

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A “Pure” Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: O.K. children, turn off your radio or television set for a few minutes. I want you to put on your thinking caps – those with the built-in ear plugs to shut out outside sounds which might distract you. I want you to join me in thinking of the words pure, purity and purify. […]

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A Wondering Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: In this letter I am going to ask you to sit next to me, and we will think about some things of which we do not usually think. First, let us think of the Creation Story, and remember the first sentence, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth’’. We all […]

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A Letter About Letters

As you can guess, I am going to write about the a-b-c’s. Our alphabet which consists of twenty-six letters which can be combined into thousands of ways, words and, of course, sentences. You probably learned your a-b-c’s from your Mom and Dad; or if you are a younger child in a family, from your older […]

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A Whys Letter to My Grandchildren

Why? That one-word question has been asked by you, your brothers, your sisters, and all the children over the whole world. It has been the spring-board for countless lessons taught by your parents, teachers and ministers. And now I will ask you the same question: why is the first sentence I wrote true? And another: […]

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A Fingery Pistle to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: This New Year’s letter is all about fingers: finger marks, finger prints and finger posts. I am sure that all of you know what finger marks are. Your mother must have told you a dozen times, when’ you were a toddler, not to put your hands against the windows; “You get all finger […]

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An Open Letter To All My Grandchildren

In the early part of September we made a trip by plane over several Western States, some seven miles above the ground under a cloudless sky. From that lofty place we plainly saw patterns of different colored fields, mostly corn, barley and wheat. Those rectangular fields were a beauty not seen from the roadside as […]

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A Witness-y Pistle to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: As I write this letter to you we have just celebrated Easter Sunday. What we were celebrating was the fact that Christ rose from the dead on that glorious morning. But you know, nobody saw Him come out of that tomb! That’s right; just nobody saw Him arise from the grave. And still […]

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A Friendly-Foe-y Pistle to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: It has been some three months since I wrote to you, at which time I asked you to write to me in case you could think of picture-stories in the Bible which revealed one or more of God’s attributes. But, alas, the mailman delivered not a single letter. Probably they were lost in […]

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