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The Stranger

He didn’t belong here and he knew it. He was only passing through. He pulled his coat around himself and kept marching. The sun rose above a lone mountain in the distance, making an early frost glisten in the yellow rays of light. The man’s breath left little puffs of moisture in the air while […]

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The Journey Home…For Salmon

A thousand miles from home—he has a long way to go. He swims on a path in the vast Pacific Ocean, a path that circles halfway to Japan and back. He’s never been this way before, but he knows where he is going. He’s going back to a freshwater river, to the exact same spot […]

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Living a Pilgrim’s Life

1 Peter 2:9-11: “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had […]

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The Traveler

O traveler, where are you going? You seem so intent on your way, As if nothing on earth will detain you; Are you sure you must get there today? From the traveler’s lips hear the answer: I’m intent on my path ‘cause I know That the One Whom I love is awaiting— He went first; […]

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Safe in the World

Safe in the World. Lloyd-Jones, Dr. Martin (1988). Crossway Books: Illinois   We all need the preaching to hear the Word (Romans 10:14). Often, it is helpful to use other read­ings and devotionals to help us in understanding the Word of God. These aid our feeble minds with God’s truths before us. Safe in the […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: The Boundary

Prov. 22:28 “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.”  ’The Pilgrim passing through this strange land in which we live cannot help but see social unrest. Certain evils prevail and out of them we see multiplied corruption. The natives of this land would continually tempt the Pilgrim to end his Pilgrimage, and […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: The Golden Rule and Murder

Young Pilgrim, having indicated to you in a previous editorial that I would again write concerning the Golden Rule and the second table of the Law, we will proceed to study the Sixth Commandment. Our purpose in this editorial is an achievement of a better understanding of murder, its causes and prevention, and how this […]

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The Golden Rule

Young Pilgrim, when we walk as strangers in the world, we observe how the ungodly violate the Golden Rule. There is among the nations in this place, an extreme amount of pride, covetousness and greed. There are various contributing factors involved in this evil which is so widespread. Materialism, for one, has made the worldly […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: Righteousness Trail

We welcome as our new Associate Editor, Ed Lotterman of our southwest Protestant Reformed Church. His first editorial appeared in the October issue. He began by writing under the general heading of “Proverbs for Young Pilgrims”. He plans to develop this theme in this issue with the title of “Righteousness Trail”.   The long line […]

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The Christian and Politics

Watergate: As I was contemplating the subject of the Christian and politics this term repeatedly crossed my mind. It struck me that Watergate is a prime example of the evil that the world gets involved in with its brand of politics. Politics, as you may or may not realize, is inseparably con­nected with our government. […]

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The Observance of Thanksgiving Day

Probably the most typically American holiday which we cele­brate is Thanksgiving Day. Its celebration has come clown to us from the Pilgrims, and perhaps be­cause of the interesting facts which we know about that early celebra­tion, there seems to be an aura of romance and gaity about this holi­day. Strange as it may seem to […]

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Quo Vadis ? ?

Whither goest thou? Young men and young women, where are you going? We are always planning: looking forward.  The greater part of our life is spent in making and executing plans to go somewhere and do something.  Often the expectation and planning of an event are more important and take more time than the actual […]

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The Pathway of the Pilgrim

The pathway of the pilgrim Is oft a rocky road; Sometimes it seems that he would fall Beneath his heavy load. The pathway of the pilgrim Is sorry along the way; But ever he looks upward – Longs for that perfect day. The pathway of the pilgrim Is with temptations fraught; But oh the blessed […]

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The Pilgrims and Thanksgiving Day

The time of year has rolled around again when old and young are directing their thoughts to Thanksgiving Day and plans are being made to celebrate the festival among relatives and friends after attending church services to thank the providential Father for the abundance of food and clothing and for other favors He has bestowed […]

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The Pilgrim Fathers

In this Thanksgiving season most Americans are again commemorating the arrival of their forebearers, the “Pilgrim Fathers”, on this continent. Some fall down blindly and worship, eulogizing unconditionally and unreservedly while others, although superficially admiring their courage and pioneering, are far above their so-called bigotry and intolerance. But we as Protestant Reformed people, who are […]

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