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Antithesis

A pilgrim walking down Life’s path Soon met another traveling there. He was a stranger, all alone. He said his name was Earthly Care.   He had a wealth of goods with him, And in much finery was dressed. The shabbily-garbed pilgrim asked How such a man could be distressed.   “Ah,” sighed the man, […]

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Hopeful

“We desire that each one of you may show the same diligence unto the Fulness of Hope even to the end.” Heb. 6:11. ASV It was Hopeful who had warned Chris­tian against Atheist with, “Cease from him. my brother, and let us believe to the saving of the soul.” John Bunyan gives a large place […]

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Privileged

No matter what your station in life, it seems there are always a “privileged few.” In grade school those privileged ones are the ones who get to help the teacher hand out papers and do those special chores. In high school the privileged ones make the team, get into choir and just get recognition in […]

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And Ye Shall be Hated

hUpon entering into the world, Protestant Reformed young people must realize that they are not going to be accepted and to some extent will be despised. In the first Epistle of John 3:13, John writes, “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you.” Here we are being told not to be surprised if we […]

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Help or Hindrance

It is Saturday night and the city is well lit with thousands of lights. The snow has given a white clean appearance to much of what usually is dark and dirty and the black sky is almost perfect. The air is so crisp and fresh that it almost hurts when one takes in a deep […]

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Lessons in Courage, Lessons in Thankfulness

Again the Grim Reaper has struck among us scything his death and destruction with unaccustomed viciousness. A family has suddenly lost another son, the Church on earth has lost another stalwart member. We cannot help but cry out why? Why another young man, the third in recent months, the sixth in just over two years? […]

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Read and Remember

I slept and dreamed that life was joy, I awoke and saw that life was duty, I acted, and behold: duty was joy. Love your calling, it is the meaning of your life. When one has much to put in them, a day has a hundred pockets. Hopelessness is anticipated defeat. In youth we want […]

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The Christian and Smoking

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you? . . . you are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”- I Cor. 6:19 and 20. This verse which Paul wrote to the Christian, at Corinth deals with fornication, but […]

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Value of P.R. Education

“Books! Books! And more Books! Stupid Rules! Unreasonable teachers! Too much homework! Why in the world do I have to go here anyway? I can get this in any school.” These are some typical remarks made by many of the students in our own Christian schools today. I’ll admit I too used to question why […]

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