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A Prudent Wife is from the Lord

In these days of the Women’s Liberation and Equal Rights movements there is probably no occupation more looked down upon by the world as that of the house­wife. Even the adjectives usually placed before the name of the occupation — com­mon, ordinary, “plain old,” tell of its im­portance to many today. In magazines especially meant […]

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Current Events and Comments

Really trying to come up with an in­clusive, conclusive comment about the events that currently seem to be besieging us seems almost impossible. We could view Watergate and very literally shake our heads in horror. Who’s to blame really doesn’t seem to matter much anymore, we just start; at the amount of grimy blame that’s […]

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Dr. Skill

Christiana’s eldest son, Matthew, took sick one day, adding to the burdens of his widowed mother. Matthew’s father was no more there to watch over and warn his son against the temptations of young manhood. It was not easy for Christiana to be both father and mother to her son. Actually, she doted on him, […]

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Energy Crisis

Not a truly unique idea is it? It seems that everything we do is connected with today’s energy crisis. Turn on the radio, read the newspaper, listen to the people around you and everyone you hear has something to say about our lack of energy. My concern has little to do however with petroleum, heat […]

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Letter from New Zealand

Young People, please read this letter from this 16-year-old boy in New Zealand. He requests the Beacon Lights, the magazine published by the Young People’s Societies of the Protestant Reformed Churches. He also would like to write someone from our churches, therefore I would like to ask some young people to write him. He has […]

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On Going to Church

The devil came to church today. I didn’t see that he came in. Right next to me — without delay — He sat, with quite a friendly grin. Before I had the time to pray And ask the Lord to keep from sin And way-ward thoughts that often stray, He inched quite close and bumped […]

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Prayer Necessary for Christians?

Strange Question! Prayer necessary for Christians? It is not the way the Heidelberg Cate­chism asks the question. Had you already noticed that it is different? How well are you instructed in Questions 116, 117 of the Heidelberg Catechism? Take a chair, and come a little closer, and open your Psalter and read Lord’s Day XLV. […]

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Satan Knows Love When He Sees It

And Satan came to visit the sons of men and asked them, “why do you loathe your young?” And they said to him, “We do not loathe our young, we love them. Do we not give them everything that they want? Do we not send them to schools where is found the latest in equipment […]

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The Grace of God is in Courtesy

It is evident wherever one looks today that there is a blatant disregard and lack of the most elementary forms of courtesy and good manners in the world around us. Teenagers sass their parents, disrespect lawful authority, exhibit filthy language and hand-signs to passers-by. Only yester­day my little ones saw some of this crude behavior […]

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