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Jesus is Born

  The Christmas story is the best Bible story I ever heard. When people tell me that story I feel good and sad. The dark years before Christmas made me feel sad.  I think the best part of the story is when Jesus is born.  He was the light after all that darkness. I will […]

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Musing with Molly

“Am I not forgetting someone?” wondered Molly Dokkema as she let her eyes wander about the mess on the table.  Molly loved to give others something; to make them happy, glad, surprised.  She was inclined to indulge….William, her husband, and she had since their immigration to New Zealand changed over from the Dutch St. Nicholas’ […]

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Reality-?-

Drowsily I stretched and attempted to roll over.  My left side seemed to be one long continuous pain.  Startled, I opened my eyes.  Darkness.  Darkness that enveloped me.  Darkness that penetrated into my mind.  My right hand reached out – reached out toward…nothing.  Beneath me was sand.  I sensed strangeness and feared to cry out.  […]

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Perfect Peace

Peace is something every person wants; every community in every nation wants peace.  The whole world is crying for peace, peace for all mankind.  They cry until there is no voice left in their mouths.  But the world cries in vain for peace, because they will never receive it.  They have the wrong idea of […]

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Let’s briefly get back into perspective with the whole book as far as we’ve studied it. ECCLESIASTES (“The Preacher”) Theme:  Search for Meaning in Labor and Life CHAPTER 1: Introduction CHAPTERS 2-2: Personal Experiences CHAPTERS 4-6:  Counteracting Errors As the outline shows, this third section is the one in which Solomon attempts to counteract various […]

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Editor’s Notes – December 1991

Look for a new editor-in-chief within the next six months. “Musing with Molly” is from our writer from “down under,” J.P. de Klerk.  His story of Molly shows us a taste of what Christmas is like in New Zealand.  Christmas in New Zealand is different from a season point of view.  You’ll understand this from […]

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