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A Tale of Two Teapots

Mrs. Pekoe often made tea. She kept a plain little teapot on a low shelf near her stove and brewed a cup of tea in it for herself every day. She kept a larger fancy tea­pot on a higher shelf, and whenever guests arrived, she made some tea in the fancy pot for them. Mrs. […]

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A Christian Perspective on Play and Sports

This is the final part of a four-article series. The full title which the author gave to his articles was: “On Developing and Implementing a Christian Perspective on Play and Sports.” In the previous articles of this series the author presented his views on the development and understanding of Christian play and sports. In this […]

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Watching Daily at My Gates

June 1 Read Psalm 103:1-5 This Psalm begins with an exhortation for us to bless the Lord. To bless God means something quite different from God blessing us, for God is no creature, and to bless means basically to call well or good. We cannot add anything to God, but we can say that He […]

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The Place of the Mother in the Home

Why is it so important for mom to be in the home? I would say the greatest reason is that children learn from example more than from word. Not always, but usually when a girl gets married and starts a home, she imitates the home she came from. That’s why when a young couple starts […]

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Praying in Accordance with God’s Will

Prayer is an important aspect of the life of a Christian. It is a wonderful gift that allows us to communicate with the living God. We are able to talk with our Heavenly Father in any situation and at any time. In order for a Christian young person to pray properly, he must learn how […]

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My Father

  My father would lift me and hold me up high To show me a scene or a parade passing by.                                                                                                                                                 My father would lift me and hug me so tight              When I’d scrape up my knees or I’d just had a fright.   My father would lift me; I’d sit on […]

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Music and Worship

Today, as in any age, various styles of music abound. It can rightly be said that more styles exist today than ever before simply because music doesn’t necessarily die, it just gets older. It is understandable that most of the earliest forms of music are not available to us today; however, since the invention of […]

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Learning from the Aged

The aged. What do you know about them? You know that the extremely aged often live in a nursing home, where they re­ceive care from the staff. You know that they are old, and that they have lost the abilities that they once had. You know that sometimes we pray for the aged. Yet, do […]

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It Is Borrowed

“Alas, master! for it was borrowed.” II Kings 6:5 The young man was not concerned that the axe head had come off. That could be replaced. Nor was his concern that with­out an axe he could not work on beams for build­ing the house. He likely could borrow another. But his concern was: The axe […]

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Dr. Ralph Janssen

In the era preceding World War I, there was a spirit of change. New ideas were springing up in science, culture, medicine and ide­als. Liberal thought and morals had gained promi­nence over the more conservative thought of the last century. Unfortunately, the church was also affected by this spirit of change. The catalyst for the […]

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