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Gallery of Pictures (1)

As their family toured the art museum, Lydia and Nathan constantly walked ahead of their parents. They admitted the pictures were nice, but one glance was enough for them. Their parents, however, lingered over much of the exhibit. Besides that, their little sister, Anna, clung to Mother’s hand and was too little to walk very […]

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Keepers at Home

“That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” Titus 2:4, 5. “But what should I do?” Hannah sighed. “Why not consider studying medicine?” It […]

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Peter Sympathized

Peter van Toorn was known at school as a sensitive boy. This year he came back from his holidays at his uncle’s place, a fisherman. Peter was bronzed by the sun. He had daily made himself useful, casting and drawing in the nets, cleaning the fishes as well as the deck. The first day he […]

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Convention Challenge: Deepen Your Friendship with God

Last year I challenged the conventioneers to find three new friends at the convention. Did you give it a try? No matter where you meet a good friend, you quickly find out that meeting a new friend and maintaining a sound and lasting friendship takes some work. Friendships just don’t happen. You must be willing […]

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Rock Music

One of the most important issues in every believer’s life, one of the indicators that point to the final resting place of his soul, is the issue of what kind of music he listens to. Is he glorifying God or the devil by what he listens to? Rock music should not even be an option […]

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Eternal Life

Reprinted from the Standard Bearer December 1, 1939.   “This is life eternal, that they may know thee, the only and true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3 Eternal life. It is a boon unspeakably good. But just what is it? How is it to be described or defined? Is it […]

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The Death of a Stranger

We will be publishing some interviews that were done by students at Covenant Christian High School. These are interviews that serve well as examples of those whom God has preserved through times of trial. The following is an interview by Missi Slager of her mother, Barb. Missi is a sophomore at Covenant Christian High School. […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter- Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God   August 1 Read Psalm 26 Psalm 26:1-3 David makes four requests of God in these three verses. He asks God to judge, examine, prove, and try him. He does this not in a boastful way but rather in a way in which he […]

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The St. Piter Church in Grouw

This is a State Reformed Church, built in Grouw in 1100, probably one of the oldest Churches in The Netherlands, with a visible history of wars, destruction and restorations (numerous alterations, trying to save at least something of the past). Grouw is a village in the province Friesland, part of Idaarderadeel, to which also smaller […]

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Wisdom

Wisdom is the skillful use Of knowledge that one gleans; It helps one gain the perfect end By using best of means.   It is a treasured gift so rare That men could seek in vain; It can’t be found the world around By great men seeking gain.   The key to wisdom, scripture tells, […]

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