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God’s Cleansing Work

This morning I woke to a freshly washed world; I pondered- just what does this mean? It pictured to me how God takes sinners’ hearts And renews, makes them perfectly clean. How great a Redeemer is needed for this- Each day there’s a mountain of guilt! Each day there is mercy abundant in scope; On […]

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Bountifully, Thoughtfully, Cheerfully

From the title on the top of this page, it should be apparent to the believer that the topic of this article is “Christian Giving.” Giving is a necessary part of the Christian life. It proceeds from a heart thankful to God who is rich in mercy towards His people. Giving characterizes the life of […]

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All Things for Good?

“Hello?” “Hi, this is Chad, is Ryan there?” “Yeah, just a minute please.” After a halfway short conversation, Ryan Lang was convinced to jog over to Chad’s house a couple hundred yards down the road. Chad was the Reeves’ second son in a family of five. He just finished the first marking period of tenth […]

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A Christian View of Sports (2)

In this article I wish to deal with some individual issues to which we can apply the general principles written about in the last issue. Firstly, women and sport. Some argue that women should not be permitted to play sports, because it might compromise their modesty, cause unfeminine traits of personality, and the like. Besides, […]

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Would Elsie Become a Model?

She pushed the button of the electric doorbell next to the marble slain with the words Rinus van Diemen, fashion designer. She hoped her visit would not come at an inopportune moment. It was summer. A slant of wind from the seaside played with her hairs. The beautiful mansion was the third in the street […]

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To Live is Christ

“To me to live is Christ” O what a lofty goal— To bring each thought, each word and deed Beneath my Lord’s control.   Within each thought I think My impulse first must be— What does my Savior teach? Lord, give me grace to see.   Before each word I speak Cleanse Thou my lips, […]

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Now and Then

Many people can imagine what it was like a hundred years ago but how many can actually say, “I can tell you exactly what it was like a hundred years ago.” Among the few that can is Jessica Grassmid who turned 100 on February 29, 1997. Jessica was born of Peter and Susie Feenstra who […]

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The State-Reformed Church of Rijnsburg

The most interesting part of this old Dutch Church is the tower which was built in 1133 as part of a monastery. Rijnsburg was first named Rinasburg, founded in 600, not far from the fishers-village of Noordwijk at the North Sea. There were forests with many wild animals in those days, and a fortification against […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter- Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God   Psalm 31—“This song of mingled measures and alternate strains of grief and woe was intended for public singing, and thus a deathblow is given to the notion that nothing but praise should be sung.” Spurgeon   September 1 Read Psalm 31:1 & Psalter […]

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The Garden (2)

The sun was warm and bright, but a light breeze made the afternoon comfortable. Not comfortable enough for Nathan, however, who was pulling weeds in his neighbor’s garden to make some extra money. He was glad to get the job, but he was getting weary. “Hi, Nathan,” said his sister Lydia as she came into […]

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