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The Water Cycle

The water grows warmer under the hot summer sun. As the sun pours its energy into the ocean surface, the water molecules begin to move faster and faster. Bouncing endlessly with its neighbors, one molecule receives a final boost of energy and breaks free from the crest of an ocean wave. It begins to float […]

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In the Beauty of Holiness*

*1997 scholarship essay An increasing move is being made in our day to leave the traditional form of worship, which we know, for new, contemporary forms of worship. What are these trends? WHY are they present? Are they wrong? What does the Bible have to say on this subject? How are we to respond? First […]

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The Wet and the Dry

In Judges 6:34a we read that “the spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon.” The LORD clothed Gideon in the Spirit of the LORD in order to qualify and equip him with the spiritual strength needed for the battle. The Spirit of the LORD would be his full suit of armour, his coat of mail, […]

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The Bridegroom Comes

The bridegroom soon shall come His bride, the church, to claim; May we await with longing hearts And reverence for His name.   Let not our earthly cares Our minds and hearts so fill That just a fraction of our time Is centered on His will   May our whole being thrill In every act […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God April 1 Read Psalm 90 Psalm 90:1 It is thought that Moses penned the words of this Psalm as a prayer for Israel just before his death. If this is so, then think of the volumes it speaks about the goodness of Jehovah. Moses had […]

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Psalter 113 — The Friend of the Poor

We turn this month to the only versification of Psalm 41 in the Psalter. David in this Psalm, as in many others, demonstrates that he is a type of Christ in that he befriends the weak and resists the attacks of enemies, including a betrayal by a friend. This Psalm speaks about the faithfulness of […]

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A Precious Jewel*

* Reprinted from the Standard Bearer, vol. 47, pp. 255- 257.  They were neighbors. In fact, they had lived next door to each other for over forty years. It could be said that they got along quite well, even during those years when the children did the usual damage to lawns and gardens—and to an […]

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The Old Peter Church of Lowick

This is an English church, in the shire of Northampton, seven miles southeast of Corby. The experts agree that it is one of the finest medieval churches of the country. The tower has twelve pinnacles, representing the twelve disciples of the Lord. Each one of them has a weather vane. Inside there are several monuments, […]

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