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The Carbon Cycle

You are probably familiar with the water cycle. Water evaporates into the air and condenses to fall as precipitation filling the rivers, lakes, and oceans to be used by plants and animals. Eventually it evaporates again to complete the cycle. There are other important cycles in the creation as well that reveal the wisdom of […]

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Filial Duties in the Christian Family

Collin wiped the last spot of wax off his new Corvette. He had just bought it yesterday, so today he spent hours wiping down the black leather and polishing the yellow fiberglass…hours dedicated to touch-up work, and yet no time to help around the house. After going back inside, seeing the messy house, watching his […]

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In His Will

Trisha is a short story contest winner from South Holland Protestant Reformed Church in South Holland, Illinois. Suffering. Her life could be summarized in that one word. Suffering. Chisel that word on her gravestone. Anna’s life had never been easy, but she had the impression that not all life was easy. There was some element, […]

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Fleeing Sin (2)

We ended last time with a brief overview of repentance. We saw that repentance involved sorrow for sin, hatred of sin, a loathing of ourselves because of our evil natures, and an acknowledgment of the seriousness of sin. Now we will see from Scripture how the child of God lives continually in repentance. It is […]

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A Barren Womb – A Reader Responds

Letter to the Editor To: Beacon Lights Concerning the “Gem of the Month”—“A Barren Womb.” To the women who wrote this, I have felt your pain and sense of loss. I was “infertile” as they say. It’s hard to explain the loss that is involved with this, the anger, the depression, the feeling that everyone […]

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Heavenly Mansions

In Father’s heav’nly home Are many mansions bright; He has prepared these for His own Who in His ways delight. While in this vale of tears We grief and sorrow know, Our pathway’s strewn with rocks and thorns And many a deadly foe. This world is not our home: We’re pilgrims trav’ling here. This life […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God January 1 Read Psalm 119:25-32 Psalm 119:25-26 Today is the beginning of the year 2000. How many of us thought that we would see this day? Now that we are here, what must we do? We must do what we have been called to do […]

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Psalter 229 – Days in the Sanctuary

Oh, how I long to dwell in the Lord’s house! This is the theme of David in this Psalter versification of Psalm 84.We are reminded of how glorious it is to dwell with God. God cares for His own and protects them. We also reflect on the great joy and blessings that are found when […]

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How Did the Fall Affect Creation?

Rev. Hanko is the missionary/pastor of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Northern Ireland. Reprinted from the CPRCNI newsletter. Our question for this issue takes us back to the beginning: “In what way did the fall of the human race affect the animal kingdom and the plant kingdom?” This question is important because it gets at […]

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The St. Wilfrid’s Chapel

A part of the British Isles, called England, was in fact founded by the Roman Julius Caesar in 55 BC. But in 43 AC emperor Claudius came with a big army and took possession of the land. The Romans remained there till the year 400. The first Christians entered England probably in 177. The missionary […]

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