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I Envy You

I sat beside the death bed Of an aged, gray-haired man; He’d seen full eighty summers Ten more than average span. I looked deep into his tired eyes, Saw peace and comfort there; For you see, he was a’leaving For a land that’s sweet and fair. His struggle soon’d be over, His cares on earth […]

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Money

Magic word! Word of power! A word bringing both joy and sorrow – hope and despair – comport and distress. Attributes by the score are ascribed to it, “Money talks”, “Money rules”, “Money burns a hole in your pocket”. “Money is his god”. Interesting facts may be unearthed concerning money. Many references to it may […]

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Meditating or Day-dreaming: Which?

Last night I couldn’t sleep. The hour was late, or early (whatever you wish to call it). Though mentally tired, there wasn’t an ounce of sleep in my whole physical make up. No, I wasn’t worrying about anything–not last night. It was just a time for meditation, and I loved it! I loved it so […]

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Not a Joke at All

A geography teacher once asked her class: “What is the shape of the world?” One little fellow quickly raised his hand, replying: “My father said it is in the worst shape that it has ever been!” ‘Tis a joke. However, the reply of the little fellow was no joke at all! His answer was ‘more […]

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Redeeming the Time

The topic “Redeeming the Time” means to utilize or employ our time to the best advantage possible. Our question in life should always be: “How can I employ my time to the best service?”, and this should always be answered thus: “That in everything I do, think, and say, I am praising the Lord therein […]

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The Sovereign Grace Hour

Since the early Spring of 1942 The Sovereign Grace Hour has been sponsored by the Young People’s Societies of Northwest Iowa and Minnesota. Although in the first two years of our radio activity broadcasts were made only during the months of September through May, during the last two years our broadcasts have been heard the […]

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Game Bird

Joy, love, excitement throbs in his young heart, fills his dumb breast. What a glorious life – to run, to fly, to scream among his fellows. Undaunted by any northern blast, by cold, pitiless, threatening skies or ice and snow particles clinging to his narrow feet, – see him run on – eyes alert for […]

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Reformation in Hull

While the Protests against those in the Christian Reformed Church who were defiling the Word of God were being treated in the East, God also moved the hearts of men elsewhere to take a stand for the pure truth. For this reason Rev. H. Hoeksema was invited in the Spring of 1925 to speak on […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Oskaloosa, Iowa Dear Fellows: Since many of our boys are receiving their discharges and are returning home to their loved ones, yet many of you must still remain in the service for some time, awaiting the return homeward, sooner or later. It is to you that still remain in the service that I gladly write […]

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Don’t be an APE or a PAPA

Recently while checking the roll call book of one of our societies I noticed that the three letters which are used to designate the attendance record can also sometimes arrange themselves that they form the words in this heading. Absent, present, excused – APE! Present, absent, present, absent – PAPA! It’s not good. For, even […]

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