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Editor’s Note

Schuyler was born 65 years ago in January of 1947. He lived only six years, passing away in March of 1953, and leaving a brief record of his writings in Beacon Lights. Now the staff has decided to resurrect him, albeit in slightly altered form. In recent months you may have noticed some “teasers’ scattered […]

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Butterflies

A Spring Azure fluttered near Laura’s head. She ducked. She watched as the little blue butterfly darted back and forth across the grass in the yard. Finally it landed on a budding tulip. The glowing springtime sun warmed the butterfly’s wings. Laura tried to look at it closer, but it flew away. * * * […]

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Praise God

Praise God for His grace. Praise God for He is good. Praise God for He is sure, And His grace has always stood. And His grace will always stand, For we are always in His hand. So pray to God for His grace, Pray during trials, But also, Pray when it’s going well. And remember, […]

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Faithful Over a Few Things

Augustine of Hippo once wrote, “He who does little, but in a state to which God calls him, does more than he who labors much, but in a state which he has thoughtlessly chosen: a cripple limping in the right way is better than a racer out of it.” Although all of us must carefully […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

January 8 Read Psalm 1. Do you count yourself as one of the blessed ones?  If you answered yes to that question, then you have to answer yes to the next one as well.  Do you delight in keeping Jehovah’s law?  Only the blessed are able to say yes to that question.  They are the […]

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Use It or Lose It

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalm 119:11   The cliché that serves as the title for this article is quite familiar to all of us. Throughout the various aspects of life, we readily observe instances in which certain skills or knowledge gradually deteriorate over time […]

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The Twentieth Century of His-Story – Ham

The twentieth century of history (since the time of creation) brings us to the threshold of God’s revelation to Abraham of more specific details of the promised savior.  According to the timeline based upon the dates and lifetimes found in Scripture, Abraham was born at the beginning of the twenty-first century.  In the next article, […]

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The Antithesis – Its Spiritual Character

In previous articles on the antithesis we have looked at its meaning, its manifestation, its source, and its basis. In this article we will look at its spiritual character. We will do so in the light of 2 Corinthians 6:14–18, and especially verse 17, where the the word of sound doctrine exhorts us to “come […]

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