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The Melodies of our Hearts

Have you ever had it where you were in a dark mood, and within a matter of moments your gloomy thoughts were extinguished as a sunny tune filled the air?  How about when you were in a sunny mood, and a slow sad melody was played, and quickly melancholy took over?  We have all have […]

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Prayer: Reasons and Reminders

Think back to your day yesterday. How many times did you pray? What did you pray for? Could you stay focused? Did you struggle with your prayer? Prayer is such an important part of a Christian’s life. As Martin Luther said, “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive […]

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Raining Fish

To be an eyewitness to any unusual phenomena is significant for the observer. Scripture is filled with many examples of miraculous events: the manna in the wilderness, the parting of the Red Sea, the draught of fishes, the stilling of the tempest, and many other spectacular events too numbers to mention. Isn’t it true that […]

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A Re-evaluation of Emotional Maturity

“Grow up!”  “Man up!”  How often do we not hear these phrases in the world in which we live?  To a certain extent, our society scorns showing emotion.  Crying is seen as a sign of weakness and immaturity, in particular on the part of men.  Doing so somehow seems to make us lesser people, not […]

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A Reflection on India

It is difficult to know where to start and how to explain my experiences in India. When people ask me how my trip was, the only place I know to start is to say, “It was amazing!”  I could write pages and pages on all of the experiences that I had, but unless you have […]

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The Daily Press

May 8– Read Exodus 36 In verses 4–6 of this chapter, we read that the tabernacle workers had a very good problem on their hands.  The people had been commanded to supply the materials for the building of the tabernacle, and they gave so liberally that the men had to actually tell Moses to instruct […]

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Interview with Elsie Verhey (2)

MHH:  Are there any other memories that stand out in your mind or any events that you recall about your life here in Edgerton and in the PR church? EV:  Can’t forget the Fourth of July picnics. MHH:  Tell me about it. EV:  Well, we had it out at the farm where we lived, or […]

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Young People: Read!

The Beacon Lights staff thinks we have a problem. In fact, we are convinced that we have a problem. The problem concerns the reading of the magazine, or more accurately, the lack thereof. Our subscription numbers have historically been tracked by our business manager and reported at our monthly meetings. For the last several years […]

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In Our Father’s Hand

Dear children of God, do your fears arise When you look at your sins day by day, When you know you have wandered much too far, And as lost sheep have gone quite astray?   Remember: our Shepherd is watching o ‘er us— Our Shepherd Who knows us by name. “My sheep hear my voice, […]

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