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When Many are One

Mrs. Van was early as usual. She walked slowly toward an old building. It was old, but the green grass on the sloping lawn all around seemed to garb it with dignity. It stood a little apart from the house around it and the whiteness of its pillars and the color and design of its […]

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What My Society Means to Me – March 1940

The highway stretched out before us! For a long time I sat gazing out of the car window as we rode along: gazing at the fields still covered with a thin layer of snow, at the trees grouped together on the side of a hill, at the old wood farm houses and the newly painted […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

Bulletins have been coming into the News Department with remarkable regularity, and that at a time when most ministers are vacationing. Perhaps the way in which many of them are vacationing has something to do with it. Since several of our churches have vacancies in the pulpit at present, it seems that every minister preaches […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

Hudsonville Church had a congregational meeting June 15 to decide on remodeling the auditorium and the basement. Apparently more seating space is needed in the church proper. Also they are considering the purchase of a new organ. Speaking of organs, the Southeast Mr. and Mrs. Society recently sponsored the Male Chorus in a very fine […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

Our regular news writer, Miss Alice Reitsma, is unable to perform her duties this month, as she is in Butterworth Hospital under observation. Lynden – Rev. Robert C. Harbach is considering a call received from our Redlands congregation Holland – The Young People’s Society has recently had a couple of interesting topics: Ron Elzinga talked […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

NEWS FLASHES Loveland- “what rich graces for ONE Day!” is a remark on the Loveland bulletin. It continues: “Certainly the whole day, this Sabbath, reminds us of blessed Calvary! This morning we attend the table of Communion; this evening the applicatory word will picture the Savior instituting His supper with all its blessed implications.” I […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

This is an Up-To-The-Minute report from Oaklawn regarding Convention Patrons. Churches No. of Patrons Hope 2 Holland 1 Creston 2 Grand Haven 1 First, G.R. 15 Southeast 2 Southwest 3 Hudsonville 0 Kalamazoo 0 Oaklawn 7 South Holland 7 Randolph 1 Hull 0 Doon 0 Lynden 0 Redlands 0 Loveland 0 Pella 1 Edgerton 1 […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

Experience and understanding comes with years. Therefore, we love and honor and respect the older generation. Mr. Peter Kooistra of 1st Church, celebrated his 94th birthday on Christmas. Think of it! Almost a century lf living. Mr. W. Kooienga, member of our churches since 1924 and now a member of S. E., passed away Jan. […]

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Mother’s Day

Are you ever curious to know how special days originate? I am. I looked up the origin of this one. It seems to have had its beginning in England or amongst the Yugoslavs who, for many years, have set aside a Sunday for honoring mothers. In the U.S. the day received national recognition as recently […]

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The Path of Uprightness

A few lines from the Psalter number which our pupils are learning in school this week go like this: “Teach me Thy way to know  I have no God but Thee. By Thy good Spirit led From trouble and distress My erring feet shall tread The path of uprightness.” Modern educators often stress the fact […]

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Choosing a Profession

“In the sweat of thy face…” We read in the Bible so simply, “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.” In the Garden of Eden, Adam understood his position perfectly. And he was able to perform it perfectly. In fact, […]

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A Few Opinions Resulting From a European Tour

I didn’t know how to begin this article, or perhaps I should say “where” to begin it, so I decided to put off writing until another time and read my “Reader’s Digest” instead. I turned to the article, “The Scots Among Us,” and that reminded me of the time I took the train from London, […]

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With a Strong Hand

A New Year’s resolution is like a brand-new car. A new car looks so sleek and shiny, so durable and powerful. But – just one little collision with some other obstacle of about the same size and its beauty is gone. The fenders are crumpled, the doors are banged in, and this beautiful car has […]

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Summary of Convention Debate

Debates are fun for those who take part in them and for those who listen to them. And the debate to which we listened on Thursday morning at the Convention of our Young People was a very interesting one. Shirley and Ruth Dykstra upheld the affirmative on the question, “Resolved: that doctrinal controversy is advantageous […]

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Seeking to Know God

“Spring is here, Spring is here, And vacation time is near.” You don’t have to be a poet to write those lines. Every student from Grade School through College thinks in those terms at this time of the year. Teachers do too! We all look forward to vacation time. For many students graduating from High […]

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Highlights of 1949 . . . . The Year in Review

“Another year is dawning! Dear Father, let it be, In working or in waiting. Another year with Thee” How fitting, these simple lines! How much meaning they hold for you and me, who know and trust in Him Who keeps and guides our every way in life! It was with this humble prayer—ap­pearing on our […]

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New Christian Schools

Young People-, When you graduated from High School did you pack away your books with your diploma and say: “There I’m through with schools for good!” You’re not though. For as long as there is a world there will be a church, and as long as there is a church there will be children. As […]

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Big Fisherman

The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas, Boston Hougton Mifflin Company, 1948. The big Galilean fisherman, who is Simon Peter, the Apostle, is not introduced until the fifth chapter of this book. In the first hundred pages the author succeeds to inter­est the reader in the conflict and hatred existing between the wan­dering, wilderness-loving Arabians […]

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Christian’s Play

Our Grand Rapids Christian High School has again in the past week placed itself in the same cate­gory with the public high schools of our city. It has presented its Senior Class play! The play was repeated on three successive even­ings, including Thanksgiving Day, because everyone wanted to see Christian’s play! The auditorium was filled […]

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Quotes from War Issues

December, 1941 “Whether you be a young man or woman at home, moving about in troublous times, in a world of unrest and confusion, full of doubts and fears; or whether you are a soldier in the training camp threatened with the possibility of being called to the field of battle, the Peace of the […]

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The Spiritual World

From all of Scripture we conclude that Angels are Spiritual beings which possess intelligence, will and power.  In their intellectual faculties, they are far superior to man and have much more knowledge about God’s council than man does.  The greatness of their power is manifested by the means and titles which Scripture gives them: Principalities, […]

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National Heroes

When George Washington was born at the seldom visited and almost unknown Wakefield Farm in Virginia, the Indians had scarcely left the woods near his home.  As a youth, although bred in an environment of luxury and ease and refinement, he often chose the rugged life of hunters and Indians, climbing mountains, fording streams and […]

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Comfortable perched on the sofa; Betty and Joan were quietly talking things over.  The holidays were passed, but the memories of those days of laughter and song and well-wishing lived on in the minds of these two girls.  And you know how girls will do—rehash the whole thing after it’s over, even down to the […]

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Unknown

How many of you have ever visited or lived in California?  Well, a few months ago I would have answered no to that question along with many of you Juniors.  But now I am here in Redlands, California. While in Michigan and other northern states the leaves are turning gold and red and brown, and […]

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