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Love

Come, let us look and see what love is; All love is God and God is love. Love starts with God. All love is His; Love had its birth in heaven above.   Come, let us look and see what love says: “I love Thee first — I really do — With all the strength […]

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Serenity

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”   —Isaiah 26:3   Evil days, we often hear, are these. Restlessness and strife in all degrees, Hate and turbulence and riot rife Seem to be our troubled way of life. …And our children’s, too.   Inner conflicts […]

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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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I Will Rejoice

“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will […]

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I Will Rejoice

“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will […]

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One Small Candle: A Tribute to God’s Goodness

As often happens in the history of the church on earth, God uses the events of the past to teach His people in the present time, even though these historical events may have happened hundreds of years ago. One of these events in church history which we Americans still celebrate had its beginning across the […]

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Is the Psalter Outdated?

God’s people are a singing people. Both in the Old and New Testaments, the Lord tells us that His people sang of their joys and sorrows, of their struggles and victories. We, God’s people in the Reformed tradition, sing from the time we are tiny tots until we stoop with old age. Together we sing […]

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On Washing

I watched God wash the world today With sudden shower hard and clean. He scrubbed the sloping sandy beach, And pelted rocks and stones with sheen.   I watched Him freshen feathered birds And wash the dusty, woolly sheep; He splashed the green and yellow fields, And rinsed the rising hillside steep.   I watched […]

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Steps

Slow, syncopated, stumbling ones By tiny tot with tremulous pace; In youthful strides, long, lusty ones Rough, ruthless in their frenzied race… Unto old age.   In days of sunshine, buoyant ones, When blithe our mood and bright our gait; Through days of pensive, ponderous ones. When sore we feel some sorrow’s weight… Until they […]

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On Going to Church

The devil came to church today. I didn’t see that he came in. Right next to me — without delay — He sat, with quite a friendly grin. Before I had the time to pray And ask the Lord to keep from sin And way-ward thoughts that often stray, He inched quite close and bumped […]

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