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Be Ye Separate

“Our staff is planning to make the April issue of the Beacon Lights a special Servicemen’s Issue. We would like to have your regular contribution “Christian Living” for April be of special interest to the servicemen, if possible.” That is the request that came to me from our staff clerk, Miss Elsie Kuiper, few weeks […]

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Suffering for Christ’s Sake

I was almost going to begin this article with the question: Did you ever suffer? But, friends, suffering, as we all know, is common to all men everywhere. Sooner or later it becomes the experience of every man, woman and child, for even though we all dread it and try to avoid it, yet even […]

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Letting Our Light Shine

Jesus once said: “As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it also be in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.” These […]

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Nearer to God

Another year has come and gone, and again we stand on the threshold of a new year. Another year with all its joy and sorrow belongs to the irrevocable past, and again a new year with its unknown way stretches out before us. For just what awaits us on the way that lies ahead we […]

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Turned Inside Out

That, friends, is what happens to us during the Christmas season: God turns us inside out! We have again come to that season of the year which is known among us as Christmas. However, that is a fact of which none of us has need of being reminded, for where-ever we turn, everywhere, we find […]

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Giving Thanks Always

Every year when our national Thanksgiving Day draws near, I am reminded of those beautiful words of the poet: “Thy Spirit, O Lord, makes life to abound, The earth is renewed, and fruitful the ground; To God ascribe glory and wisdom and might, Let God in His creatures forever delight.” That is the case also […]

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Nothing But Leaves

Leaves, leaves, and more leaves. . .That is what we find at present in nature round about us. Every Fall, about this time of the year, regardless where we go, on sidewalk and lawn, in the city and on the farm, it seems we find nothing but Leaves. There is something sad about that, I […]

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Easter by Way of the Cross

The Passion season is again with us, that wonderful time of the year when in a special way we commemorate the suf­fering and death of our Lord and Sav­iour. And just a few more weeks, and another Easter Day will dawn, when “Torn the lips of old and young alike, we hear the old yet […]

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Do You Read?

There was a time when the question: “Do you read?” was very much out of place.  In the past, after the supper hour, the family would get together around the fireplace in the living room and spend the evening reading.  Those were the “good old days.”  Today, however, in our world of hustle and bustle […]

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Let Us Go Even Unto Bethlehem

Thus spake the shepherds of old in the fields of Ephrata.  Having heard the glad tidings of the Saviour’s birth, they could not refrain from going to Bethlehem in order to see the thing that was come to pass.  And well may we, too, exhort one another today saying: Come, let us go even unto […]

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