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Song of Christmas

O, Jesus, Word made flesh to dwell among us, How can I thank Thee for Thy Gift?  What way Can I in human frailty find to praise Thee best, Who came the price for my dread sin to pay? Thou wert despised, rejected for Thine Own, A man of sorrows from Thy day of birth. […]

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A Sonnet to the Savior

Romans 7:24   A vessel tossed among the towering waves; A tender reed reviled by raging winds; A blooming flower blighted by the frost; A vapor vanquished as the sun ascends.   Oh, what am I, but weak and frail, When sin’s dark Enemy assaults my mind, And wickedness abounds on every side, And even […]

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Seeking Success

Would you like to be successful? Do you want to prosper? The culture around you calls and encourages you to be successful in the academic, athletic, physical, relational, social, and even spiritual aspects of your life. The self-help sections of our local bookstores are well-stocked with books to give direction, and a quick web search […]

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The Company of the White Horse

They are one of many small military units like them positioned around the earth, and like most of them, they number fewer than 350 strong.  Youthful, energetic, and eager, most of them were already brought by their dedicated parents to training centers at the early age of about five or six years old. The purpose […]

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Learned Passivity

In response to Thad Lubbers’ article “Learned Passivity” (October 1993), I would like to express my disagreement with the assumption that the Church is responsible somehow for the “learned passivity” of its youthful, middle-aged, and elderly members. To begin with, I am not certain throughout the article exactly what is meant by “the Church.” Is […]

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No Room

Shadows are lengthening in Judea’s hills And olive branches quiver in a gentle breeze. A host of weary travelers, following Caesar’s writ Seeks out their fathers’ natal towns. Akin to these A carpenter of Nazareth and his expectant wife, Poor Galileans, searching Ephrath’s hills for Bethlehem. Of David’s line They are- line grown as slender […]

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At His Table

Moved by Thy Spirit, Lord, O, how I hunger after righteousness! I see the table that Thy grace has furnished me. And drawing near in sweet communion with Thy saints, Together lay the mountain of our sins beneath the Cross, take hold of Thee And taste Thy goodness.  What wondrous love is this, my God, […]

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Remember….

  Remember… Thy Creator, God, Who fashioned thee And gave thee breath to praise Him endlessly   Remember… In the days of youth That He is Wisdom, Light and Truth   Before thou find the days of youth have flown And sorrowing, turn to reap what has been sown. Remember.

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Youth’s Prayer

O Lord, make me to know the measure of my days. My feebleness, my frailty.  Thou dost know, Who formed me from the dust.  I am a tender flower, Fresh and flourishing, with youth’s bright dew aglow; Yet delicate am I.   When winds of time pass o’er The flower fades and fails and is no […]

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Jewels

Not ours, but His – the precious jewels of His Kingdom fair. He owns them, loans them to us For a little time to dwell with us on earth That for their place with Him we might their hearts prepare.   Then, following our King’s command, We cleanse and polish each most precious stone, With […]

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