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Memories

When I moved into Sunset Village, I had to part with so many “goodies” that I no longer would have room for in my small room.  That included many memories like the things you are asking for, but I’ll give you a few things that I recall. My earliest position with Beacon Lights was Assistant […]

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Our Country

We live in a country whose beauty is great; The mountains, lakes, rivers, with grandeur abound; The flowers, trees, grasses, which God did create, And the deserts and fields us with splendor surround. We are thankful that we who inhabit this land May have freedom to worship, to speak, and to write, And we pray […]

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Worship With Awe

Come to God’s house to worship Him With reverence and with awe: For great and holy is His name And righteous is His law. Our earthly cares are put aside That in His love we may abide. Since we such sinful creatures are, It’s not an easy task To rid our minds of mundane things […]

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The Word of God

The Bible is an awesome book, Its pages tell a story; The “new-born babes” may have a look To see Jehovah’s glory. The simple milk of Father’s word The weak may understand, And children young, or young-in-faith, When guided by His hand Are nourished and find pleasure great In learning of His love. They gain […]

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The Days of Creation

Day 1 In the beginning the Triune God Created earth and the heavenly height. He formed the light, He formed the darkness, And divided them into day and night. Day 2 On the earth He divided the waters above From the waters that were below; Between them He set forth the firmament Away from the […]

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David Meditates

“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” (Psalm 37:25). David reflects on the care of the Lord – How He always is blessing His own; Since the days of his youth the shepherd boy saw That God’s children were never alone. […]

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Trials to Triumph

The trials of life are not easy to bear— The illnesses, poverty, snares, Disappointments, failures, the death of a friend, And feeling that nobody cares. But friend, don’t despair, you don’t suffer alone; Your heavenly Father is near; He answers our prayers, sends grace unsurpassed Allaying our heartaches and fear. Just looking around us may […]

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From Revelation to Genesis

My journey through the Scriptures led me through the end of time; The book of Revelation has an ending most sublime. I gazed at the pomp and pageantry recorded there by John And felt a thrill of wonder at the view I looked upon. How could a sinner such as I fit into God’s great […]

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The Word of God

The Bible is an awesome book. Its pages tell a story; The “new-born babes” may have a look To see Jehovah’s glory. The simple milk of Father’s word The weak may understand. And children young, or young-in-faith, When guided by His hand Are nourished and find pleasure great In learning of His love. They gain […]

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The Message

Imagine you’re a shepherd tending sheep in darkest night; Suddenly the skies around you burst, and blaze with intense light. You’re aroused from lethargy, brightness penetrates your soul: Then you view a glorious angel where the heavens did unroll. You shepherds are sore frightened and begin to shake with fear; But the words the angel […]

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Resist the Devil

The scripture says if we resist The devil and his pow’rs That he will surely flee from us; The vict’ry then is ours. But how do we accomplish this? The task takes much persistence, For Satan doesn’t just “let go”; We’ll meet with great resistance. To steadfastly obey our Lord Requires a prayerful life, For […]

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Autumn Beauty

In the golden hush of autumn Wandering down a pathway rude, The serenity and beauty Fill my heart with solitude. See the mist above the water, Feel the cool of summer’s end. Fallen leaves become a carpet As my footsteps homeward wend. I’m enchanted by the grandeur Of an ordinary scene Where the reds and […]

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The Word of God

The Bible is an awesome book, Its pages tell a story; The “new-born babes” may have a look To see Jehovah’s glory. The simple milk of Father’s word The weak may understand, And children young, or young-in-faith, When guided by His hand Are nourished and find pleasure great In learning of His love. They gain […]

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Resist the Devil

The scripture says if we resist The devil and his pow’rs That he will surely flee from us; The vict’ry then is ours. But how do we accomplish this? The task takes much persistence, For Satan doesn’t just “let go”; We’ll meet with great resistance. To steadfastly obey our Lord Requires a prayerful life, For […]

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Ruth’s Resolve

“Entreat me not to leave thee” These words were wrung from the young widow’s heart; Ruth would not from Naomi’s ways depart For in her household she had learned to fear Jehovah, Israel’s God, in covenant sphere. No more would she bow down to idol god; She’d leave her fam’ly, to take root abroad. Her […]

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History

Time/Infinity In the beginning God created time. Before that, there was GOD… Always—in eternity, stretching out forever— Our finite minds cannot really grasp infinity. In time the first six days Our God created all things by His all-powerful Word. God did not use a million years… He spoke and it came forth. The Triune God […]

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The Way to Go

How shall the young direct their way Within this evil world? When all around and every day So many barbs are hurled; Yes, Satan’s forces darts are aimed At God’s own chosen ones; The reprobates he long has claimed, But he desires God’s sons. The sons and daughters bought by Christ He’s trying to possess. […]

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Jesus’ Temptations

When Jesus, weak from hunger After fasting forty days Was tempted of the devil To reject his Father’s ways, Although he had the power To change stones into bread, He’d not comply with Satan But directed him instead: It is written in God’s word— Bread alone will not suffice, Obedience must be shown; That is […]

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Springtime

The scent of springtime fills the air And fragrance greets us everywhere; The grass is green, no longer brown, The snow submerged into the ground. Where just a few short weeks ago Naught but bare limbs a tree would show, New buds of green spring forth—and they Enlarge—become a green array. Where flow’rs were planted, […]

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The Woman at the Well

A woman came to Jacob’s well With drink her thirst to slake; She’s startled when a Jewish Man Looked unto her and spake: He asked her for a drink, but she, Confused, confronts the Man: Why do you ask a drink from me? I’m a Samaritan. You know that we and Jews are not Supposed […]

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The Foot Washing

Peter was offended that His Lord Whom he adored Abased Himself to wash their feet. And he to Christ implored: Never shalt Thou wash my feet– That is a servant’s task! Thou art our Lord and Master. Omit me, Lord, I ask. Christ’s answer silenced Peter: If I don’t wash your feet You cannot be […]

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Made in the Image of God

Th’ eternal God created time, And then within those bounds He formed the earth and all therein Which to His praise abounds. He looked upon this wondrous work And He proclaimed it good: Ev’ry element so functioned As a perfect world should. Creation’s crowning work was man, Whom God formed from the dust; He breathed […]

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He Who Was Sinless

“He Who was sinless was made sin for us.” Turning depravity into salvation For sinners deserving only damnation. Who but Jehovah could plan such a thing, Jehovah of Hosts, the conquering King. It pleased Him to sacrifice His only Son Because of His love for the wholly undone; He loved us and changed us by […]

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To Be His Children

Behold, what manner of love The Father now bestows; For us to be His children— Our cup with love o’erflows. Because the world despises The Son of God the Lord, We, as His children, also Are targets of their sword. But that’s a badge of honor: That we should worthy be To suffer for the […]

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The Mercies of Christ

Lord, help me to show the mercies of Christ As upon this, thy footstool, I tread. May I not view as mine the blessings bestowed But strive to serve others instead. Give me grace that humility shows, never pride, May I seek by my Lord to be led. Esteeming my neighbor far above self, He […]

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