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Covenant Faithfulness

Vi Van Den Top, of our Hull church, composed this poem for Hull’s 50th anniversary singspiration held June 15. With her permission we gladly include this in our special issue.   Thy people wander oft O God Taking the way so smooth and broad. With chastening rod and conscience sore, Thou restorest them to thy […]

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Creeds: Necessary?

As a youth of a denomination, we often tend to think of creeds as being rather “stuffy” or cold. Creeds are equivalent (in our minds) to the vast sea of obscurities and less understood intricacies of doctrine. When we are asked if we feel that creeds are necessary, our automatic response is a fundamental yes. […]

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God: Always There When We Need Him

A beige, rose colored casket stood open and to the left as we entered the room. Soft, downy puckers and a silken fluffy pillow filled in around the corpse. The mortician had done his work, too; very well, some said. But all the multi-colored flowers and all the silkiness and paint on his face could […]

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Prayer of the Sin-Weary Christian

If I have wounded any soul today, If I have caused one foot to go astray. If l have walked in my own sinful way, Dear Lord, forgive.   If my marks of discipleship were not true If I longed not Thy will to do And I envied the world with their fair skies of […]

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Whatsoever Things are Pure

“Did you hear the latest?” “No, what?” “Well, Joe and Sherri got engaged last week and they are getting married next week; draw your own conclusion.” “O well, it happens to a lot of kids.” Does that little gossiping conversation make you laugh or maybe smile? Or maybe you think that it is an exaggeration. […]

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Faithful Servant

Psychologists today say that one problem that most plagues adolescents is the prob­lem of a vocation. What are you going to do when you get out of school? What are you going to school for? What would you like to do the rest of your life? These questions constantly bombard us as Chris­tian youth. Less […]

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Privileged

No matter what your station in life, it seems there are always a “privileged few.” In grade school those privileged ones are the ones who get to help the teacher hand out papers and do those special chores. In high school the privileged ones make the team, get into choir and just get recognition in […]

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