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Sa mga Minamahal na Kapatid sa Pilipinas, 8,111 milya ang layo natin sa isa’t isa. Malamang hindi tayo mabigyan ng pagkakataon na magkita dito sa mundo. Kung nagkikita tayo, siguro mahihirapan tayong magkaintindihan ang isa’t isa. Sadyang magkakaiba ang ating mga kultura, klima, kaugalian at iba pa na maghihiwalay sa atin. Gayunpaman, may isang bagay […]

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Issue at Hand, January 2020

Was 2019 a good year? For you personally, I mean. Did you hit all of your goals? Were you able to shed the last 10 pounds or continue the workout regimen you committed yourself to at the beginning of the year? Did you get the pay increase, find the job of your dreams, or did […]

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Your education is valuable.  That statement is easy to say, but it’s something that’s even easier to lose sight of in the middle of a long school year.  If you are (or were) like me, your attitude toward your education and the school year looks something like the following timeline.   August: I’ve got some new […]

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It was a poignant end to Bible study.  The adult Bible study of Byron Center PRC had just concluded its last class of the year by finishing with the last verse of Acts 14. The leader, Mr. Leroy DeVries, announced his relief that the class had made it through chapter 14, so the group could […]

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A whole issue of Beacon Lights devoted to marriage? Yes. It does not matter how young or old you are. It does not matter what stage of life you are in. It does not matter if you are married or not. Reading about marriage is timely for anyone, anytime. If you are unsure about the […]

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“We just need to stick it out until we get married, then all our issues will be resolved.” Have you or your significant other said something like that? It’s not true. Marriage—after the “waiting period” (dating) your parents impose upon you and always seem to want to know too much about—is not a switch. Flipping […]

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Is there a better way to begin a new year than by taking account of the time you have been given—past, present, and future—and meditating on how you use it as a child of God? Within the incomprehensible vastness of eternity, God formed a creature called time. Have you ever stopped to meditate upon that? […]

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Editor’s Note

Each article, with the exception of the editorial, looks at one head, or chapter, of the Canons of Dordt and applies its truth to the life of the child of God. What a shame if we think because the Canons are doctrinal they are not practical. An even greater shame would be if we lose […]

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I remember as a child hearing about the Canons of Dordt. Being a child and not knowing what the word “canon” meant, I often imagined cannons as you would find on a ship or a fort. I knew that the Canons of Dordt couldn’t be referring to actual cannons, but that image always stuck in […]

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The Issue at Hand

I was going to introduce this issue of Beacon Lights by expressing the need that we have for teachers. I was going to make the point by referencing a letter that the Federation of PR Schools sent out recently, expressing that great need. I was going to punctuate my introduction with a lengthy quote from […]

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