Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2013’

Empty Houses

By Charity Grassmid Author’s Note: This poem was written following a move to the Midwest. While subsequently driving through Nebraska and South Dakota, my eye was caught again and again by abandoned farmsteads. With the buildings no longer occupied and the fields encroaching on all sides, there was pictured a peculiar despondency in these old bastions of the American stronghold—the …

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Thankfulness during a Bad Economy

Doesn’t it seem like things look bad and are getting worse? As you survey the social, political, and even religious landscape of our nation and world, don’t you feel a sense of dread? Is it time to panic? As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day this year, we could address this temptation to be afraid by comparing what we are …

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Thankfulness in the Psalms

Thanksgiving Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I could list a million reasons why I grew up loving Thanksgiving Day: great food, family, and friends, fall becoming winter, vacation from school, turkey, pies as a staple of every meal, and I could go on and on. We as Christians are called to be thankful. But how …

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Editorial: “The Light, the Lord, the Lamb”

Your Word of grace and Light divine Has shone within this heart of mine, Exposed my sin—dark hopelessness And gave to me eternal bliss. With joy my lips shall praise You now; My heart in true devotion bow. For by Your sovereign grace and will I’ve seen Your Light; it guides me still.   My Lord, my Savior, you have …

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