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Allow me to tell you a story. This story is about two families. What the names of these two families are is not important. But what is important is that each of these two families had a little child. Let us just say that these two little children were approximately six years of age. Oh, yes, there is one other fact that we ought to be aware of before we begin this story, and that is that the one family in this story is an ungodly one, while the other is a God-fearing, covenant family. With that in mind let...

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It is always fitting at the time when a new year comes upon us to reflect on all that has happened in the past, and, having done so, to look with the eye of faith to the future. With respect to the past, all of us can see what has happened in all its details. Not so, however, with respect to the future. None of us can see what the future holds in store for us in all its detail. But, nevertheless, that does not mean that we cannot see at least some of the details which the future holds...

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Concerning these articles that I have been writing in this rubric there seems to be a bit of clarification necessary. People have asked me, for example, “Are your parents really dead?’ or “Who is this friend of yours that had that terminal illness?” I am thankful to inform the reader that my parents are very much alive! But the parents of a man named “Pilgrim Watcher” are not, and possibly it is true in the reader’s life that your parents are not either. 

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