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This Issue’s Poet

Stephen Keller (“Early Light”) has been published in such publications as The Old Red Kimono, Clark Street Review, The Poet’s Pen, Writers’ Journal, Offerings, and Time of Singing. He lives in Englewood, NJ.

The Paradox of Isaiah 58

  In Sabbathkeeping circles, Isaiah 58:13, 14 looms large, being partially quoted and haphazardly applied. The text reads: “If because of the Sabbath, you turn your foot from doing your own pleasure on My holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy day of the Lord honorable, and honor it, desisting from your […]

Special Words

LeRoy Dais was a double brother to me. Our roots are in the same South Dakota wheat dirt. We attended country grade schools a few miles apart, attended church together every Sabbath (where we copied the Ten Commandments in German to preserve German writing), and graduated one year apart from Eureka High. When he married […]

Remembering LeRoy Dais

1935 – 2014   LeRoy Dais was born in Eureka, South Dakota, on May 16, 1935, to George and Mary Dais. He grew up on the farm with his five brothers and two sisters: Aaron, Walter, Calvin, Milbert, Alice (Meier), Marvin, and Mabel (Cory). The extended Dais family, including most of LeRoy’s uncles, aunts, and […]

This Issue’s Poet

Dell Klein (“Communion,” p. 26) has been published widely since 1985. Her publication credits include The Secret Place, Today’s Christian Woman, Upper Room, Keys for Kids, Pathways to God, and Anchor. She lives in Congress, AZ.

This issue’s freelance writers

Marion Duckworth (“How Can I Decide What’s Right?” p. 12) is an award-winning author of seventeen books and hundreds of articles. Her memoir, Naked on God’s Doorstep, was released in November 2007 (Multnomah Publishers). Marion has traveled widely as a speaker and Bible teacher at women’s seminars and retreats. She lives in Vancouver, WA.   […]

News from Sierra Leone

Dear Brethren in Christ, Greetings from Calvary! The Church here in Sierra Leone wishes to thank the entire General Conference and IMC for standing by us in these difficult times. We want to share a brief story of our present situation. The Church is doing well in terms of extending its membership and opening of […]

This issue’s freelance writers

Shirley Brosius (“Restored,” p. 8) is the author of Sisterhood of Faith: 365 Life-Changing Stories about Women Who Made a Difference and co-author of Turn Guilt Trips into Joy Rides. She is also a contributor to Proverbs for Busy Women and a speaker. Shirley has also written articles for such magazines as Children’s Ministry, Evangel, […]

Mail Bag response from Doug York

God specializes in meeting people where they are. Perhaps one of the more notable biblical examples is found in Daniel 2 and 7. God gave arguably the same vision of four kingdoms to a pagan king and to a Hebrew prophet. To the pagan king He chose to give a vision of an idol. To […]

Spring Vale Academy

Dear friend, When I was hired as Director of Development I came here basically as an outsider. This was done with a certain degree of intention. The thought was that it might be beneficial to have a fresh pair of unbiased eyes come on board to take an objective look at Spring Vale Academy. Although I […]