TASTE-SEE-TRTJST. "0 tasta and see that the
Lord is goodj biassed Ik tho man that truatath
in Him." Theaa wo rdf! from the Psalmist beoame
precious to one who has tasted and saen tho
Lord's goodness and mor® praoious to those who
have learned to trust in Kinu I think that
sometimes we do not ful3,y put our trust in God
and let Him or re for us. Because we live in a
land where we are permitted raligioua freedom wo
oan see God's blonsing re3t upon those who
trust Him. To really tasta of the Lord’s goodness
we must be willing to give our lives completely
to God and let Him mold them after His
pattern. Lord, give us a vision of what thou
would have us to do, that we may be able to help
others taste and see of Thy goodness.
Have Any Trouble?
There is such a challenge in that Negro
Spiritual "Nobody knows tho trouble I've had;
nobody knows but Jesus." That is really an i-deal
way of dealing with trouble, but instead,
most of us could truthfully sing, "Everybody
knows the trouble I ’m gonna,have; I've told
everybody but Jasus.15 We anticipate trouble many
times before we do have it and then go to the
wrong plaoe for solution. "Surely He hath borne
our griefs and carried our sorrows."
— L. Caroline Plank
Kinds of Fruit
Speaking of fruit bearing one might rightfully
wonder if there is more than one kind of
fruit. Jesus in explaining fruit bearing said,
"Are grapes gathered from thorns or figs of
thistles? Every good tree produces good fruit,
but a worthless tree produces bad fruit. A
good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor a worthless
tree good fruit. Every trae which does not
yield good fruit is hewn down and thrown into
the fire. So by thair fruits you will recognize
them. Matt. 7jl6b-20 (Weymouth)
Ones' wonderment is satisfied by Jesus' own.
words. Thore are good trees and worthless trees.
There is good fruit and bad fruit. There never
oan be good fruit on a bad tree nor bad fruit on
a good tree. Fruit is produced by the aap of
the tree, from the inside out. One .nay gloss
over the outside as" did""£he"T?harisaes, but the
judgment of tha Pharisees will likewise be his,
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, for you
are just like white-washed sepulchres, the outside
of which pleases the eye, though inside
they are full of dead men's bones and of all
that is unclean. The stun© is true of honast men,
but, within, you are full of insinoerity and
lawlessness. Matt. 23j27-30. (Weymouth)
It is regrettably true that some of us evidently
prefer to classify ourselves with thase
whitewashed sepulchres. Why not let the sap
produce fruit? Be what you arei Get a new
hearti Produce good fruit from within!
— J. Otis Yoder
J. La star Brubaker
Rosa Mae Kurtz
. T. Brackbill
Eastern Mennonite School Vtol. IV, No. 28
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k y Philosophy of Lift*
Soorat0 S““MQiv® me all knowledge-— that ia
life to me."
Epicurean oontendod~-r,Eat, drink and "bo marry
j that is life."
My philosophy of life as a Christian is
w o v e n into those three words— "Live, Love and
LIVE— A Christian really begins to live when he
obtains a new life the day he is born again. My
outlook on life changed completely on that day
and my feet walked on a path that is shining)
a light that shinath more and more unto a perfect
day* I then began to understand why I was
born; for I was dead but now I live. Prov. 8*35?
"Whoso findeth me findeth life".
Some people contend that life begins at 40.
l*ra glad that I don’t need to wait that long to
really live, for I"d mies so many wonderful
things during those waiting years that life
could give to me.
I ’ve found life spicy for it is filled with
a great variety of things. There is always the
unexpected before me and as each now day dawns
it holds something more .
Life is capable of making every day as a cup
full of happiness for me if I find it as such and
if ill be my lot I have the consolation of knowing"
that all things work together for good to
them that love God" and 1 am satisfied.
I ’ve found life as a good place where I can
get my rough corners smoothed and polished into
The new books you saw on the charging desk,
week before last, are ready for the shelvtss now
just as soon as I can get the author oards made*
There are some you will want to look at.
The following were taken to the Girls®
Library on Saturday» Wallaces Ben Hur; Evansi
St» Elmo; Sienkiewicz t "Quo Vadis"; Downers My
Room is My Hobby; Dickers ins So Youth May Know;
Campbells Making Marriage Christian; Vanoei
Love Trails of the Long Ago; Seagravo» Tales of
a VJaste-Baaket Surgeon; Kenti Zonya; McDaniels
Grow Lovely Growing Old; Gordons Quiet Talks on
Service and ^uiet Talks about the Crowned Christ;
Bechtels The Pig9s Birthday; Moore? To These
Also; Pedersews After Their Own Pleasure.
To the Boys’ Library were taken Wrights
Getting Along with People* Harbins Fun Enoylo-pediaj
Kitsons Vocations for Boys; Hubbards
A Message for Garcia; Dawforths I Dare You.
The Gospel Herald makes special mention of
the article on Reverence in our Sohool Journal,
You must look at the picture cover of April
Grade Teaoher. A description appears on page
mo* o g* wsuuwi^ts d Io iiX 1<l-* c j .. Iv_ r ..
can improve, cultivate, end enlarge *ny G^d-given
capacities for greater services co God and mankind.
I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my
mouth but life holds great opportunities of
wealth materially and spiritually for me and 1
will press on to higher goals.
Life is like a road to me which has bends,,
bumps', turns,' loads up hills and down into valleys,
but X haven’t found it, worth while to remain
long at any of these places to weep and
pine over any misfortunes.
It’s worthwhile to live to observe nature s
beauties and to witness her ohanging seasons—
Winter with its white blanket and ioioles,
Spring with its budding life, Sununer with its
flowers and gaiety. Fall with its many ohanging
It is most worthwhile to live just to weep
sometimes, to laugh, to be surprised, to cheer
and be cheered, to work and play, to pull and
push other's loads, to see a heart satisfied, to
boar responsibility, to bo contented, to be in
want, to be full, to sleep and oat, to endure
hardships3 to see a sunset or sunrise, to grow
oldj, to listen to birds sing or hear a baby^s
coo, to ovm something, to go through a temptation
or trial and oome out victorious, to have health
and joy and sorrow, to gain an education, to
send and receive letters, to read, to anticipate,
to be disappointed sometimes, to sing and many
xaore things, but above all it•g a grand thing to
live for Christ, for others and then just to
live? (To be continued)
Thursday evening, March 18,. tho Nature
Society enjoyed a program entitled "Poisonous
Snakes the World Around."
We. listened to an inaugural address, "The
Wakening of Spring," by our newly elected
president, Millard Turner. He took us back to
our barefoot days. Vie could just feel the
grass tiakling our feet and hear the birds singing
while we were suffering the -lymtoms of spri
Did you know some snakes are beautiful?
Elizabeth Hostetter described the copperheads
with their ooat of beauty.
Pearl Shrack warned us against tho jumping
viper. However there need be no fear if ww
are beyond one yard from him.
Spitting Cobra and Blaok Tiger were discussed
by Kenneth Ziegler and June Wine r9spec“
Brother Hostottor told us that snakes are
not so bai as we think they are. Perhaps v/e
have inherited our dislike j& ot them from Mother
^Eve0 They only strike aa/ja means cf defense.
w*Elaie M. Hosier
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March 24, 1943
P a r a m .
"Master, never so long as I live, shall y o u
wash my feetl" Petor had a sense of propriety”,
but it was outmoded and in nood of re-nodeling.
If Jesus would have said, "Now, Peter, you may
wash ny feat/' that would have coincided with
Peter's point of perspective and he would not
have demurred a moment in word or thought, and
H6 would have responded promptly and heartily.
Peter wan a man of conviction sts well as
a at ion a He m n not a "yes-man", nor was he one
to go by the crowd or the catalog. He was the
"minute-man" of the apo3tlos. Oh, yes, I know
he slept at his post, and docertad in battle,—
I know that, but few others would have gone as
far into the battle ae he did. There was in
Peter an overpowering desire to do the right
thing and right now. Jesus know that, and he
knew too what Peter did not yet know,--that he
needed in his armor more than his own right hand.
Peter could watoh ir studied and puzzled
silence while His lord washed Andrew’s feet or
John's or some one elsa’c.; but when this Rabbi,
this man akin to Divinity, assayed to perform a
slave’s task for him ho proteeted. He could see
no reason for it. It was turned around 180
degrees, it wa3 not proper, it was unthinkable I
"Neverl" Peter ran up a aemiphore to head off
this act that somehow got turned around according
to his sense of propriety.
when an idea comes along on our mental
railroad tracks that according to our schedules
is ahead of time or in the wrong direction, we
are, perhaps, like Peter, quick to signal it to
a standstill, or switch it into a aiding. Ideas
can produce wrecks, and quickly sometimes, in
our thinking. And it isn’t a bad practice at
all to ohaHinge off-schedule trains of thought
end carol3a:; dispatching of ideas. But the
engineer of this new idea was the most skilled
hand that ever opened up the throttle on ideas.
Moreover, Poter did not know that a new schedule
was in force, and that this new idea was on the
right track, going in the right’direction and
on exactly right time. But when he saw that,
he gave it right of way and clearod the main
track for it, and all the branch 1 in3rs 1 lie
threw away his oil outvorn, out-of-date •theological
time tables and accustomed himself to
The old road bod lacked proper ballast
and had too many fill-ins. The rolling stock
was ready to be junked, and there was entirely
toe much red tape to the whole system. Moreover,
the road never got you anywhere,— it made no
connection with Heaven.
Jesus did not say, "I am doing this humble
aot to show you that I a r* humble. I an doing
this loving sorvice to show you that I love you.
I am performing this rite because I am establishing
a new order of csrcmnnier?." That would have
been true, but it would not have been appropriate.
Joeus too had a sense of propriety, his
ovm charming consistency# Ho merely implied
that the reason was self-evident for the streamlining
of their religious thought, and the
building of rook ballast road and the revision
of the time tables to fit.
This aot of Christ's, I think, was the
loveliest gesture anyone ever made. It, perhaps
more than any other part of Christian
worship and oeremony, symbolizes our relationship
and duty to our fellowmem humble service
and a love for the unlovely soul. Yes,
Christian propriety will bend to the husablest
service and lift the unloveliest soulI
All Aboard! — M. T. Brackbill
Willie Writes Home
I had the homesiok the other night. We had
pumpkin pie for supper, and honest, it was sc
much like the pie you make that I almost thought
I was baok home again. But if 1 was home I
could have two or three pieces if I wanted it,
couldnst I? But do you know what? When I
asked the waitress for some more pie she wouldn’t
give it to me 2 YJhy, one time I askod her for
more bread, and she brought it to me just as
nicel And she smiled at mo awful pretty. (I
believe she likes me, Ma.) But she said she
couldn’t give me any pie, and I was hungry.
You see, I didn’t get down in time for‘lunch.
I was reading such an interesting story oalled
"Copper-toed Boots," and I had only three more
pages to read when the bell rang so I thought
I would just finish the book and thon go down to
lunch. But when I finishod reading and wont
downstairs the dining-hall doors were shut,
and they wouldn’t let me go ini Imagine, Ma,
they wouldn’t give your poor, hungry, little
boy his dinner. They just said, "I’m sorry,
Willie, but we don’t do that here." Ma, I know
you’ll send me a groat big box of oake and
oookies and pio and fruit now, won’t you?
You’ll think of your little boy ’way down here
in Virginia whore you can’t go into the dining
hall after the doors are olosod, and I guess
you’ll send him something straight off, won't
The other day in English class the teaoher
asked me to define iambic feet. I knew they had
something to do with poetry-, so I said, "That's
the kind of feet poets have. When a little
boy has iambic feet everyone knows he will grow
up to bo a great poet." I don't know why, but
everyone just shoutod and laughed. Was it something
o3.9vor that I said, or why did they laugh*
Study period le almost over, so good-night. Hop® a big bos oomee soon for
Your little Willie
The Astralites had tha rare privilege of
re-living 1S42 at our Astral Society meeting
•last Thursday evening, when we sat spellbound
••etching the placets revolving about the sun®
:m sare each one of us learned much of the
lioftvens above us as Brother Brackbill lectured
to ue on th© planetarium*
Two mixed'quartets entertained ua» Tho
first, in oharge of Kenneth Leasa* eeng "Comr,
Twilight is Falling"* The second quartet o/o
Ivin Weaver Bang, ’’Beautiful Star”, None of
via Astralites who attended this meeting re-
^retted their being there«
A Gold Joke
1 was ready to shout with glee and derision
when 1 remembered that such an action would
surely raar my faultlessly smooth complexion® X
caught myself just in tiiae0 SpringJ The ideaH
At the very time when She was reported to have
arrived the ground was well covered with fluffy
flittering snow and a strong o d d north wind wad
merrily and gaily bearing down millions of tiny
white feathers® A dense fog hung low and nightfall
came soon® In the pure icy air I grew
stronger and more confident® Spring & Ha, Ha,,
what a joke® Old Man Winter will tak.5 care o'
V ) -Icicle
\ ! A Winter’s Eve
' ?is a calm end beautiful winter*s night*
The earth it all wrappad in glistening white,
tHo moon is shining In her glory bright
adorning the earth with mellow light®
Jack Frost with a paint brush in his hand
”3e.s traversed throughout and o’er the land,
Has dressed the trees in frosty gowns.
Painted the windows in country and towns®
Only tho coyotes on distant hill
M-'ir th * beautiful night over still»
Then, Peace reigns nobly across the Night,
.* id nothing disturbs a perfect sight...
— Wanda Weber
f,,hose misohief-making breosos had a pillow fight
And ohased that ball of fiery red away down out
hey threw hu^e cushions of rad and gold, and
rose and arnber, too?
I tell you, you should have seen hire go, a-sliding
behind the blue#
i when he 'd gotten out of sight, and the
breezes turned Vsnok home
"■’hr-o* a dozin holes thtthey» t 1'4o-lA d b.llouwe , .<u r■tain if
■ t ' r s.- ■ ■ ; ^ :■ t 1 • 1 " ■'
ing Miss Zimmerman spoke on "What Shall a Ma:
Give in Exchange for His Soul?” She pointed
the low estimate of human life in the world
day. She spoke on the powerful influence I .
good or evil that one human soul an wield* a ,
of the purposes that God has for human soul «
She stressed, in conoluaion, thflt man was ore
tod to be with God®
Miss Harttlor will speak next Sunday mor i-ing
on a .subject that 3<xgera consecrated your.,
people need to considera God has plans for i
his servants but unfolds them like flowers,
only one petal at a time® The process is sometimes
longo It is always done through the in
strumentality of men« We need to waite Miss
Hartzler 's subject is "Waiting" •
— "Star ley SherV
Here we are at E-.MaS®, or are we?
Thero ara opportunities on every side to
develop mentally, spiritually,, physically, am-socially
Do we take pleasure in "getting right do-ti
and digging" for our leasone?
Do wo enjoy listening to sermons or take
pleasure in active Christian work?
Are we really alive and ready for a good
basketball game or a game of tennis?
Do we like to be %d.th people and are we
willing to contribute our bit and also be a gooo
— Lualla Shenk
Said Mervin Peachey to Dorothy Longeneoker*
"I’ll do the thinking— you may do the talking
Buy or Trade
Wanted to buy or trade for a 1942 or 1941
Senior Journal, a 1940 Senior Journal which w*>
need to complete our fixes®
— Mrs. J® Otis Yoder
Whena5 re You lend
We used to hive an old grsphaphone at hom*
with old fashioned cylindrical records- Ore record
I think I .shall nevar forget ''■ontained
these wordt? in songs ”’.V.ene' re you lend you
loie a friend, and the ‘a rnt Itudi." Howeve*
that would not be true of ih.* person who borrc-.'-
ed our old Life Songs ook if he would sometiir >
parchanoe find tine'tt return it. We're hopir.'
this little reminder >ne& to his attention.
„ 1 --111*s. J® Otis Yoder
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N\. *^ou all,, st lee&t t . the extent o ’
i>Vp«rviHW%tvIyer;f roo oh/' ? ;• 'i 3
thO'.'ght ano thought * i ^ ’.out:-.. i - • ' ■ :
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