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School days, School days,
Dear old golden bus days.

Women of the Old Testament: Zipporah
by S. Burghard

One of the Bible’s undistinguishable wives. In only three passages is she called by name, and these are brief. She came from a Midian background (Exodus 2:16). Her name means “bird.” Her father was a priest to some god, but he later became a believer for he professed to Moses, “Now I know that Yahweh is greater than all gods.” (Exodus 18:11). She was one of seven daughters and tended sheep. Her marriage to Moses is recorded in seven words (Exodus 2:21). She had two sons Gershom and Eliezer whom she refused to circumcise until Moses became very ill. Then she circumcised one, probably Eliezer. She is mentioned for the last time in Exodus 18:5. To neither her husband or her sons did she leave a legacy of spiritual riches. (To be continued)

Book Review
by S. Burghard

The Cries of Young Eagles, Poems of Love and War, by Lonnie D. Lindsey. 48 pages $4.00 Exposition Press, Inc., 900 South Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville, New York 11801

This is an unusual, sensitively written collection of poems that exposes the black soul of war and pays tribute to the young warriors it feeds upon. The poet speaks for the silent heroes, the countless men who have suffered the brunt of all wars in the loss of home, friends, love and too often life. Delicate images of the gentle rhythms of lush summer nights are sharply contrasted with muddy war trenches, the maimed, the dead.

I especially liked “The Ghost of Ol’ Kinkerry” on page 8-9, “We Danced the Dance of Meeting” on page 15, “And the Breezes Speak” on page 27, and “Spring Love” on page 34.

Lonnie D. Lindsey was born on Sept. 29, 1950 in Newport, Tenn. While in high school he worked part time as a radio announcer, bag boy in a grocery store, and a carpenter’s helper. In 1968 he attended King College, Bristol, Tenn. as a ministerial student, studying philosophy. He later joined the army and attended OCS at Fort Benning, Georgia, and went on to army television as an engineer. Presently he is a TV Director for SCN-TV in the Canal Zone. He and his wife, Susan, have one daughter, Leila.

“People who fly into a rage usually make a bad landing.” – D. Grebeck

Bells Ringing
by Katherine B. March
New Jersey 08048

There are, church bells, jingle bells,
Cow bells, and dinner bells too,
Oh! don’t forget the school bells
Are very important to you.

by Wanda Allen Moore
Ioco, British Columbia, Canada V3H 3C8

Old man
With crooked cane
Advances cautiously
Along the sidewalk. Beside him –
Old dog.

Closer Alone
by Florence B. Unangst
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11218

There are times when a handclasp means more than a kiss;
Silent companionship more than multiple choice;
Times when God seems closer than ever
Because there is sound of human voice.

A Prayer for Those Who Live Alone
from St. Michael’s Trumpet, St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
Camillus, N.Y. 13031

I live alone, dear Lord,
Stay by my side,
In all my daily needs
Be Thou my guide.
Grant me good health,
For that indeed, I pray,
To carry on my work
From day to day.
Keep pure my mind,
My thoughts, my every deed,
Let me be kind, unselfish
In my neighbor’s need.
Spare me from fire, from flood,
Malicious tongues,
From thieves, from fear,
And evil ones.
If sickness or an accident befall,
Then humbly, Lord, I pray,
Hear Thou my call,
And when I’m feeling low,
Or in despair,
Lift up my heart
And help me in my prayer.
I live alone, dear Lord,
Yet have no fear,
Because I feel your presence
Ever near. Amen

by Real Faucher
Windsor, Quebec, Canada

She chased the sun
To where it set
Wept when it left
Then slept in its shadows
Till its return

by Max S. Barker
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

Of Mind
The light into

One Reason Why I Wouldn’t Want to Die
by Julius Feinstein
New York, N.Y. 10002

I could never want to die
When I see a lovely woman pass by.

Ms. B.
Prepared for – U.A.P. Bundle, A.A.P.A. Bundle,
Constructive Action for Good Health Magazine and others

by Ms. Shirley Burghard
Syracuse, New York 13203

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