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I i. M., Feb. 27. More love. 1 John 3:14-18. T., Feb. 28. More courtesy. 1 Pet. 3:8-12. W., Mar. 1. No deception. Gen. 27:1-13. T.t Mar. 2. More thougktfulness. Gen. 13:5-9. F., Blar. 3. More forbearance. Eph. 4:1-6. S., Mar. 4. More piety. Tit. 2:1-8. S., Mar. 5. Topic ? Better Homo Life. 2 Sam. 6: 1-12. (Consecration meeting.) How may our home life be improrcdt What disturbs home life, and how may we avoid such dangers t In what ways are we responsible for the tone of our homest Home is defined as "the house in which one lives, especially the house in which one lives with his family." But that is a very poor definition. It does not include the spirit of home. One may have a very handsome and luxurious house in which to live with his family, and yet have no real home. Home is where one can re treat from the world with its worries and labors and temptations, and en joy the fellowship of loved ones by whom he is loved, and where he can feel that he has the sympathy and interest of those about him, to whom he can open up his heart and tell of his difficulties, his successes and his joys. We ought to do all that we can to improve our homes. We should make our houses as comfort able and as attractive as we can, without being extravagant. But es pecially we ought to make every ef fort to improve the spirit of home. Our readings from the Scriptures give us some helpful suggestions as to how this can be done. More Love, 1 John 3:14-18: Who can think of home without love? There is a certain kind of love be tween members of the family, espe cially that between mother and child that seems to come naturally. But if we were to depend upon this, which we may call animal love, it would not last long nor do much toward making home what it ought to be. Love can and ought to be cultivated. And it ought to be given expression to in deeds. Love shut up in our hearts will do us little good and will not do any one else any good at all. More Courtewy, 1 Pet. 3:8-12: Courtesy is being obliging, polite, kind, considerate. It comes from the word court, and suggests the man ners which would be shown in a king's court. Unfortunately, cour tesy is not always shown in the home. What Is a Living Trust? It is a written agree ment by which you set aside a portion of your property to provide an income for yourself, a relative or other bene ficiary. Under the terms of the agreement you can have this Bank take over the responsibility for a part of your prop erty and pay the in come as you direct. The right can be reserved to revoke or change the agreement at any time. Ask our officers to explain a Living Trust. First National Bank of Richmond, V?. (Trust Department) Capital . . . $2,OM,OAO.M Resources $42,000,000.M Established 1864 YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETIES BETTER HOME LIFE. Some people show less of It there than anywhere else. The husband should show even more courtesy to his wife than he does to other la dies. The parents shduld deal cour teously with their children. This is the best way to develop this grace in the children. Children should show courtesy towards parents and toward one another. We should wear our "company manners" when we are at home with our families, and not only when the visitor comes in. No Deception, Gen. 27:1-13: One of the saddest pictures in the Bible is that of Jacob and his mother de ceiving old blind Isaac. Truth should be practiced everywhere, but especial ly in the home. What happiness, peace, joy, love can be found in a home where deception is practiced. Let truth reign in all our actions and thought, so that those who know us most can trust us best. More Thought fulness. Gen. 13:5-9: Abraham was anxious that there should be no disturbance in his large family, so he proposed to Lot that they should separate. In order to pre vent any disturbance of the friendly relationship which existed between them, he made a very liberal propo sition to Lot. Being the older man, and occupying almost the position of Father to Lot, Abraham had the right to choose first. But unselfishly he gave that right to Lot, so that there would not at the present or in the future be any hard feelings on Lot's part. Unselfishness will go far to wards making our homes better. More Forbearance, Eph. 4:1-6: Patience with others is a grace that should be carefully cultivated. The great mistake that most people make, and which causes more trouble in a home than almost anything else, is to feel that every one else must think and feel and act just as they do. We must realize that no two people are just alike. We must allow others to have and to express their own feel ings and their tastes as suits them, just as we claim the right to do this for ourselves. More Piety, Titus 2:1-8: Religion is oftentimes in thought connected with what we say or do. Piety is the condition of the heart that makes us what we really are and which con trols us in our actions towards others. Piety has prime reference to our relation to God, but if our rela tion to Him is what it ought to be our relations to those in our homes and to others will be what they ought to be. Some one said that Stonewall Jackson put God in the place in his life which He ought to have, and so everything else fell into its proepr place. Better Home Life, 2 Sam. 6:1-12: Obed-edom and all his household were blessed because the ark of God wan in his house. It represented the presence of God. There is nothing that will improve our homes and make them what they ought to be like hav ing- God in them. To accomplish this we must have Him in our hearts. In every home there should be a family altir, and morning and evening the family should be gathered together for the reading of the Bible and for prayer. Parents should teach their children the great truths of religion, and each one of the family should be continually cultivating the acquaint ance of God. and developing in him self the great principles of religion, and should continually be giving ex pression to them in acta of worship to God and In. good deeds to others. SOUTHWEST GEORGIA. Charles F. Evans, Southern Secretary United Society of Christian Endeavor. The convention of the Southwest District of the Georgia Christian En deavor Union convened at Albany, with 75 per cent, of all societies rep resented. The work in this district has been headed up by Ernest Mil ton. of Thomasville, and to his splen did leadership largely goes the credit for the good record of the past year. The Endeavorers of Albany, sup ported by Rev. L. G. Henderson, D. D., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and his good wife, left noth ing undone to make the convention a success, while the ladies of the church served bountiful meals in the church dining-room. The out-of-State speakers were Clarence C. Hamilton, National Field Secretary, and Charles F. Evans, Southern Secretary of the United So ciety, who were making a tour of seven Southern States. The society reports were exception ally good and showed the real spirit of Christian Endeavor. The Albany society's Pastor's Aid Committee has written 300 letters for its pastor re written 800 letters for its pastor re cently. This society has been regu larly inviting people to church ser vices, and several additions to the church have come because of this work. On the convention Sunday this society had an invitation in the mail box of each hotel guest to the ser vices that day. During a recent re vival meeting in its church this so ciety ran a nursery for the mothers. The Thomasville society has six Life Work Recruits, the Moultrie two and the Boston one. The newly elected officers are: President, Mr. S. R. Fetner, Albany; Vice-President, Miss Ossie McEntire, Fitzgerald; Secretary, Mrs. R. V. Sharp, Albany; Treasurer, Mr. I. M. Selser, Moultrie; Junior Superinten dent, Miss Catherine Lapsley, Tifton; Intermediate Superintendent, Mr. Er nest Milton, Thomasville. A MISSIONARY CAKE. As Secretary for Foreign Missions in Bethel Presbyterial, the writer is especially Interested in the method of Foreign Mission Study in vogue in the Christian Endeavor Society of Olivet church, McConnellsvllle, S. C. Am passing it on for whatever it may be worth to some other society, or even for adaptation as a program for auxiliary use. Olivet Christian Endeavor has a membership of about 125. These are divided into groups corresponding to "The Seven," giving two groups to China. Each member of a group is assigned the name of some mission ary on that field, which name is re tained indefinitely. The chairman of the group is responsible for his pro gram when his country's turn comes, and the second Sunday of each month is given over to these programs. Thev are now on the third time around and interest continues unabated. To keep it so means live chairmen, for each feels he must maintain the in terest. For example: The country for De cember was Africa. The chairman acted as leader. All ' missionaries home on furlough were there iifper son (?) to contribute thfeir parts to the program. Just after the leader had expressed regret that more were not there, the Assistant Postmaster came down the aislo with a mail bag which had Just arrived (?), which was fouhd to contain letters from all missionaries unable to be present, sending their news to their represen tatives in the society. A cablegram and a telegram were also delivered. But one of the finest programs yet was that given on Brazil for January. The idea was gleaned from Dr. Hen derlite's letters in various "Surveys," telling of the making of the proph et's cake. This cake was made be fore the very eyes of those present, but not in the manner usually em ployed in cake-making, for the one in question was built up slice by slice, each missionary coming forward and adding a slice, at the same time ex plaining the part that that particular slice represented in the making of the cake as a whole. All cake-makers know that much of the success of her cake depends upon thorough mixing of ingredients. In this way, and as the first slice in the making of the prophet's cake was the Bible incor porated in the "original." To this were added prayer, the special labors of missionaries; our own gifts, etc., etc. After fifteen large slices (made of card-board and covered with white tissue paper) had been fitted togeth er, the whole was coveted over with a round top (made of the same ma terials), when; lo, before our very eyes was a beautiful white cake ? in fact, a cake so "life-like" that the writer's young son whispered to her to know, could he have a piece! This cake is represented in our North Brazil field in the students of our Theological Seminary there. But the tale is not yet told. It seems our cake was a birthday cake, for on it were seven tiny caudles, one for each year since Dr. Hender lite first called our attention to the necessity of the making of this proph et's cake, .through the medium of the ""Survey." A general invitation was given the Endeavorers present to come forward and "make a wish" for the cake and its makers. These wishes were many and varied, <th^ last candle being. "Many happy return of the day." May these fifteen slices be used as the leaven in the making of many more cakes. Mrs. Richard C. Wilson, Jr., Secretary F. M. Bethel Presbyterial. McConnelsville, S. C. OI K ROYS AND GIRLS. (Tune: "America.") God keep our boys and girls, When Satan's darts he hurls, God keep them pure. Out in the world, so strong, Tq Thee they all belong, Keep them from every wrong; God keep them pure. God give them minds to learn The good, and evil spurn; God give them light. Help them to trust Thy Word, And use it as their sword 4 'Gainst doubt of sin outpoured; God give them light. God lead them home once more. When college days are o'er; God lead them right. Make them to hear Thy call To dedicate their all. Whatever else befall; God lead them right. ? Eva M. Cavers. NOT EASY LIVE8. Do not pray for easy livef;. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers, Pray for strength equal to your tasks. Thei> the doing of your work shall be no miracle. , ? Phillips Brooks. .