Monthly Archives: May 2011

June 1

I had no idea on May 31, 1994 how my life was about to change. I was eighteen years old and had a lot on my mind. Like many young people my first year in college was a whole new … Continue reading

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Rapture? Plant Apple Trees Instead

Thank the Lord. We made it through another prediction that the end of days was upon us with the fresh dew of morning. “If I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I still would go plant an … Continue reading

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Sermon on Rev. 7:9-14, “Washed in the Blood of the Lamb”

Ellen Doenges entered life eternal May 9, 2011. Many of you were unable to take part in the service Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Even if you did not know her, you may know someone like her, a true saint of … Continue reading

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Traffic Lights of Life (Featured on

We have an ongoing debate in our house over terminology around traffic lights. Apparently there is a huge linguistic difference between the vernacular of rural Wisconsin and suburban Illinois. My wife refers to them as “stop and go” lights. I only call … Continue reading

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May 2

This might sound a little weird, but May 2, 2011 serves as a crossroads for a few different moments of significance. Well, significant at least for me. May 2 is my half birthday. I’m not sure why that matters to … Continue reading

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Yes! No! Huh?

While this is a post about local politics, it is not meant to be political – I think one of the pastor’s chief roles is proclaiming truth when it matters, and letting people decide for themselves when the choices before … Continue reading

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