Have you ever gone to church and heard the pastor say a prayer that kept on going on and on and on? The prayer was so long you stopped listening after less than a minute into it. You thought to yourself, “When is this prayer going to be over?” You began to daydream and think about what you n…

I have had several experiences in my life when I knew something that I should not have been able to know. One afternoon I was napping when I awoke suddenly, knowing our son was in some kind of trouble. Then the phone rang and the caller confirmed what I already knew. We are connected to one …

Many of us have sat in the pew in church listening to the pastor preach his sermon, when part way into the sermon he again began talking about giving more money in our offerings. At that point, our natural instincts kicked in. We rolled our eyes and thought to ourselves, “Here we go again.” …

There is a small village just down the road from the dairy farm where I grew up. Across the highway from where our little white church used to be is a steep road that leads up to the cemetery. About four yards up the sloping hill from my parent’s graves, and those of my grandparents, are the…

There was a young couple in a small country church who had a beautiful little daughter who was a favorite of everyone in the congregation. Clarissa had golden hair and was pretty and bright, with a sweet disposition. Ardella liked to dress her up in frilly dresses and bonnets when they came …

Organist Charles Bonow will present his festival worship service concert, "Our Life in Christ," at 6:30 p.m. July 11 and at 9 a.m. July 14 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 624 East St., Baraboo.

In her book “In The Arms of Angels: True Stories of Heavenly Guardians,” Joan Wester Anderson tells of an eleven year old boy who was dying from peritonitis. One day when his mother came into his room he said, “Look mother, there are angels all around us, and one is more beautiful than the r…

When attending a church service, but instead of listening to the pastor preach his sermon you constantly look at your watch and think to yourself, “When is this sermon going to be over? I have heard this all before. It is so boring. It makes no sense. It doesn’t apply to me at all.” Of cours…

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