Posts from August 2015

Posts from August 2015

CASTING BREAD

John G. Wendel and his sisters received a huge inheritance from their parents. They spent very little of it and did all they could to keep their wealth for themselves. John was able to influence five of his six sisters never to marry.  They lived in the same house in New York City for 50 years. When the last sister died in 1931, her estate was valued at more than $100…

TROUBLE IN THE TEMPLE

The Scriptures tell us of Solomon’s soaring prayer of thanks to God at the dedication of the great temple in Jerusalem.  It was a day they would never forget.  God had finally fulfilled His promise to dwell among His chosen people in a special way.  The temple itself, in its totality and in its separate parts, testified to the coming Christ who tabernacled among us. But…

WE WELCOME MR. RICHARD E. BAKKEN, JR.

Mr. Bakken was born in La Crosse to Richard & Donna Bakken.  He was raised on the family farm near Stoddard where he and his brother, James, attended grade school in the De Soto Area School District.  Mr. Bakken is a graduate of Luther High School, and attended Northwestern College in Watertown for a short time, as well as UW La Crosse for two semesters before…

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN?

Educator Geoffrey Canada described his heartbreak as a child when his mother told him that Superman wasn’t real. He was crushed not because his comic-book fantasies had been shattered but because, as a boy in a failing school in the Bronx, he suddenly realized that “there was no one out there with enough power to save us.” Today he is the president of…

“WE AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET!”

To the Christians at Rome, the apostle Paul wrote:  “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Paul does not belittle nor deny the sufferings of this present time.  In his epistles, he catalogs his own sufferings for the sake of Christ – beatings, imprisonments, shipwrecks, persecutions and hardships of all…