Monthly Archives: January 2009

Miriam Jeanette

Miriam Jeanette Caauwe was born this afternoon at 4:26pm. She weighed 7lbs., 14 oz. and measured 20 3/4 inches. We knew she was coming for nine months. We made plans. We anxiously waited. But it always amazes me how quickly … Continue reading

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It's always nice to end a long day with a little Paul Gerhardt. This album is probably more useful if you know a little German, but it's worth a listen either way. Die schönsten Choräle von Paul Gerhardt

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Andrew Wilhelm Linkert – January 24, 1909

Today would have been my grandfather's 100th birthday. In September it will have been 10 years since Grandpa entered glory.

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One of the reasons excuses for the infrequency of my blog posts recently is that when I am home in the evening (especially after the kids are in bed), I have been trying to get some reading done. Actually, I've … Continue reading

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Planned Giving & Baptism

This past weekend, my uncle was in El Paso. Uncle Harry is a Christian Giving Counselor for the Arizona-California District of the WELS. His job is to help individuals and congregations make plans for their giving. So he met with … Continue reading

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Interesting Things

I recall Professor Deutschlander talking about the wisdom of using personal stories in the pulpit. His comments pointed out that the things in a pastor's life that are really interesting are not the kind of things that you can share … Continue reading

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