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"…the Scriptures cannot be broken." John 10:35

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Articles by Pastor Paul Krause:

A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC SNAPSHOTS OF CONGREGATIONS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION As I am writing this, Watertown is expecting a major weather system to be coming through in the near future. Unfortunately, this will bring an end to the unseasonably warm weather we have been enjoying and give […] Read More

Heaven is Our Home!

Written by Paul Krause
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Elvis Presley sang “Home is where the heart is.” Computer techies would suggest “home is where your Wi-Fi connects automatically.” Poet Robert Frost said, “Home is where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” How about you? Where is your “home?” After being gone from “home” with my wife to […] Read More
“And they said to one another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?’” (Luke 24:32). Usually it is easy to tell. There are the telltale signs that readily reveal a person’s frame of mind. You watch the youngster out […] Read More

“Seconds” Can Be Good or Bad

Written by Paul Krause
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“Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation” (Hebrews 9:28). Our family enjoys disc golfing. Over the years and the courses that we played, we developed the practice of allowing each player one “mulligan” per […] Read More

Worship—With a Purpose

Written by Paul Krause
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I have held my fair share of gym memberships over the years—enough to realize the purpose behind all the machines that you find there. They aren’t there just to get your body into a wide variety of physical positions—sitting, standing, lying down, bending over. Their purpose is to exercise, and thereby strengthen, the various muscles of […] Read More

A Mother’s Comfort

Written by Paul Krause
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It must have been in one of the special Sunday cartoon strips that I saw it—because otherwise Bil Keane’s Family Circus cartoons were always in circles. I remember three frames. The first showed Billy (Jeffy?) in tears, running to find his mother. The second frame shows the same boy encountering his dad—tears were gone—“Oh! Hi, […] Read More

“God Is Able—He Always Lives!”

Written by Paul Krause
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“O all-embracing Mercy, O ever-open Door, What should we do without Thee When heart and eye run o’er? When all things seem against us, To drive us to despair, We know one gate is open, One ear will hear our prayer.”  TLH 279:4 “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who […] Read More
It was December 1941. Two noteworthy things were about to happen within hours of each other. First, there was the kick-off of the first-ever National Bible Week, which was to begin on Monday, December 8th. The National Bible Association had been making plans to have Scripture read nation-wide over the airwaves on NBC. Various political […] Read More
“For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you, knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, […] Read More
Jesus is the One  Meditator of that Truth! The year was 1976, and I was ten years old, growing up just outside of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The company where my Dad worked was a union shop, and a strike was called because of a disagreement between management and the union. The strike lasted for […] Read More