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Author: Richard Kanzenbach

The Transfiguration of Jesus Is Your Glory!

Written by Richard Kanzenbach | February, 2015
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  The Transfiguration:  The last painting by the Italian High Renaissance master Raphael. Commissioned by Cardinal Giulio de Medici (the later Pope Clement VII [1523-1534]) and conceived as an altarpiece for the Narbonne Cathedral in France, Raphael worked on it until his death in 1520. He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the […] Read More

Peace With God Evangelical Lutheran Church Onalaska, Wisconsin

Written by Richard Kanzenbach | December, 2015
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T he “Coulee Region” of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa extends approximately fifty miles on either side of the Mississippi River for a distance of about two hundred miles. In the heart of this Coulee Region lie Onalaska, Wisconsin, and its larger, more famous twin sister, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Onalaska is on the Black River.  La […] Read More

Morning Star Lutheran Church—Fairchild, Wisconsin

Written by Richard Kanzenbach | March, 2015
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Fairchild lies thirty miles southeast of Eau Claire at the junction of Highways 12 and 10 among the woods, hills, and farmland of northwestern Wisconsin. Fairchild was founded in the 1870’s and became a thriving sawmill and railroad town. For years, Fairchild boasted The Big Farm Store, “one of the biggest retail mercantile institutions in […] Read More

Refreshingly Uncomplicated

Written by Richard Kanzenbach | August, 2015
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I remember the summer I was a tour-bus driver in Glacier National Park. Drivers were taught park history, information, and geological features. It wasn’t any surprise to me that the “geological features” section was full of terms, time frames, and explanations from evolutionary geology. It got old in a hurry. How absolutely refreshing one evening, in […] Read More

Trinity Lutheran Church —Millston, Wisconsin

Written by Richard Kanzenbach | January, 2018
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A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC SNAPSHOTS OF CONGREGATIONS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION Millston is a community of 135 residents in west-central Wisconsin, sixty miles southeast of Eau Claire. U.S. highway 12, connecting Chicago to Minneapolis, runs through Millston. Today I-94, just at the edge of Millston, carries much of […] Read More

The Christian Pentecost

Written by Richard Kanzenbach | May, 2015
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“They were all filled with the Holy Spirit”  (Acts 2:4).  An expression I remember from my childhood is Emma go ‘het. It didn’t make much sense, but I knew what it meant. Forward with zeal and determination! I suppose the words were a rendering of a German-English phrase Immer go ahead! Always forward! The Jewish festival of […] Read More

At the End of the Day . . .

Written by Richard Kanzenbach | November, 2015
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How did it go today? Some days are a challenge from start to finish. Others seem monotonous. Yet always, it is the Lord Who brings us safely to the close of each day. It’s easy to forget the Lord’s role, to feel that each day just grinds along on its own, somehow dragging us with […] Read More