Category Archive: Church

May 18

WELS Mobile

Look what’s new for Apple and Android mobile devices … the WELS ONLINE app!  It’s loaded with all of the great media content available from WELS including Today’s Devotions in text and audio (podcast) format Through My Bible in 3 Years, also in text and audio format Military audio devotions The weekly WELSTech Podcast (co-hosted …

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May 11

Easter Perspective

I’m back!  The whirlwind affectionately known as my life has prevented me from blogging for a few weeks, so I have much to share with you, dear reader. First, I want to let you peek at the glorious Easter celebration we enjoyed here in Sleepy Eye.  We feasted on egg bakes and danishes at our …

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Apr 24

The True Easter Story

He is RISEN!!  He is risen, indeed!!! I hope you enjoy this video written and created by the Sunday School students of St. John’s several years ago.  I was happily surprised to see that it has been viewed over 8,000 times on YouTube!

Apr 13


Recently the generous folks at Glo Bible gifted me with two copies of their newly upgraded Glo Bible Premium software (a $69.99 value) – one to keep and one to share! Read on for details on how to enter my Glo Bible giveaway. Last week the folks at Glo Bible, a media-rich Bible software, announced a major upgrade. Previously only PC …

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Feb 26

FAV 5: Girlie Blogs

Welcome to a new category of posts on – FAV 5! Periodically I’ll share five of my favorite things spanning a variety of topics from family to church to techie with a fair sprinkling of personal favs as well.  This week’s inaugural post is just that, a personal fav list of “girlie” blogs – written by …

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Feb 12

Most Certainly Creative Videos

Enjoy these video finds depicting Martin’s Luther’s Morning and Evening Prayers in kinetic typography.  Thanks to Stephanie Z. for sharing the link and to Dave Lassanske for creating them!

Feb 06


With the arrival of February each year comes the St. John’s Unity Sunday celebration.  On this Sunday we have a combined worship service focusing on the blessings our congregation receives through our common confession of faith.  It’s the tradition that the Adult and Children’s choir join in a combined anthem, which is always fun.   …

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Jan 18

Prayer Pals Party

Each year a small group of St. John’s church ladies exchange names and support each other as Prayer Pals.  Similar to Secret Pal groups we send cards and give small gifts throughout the year to support each other but the primary focus is prayer for each other.  Some ladies choose to do this in secret …

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Jan 02


Hi!  I’m Sallie Draper and you are reading my first blog post!  My new domain was born January 2, 2011.  I have lots of interests and I hope to grow this site into a clearing house for projects, ideas, creativity and sharing knowledge.  We’ll see how things develop! For now, I’ll start with a photo …

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