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  • The Lord Raised Up a Prophet

    Posted on January 29th, 2006 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: Deuteronomy 18:15-20

    The Lord Raised Up a Prophet

    “Do not be afraid.”  That is one of the first things the angel said to the prophet Daniel when the angel appeared to him.  And when an angel appeared to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and to the shepherds to announce the Savior’s birth, what were the first words those angels spoke?  “Do not be afraid.”  Why do the angels need to tell people not to be afraid?  If the angels were the cute and sometimes baby like little creatures as often depicted, would they really need to say, “Do not be afraid”?  No, probably not.  Those visited by angels knew these creatures were powerful and holy.  Daniel describes the angel that visited him as having a face like lightning, eyes like flaming torches, and a voice like the sound of a multitude.  It is no wonder the angel had to tell Daniel, “Do not be afraid.”  A visit from an angel would certainly cause us to be afraid, but to stand in the presence of the almighty God would be even more terrifying.  God knows this and therefore instead of coming to us in his glory or sending an angel, the Lord raised up a Prophet from among us to speak his words to us.

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  • January 2006 News

    Posted on January 28th, 2006 Sallie 3 comments

    Our vicar year is half-way over!  Wow!  It seems like we just arrived in Sun Prairie and already we are half-way done.  We are enjoying our time here immensely.  Vicar is extra busy these days – preparing for and teaching Catechism and Adult Bible Information Class (4 hours each week) plus increasingly more preaching opportunities.  Be sure to check out his recently posted sermons in the Sermon category.

    The boys are busy with lots of fun activities as well.  The entire school is preparing for a musical – The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf – complete with 50’s style songs.  The story is about the Big Bad Wolf being on trial for all of his evil deeds throughout multiple fairy tales.  Ben and Luke are members of his “Wolf Pack” and Stanley is the “Boy Who Cried Wolf” and is working on a solo part for one of the songs.  The play is scheduled for early March. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Question of the Month – #7 – January 2006

    Posted on January 28th, 2006 Sallie 7 comments

    What’s your favorite movie?

  • All hail the Queen!

    Posted on January 15th, 2006 Sallie 1 comment

    For the 6th year in a row our family participated in a little friendly football pickin’ game during the regular season of the NFL.  And for the first time, one of the elder Draper’s came out on top at the end of the season!

    Congrats to Judy “Granny” Draper
    The Football Frenzy Queen for 2005-2006!


    Football Frenzy Queen 2005 to 2006

  • God is Speaking.

    Posted on January 15th, 2006 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: 1 Samuel 3:1-10

    God is Speaking

    “Listen to me!”  Have you ever said those words? Or heard them?  I imagine that most parents have said similar words and most children have heard them.  Usually parents say this because they have something to say for the child’s own benefit – telling them how to behave in a God pleasing way or telling them something that will keep them safe.  It isn’t only parents who say, “Listen to me!”  While they might not use these words exactly, there are many who want us to listen to what they say for our own good.  The doctor tells us to eat healthy and exercise, the dentist tells us to brush our teeth, and the government tells us to obey certain rules.  Most important of all is what God tells us for our own good.  He tells us about our Salvation.  God is speaking.  Listen to him and listen to those through whom he speaks. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Now you can subscribe to the Draper’s Diary

    Posted on January 14th, 2006 Sallie No comments

    We’ve added a new widget to the sidebar of the Draper’s Diary.  Enter your e-mail address and you will receive e-mail each time we post something new on the site. 

    We are still testing, so let us know if you subscribe so we can make sure everything is set up correctly.

  • Narnia

    Posted on January 13th, 2006 Stanley 1 comment

    Me and Dad saw the new Narnia movie.  It was great!  We had popcorn and a slushie.  I like the battle I liked the way the witch looked.  I also like the way the fauns and the centaurs looked.

     Check out this cool web site about the movie:

    We are reading “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” in school.  I’ve already read it as well as the six other books in the Narnia series.  I highly recommend them!

     For Christmas I got a Narnia calendar.  It had picutures from the movie.  (Thank you, Papa!)




  • Oragami Calendar

    Posted on January 13th, 2006 Luke 2 comments

    When it was Christmas I got an Oragami calendar for 2006.  Everyday there is a new thing to make by folding paper.  So far I have made plenty of different things including fish and cicadas.  I do not know when I am going to do today’s page.  You use yesterday’s calendar page for today’s project.  It is going to be a ladybug.  Maybe Mom will take a picture of it for you!

  • Funeral Sermon

    Posted on January 11th, 2006 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: Psalm 46:1

    God is our refuge and strength.  What does this mean?  God is a place to be safe from the attack of our enemies.  He is a wall around us, and not only that, but he is our strength – he uses his power for our good – to crush anything that would cause us harm.

    God is our refuge and strength.  Was this true of Miss Gerda Johnson as well?  Yes.  God was Gerda Johnson’s refuge and strength.  Even though to look at her you might wonder, “Where was Gerda’s refuge? Where was her strength?”  She was bound to her wheelchair or to her bed – dependent on many others.  She seemed vulnerable to the sickness or loneliness that attacked her.  Yet, God was her refuge and strength.
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  • Add to our map!

    Posted on January 4th, 2006 Sallie No comments

    We have a Draper’s Diary map where you can put in your name and location so we can see where everyone is located who reads our diary.  Add a push pin to our map by visiting:

    Use the “Add Yourself” link in the right column to enter your information.  The website doesn’t collect any contact information from you so you won’t get any unwanted e-mail.  All you have to input is your name, e-mail and zip code.  So far six families – from Texas to North Carolina to Minnesota – have added themselves to our map.  Won’t you please add yourself today?  🙂