Wisconsin Family Connection Transcript


2020 | Week of March 23 | Radio Transcript #1352 How are you weathering the COVID-19 crisis, with government orders changing very frequently and right now not getting more lenient but rather more restrictive? Dave Lingle, our Church Ambassador, took some time recently to jot down some practical ideas for helping all of us deal with this situation that is unlike anything most of us have ever experienced.  We thought it appropriate to...

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2020 | Week of March 16 | Radio Transcript #1351 These are the times that test our mettle. Better said, these are the times that test our faith. I suspect I’m not much different from maybe millions of Americans in my reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s kind of surreal walking into usually well-stocked stores and finding various aisles absolutely empty. Having church via livestream this past weekend was more than a little...

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2020 | Week of March 9 | Radio Transcript #1350 Earlier this month an 18-year-old senior at Rhinelander High School was arrested for child enticement, indecent exposure and fourth-degree sexual assault.  The assault happened on school property and presumably during the school day or at a minimum during a school-sponsored event. The incident didn’t happen in some seldom-used room in the school or under the gym bleachers or the...

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2020 | Week of March 2 | Radio Transcript #1349 “Where else can you buy hope for a dollar?”  I just kind of stared at the person who said that to me in a conversation about gambling. That’s really what people say about gambling?” I asked in disbelief.  At first I wanted to scoff at the stupidity of the idea, but shortly, I was saddened as I realized how quickly people sell not only their dollars but almost their souls for some hope....

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2020 | Week of February 24 | Radio Transcript #1348 How much do those pushing the LGBTQ agenda want? How much do we give them before they say, “it’s enough”?  The answers are everything, and it’s never enough. That is the reality. And almost every day that reality is proven true. For years, our organization has been trying to tell people that those pushing the agenda to normalize, champion, and fully accept the lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

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2020 | Week of February 17 | Radio Transcript #1347 This commentary is dedicated to the proposition that what we don’t know really can hurt us. So what do you know about the Electoral College, the brilliant provision contained in Article 2, Section 1 and in the 12th Amendment to our US Constitution? This means by which we elect a president and vice-president protects federalism, the important concept of sovereign states united by a...

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2020 | Week of February 10 | Radio Transcript #1346 What will you be doing next Tuesday, February 18? I hope your smartphone calendar or the one you keep on your refrigerator or desk has the word vote on it in all capital letters followed by at least one exclamation point! Next Tuesday is the first of the four major elections we will have in Wisconsin this year. This coming Tuesday, February 18, is our Spring nonpartisan primary...

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2020 | Week of February 3 | Radio Transcript #1345 Let’s celebrate marriage this month! Actually, we believe we should celebrate God’s plan for marriage and family every month, but this month we have a formal recognition of marriage with National Marriage Week happening from February 7 through February 14. This is a time to celebrate and promote the good of marriage in the United States and around the world. Back in 2012, when we had...

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2020 | Week of January 27 | Radio Transcript #1344 Since early November, various people have been working hard to stop officials in Appleton from proceeding with an ordinance they euphemistically call the Youth Mental Health Act. However, last Wednesday, fourteen of the fifteen members of the Appleton Common Council bowed to the political pressure of the minority of Appleton citizens and approved this ordinance. The so-called Youth...

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2020 | Week of January 20 | Radio Transcript #1343 Earlier this month Republican Senator André Jacque and Republican Representatives Joe Sanfelippo and Janel Brandtjen began circulating Wisconsin’s Personhood Amendment for co-sponsors. This is a resolution that would amend our state constitution. Part of the beauty of this approach is that unlike the pro-life bills the governor quickly vetoed last spring, this proposal completely...

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2020| Week of January 13 | Radio Transcript #1342 Religious freedom. Two pretty simple words, easy to pronounce, but packed with meaning. Words that represent an idea that has been worth fighting for more than once. We’re not talking about freedom of worship here. That’s what President Obama used frequently when talking about the First Amendment to our US Constitution.  Freedom of worship means that in places where worship would...

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2020 | Week of January 6 | Radio Transcript #1341 My church had one of my favorite services this past Sunday. After an excellent sermon on the Father’s love for us as shown in John 3:16, Pastor Bob Loggans, Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown, conducted our annual Parent Dedication. Each year, usually the first Sunday in January, we have this special time after the sermon in the morning service. I love it! Since we...

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2019 | Week of December 30 | Radio Transcript #1340 Welcome to 2020—a brand new year that will be an important year for our state and our nation. This is an election year, not only for the national president, but also for a number of local and state positions as well. And if the past year is any indication of what’s to come, it’s going to be a very busy year. The fate of the family in the nation and the state could be decided by the...

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2019 | Week of December 23 | Radio Transcript #1339 Biographies and autobiographies are very near the top of my list of reading material. The stories of real-life individuals are compelling and mesmerizing, even when I know how the story ends. Perhaps that’s why I took my pastor’s challenge the first Sunday in December to read a chapter a day from the book of Luke during December. Luke tells the story of Jesus, from beginning to end—a...

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2019| Week of December 16 | Radio Transcript #1338 At Christmas most of us would, I think, really like kind of a universal truce, even if for just a few days. I’m thinking a few days where evil doesn’t show up every few minutes, the culture wars take a break, opponents of religious freedom stand down for a bit. Things like that. Oh, I realize I’m asking for the impossible, but wouldn’t it be nice? That sentiment reminds me of the 1914...

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2019 | Week of December 9 | Radio Transcript #1337 I apologize at the beginning for a sobering commentary during this season of the year, but I believe the message I’m delivering is too important to sit on it for the next month. Recently three news articles came to my attention, each dealing with disturbing statistics and trends in our country.  The first report is the number of children and young people committing suicide is...

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2019 | Week of December 2 | Radio Transcript #1336 Who sits at the decision-making table in your community matters. Do you know who represents you in your city, town or village? In your county? Or in your school district? You should, because they are making decisions that directly impact your life. Perhaps some recent real-life examples will drive home the point. For starters, the fifteen-member Milwaukee Common Council voted 13-2...

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2019 | Week of November 25 | Radio Transcript #1335 This week Americans worldwide will be celebrating our national Day of Thanksgiving.  It’s a longstanding tradition, dating back to 1619 at Berkeley Plantation in Virginia and followed by the more recognized event in 1621 in Plymouth Colony hosted by the Pilgrims. Nearly four hundred years later, we still carry on that tradition of thanking God as a nation for His protection,...

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2019 | Week of November 18 | Radio Transcript #1334 What do a childless couple in Michigan, a middle-aged couple with three teenage children getting ready for the college years, a retired missionary couple homeschooling their young children and a successful young couple with a bright future all have in common? The answer is, big hearts. Each of these couples and families provided “forever families” for young children who otherwise...

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2019 | Week of November 11 | Radio Transcript #1333 Loyalty. Duty. Respect. Selfless Service. Honor. Integrity. Personal Courage—the seven core values of the United States Army. Honor. Courage. Commitment—the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Integrity First. Service Before Self. Excellence in All We Do—the U.S. Air Force. Honor. Respect. Devotion to Duty—the U.S. Coast Guard. Integrity. Commitment to People. Loyalty. Selfless Service....

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2019 | Week of November 4 | Radio Transcript #1332 This month we officially recognize National Family Week, which is celebrated the week of Thanksgiving, which this year will be November 25 through the 29th. National Family Week was first proclaimed by Richard Nixon in 1972 pursuant to a resolution introduced by a member of Congress from Indiana, Representative John Myers, upon the suggestion of a constituent. National Family Week is...

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2019 | Week of October 28 | Radio Transcript #1331 Emily is a mom of seven in Minnesota. She purposely sent all of her children to a classical charter school, known for its values and rigorous academic program, to avoid many of the policies and problems parents are concerned about in public school. Yet, parents who believe their child to be transgender moved into the school, and—with the help of an LGBT-activist organization—pressured...

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2019 | Week of October 21 | Radio Transcript #1330 The Wisconsin Lottery began operations in September 1988 after Wisconsin voters adopted a constitutional amendment in 1987 that allowed the Legislature to create a state lottery with net proceeds to be distributed for property tax relief. Since 1995, the Department of Revenue has managed the Wisconsin Lottery. That’s a brief history of how the state lottery came to be in the Badger...

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2019 | Week of October 14 | Radio Transcript #1329 If you’re over 40, you likely well remember the poem beginning “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” The famous line of poetry, along with the Columbus discovering America, and the observance of Columbus Day is likely not what kids in our government schools will have experienced this week. Political correctness and craziness have dictated that in recent...

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2019 | Week of October 7 | #1328 Years ago in Michigan my family was friends with Casey and Roberta Rost. Their children, two sons and a daughter, were all a few years older than I; so as teens and young adults we didn’t run together, but our parents did.  The Rost family had a summer home near where we lived and came to our church when they were up our way. I vividly recall many times my folks socialized with them at church, on the...

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