Joyous is the Price

If you have spent much time with me, you have heard me say, “Everything from neurosurgery to belly dancing is about relationships.”  One of my best pals is a neurosurgeon, and I’ve always thought that belly dancing was cool, but I have never seen this type of dancing from my personal experience. I finally met … More Joyous is the Price

Here I Am, Lord

A great servant of God, and our dear friend, Rev. Vernon Gundermann has entered eternity with God.  Pastor Gundermann’s life reminds me of Isaiah 6:8,  “I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Many of you know my … More Here I Am, Lord

A Fair Among Fairs

Our little fair in the Mississippi River hills is a sight to behold.  For many decades the region has gathered to celebrate harvest, livestock, reunions with loved ones, as well as the joy of a nice cold beer and “Jack salmon.”  My first sign that the East Perry County Community Fair is approaching are the … More A Fair Among Fairs

With a Grateful Heart

As director, I try to consistently express my thankfulness for all of the people and efforts required to keep this incredible site moving forward.  However, sometimes I’m so busy being “present” in the moment that I forget to reflect on the gifts that are showered upon us on a typical day at the Lutheran Heritage … More With a Grateful Heart

Hazelwood Book Signing

Ann Hazelwood will be joining us tomorrow, (Sunday) for a book signing celebrating the 2nd book in her East Perry County series.  I just finished the book, and it is delightful.  Of course, Sharla Lee Gordon–the artsy museum director makes an appearance in the book as well as her trusted assistant “Gerard.” There will be … More Hazelwood Book Signing

Dr. Ingerose Paust

Today we learned of the death of Dr. Ingerose Paust: historian, author, scholar, and our friend.  In late 2015, we celebrated the publication of her historic novel, Exodus of the 800.  It was Concordia Univ. Austin’s wonderful translation into English of her earlier German novel.  In 2014, Dr. Paust traveled to America from her home in … More Dr. Ingerose Paust