The first date that I had with my wife consisted of an evening of watching TV. Yes, I am a miserly old German. That evening included my wife making me dinner. I’ve been in love with her ever since. Believe me, there are countless reasons that I love my wife, not just her culinary skills, … More Winning His Heart through His Stomach?
According to my reckoning, a budding romance between two schoolkids began behind my barn back in the early days of settlement in East Perry County. That may sound a little risqué, but these two youngsters had plenty of chaperones. You see, this romance had its beginnings in the Log Cabin College. The two characters were … More A Budding Romance Behind the Barn
The year was 1867. Construction on the new church sanctuary in Altenburg was now complete. It was no longer necessary to haul heavy stones from a creek bed near Wittenberg. The furnishings, including the new altar, were finished. The pews had been installed. The time had come to dedicate this beautiful new building. It was … More The First Sermon