Daddy’s Mountain

My 93 year old father was professor of music in a midwestern Lutheran college while I was growing up. Fully versed in church doctrine and Luther’s catechism before I hit puberty, I was the weird child who actually loved every minute of it. Upon reaching the age of emancipation, I left the cozy nest of…

Mothers Day Gifts

Today is titled “Mother’s Day” here in this country…a supposed holiday where we are all expected to honor our mother’s. It is the day when the most flowers are purchased, the most phone calls placed, and the most restaurant reservations made. I wonder how much of this is done in obligation, and how much is…

Midland Lutheran College Alumni Choir

* * * * * * *Hello to my many extended family members through the choirs at Midland Lutheran College. It was such a blessing to see and hear you all again at the Midland Lutheran College Alumni Choir Reunion in April of 2008! I cannot express the depths to which your singing touched my…

Simple Little Things

I returned to Fremont, NE five years ago to watch my dad direct the alumni choir at Midland Lutheran College, where he worked for so long. They sang for Baccalaureate. It was the first time I had returned there in 25 years.I just cried and cried, as I understood how the deep love for God…

PODCAST: Ideo Gloria in Excelsis Deo

IDEOThis is the stuff I was spoon-fed on as a little girl. With my father being a college choir director, particularly at a Lutheran college in the Midwest, songs to God in Latin were quite the norm. I relish this music, and it sends me heavenward.I've added to my podcast, the song "Ideo Gloria in…

PODCAST: Leader of the Band 1979

PodCast: Leader of the BandOn my WebCast (on this blog) you can find the song "Leader of the Band" which was recorded in the First Congregational Church in Tacoma, Washington on Father's Day in 1979. My brothers Jan and Jorge, my sister Mari and myself worked together to create and sing this tribute to our…

PODCAST: I Sent You Red Roses 1940

For My Dad... When my dad was 18, he was recorded singing "I Sent You Red Roses" on a 78 LP album, just before he marched off to the Armed Forces in WWII. I had this and other songs he sang transferred onto a digital file. You can hear him singing this song on my…

My Daddy

My DaddyLittle boy soul child you miss your mama you miss your Mama.I know who You are.Thank you for coming first to be my teacher in timeThank you for the soft gentle love and knowing I was "special"You gave me a loving image of God to hold in my heart and an understanding that those…