Christian Leadership

Lutheran Spirit- Storytelling

Don’t you marvel at a good storyteller? No, not fish stories…although those stories can be entertaining. Storytellers can describe both the details of the event AND bring you to some kind of emotion. It’s a gift to be a storyteller. However, it’s much easier to tell a story when you know the story, when the… Read more »

Lutheran Spirit- Community

When I was in fifth grade, it was decided that instead of attending the public middle school, I would attend the local Lutheran School. That one small decision impacted my life greatly. Now I am a Lutheran School teacher, married to a Lutheran School teacher, raising my kids in the Lutheran faith and sending them… Read more »

Lutheran Spirit- Mercy

Stan Hines died tonight. Stan was the husband of first grade teacher Mary Hines of St John-Emmanuel Lutheran School. His health deteriorated rapidly recently and only in the last week had entered hospice care. Stan and Mary have understood (and Mary will experience even more in the days ahead) that Lutheran Spirit is a lot… Read more »

Teacher Appreciation Week

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, here are TLSP staff reflections on their memories of a favorite teacher. Alicia: A teacher for whom I give thanks often is Mrs. Feuerbach, at Zion Lutheran School in Wilton, Iowa.  Mrs. Feuerbach was my kindergarten teacher, but so much more. She was my choir director, my volleyball coach,… Read more »

Chores

I grew up in an 1880’s farmhouse on a dusty, gravel road in rural Iowa.  My parents weren’t farmers, but chores were a major part of my life as a child.  We had about 4 acres of grass that we mowed on our 14 acre property, and a few more acres at my grandparents’ house… Read more »

Kevin Creutz Named LEA’s Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Administrator

Lutheran Education Association’s 2018 Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Administrator award is Kevin Creutz. At the time of the selection, Mr. Creutz was principal of Central Lutheran School in New Haven. However, Mr. Creutz recently accepted a call to serve as Superintendent of Schools for the LCMS Ohio District beginning his new position in February. Last week,… Read more »

For a Healthy Future- Lutheran Schools

“….The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. We all must have something to love.” -American clergyman George Washington Burnap and repeated/attributed to Immanuel Kant, a philosopher of the 1700’s. I remember these words being part of the first unit of the middle… Read more »