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8 St. Francis Children’s Center “All children can learn if we can learn how to teach them.” This belief has formed the foundation for the teaching, vibrant classroom and therapy spaces, and related services provided by the St. Francis Children’s Center for the past 50 years. n
18 Ultimate Resort-Style Luxury On Lac La Belle How many times have you gone on vacation and wished you could bring the luxury and easy lifestyle home with you? Now you can. This incredible lakeside residence in the Village of Lac La Belle combines the warmth of a private residence with every accoutrement and luxury of a fine resort. n Julie Feldman
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ST. FRANCIS CHILDREN’S CENTER “All children can learn if we can learn how to teach them.” This belief has formed the foundation for the teaching, vibrant classroom and therapy spaces, and related services provided by the St. Francis Children’s Center for the past 50 years.
LOCATED IN MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin at 6700 North Port Washington Road, the St. Francis Children’s Center (SFCC) was founded in 1968, and is a leader in providing inclusive early childhood education, early intervention, and support services to children with special needs and their families. The St. Francis Children’s Center serves as a vital resource for the community, n
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providing classroom childcare and learning environments, onsite therapy in collaboration with Ascension/Columbia St. Mary’s, and a new Family Activity Center (FAC). The SFCC partners with Milwaukee County as well, working to provide Birth to Three services and Children’s Long–Term Support. In the community at large, the SFCC also collaborates with Easter Seals, Penfield Children’s Center, Curative, Hear Wisconsin, Vision Forward, and First Stage Children’s Theater. According to Executive Director Mara Duckens, “Our mission is to serve and educate children with special needs in inclusive environments, enabling them to reach their greatest potential.” The SFCC embraces a philosophy of inclusion; research supports the benefits of this type of learning for both children with disabilities or special needs and their typically developing peers. Children with special needs who participate in such settings tend to develop language, social, and motor skills more quickly than they would if isolated from their peers. Looking to their typically developing peers as role
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as role models, children with special needs
both similar and different to themselves in
these children, teens, and young adults had
are motivated to expand their normal comfort
a natural, nurturing setting. According to
special needs or developmental delays, and
levels and to seek new challenges more readily.
Duckens, “Our teachers, service coordinators,
22 percent were typically developing. The
Typically developing children thrive from
program staff, and administrators all have
special needs population served is diverse
learning alongside their special needs peers as
a passion for working with children of all
as well. “St. Francis Children’s Center serves
well. They too acquire vital social skills, motor
abilities, and helping them reach their goals.”
children with developmental delays, learning
abilities, and language development in the
The SFCC serves between 800-900 children
differences, autism, Down syndrome, cognitive
inclusive environments found at the St. Francis
and families each year. According to Tara
disabilities, processing, emotional and
Clark, Director of Development and Marketing
behavioral challenges as well as the occasional
at the SFCC, in 2017, 872 children from birth
rare syndrome. In our classroom spaces and
through age 22 were served. 78 percent of
through our Family Activity Center, our goal
Perhaps most important for all children is gaining the ability to relate to individuals
S T. F R A N C I S
around a “center philosophy,” with different
a little from the exact schedule.” Schedules
areas allocated for activities such as books and
include free choice and free play times, a vital
is to have children of all abilities working,
reading, dramatic play, blocks, puzzles, writing,
component to overall healthy development
learning, and playing together,” Duckens said.
art, sensory play, science and social studies,
and the acquisition of creativity and problem-
math, fine motor, manipulatives, and music.
solving skills. “Circle times” allow children
With the exception of the infant rooms,
time to learn about the calendar and other
The St. Francis Children’s Center’s seven classrooms provide nurturing care and learning experiences for children with special needs
each classroom follows a daily schedule.
academics while also focusing on lesson
alongside their typically developing peers.
According to Dori Buschke, Director of
themes. Daily schedules allow time for music
Classrooms serve children from infancy
Programs, “Children benefit from knowing
and movement, reading or story time, large
through age six, with children grouped by
‘what comes next.’ However, our teachers are
and small muscle activities, art, and table-time
age with supportive, age-appropriate ratios of
well versed in knowing when a little flexibility
projects. Children explore pre-writing skills
teachers to children. Classrooms are organized
will help the group, so they are able to deviate
and journaling, as is age appropriate. All children practice social skills and enjoy indoor and outdoor spaces for active play.
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Children eat breakfast, lunch, and two snacks in the classroom, “family style,” and nap following lunch. Children with special needs who attend the St. Francis Children’s Center benefit from team collaboration with therapists from Ascension/Columbia St. Mary’s housed onsite. The therapists “are regular team members who work alongside our service coordinators and special education teachers,” Buschke noted. Birth to Three services and service coordination are provided to families and their special needs children on behalf of Milwaukee County. This partnership provides special education, occupational, physical, and speech therapies to children from birth to three years of age who demonstrate a delay of at least 25 percent in a given realm of development. Families, teachers and therapists work as a team to determine specific goals for each child. Most times, therapists visit the child in the home setting to provide therapies using the family’s toys; this helps foster parents’ participation in the therapy process. Children attending the SFCC receive therapy at the Center as well. According to Buschke, “The goal is for our staff not to deliver services but to coach the parents to utilize strategies and practices they feel will foster development and the meeting of goals.” Through this dynamic and empowering
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In addition, Dr. Rick Clark PsyD has been a long-term collaborator. “His practice is housed onsite, and he counsels regularly with our Early Childhood staff on strategies
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S T. F R A N C I S
Through the recent creation of a Family
from weekday classroom group activity times
Activity Center (FAC), located onsite, the St.
to include weekend open play sessions for
and interventions to help create successful
Francis Children’s Center hopes to expand its
families. Open play times ensure that families
classrooms,” Buschke explained. Further
services for families and children with special
can come and enjoy free play in our wonderful
partnerships, such as the early childhood
needs throughout the community. “Through
common indoor play areas which include
curriculum classes held by Concordia
conversations with parents and caregivers,
slides, ball pits and a full size gym,” explained
University onsite through the years, have
St. Francis Children’s Center staff recognized
Director of Programs Dori Buschke. Jennifer
benefited everyone involved.
a service gap in the community,” explained
Dreschler, FAC Coordinator, notes that the
The SFCC operates a Children’s Long-
Executive Director Mara Duckens. “Many
Center’s most popular offering thus far has
Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program on
caregivers who have children with special
been “Chatter and Scatter,” a free, twice-weekly
behalf of Milwaukee County. Through this
needs were reporting feeling socially isolated.
“open play group for children with special
program children with autism, developmental
At the same time, their children were being
needs along with their parents and caregivers.”
or physical disabilities receive support services.
seen by therapists, doctors, and social workers,
Dori Buschke, Director of Programs, explains:
but they had very little time for unstructured
space, stocked with toys that spark children’s
“Our team works with the families to arrange
play with other kids. The Family Activity
imaginative play, facilitate fine and gross motor
supports and services they feel will benefit
Center gives caregivers and children the
skills, inspire building projects, and provide
their children and the family and will help
opportunity to play, bond, meet new friends
sensory stimulation. According to Dreschler,
ensure the child can function successfully in
and connect with resources in the community.”
one of the children’s favorite activities in the
order to remain in the home. Services may
The Family Activity Center provides a
The FAC is a bright and welcoming
room thus far is the sensory table, which holds
include summer camps, daily living skills
schedule of regularly occurring open play
a rotating array of contents, from homemade
training, respite care, and activity sessions.”
times as well as special events for parents
moon sand to water.
Two bilingual Spanish/English service
and caregivers of children with special needs.
coordinators assist the Spanish speaking
Families are also encouraged to use its space
reaches out to the siblings of children with
families served by the program, currently
for children receiving autism and Birth to
special needs, acknowledging and nurturing
about 18 percent.
Three therapies. “Over time, activities grew
siblings’ roles and feelings as they navigate a
Through the Sibshops program, the FAC
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Dorgan and Patty Roberts, will be held at The Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront. Guests
unique lifelong journey alongside their
will enjoy sampling a selection of fine wines,
sibling with special needs.
gourmet chocolates and craft beers. The
In addition to nurturing the social
evening features an extensive silent auction,
interactions and development of young
raffles, a wine pull, and live music from the
children with special needs, the Family
5 Card Studs. The event is open to the public,
Activity Center aims to connect parents
and tickets are available at www.sfcckids.org.
and caregivers through educational and recreational events and within the supportive environment of the FAC itself. Special offerings for parents/caregivers and their children with special needs have included a hands-on,
“The Family Activity Center is a safe, nurturing environment where caregivers, children with special needs,
sensory-rich gardening experience and water
and typically developing siblings come
play day, as well as a recent bused event to a
together to play and learn.”
sensory version of The Cat in the Hat at First Stage. Evening events for parents have been both informative and fun, featuring a variety
in the family-friendly Sprecher Root Beer
of relevant topics—Birth to Three transition
Bash at Maslowski Park in Glendale, and will
planning; helping children with special needs
coordinate the Root Beer Olympics during
successfully start the school year; using play to
this year’s event on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
help children reach their goals, and more. An
In honor of the SFCC’s 50th anniversary, a
evening of painting, dinner and conversation
celebration will be held during the summer
allowed parents to relax and share stories
months. “It will be an opportunity to
and experiences; the FAC has begun to offer
bring together past and present families,
childcare to help parents during these evening
staff, volunteers and donors who have
events. According to Dreschler, “It is so
helped us serve and educate children with
rewarding when we see parents support each
special needs in our community for half a
other on their journey of raising a child with
century,” explained Tara Clark, Director of
Development and Marketing. Finally, in fall,
Executive Director Mara Duckens
exemplary community leaders at its annual
safe, nurturing environment where caregivers,
Leading Lights Awards Banquet; this year’s
children with special needs, and typically
event is planned for Wednesday, October 10
developing siblings come together to play and
at The Pfister.
The St. Francis Children’s Center is
rich social interactions. At the Family Activity
a truly unique, exemplary organization
Center, families meet each other, play together,
dedicated to the children and families it
ask questions and share advice. While there
serves. Executive Director Mara Duckens
are other family centers in the Milwaukee area,
summarizes the passion she and her
to our knowledge, this is the first one designed
coworkers feel: “…We are all committed
specifically for families who have children with
to the children and families we serve. As
special needs of all varieties.”
our families learn, grow, and meet their
This year, on Saturday, April 21, the St.
Monday thru Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5. Closed Sunday
the St. Francis Children’s Center honors three
summarizes: “The Family Activity Center is a
learn. The space is designed to help facilitate
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St. Francis Children’s Center participates
goals, we delight in their accomplishments.
Francis Children’s Center will celebrate the
When our families face heartache, we face
25 anniversary of its annual Wine, Beer &
heartache, and when our families celebrate,
Chocolate Tasting fundraising event. This year’s
we celebrate. As a staff member, it is about
event, sponsored by Rockwell Automation
feeling connected to something much bigger
in partnership with Rockwell Automation
than any on of us. We are all part of the
employees and SFCC Board Members Dave
St. Francis Children’s Center Family.” n
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HOW MANY TIMES have you gone on vacation
and authentic, red granite mantel, which is two-
and wished you could bring the luxury and easy
stories high. The fireplace is open on two sides, so
lifestyle home with you? Now you can. This
you can see right through to the kitchen.
incredible lakeside residence in the Village of Lac La
Designed for cooking, entertaining, and comfort
Belle combines the warmth of a private residence
this kitchen is a standout. Fine birch cabinetry
with every accoutrement and luxury of a fine resort.
true to traditional style, is complimented by bead
Add 100 feet of pristine and private lake frontage in
board accents and a built in wine rack. A beautiful
the coveted community of Monastery Hill Estates
beamed ceiling creates an intimacy that lends to
and youâ€™ve got a rare find.
relaxed conversations with a good glass of wine.
The expertise that went into creating such a
Guests can sit at a raised island central to the room
fabulous retreat is as unique as the property. The
or in a semi-circular breakfast nook overlooking the
owners bought the residence in 2001 and spent
lake. A four-star chef could get lost in this kitchen
the better part of a year renovating their new home.
with restaurant quality appliances, including two
They love to entertain and wanted to be sure that
dishwashers and a beverage center.
their guests would feel comfortable, welcome and
With more than 6,000 square feet of living space,
pampered. Hereâ€™s the kicker: The homeowners are
the home boasts five bedrooms, six full bathrooms
in the hotel business with unique insight and access
and a very unexpected twist. Where else will you
to everything they would need to make their dream
find a residence with two separate master bedroom
come true. Quality and detail are the standard,
suites? One is on the first floor and another is on the
starting with heated Italian marble floors in the
second, so even guests can live like royalty.
foyer, and an impressive staircase adorned with distinctive wrought iron work. But invariably your eyes are drawn to the crowning jewel, Lac La Belle. Enjoy the lake view in all of its glory through a floor to ceiling wall of windows in the great room. The space is bright and airy, anchored by a fireplace APRIL 2018
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LIFESTYLE NESTLED ALONG 135-feet of prime Milwaukee River frontage in Mequon, this Leenhouts designed midcentury is a sensational lifestyle property featuring boldly different design. Updated for today’s living, a harmony of design and detail is established throughout. Large gathering spaces and expansive windows offer million dollar sunset views. Updated open concept kitchen, with views of the serene setting, provides the entertainer a canvas to create any get together. The large master suite with a gas fireplace provides an escape from endless outdoor activities including water sports, firework viewing and fishing. An “Up North” home, but without the drive and minutes from restaurants and shopping. New price of $989,000. A rare offering and incredible opportunity! n If you would like more information on this property, contact Bradley Wabiszewski with Bradley & Company at First Weber Realtors® at 414-839-2731. APRIL 2018
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THE EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAR waters, sandy bottom and beautiful treelined shores of Upper Nashotah Lake make it one of the more soughtafter areas in Lake Country. Because of this, many beautiful homes can be found on its shores and this Mission Woods European-style timber frame home sitting on 2.67-acres with 200-feet of frontage is no exception. The winding drive presents you with the traditional front of the home with its dark wood siding, stone and stucco half-timber façade. Your eyes are drawn to the home’s gables with their king-post trusses and the welcoming entry which is detailed with an overhang supported by knee braces. Through the French door entry, you are greeted by an elegant arch which leads you into the great room. The great room, with its soaring thirty-five foot ceilings is a showcase of majestic Douglas fir hammerbeam trusses and other details typical of this dramatic build style. The lake side of this room features banks of windows rising to the full height of the room, assuring that the intricate details If you would like more information on this property, contact Jon Spheeris at Coldwell Banker Elite® at 262-490-5558. APRIL 2018
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n POST & BEAM are well-lit. A large, natural stone fireplace occupies the right side of this space while the cozy dining room welcomes you on the opposite with its striking blue, imported European tile stove which radiates a gentle warmth on cold days. Adjacent to this is a large, square sunroom which features another
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stone fireplace, triangular clerestory windows, and a stunning Boston truss. This room opens out to a spacious stone patio. The chef’s kitchen features granite counters, several sinks and professional appliances, including a blue enameled range which echoes the dining room’s wood-burning stove. A wood-beamed ceiling goes throughout the space and connects the dining room and
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Sophistication and quality in a desirable Creekside Preserve neighborhood. This beautiful Pewaukee home is located at the end of the cul-de-sac overlooking a pond and preserve. Watch the wildlife pass by as you sit out on the spacious deck. This home is beautifully complete with 5 large bedrooms, including a main floor master suite with walk-in closets, a private office/den plus 3.5 baths. The living room features an open concept layout, a vaulted ceiling, skylight, gas fireplace and built-ins.
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bath, walk-in closet and private balcony. This space can be, and is, used as a private den. The center of the second floor (accessed by staircase or elevator) is a large loft, allowing for a grand view of the homes trusses from front to back. Off this area are two master bedroom suites with large, private baths and walk-in closets as well as private balconies. There is also a third suite off the loft area. A second-floor laundry provides utility and a game room with balcony and adjacent bedroom suite over the garage offers plenty of room for guests to enjoy. The walk-out lower level is spacious and made for enjoyment with a large rec room
Welcome to Venice in Beautiful Southwest Florida! Here you’ll find warm weather, endless beaches, and full-time relaxation. Historic downtown Venice offers something for everyone, with shopping, dining, and events for every occasion. Over 10 golf courses to choose from in Venice alone. You’ll find new homes starting around 300k with a maintenance free, resort style living. Call today for more information and start experiencing life in paradise.
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This is truly a well-thought home with attention paid to every detail including its placement on the lot so as to assure natural sunlight through nearly every window. It takes full advantage of the post-and-beam style and its minimum need for load-bearing walls to provide grand, open spaces. It also HVAC system, allowing for full control of the
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This home is offered by Jon Spheeris for $3,790,000. For more information, please contact him at 262-490-5558 or firstname.lastname@example.org. n E X C L U S I V E LY Y O U R S
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Little Swiss Clock Shop Whimsical fun, slightly eccentric wall clocks have joined the huge collection of mantel, chime and grandfather clocks. See what’s new at Little Swiss Clock Shop, 270 W. Main Street in downtown Waukesha, 262-547-2111. www.LittleSwissClockShop.com.
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The Ottoman Society Tulips and lilacs and peonies, oh my! These striking Dutch Garden florals will lend drama to any room in your house. Whether you’re looking for traditional, mid-century or modern, you’ll discover the finest in consignment furniture, art and accessories at The Ottoman Society in the heart of Elm Grove. Visit us for that special buying experience or a friendly place to sell your treasures at 13408 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove–behind Great Harvest Bread Co. 262-786-1786 or www.theottomansociety.com. Now open Mondays. APRIL 2018
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The Garment Shop We have a passion for fashion and offer personal service with friendliness and expertise. Fashions arriving daily featuring traditional ladies clothing in all sizes, a large selection of fine accessories and just for spring, the latest form Oh la la! and Zoé by Michael Phillips Ltée, Charlie B, Tribal® and more. Stop in our convenient downtown location. 125 W. Main St., Cambridge, WI, 53523. Follow us on Facebook. A unique specialty shop for women where you will find something for every occasion. 608-423-3740.
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WELCOME TO sophistication and quality in a desirable Creekside Preserve neighborhood. This beautiful Pewaukee home is located at the end of the cul-de-sac overlooking a pond and preserve. Watch the wildlife pass by as you sit out on the spacious deck. This home is beautifully complete with 5 large bedrooms, including a main floor master suite with walk-in closets, a private office/ den plus 3.5 baths. The living room features an open concept layout, a vaulted ceiling, skylight, gas fireplace and built-ins. An attractive walk-out basement provides a bar, sauna, full bathroom and bedroom. Included is an attached 3.5-car garage. This home brings so much, come check it out and see for yourself! n If you would like more information on this property, contact Sarah Venes at First Weber RealtorsÂŽ at 262-349-5083.
FRESH HOME UPGRADES FOR AFTER A LONG winter cooped up indoors,
As some homeowners are discovering, there’s
Make what’s old new again
spring is the perfect time to start re-
a whole other space waiting to be discovered.
imagining your home and making upgrades
The ceiling, a fifth wall of sorts, opens up
simple as rearranging a room to better fit your
that create a fresh, welcoming vibe. These
endless creative design opportunities.
needs. Over time, the furnishings can become
project ideas - some big, some small - can
Whether you’re seeking more
Sometimes a fresh perspective is as
almost an afterthought because they’ve been
help breathe new life into your home so
natural light, access to fresh air, a sense of
in place so long. Try moving things around
you’re ready to enjoy your favorite rooms to
spaciousness or a way to bring sophistication
to create new conversation groupings or to
to a room, a skylight may be just the solution.
highlight a piece that has been tucked away in
Air it out
For example, Velux room-darkening and
the shadows. An updated arrangement may
Months of closed windows and doors
light-filtering blinds can add a splash of color
inspire to you add and embellish with some
can make any room feel dusty and stale.
just where you least expect it, and they’re
simple new accessories or accent pieces for a
As soon as temperatures allow, throw open
efficient in shielding your space from the sun,
room that only looks brand new.
the windows and skylights to let the fresh
meaning the blinds and installation are eligible
air chase away the remnants of winter. It’s a
for a 30 percent tax credit. Learn more at
perfect time to launder window treatments
Get earth smart With all of the new growth and hues of green that abound during spring, it’s natural
and clean area rugs. After a few passes with a
Paint to perfection
to be more mindful of the environment.
carpet cleaner, allow rugs to air-dry outdoors.
Over time, once cheerful walls can grow
Earth-friendly upgrades like switching
If you’re considering an update to the overall
dull. Create a livelier ambiance with a fresh
out inefficient lighting or installing low-
decor, changing out these textiles is an easy
coat of paint, either in the same shade or
flow toilets and shower heads can make a
and affordable way to create a new look. Just
something completely new. If you’re not
sizable difference. Another option for energy
donate the used drapes and rugs after cleaning
sure exactly where to start, tackle the project
conservation: Look for ways to maximize
instead of bringing them back into the room.
room by room. To choose the right hue,
natural light for heat and to brighten
Shift your outlook
select a favorite item in the room, such as an
rooms. Well-placed windows and skylights
When contemplating changes to a room’s
heirloom throw blanket or a piece of wall art,
can harness energy naturally, so you can
aesthetic, most people focus on the floor, walls
and consider color shades that complement
minimize your reliance on electricity for
and elements like furniture and accessories.
the item well.
comfort and convenience. n E X C L U S I V E LY Y O U R S
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ELM GROVE CHARM EXTREMELY CHARMING updated Cape Cod in beautiful Elm Grove setting. An attractive family room is accented with reclaimed Door County barn beams, wide plank flooring and a fieldstone fireplace which opens to kitchen that includes granite countertops, island, a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. A living room with hardwood floors and a gas fireplace opens thru French doors to an Den/Office. The formal dining room also has hardwood floors, plus built-in buffet storage cabinetry. The 1st floor master bedroom addition has WIC and a large spa like bath. The upper level has 2 generous size bedrooms plus full bath. A finished lower level has a media room, game room and a half bath. A main level laundry opens to spacious brick patio and a private tree lined yard. Truly incredible! n If you would like more information on this property, contact Stephanie Brunkhorst at First Weber RealtorsÂŽ 262-893-0350. APRIL 2018
b y G e r t r u d e M . Pu e l i c h e r
ARE YOU discouraged, weary, unhappy?
might have life more abundantly. Must we
of Him? Is there any reason to doubt
Are you questioning the purpose
not determine for ourselves what we deem
that God reveals Himself to those who
behind our human existence? Is a sense
abundant life, and then live accordingly?
seek Him? Has there ever been recorded
of frustration and futility of personal
If we are sick at heart for a peace that
an instance when God gave a stone in
accomplishment bogging you down?
escapes us, would we not do well to
place of bread?
Do you yearn for peace and comfort and
search the Scriptures diligently until
assurance that all is well?
we find that peace which we are told
good involving a childlike willingness to
rely radically upon God. Understanding
Then why not put your hand in God’s and let Him lead the way. The Bible tells
He who would be a musician practices
Faith in God is a constructive force for
of God is a serene conviction that radical
us that He knows whereof we have need
tirelessly. He who would be a scientist
reliance upon God can bring only good.
before we ask Him. Have you ever tried
probes and searches and explores in patient
Radical reliance upon God, reliance that
turning quietly to God as a child turns to
devotion to relentless pursuit. Is there any
turns neither to the right nor to the left—
his father and saying, “I don’t know what
reason to doubt that he who would achieve
that deviates not in the slightest degree
to do next. Please show me, God. I am
spiritual strength must strive earnestly and
from the truth that all things are possible to
listening.” Jesus tells us that he came so we
humbly for faith in God and understanding
God—such reliance is prayer. n E X C L U S I V E LY Y O U R S
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PINE LAKE Elegant 4,500-sq.-ft. New England shingle-style home. A unique home with lake views from every main room, including a turret topped by a crow’s nest. Nestled on 6 acres, featuring 230' of prime lake frontage. $2,850,000
LAC LA BELLE Incredible lakeside home boasts over 6,000-sq.-ft. of living space with 5 bedrooms including 2 distinct master suitesand 6 baths. Great room has a soaring ceiling, a 2-story stone fireplace and floor to ceiling windows offering lake views. $1,849,000
EAGLE SPRING LAKE Mukwonago. One of the most spectacular homes in southeastern Wisconsin. Custom designed and built by Jeff Horwath. Amazing 7,000-sq.-ft. home features 20 rooms, 5 bedrooms, and 4. 5 baths. Set a peninsula lot with 200-ft. of lake frontage. $1,650,000
LAC LA BELLE 120' of sandy beach and swimming frontage. Rich wood floors throughout. Spectacular great room features a large granite wet bar. New Kitchenwith more granite and designer stainless steel appliances. Tremendous lake views. $1,290,000
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BOLGER DELAFIELD Exceptional 6,000-s.-ft. custom built 4-BR, 5.5BA, executive home on beautiful 5 acres. 2 story foyer. Burmeister woodwork, cabinetry and millwork. Impressive spiral staircase. Upstairs second family room with 3 ensuite bedrooms. 20-car Garage. $1,195,000
LAC LA BELLE This exquisite home marries historic details with modern sophistication. Stunning foyer with stained glass and exquisite woodwork. Bright kitchen with professional-grade appliances. 102' of pristine lake frontage. $1,185,000
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R E A L T Y HARTLAND-BRISTLECONE PINE Immaculate condition! Great Room with 20-ft. beamed ceiling, plus a stone fireplace. 18 rooms 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths. This beautiful home features 6,300-sq.-ft. of living space. State of the art in ground swimming pool. $1,098,500
WALES THE LEGENDS Custom built by Victory Homes. 13 room, 5-BR/3.5-BA executive home with upgrades including polished HWF’s, birch cabinetry, soaring ceilings, granite counter kitchen with open floor plan. Amazing main floor master suite. $769,000
CEDARBURG Historic Stone property ideal for business or makes a great studio or home. Completely renovated lots of updates including heat and plumbing, newer bathroom, efficient heating. Wide open spaces as well as conference rooms on main level or upstairs. $505,000
OCONOMOWOC Merchants Plat Subdivision. Transformed into a 2-story, 3-BR, 3-BA 2,400-sq.-ft. showpiece featuring open concept design, gourmet kitchen, polished wood floors, tile and granite solid surfaces, amd heated floors. $435,000
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BROOKFIELD Spacious 4-BR home in convenient location features over 2,600 -sq.-ft. of living space. Spacious 9-ft. ceilings and polished wood floors throughout the main level. Finished Lower level. Huge 3.5-car garage and private rear yard. $430,000
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