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M ay 2 0 1 4 v o l u m e 6 7 i s s u e 7 5 The Gallery Browse among offerings from a few of our area’s finest shops and businesses. 8 Hope Has a Home One of the most magnificent and recognizable homes in Milwaukee, the Fitzgerald-Herzfeld Mansion, is home to the 2014 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure. Buy your tickets and admire the work of leading area interior decorators, designers, craftsman and remodelers all while raising vital funds to support early-stage breast cancer and prostate cancer research.

18 All the World’s A Stage at Lake Country Playhouse The Lake Country Players, as the troupe is known, have been providing entertainment to audiences for 55 years, presenting dramas, comedies, and musicals in a variety of locations around the Lake Country of Waukesha County. Mary Murphy

22 Springtime on Lac La Belle After the long winter, it’s especially satisfying to see the sparkling blues waters and waves rolling again—finally. Nowhere is that satisfaction felt more than along the northeast shore of Lac La Belle where this home has everything you can ask for in a Lake Country property and more. Timothy Jay

29 Meet Me in Mequon Located in the heart of Mequon, this gorgeous Wally Lang-built red brick Georgian Colonial offers the discriminating homebuyer loads of quality and character.

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hope has a home One of the most magnificent and recognizable homes in Milwaukee, the FitzgeraldHerzfeld Mansion was designed to be a masterpiece. It was at its completion, and still is today, due to more than a century of owners who cared for and appreciated the history and significance of this home. William E. Fitzgerald was the son of

fireplaces, the owners directed the contractors to

a Great Lakes sea captain and shipbuilder

use only the best materials available.

and later the president of Milwaukee Dry

At a cost of $15,000, construction of the

Dock Company and manager of American

home began. However, after completion of the

Shipbuilding Company. He and his wife, Jesse

foundation of the home and construction up to

Blackburn Fitzgerald, chose the crest of East

the rafters, Mr. Fitzgerald met an untimely death

Lafayette Hill Road at 2022 East Lafayette Place

in 1902, leaving behind his widow and two

as the site for their home. The couple chose Ferry

young sons, Edmund and William. While the

and Clas, a prestigious architectural firm known

Fitzgerald’s time at this property near the shores

for many prominent homes and public buildings

of Lake Michigan had ended, their story and

including the Milwaukee Central Library and

nautical ties did not.

the Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion, to design

Four years after his death, William’s close

their three-story, 6,158-square-foot Classical

friend, Capt. Denis Sullivan, commissioned a ship

Revival Georgian home. With four bedrooms

to be built and named the W.E. Fitzgerald.

and five and a half bathrooms, and featuring five

It became known as “Little Fitz” and traveled

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known as “Big Fitz,” sailed on the Great Lakes for

the Fitzgerald’s intended, but with the addition of

17 years until her catastrophic end in a storm on

a coach house and stable at an additional cost of

the waters until it was scrapped years later.

Lake Superior on November 19, 1975. This tragedy

$4,500. This time, it was completed.

Meanwhile, Jesse Fitzgerald raised her sons and

is forever immortalized in Gordon Lightfoot’s song,

they both went off to college. One son, Edmund,

“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”.

returned to Milwaukee and became president and

After William Fitzgerald’s death, the unfinished

The home features a façade of red brick laid Flemish bond resting on a bed of Lake Superior sandstone with white marble steps leading to the

chairman of the board of Northwestern Mutual

structure on Lafayette Hill was dismantled and

central doorway. The original columned porch

Life Insurance Co. As an investment, Northwestern

the remaining foundation and lot were sold to

existed only across the entryway but later was

Mutual Life Insurance Co. commissioned a ship to

Mrs. M.A. Reinhardt, the widow of Dr. William

expanded to stretch across the entire portico. An

be built. That ship was named after its chairman,

Reinhardt. Mrs. Reinhardt used the original

open-air porch above the entryway was enclosed,

Edmund Fitzgerald, to honor Mr. Fitzgerald and

Ferry and Clas architectural drawings for the

creating a sunroom. Tall, twin chimney stacks

his family’s heritage. The Edmund Fitzgerald,

reconstruction of the home and it was built, just as

flank the roof while a terra-cotta belt course divides the second and third levels and one also frames the entire home under the cornice. The double-hung windows, crowned by flared, flat brick lintels, are accented with decorative keystones. White marble was used for trim on the exterior windows and doors. A widow’s walk, a railed rooftop platform, was constructed atop the roof. They were often found on homes in New England Coastal towns of the 19th Century to serve as a lookout for incoming ships, appropriate for the sea-faring Fitzgerald family. The exterior entrance on the east side of the building was constructed in 1940 when the home was transformed into a duplex. The entrance features a carved marble bas relief, which was originally located above the door of the open-air porch, and is crowned with a semi-circular door canopy. Old-world craftsmanship, warmth and character can be found throughout the interior. The inviting vestibule features a floor of tile specifically shipped to Milwaukee from a monastery in Brussels, Belgium. The massive foyer is lined with rich, quarter sawn oak paneling and displays a coffered, barrel-vaulted ceiling designed by master plasterers, Maxwell, Forbes and Stillman. On the first floor, the living room, wrapped in five-foot paneled walnut wainscoting,

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style. The gourmet kitchen is a state-of-the-art

fireplace with its unique ornamentation and update, designed by the current owner. Paneled pocket doors, made of walnut, oak or mahogany, all with brass hardware, separate the main rooms. Early Kohler Company gold-plated brass fixtures can be found in the bathrooms.

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the second floor. The fanciful, romantic design of

and two smaller rooms, the rear room originally

the library ceiling, floor, trim and fireplace was

a servant’s quarter. There are two bathrooms on

the creation of artists/painters Rolf Herzog and

the third floor, one adjacent to the ballroom is

was recovered from Frederick and Ida Pabst’s

JoAnn Binder of Milwaukee. The ceiling above the

equipped with a functional water closet. The

mansion, Woodbine, on Oconomowoc Lake, was

shower in the bathroom off the library was raised

plaster lunettes above each ballroom window

conceptualized by Hayden & Co. of New York.

to accommodate a very tall tenant. The sunroom’s

show a classical design of urns and laurels. The

It was originally designed to soften the interior

warm ceramic floor, ceiling-to-floor windows,

plaster fireplace is topped by a plaque of playful

of the Pabst home, which was built entirely

and sidelights allows streams of sunlight to filter

putties and sconces. The spiral staircase to the

of concrete. The old-growth oak lumber was

in, making the room an ideal retreat for reading

rooftop terrace is accessed via a ship-type hatch.

retrieved from Lake Superior to match the tight

books and sipping tea. The master bedroom’s

The home was not only complete, but it was as

grain of the original 1900 interior. The staircase

marble fireplace is warm and inviting.

grand as it was intended.

H o p e H a s a H om e The oak staircase and wood paneling, which

leads to a library, sunroom and two bedrooms on

The third floor features a large ballroom

Just a few years later in 1906, the property and newly constructed home, coach house, and stable were sold to Carl and Helena Phillipson Herzfeld. Carl Herzfeld married Helena Phillipson, sister of his business partner Richard I. Phillipson, and together, Carl and Richard established the

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and Grand Avenue. The store offered multi vendors selling a variety of goods under one roof, a concept first popularized by a Massachusetts retailer. Mr. Herzfeld was a far-sighted and sagacious business man. As head of the Air Service Committee of the Association of Commerce, he aided in developing air travel in and out of Milwaukee, including the first air shipment of goods into Wisconsin with Boston Store as the destination. Along with his business acumen, Mr. Herzfeld was equally known for his contributions

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toward the relief of the unfortunate and needy. Mrs. Herzfeld was a long-time supporter of the arts and education. Together Carl and Helena raised two sons, Richard and Hans (John), both of whom became executives at Boston Store

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The Herzfeld’s enjoyed the home for twenty years until famed Milwaukee architect Alexander Chadborne Eschweiler and his wife, Maria Mueller Eschweiler, became the next owners

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area, including the Schlesinger Mansion across

homes for the prominent and wealthy in the the street, Mr. Eschweiler found this Ferry and Clas home to be much to his liking. In 1937, the Eschweilers moved to their summer home on

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Next, William and Gillian Wigdale purchased

community. Gore serves on the boards of Alverno

the home in 1979 and invested heavily in making

College as a Trustee, the Marcus Center and

North Lake. The interior of the home was then

much needed renovations and repairs. They

Milwaukee Public Library Foundation. Bryant

redesigned by the Eschweiler and Eschweiler

created a terrace on the roof and installed the

serves as President of the Board of Directors

architectural firm as a two-apartment duplex.

spiral staircase. This resulted in the terrace being

of the Milwaukee County Historical Society, is

After Mr. Eschweiler’s death in 1940, the home

the prime place for parties and viewing fireworks.

a member of the City of Milwaukee East Side

was purchased by Wisconsin Realty Co. serving as

The Wigdales now divide their time between

Architectural Review Board, a National Trust

a high-end income property for 36 years. Joseph

Wisconsin and Florida.

for Historic Preservation Council Member, and

Simpson, Robert W. Baird, Karem Abdul-Jabbar,

The home changed ownership again in

a Trustee of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Upon

handbag artist Patricia Smith, and many others

1999 when John and Patti Ogden, partners in

purchasing the home, Bryant set about to restore

all called it home. During this time, the urban

the Ogden Realty Co., purchased the home from

the home to its formal elegance along with

renewal march was in full swing along Prospect

the Wigdales. Their family spent many hours

adding modern conveniences necessary for

Avenue. It might have invaded E. Lafayette Place

enjoying the unblemished view of the lakefront

today’s lifestyle. After many months of research

had it not been for a dedicated group of East

and harbor from the rooftop terrace. They used

for historical and architectural accuracy, along

Side residents who later formed the Watertower

the lower level unit as income property.

with a substantial financial commitment, he

Landmark Trust. They objected to Lafayette Place

In 2003, the home was sold to the current

began a major restoration of the home which

becoming a site for the construction of a high-rise

owner, Randy Bryant, who was born and raised

included a state-of –the-art, custom designed

and the needed variances were denied for the

in Milwaukee. Bryant married Cecilia Gore, also

kitchen. The white marble used in repairing

demolition project. In 1976, the coach house and

a Milwaukee native, in 2009. Ms. Gore is currently

the entryway steps, the vestibule’s encaustic tile

stable behind the home were divided into two

the Executive Director of the Brewers Community

floor, the recovered and reinstalled staircase

separate parcels. This created a separate upper

Foundation. Mr. Bryant is the President and Chief

and paneling, the unveiling of the previously

unit condominium residence and a lower unit

Executive Officer of Ten Chimneys Foundation

covered dining room fireplace and many other

condominium garage with a separate address on

in Genesee Depot. In addition to these positions,

improvements are all restorative projects

Windsor St., also known as “Carriage House Row”.

Gore and Bryant are active members in the

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Glorious Country Setting pin 22637 Work in the city, but return home to 9.49 acres of sublime privacy with stunning views of the Menomonee River. This elegant Colonial is sure to please with 4 bedrooms, 3-full and 2-half baths, sweet 4-season room with heated flooring and cozy guest cottage. $589,000 Beverley Drummond 414.378.9957

Stunning Queen Ann pin 30817 Arts & Crafts lovers with delight in this meticulously preserved Eastside home. Updated 6-bedroom, 3-bath treasure boasts 4 fireplaces, coved ceilings, decorative windows and original hardware, plus new master bath, 3rd-floor game room, perfect yard. $399,900 Jim Schleif 414.313.3346

Picture Perfect pin 99387 Come home to Mequon’s popular Westchester Lakes and a pristine home on nearly an acre. Glorious landscaping surrounds this 4-bedroom beauty with sharp granite kitchen, mudroom, 3.5 updated baths with Kohler fixtures and granite or quartz. Many extras! $440,000 Allison O-Dell Zang 262.676.9288

Whitefish Bay Beauty pin 97627 Easy access to parks, shops, the lake and neighborhood schools! Elegant brick Colonial offers tastefully remodeled kitchen, sun-drenched living room and sweet sunporch. French doors in the dining room lead to lushly landscaped yard that is its own Eden. $385,000 Beverley Drummond 414.378.9957

“Country” Retreat pin 26077 Just minutes from downtown Port Washington you will find this exceptional, newer home with oodles of space, both inside and out. Comfortable 4-bedroom offers huge kitchen, office, 2 fireplaces, family room with wet bar, 2 laundry rooms and cozy porch. $475,000 Matt Zipter 262.388.5332

Amazing Space pin 76307 You are sure to fall in love with this 4-bedroom, 2.5+bath Fox Point home that is much larger than it looks. Here you will find gleaming hardwood floors, gorgeous granite kitchen, living and family room fireplaces, beautifully updated master bath and deck. $359,500 Vani Vishnubhakta 414.491.2216 Becky Wick 414.333.6670


Live Your Dream pin 91257 This 40-acre equestrian facility in Fredonia is all ready for the equine enthusiast with 30 stalls, 2 indoor riding arenas, tack rooms, pastures and so much more. Comfortable 3-bedroom Ranch home offers full suite on the lower level that opens to a private patio. $649,000 Heather Modra 262.397.6677

Premier Location pin 21737 Just around the corner from Klode Park and the lake you will find this appealing, sun-filled Colonial with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, terrific kitchen, sunroom and lower-level family room. Everything you love in one of the most popular corners of Whitefish Bay! $750,000 Sarah Feterley 414.617.6756

Stonefields Gem pin 02167 With custom details, soaring windows, cherry millwork and ingenious elements, this Mequon home surpasses all. Open and flowing home is a must-see with grand kitchen, library with fireplace, sumptuous master, wine cellar and enchanting garden paradise. $997,500 Tory Bruce 414.975.3385

Fascinating Find pin 73497 Bring your dreams, hobbies or horses to this very historic Mequon property on 7.7 acres. Spacious home with 2 fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and 4 bedrooms awaits a new chapter with your ideas and the new life you will create. $495,000 Patti Potos 414.961.8314, ext. 151 Mark Peltin 414.241.8500

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Lake Country Playhouse

by Mary Murphy

Good things come in small packages. And the black box theatre experience at Lake Country Playhouse is proof of that. Ruth Behrend can speak to the success of this small, community theatre company in Hartland. As a charter member, she’s seen the growth of this organization and played an integral role in its success. “We strive for good, quality theatre,” said Ruth, adding that it’s been their mission from the very beginning. The Lake Country Players, as the troupe is known, have been providing entertainment to audiences for 55 years, presenting dramas,

comedies, and musicals in a variety of locations around the Lake Country of Waukesha County. In early spring of 1959, an article appeared in the Lake Country Reporter and invited area residents who were interested in forming a community theatre group to meet at Arrowhead High School. An English teacher at Arrowhead, Marvin Solomon, led this initiative. About 40 people responded to his ad and began, at once, to produce a play. They elected officers, set up a play reading committee and a by-laws committee. Within a few weeks, tryouts were held and, in June 1959, the Lake Country Players presented its debut production, “Sabrina Fair,” for two performances. Solomon directed this first play, and became the founding president of the organization. By the end of that year, the Lake Country Players were incorporated as a nonprofit arts group. Ruth fondly recalls her roles as an actor in and director of countless productions throughout the 55-year history. She currently serves as treasurer on the Board of Directors. During its first five years, all shows were performed at Arrowhead High School’s South Campus gymnasium. Increased school enrollment made stage availability difficult, so the troupe began a four-year residence in the second floor of the old Hartland Community Hall. A tent ceiling was created to improve acoustics, and some memorable shows were done, Photography by James Baker M ay 2 0 1 4

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Since establishing a permanent home

Community Hall was condemned in 1967, so the

in Hartland, the Lake Country Players have

Lake Country Players performed in a variety of

expanded their offering of productions. Before

locations over the next four years, including the

2002, they could only produce two shows per

Swallow and Merton Schools, Lakeside Country

season, with a play in the fall and a musical

Club, and Oconomowoc High School. In 1971,

in the spring. They eventually expanded their

they returned to Arrowhead High School, which

capabilities and, starting with the 2006-2007

had constructed the Little Theatre on its north

season, they now present eight shows per season.

campus. This became the “home base” for Lake Country Players for the next three decades. The theatre company’s association with

“The black box theatre experience is basically one big room with seating that accommodates up to 80 patrons,” said Ruth. This

Arrowhead High School has been long and

environment, explained Ruth, lends itself to a

fruitful, but there was a long-standing dream

theatre experience with a more intimate focus

to eventually acquire a home of their own.

for the audience who enjoys being close to the

This dream became a reality in 2002 with

actors. “They feel every nuance and see every

the acquisition of the Masonic Lodge building

facial expression in this setting,” she added.

at 221 E. Capitol Dr. in Hartland. After some

The black box venue features tiered seating

minor renovations, the Lake Country Playhouse

and provides a minimalistic backdrop with

opened with a series of events, including a

simple lighting. “And we do some very different

revival of the spring production from that

things with painting murals and developing

year, “And the World Goes ‘Round.” Recent

ingenious set productions. Many of these sets

improvements to the theatre include improved

have been quite spectacular, considering the space,” said Behrend. The Lake Country Players is comprised

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solely of volunteers, whose passion for live theatre drives this company. Many of the volunteers have professional theatre training or have taught this discipline at the high school or college level. Cast and crew members come from all over the greater Milwaukee area. “We’re building up quite an audience. We try

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for the entire front of the home to have an

as appealing to observe the wall of onyx stone

unaltered view of the shoreline. The home is

that engulfs the two-way fireplace and provides

might actually be the best, most consistent, hard

only around 24 years old, but it underwent an

a backdrop all the way to the second level. This

sand bottom frontage in all of the Lake Country.

award-winning, million-dollar renovation that

glistening onyx stone wall was installed one

Combine this with hiking and biking trails and

was nearly a complete facelift.

piece at a time with 2-inch thick and 4-6-inch

the Lac La Belle Country Club that boarders

The intent of the renovation was to take full

wide pieces all the way from floor-to-ceiling. A

the back of the lot, and you have virtually

advantage of the lake views from every angle

meticulous effort resulting in one of the most

everything the outdoor enthusiast could ask for.

and every available inch in the home. Once

elegant fireplace walls you will ever see.

One of the many unique features of the

inside, the open concept foyer quickly gives way

A significant part of the renovation effort

home is the front door is actually in the rear

to a large great room. This room has a cleverly

and open-concept conversion was the expansion

of the home. While it’s a bit unique, having the

designed wall of windows that provide our

of the formal dining room and dinette areas.

main entrance at the back of the home allows

first glimpse of the shoreline, but it is equally

The original version of the home had a rather small kitchen with no dinette and a closed-off dining room. The current dining room, finished with the same inlaid mosaic tile flooring that runs throughout the entryway and foyer, is now open to the great room and separated ever so gracefully by a twelve-foot couch console. It is also balanced scrupulously with the same white pillars that now wrap around in sequence all the way from the end of the great room back to the kitchen. The new dinette area was fashioned off of the kitchen by expanding the wall and inserting a huge bay window. This not only provides a continuous view of the shoreline across the front of the home but also provides a cozy little sitting area for a family meal or coffee.

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hardware built directly into the mirror. They

view of the lake. To the right side of the balcony

are all unique in their own right and very

we have the master suite. This suite includes a

practical for the master chef as it is inspiring for

tastefully done. Across the hall and through the

sitting area and marble-surround gas fireplace.

the casual cook. A gazebo style cedar sunroom

French doors we find the den or office room. It

It also has a private outdoor balcony looking

with access to a wrap-around patio is a great

includes a second set of French doors, that lead

out over the lake. A custom-built canopy-

finishing touch to this side of the home.

out to the brick patio, and the room also has

style bed with recessed lighting provides a

one side of the two-way fireplace from the great

welcoming ambiance and leads into the ultra-

of the first-level we find a bedroom which

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could also serve as a guest room with its own

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Making our way to the opposite end

private bath. Similar to most of the bathrooms

Heading upstairs we find the second-level

jetted tub and glassed-in shower. There’s also

in the home, this one has a ceramic tile floor

balcony that looks over the great room and

a large decorative window with a circle-top

and shower with a decorative vessel sink and

dining room and provides another awesome

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T h e W o r l d ’ s A Sta g e Continued from page 20

From season to season, the Lake Country Players provide a diverse repertoire for adult audiences. Yet in 2003, Ruth developed the first annual summer children’s workshop. The inaugural performance of “Alice in Wonderland” featured her granddaughter, Katie Behrend as the lead. The love of theatre for Katie, her cousins, and countless other youth from the area blossomed, thanks to Ruth Behrend’s vision. Now a professional actress and singer, Katie will direct her first show this summer at the Lake Country Playhouse. And she selected the show in which she made her acting debut. “I’m so grateful for the quality theatre experience at Lake Country Playhouse. The skills acquired through a theatrical experience set the stage

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skills become second-nature,” she said. The Summer Children’s Workshop is open to youth ages 10 to 14. And the experience, explained Katie, helps teach kids the love of the arts and theatre. It also instills the importance of eye contact, voice, and polished presentation. “To think critically through something that’s fun, like performing in a play, you leave with a whole set of new skills,” said Katie. Auditions for “Alice in Wonderland” will be held this month. And more detailed information is available at www.lakecountryplayhouse.net. Tickets sales for the children’s performance are reasonable and can be purchased in advance. “We want to make this more accessible to families with children. Donations from businesses and individuals help compensate for that. Youth theatre is so important and it’s a really good way to spend time,” said Katie. And for both children and adults, the theatre is a place to explore their talents.

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Youth may be asked to sing from the show and

Book by Ivan Menchell

read from the script in ensemble once given

Directed by Nate C. Groonwald

their individual audition.

Musical Direction by Catherine Pfeiler At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie

Adaptation of “Alice In Wonderland”. Book and

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Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-

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town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s

from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring your favorite song or

Lake Country Playhouse Coming this summer…

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“Bonnie & Clyde”—Wisconsin Premier

alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure

songs from the show and readings will be provided.

Performances: July 10 – 27, 2014

and crime captured the excited attention of an

Music by Frank Wildhorn

entire country. Now, the most notorious couple

Lyrics by Don Black

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Audition Workshop: Tuesday, May 6, 2014,

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worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and

adventure on stage and shows us all there is no

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“Be still and know that I am God” is a deceivingly simple directive replete with power. Upon its acceptance hinges the truth of four brief statements. There are no insurmountable obstacles. There is a solution to every problem. There is a remedy for every ill. There is an answer to every prayer. To those scoffers who point in derisive contradiction at headlines shrieking with disaster, war, crime, immorality, disloyalty in government and nation, there is a conclusive answer: to prove the statement is to obey the directive. Amid the relentless pressure of modern living, is it possible to “be still and know?” Is it possible temporarily to shut off the thinking processes that are urging greater action in less time, and relax in a spiritual peace entirely confident that all is well? Is it possible in a physical and mental stillness that results in communion with God to silence nerves quivering with the need for rushing further, for accomplishing more? The patriarchs of old—Abraham, Moses, Joshua—listened to the voice of God. They turned to Him in every need on every occasion just as we turn to a close friend. But, always, as a first step, they were still, listening, expectant that God would tell them what to do. They knew without question that He was God, and this conviction made them want to obey Him. Thus, their humble obedience resulted in their becoming great leaders of men. Modern history is filled with examples of men and women who have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles by a child-like and steadfast faith in a power greater than man. Problems of every nature, financial, economic, personal are being solved every day by those who turn confidently and understandingly to God in a certain knowledge that all things are possible to Him. For thousands of years, prayers have been answered fully and completely for those willing to give up human outlining for the assured benefits derived from trusting God. Would we not do well, then, individually and as a nation, to “be still and know?” In the restful solitude of spiritual communion, could we not find, once again, that balance which renders unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s? 30

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Oconomowoc Lake Elegant, warm and inviting French Country estate. Uniquely designed with the most discerning home owner in mind. Complete $1M renovation features renowned Burmeister Woodwork. Exceptional quality throughout, including impressive lower level with home theater, wine cellar, fitness room, billiards room, wine/cigar room, sauna & bar. Prestigious Oconomowoc Lake access. Grandeur of the Lake Country.

“Let Our Family Help Yours!” Lori Fritz LFritz@FirstWeber.com Cell: 262-391-0009

Molly Fritz MFritz@FirstWeber.com Cell: 262-443-9327

www.FritzTeam.FirstWeber.com

The human side of real estate


Drive Uptown Today

The reinvention of the Lincoln Motor Company is in full swing at Uptown. Catch a glimpse of the new eye catching designs that are turning heads around Milwaukee and experience the upscale materials that make up the stylish new Lincoln interiors. Join the early adopters that understand that driving upscale begins at Uptown! Spring is the time of the year to open your huge panoramic roof and take in the spring weather. Trade the salt and grime from your old car and pick your new Lincoln to shine in the sun. The new Lincolns are designed to impress and you will find a list of features you may not have dreamed of a few years ago. Uptown is your Lincoln headquarters in Milwaukee and we will find the perfect Lincoln to fit your style.

John, Glenn and Mark Pentler

UPtown Lincoln 2111 N. Mayfair Rd. 414.771.9000 visit our website: www.uptownmotorslincoln.com

May 2014 Volume 67 Issue 7  

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