Altenbeichlingen, a little piece of heaven

August 9. Looking down on the town from the hill above, this little village is a typical sleepy, rural, German hamlet having several homes and a distinguishing church.  For me the distinctive features of this beautiful little town are two-fold: one, the church is much larger than any other little town’s church in the area and two, there is an American flag hanging in the back yard of one of the homes.

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Suzanne Riehl
Martin Luther

July 15. Life here in Thuringia has been full and joyous these past two weeks and I apologize for not posting with greater frequency. Having this gift of time and being in this area rich in Reformation history,  it was important to me to add to my Bachquest visits the areas where Martin Luther lived and worked.

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Suzanne Riehl
There’s music in the air

July 4. I have had another exciting and unbelievable week here in Germany and Austria, so full of blessings!!!  Last week Nathan and I explored the town of Erfurt, Germany, a locale frequented by Bach because of the many fine organs, and we had the luck of stumbling upon a noon time organ recital!  

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Suzanne Riehl
God’s amazing creations

June 19. This week I’ve had the luxury of time to take in the natural beauty of Iceland and the master craftsmanship of grand structures in Paris, France — God’s handiwork and the evidence of God’s guidance in creating houses of worship where glorious music ascends to the heavens!  

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Suzanne Riehl
Feeling blessed and full of gratitude

June 5. When I began thinking about a sabbatical, I wasn’t really sure where I wanted to go. My life as a musician has been immersed in the study of Bach, both his life and his works. So a sabbatical related to Bach seemed appropriate.

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