May 1st

May 1 is my grandfather’s birthday. If he were alive today, he’d be 123 years old. He was born in Sioux City, the son of Norwegian immigrants. As a young man, he joined the Navy and served onboard a ship during the first world war. Grandpa was bright, witty, handsome,…

My First Review

Brooke is a 10 year old from the Des Moines area. Her video absolutely blew me away!   [video width="320" height="576" mp4="http://www.davidgrindberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Brookes-Review.mp4"][/video]

Creating a Worship Space

Since the first of the year, we've been redoing our contemporary worship.  One of the biggest changes has been to move the service from our sanctuary to the fellowship hall.  Our sanctuary is an absolutely beautiful worship space that works well for traditional Lutheran worship but doesn't lend itself to…

At Last!

We're all set!  This Saturday (December 10) from 3-5 p.m.  Come out to Soldier Creek Winery.  It's a chance to enjoy a few refreshments, sing some great Christmas music with Matt Drees, see what goes into writing, illustrating, and producing a children's book, and grab a few signed copies for…

Why am I who I am?

Reality television in Scandinvia has taken an interesting twist.  "All for Norway" and, in Sweden, "All for Sweden" is all the rage.  People are tuning in each week to watch North American contestants who give four months of their lives to learn about their heritage.  There are challenges, tests, competitions…

Well Kept Secret…

I've known Jillian Svendsen for many years.  She taught art here in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  She organized an art club that drew youth into all kinds of interesting community projects.  She was a member of my church.  We worked together on a wonderful confirmation project, a project that involved the…