To Everything There is a Season

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Though the calendar says it’s more than a month until winter, in many parts of the country the leaves are long gone and snow already covers the ground. Even if there’s still foliage clinging to the trees where you live, autumn’s spectacular show is winding down. It’s always a little sad to see it go … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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        Praise the Lord, my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life;     I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Do not put your trust in princes,     in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;     on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed … Continued

100 Years of Red Poppies

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Tomorrow is Veterans Day. Thank you to all who have served – including my three brothers, and brother-in-law, who were all in the US Air Force. November 11th wasn’t always referred to as Veterans Day. It began, back in the first part of the 20th Century, as Armistice Day. World War I officially ended on … Continued

New Designs – Service Appreciation – Volunteer Recognition

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  Just in time for end-of-the-year recognition, new service appreciation plaque designs are in the store now. Conveying thanks to dedicated volunteers and staff is important. We take service appreciation seriously! You’ll find more than 50 designs from which to choose. Add those which we’ve created especially for teachers and musicians, and there are a … Continued

New Design – Teacher Appreciation Gift – Christmas Gift Idea for Teachers

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  Our collection of personalized teacher appreciation plaques is getting a little bigger! The design pictured above will be in the store later this week…..along with some other new pieces. We know many congregations (and individuals also) like to recognize volunteers – like Sunday School teachers, Bible Class teachers, confirmation guides, etc. – during the Christmas … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”  “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all … Continued

In Praise of Donald Hall

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I first became familiar with American poet and writer Donald Hall a number of years ago when I discovered his wonderful book, Seasons at Eagle Pond. The Poet Laureate of New Hampshire from 1984-1989, Hall was appointed 14th Poet Laureate of the United States in 2006. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2010. In … Continued