Happy Thanksgiving

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 Come, ye thankful people, come; Raise the song of Harvest-home. All be safely gathered in Ere the winter storms begin; God, our Maker, doth provide For our wants to be supplied, Come to God’s own temple, come; Raise the song of Harvest-home. Text: Henry Alford Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Be Thankful

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“The ungrateful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” ~Henry Ward Beecher

On Gratitude

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This Thanksgiving week, may we all reflect on the many things for which we have to be thankful….regardless of present circumstances.  

Outside My Door

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The quality of images it’s possible to obtain with a phone never ceases to amaze me. That said, if given the choice, I’d almost always rather have my camera. Still, one can only make a picture if there’s an available means to do so, and sometimes the Nikon isn’t with me! The early morning sky … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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Do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your … Continued

For the Beauty of the Earth

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For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies, For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies, Lord of all, to thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise. For the beauty of each hour Of the day and of the night, Hill and vale, and tree … Continued

New Designs – Christmas Gift Ideas

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We’ve recently added quite a few new items to the store…..just in time for Christmas! If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know about the newest personalized plaques for mother and father. Also new: additional service appreciation plaques (we know many congregations like to thank both volunteers and ministry team members during the … Continued

Important News About USPS Proposed Rate Increases

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The postal service is AGAIN requesting a rate increase, effective January 18th if approved. This will raise the price of commercial priority mail packages by an average of just over 6%, and comes on the heels of a whopping 9.8% increase last year. Though our materials costs (on matboard, frames, glazing, ink, etc.) have been steadily … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou … Continued

Thank You, Veterans

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To all those who have served in the military, thank you. My family is all Air Force (each of my three brothers as well as my brother-in-law). Thank a vet today!  

Christmas Gift Ideas for Mother

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Earlier this week we highlighted some new designs just added to our collection of personalized keepsakes for father – not to short shrift all the wonderful moms out there, you’ll find new additions to that collection, too! 🙂 Follow the link to browse our personalized mementos for mothers. Just in time for Christmas!! Personalized Christmas … Continued

Color to Begin the Day

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Seeing this outside my door yesterday morning, I couldn’t help but smile. What a lovely way to start the day! At the same time, this kind of early morning scenery makes me just a teeny bit frustrated. 🙂 I have yet to find a good location (within reasonable proximity to my home) from which to … Continued