In Search of the Color

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Here in New England, the “grand show” of spectacular autumn color is about to get underway in earnest. Each year we wonder what kind of display we’re going to get. Because this summer was exceptionally dry and the trees have been stressed, I’m expecting things to be somewhat muted. Already where I live in the … Continued

Walking With God

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“I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light.” ~Mary Gardiner Brainard  

Leap of Faith

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    “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Gifts

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  “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say, ‘Thank you?’” ~William Arthur Ward

Your Perfect Shot

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Today’s photo of Badlands National Park in South Dakota comes from Claire Kendall. This shot was from an early spring visit on one of those lucky days when she and her family had the place nearly to themselves…an experience she says she’ll never forget. Thanks for sharing, Claire! Every Friday this space is yours. If … Continued

Be Inspired

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Surrender your heart to God, turn to him in prayer, and give up your sins–even those you do in secret. Then you won’t be ashamed; you will be confident and fearless. Your troubles will go away like water beneath a bridge, and your darkest night will be brighter than noon. Job 11:13-17

Back to the Sky

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We head back over to the seashore for today’s image…another from the (pre)sunrise-at-the-coast project. I made this one early in August. Interesting color peeking through a mainly overcast start to the day – and reflected in a large tidal pool below. The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. … Continued

The Falconer

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Here’s another beautiful statue located in Central Park. This was perhaps my favorite: The Falconer, (bronze) sculpted by Englishman George Blackall Simonds. Though I realize it’s a falcon depicted here, still it conjured up this passage: Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will … Continued

The Full Armor…

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I was in New York recently attending the US Open, something I have always wanted to do. (And it was fabulous!) I scheduled my arrival so I’d have time enough to spend the afternoon prior in Central Park. In all the years I’ve been going to Manhattan (usually on business), I’ve never had occasion to … Continued

Your Perfect Shot

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Today’s photo comes from Ken Putnam in New Hampshire. It’s a view of the iconic Devil’s Tower in Wyoming – but interesting in that it’s not the orientation that we normally see.  Beautiful. Have a shot you’d like to share? Simply send your JPEG or TIFF file to us here: info@thechristiangift.com – and be sure to add any information … Continued

I’m Out Again

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I just love today’s quote from the great Ray Bradbury (check it out below). These images are just snapshots – neither day developed particularly well for serious work – but it’s a good illustration of how vastly different the sky can look from one day to the next. “All you umpires, back to the bleachers. … Continued

Here Comes the Sun

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Today’s image was captured on August 13th. It was an interesting morning; upon first glance, the cloud formation didn’t seem like it was going to pan out. I didn’t know when I started shooting whether I’d walk away with anything that day. The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere… ~John Muir Don’t … Continued