New Hampshire’s Beautiful Great North Woods Region

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The White Mountains of New Hampshire are beautiful throughout the year, and simply stunning in autumn. That said, another region of the state is equally lovely – though the majority of “leaf peepers” never see it. The Great North Woods Region is located at the tip of the state, beyond the Whites in Coos County. Though … Continued

Cog Railway – All Aboard!

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I spent the last few days in New Hampshire’s Great North Woods on a photo shoot. On the drive up, unusually clear conditions over Mt. Washington prompted me to take a little detour. The often-shrouded summit was perfectly visible with not a cloud anywhere in the beautiful, blue sky. Add to that the unseasonably warm … Continued

Northward Bound

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Already it’s late September; the summer really seemed to fly by this year. As sorry as I am to see time seemingly speed up, it’s a thrill to be standing on autumn’s doorstep. The next three weeks are the most beautiful time of the year here in New England. If you’ve never experienced the show … Continued

Sneak Peek…New Addition to the Service Appreciation Collection

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Coming soon to our collection of personalized service appreciation plaques… As with all of our pieces, you’ll be able to purchase this either framed or unframed. The unframed option includes the same archival paper and double mattes we use to create the framed artwork. This image was made in the beautiful Prescott Park formal garden at … Continued

Promises

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All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield to those who look to him for protection. Psalm 18:30  

A Free Country?

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It might not be as free as you think it is. Depending on where you live, you could be slapped with a fine or end up in court if you hold a Bible study in your home. Think that’s outrageous? It is…but it’s happening. The latest incident to make the news was in Capistrano, California – as … Continued

Great is Thy Faithfulness

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I hadn’t heard this hymn for awhile; we sang it yesterday morning at worship and it stuck with me. The lyrics are so uplifting! (Isn’t it funny how sometimes something you’ve heard before – maybe even many times before – can sing out in a different way?) The chorus is paired here with an image of sunrise … Continued

A Small Act of Kindness

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I received the following note from a longtime friend of The Christian Gift yesterday; I asked her if I might share it with you. A dear friend of her family has been seriously ill for quite some time and is now facing the prospect of losing one of his legs; she’d like to brighten his upcoming birthday … Continued

Remembering September 11

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  May we never forget the tragic events of September 11, 2001. God bless America, Land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her Through the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans, white with foam God bless America, My home sweet home. ~Irving Berlin  

Ten Years Later…

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For those of us who lived through these events, the only marker we’ll ever need is the tick of a clock at the 46th minute of the eighth hour of the 11th day. ~George W. Bush Already ten years have passed. The Pearl Harbor of our era, on September 11, 2001 the numbers 9 and 11 … Continued

New Pastor Appreciation Gifts

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October is Pastor Appreciation month, which means it’ll be here in just a few weeks! We’ve added two new designs to our collection of personalized plaques for pastor, priest or any member of the ministry team. Take a look:    You can order these mounted and framed, or double-matted and ready for you to insert … Continued

Every Day a Miracle

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    Every day we are engaged in a miracle we don’t even recognize; a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves… Thich Nhat Hanh This particular ‘miracle’ was in my own yard last week. In full bloom, the Rose of Sharon contrasted beautifully with the clear September sky. I’ll bet there’s something interesting outside your … Continued