The Wings of the Dawn

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This verse from the Book of Psalms is a favorite of mine. And after many, many mornings hitting the road in the pre-dawn darkness in search of early morning color at the shore, the conditions finally were such late last week that I was able to make an image that I think is a good … Continued

Volunteer Recognition Gift – Newest Addition

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Brand new in the store this week! “Whenever you did it for any of my people…you did it for me.” Our newest service appreciation plaque features that excerpt from Matthew’s Gospel and is paired with an image of the sun rising off the coast of New Hampshire. Personalized. Created with premium museum-quality materials. Your choice … Continued

Nature’s Beautiful Moments

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That Emerson quote is especially evident in nature. Photographing the landscape, it never ceases to amaze me how dramatically a scene can change – sometimes literally from one moment to the next. The light is never exactly the same, nor the conditions, let alone obvious variances inherent due to the time of day or changing … Continued

Volunteer Appreciation – Just Arrived! More New Gift Options

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Brand new this week in the store…two new service appreciation designs! Like the entire collection, these newest plaques are personalized. You can use them for virtually anyone you’d like to thank. We’ll mount and frame your plaque for you, or you can choose the unframed option (it’ll arrived in a protective sleeve, double-matted and mounted). … Continued

Chirp, Chirp – New Arrivals!

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The birdhouse we have on our deck is home every year to a new pair of little feathered friends who move in and welcome their babies. I enjoy watching them prepare the nest, and later as they take food in to their youngsters. Prolific singers, they perch each day on the “chimney” of their house … Continued

Hope in the Lord

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“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.” Psalm 18:16 My eldest brother was recently diagnosed with cancer….for the fourth time. This latest iteration is a large and fast-growing tumor on the back of his tongue – inoperable due to its location. Once he begins chemotherapy … Continued

Life is Fragile; Handle With Prayer

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I read this line yesterday…how true. (There are so many cool sayings floating around that have no author attributed to them; this is yet another.) Found one of my day lily images and put them together. If you like it, share it!  

Get Social with The Christian Gift!

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There are quite a few ways to stay connected with us in addition to the blog. The Christian Gift is on Facebook. You’ll also find us on Twitter (@TCGift)….and at Pinterest, too! We share special offers for our friends via Facebook and Twitter, and you’ll also find news and lots of images we think you … Continued

Service Recognition – Thank You to Volunteers

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Take away the volunteers, and most churches would find it difficult to operate. So many people contribute their time and talents on a weekly basis. Office help. Ushers. Musicians. Folks who help look after the landscaping. Sunday School staff. Bible study leaders. And so on. Then there are the people who step in to lend … Continued

Vintage Americana

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I can’t remember the last time I saw one of these… There were two Dog ‘n’ Suds in the general vicinity of where I grew up in suburban Chicago – but they disappeared long ago. In the nearly 20 years I’ve lived in New England, I don’t recall ever running across one (maybe they were … Continued