Burdens

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Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. Psalm 55:22  Only hours after I’d finished processing the image below for posting here, I woke up in the middle of the night and found myself unable to get back to sleep. All sorts of things started running through my mind – … Continued

Autumn is a Second Spring

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“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus  So true! And how fitting for me, since spring and autumn are my two favorite seasons. Though I’ve lived in New England for nearly 20 years, as a transplant from other parts of the country where the autumn colors aren’t nearly as … Continued

Be Exalted!

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Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. Psalm 57:5  Here we are, back at the shore…. I’m probably close to being through for the most part with ocean-based sunrise shoots for the season. The water continues to get colder, further inhibiting cloud production, so it’s just not … Continued

My Soul Finds Rest

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My soul finds rest in God alone… Psalm 62:1  This beautiful spot on the shores of Crystal Lake, New Hampshire, was a new location for me last autumn. On the day I took this photo, I was on a scouting trip and frankly not expecting I’d pull my camera out of the bag. I would … Continued

For the Lord is good…

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For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5  Last Friday morning after an absence of more than 5 weeks, I was back out at the shore in the hour before sunrise. Having torn the ligaments in my right ankle back in August, I’ve been sidelined … Continued

Gifts for Pastor Appreciation Sunday

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It’s right around the corner! October is set aside as Pastor Appreciation Month, and Pastor Appreciation Sunday this year falls on October 14th. If you’d like to give your pastor, priest, and/or other ministry team members a tangible expression of thanks, consider our hand-crafted, personalized appreciation plaques. You still have time to order! Here’s another … Continued

With My Song I Give Thanks

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The Book of Psalms contains many beautiful references to praise via song and/or music. Psalm 28:7 is just one of my favorites. The treble clef you see here is featured in one of our musician appreciation plaques. Worship is all the more wonderful when music is added to the mix – and if your church … Continued

Majestic!

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One of Lincoln Brewster’s great songs of praise, “Majestic,” is based on the first verse of Psalm 8 (O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!). It’s upbeat, energetic, and I’ve always enjoyed singing it. (If it’s unfamiliar, you can watch and listen on YouTube.) As a landscape photographer, I often … Continued

A Chain of Honor

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“What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.” Today is the anniversary of the day my parents were married. Though they’re both in heaven now, I think of them every day – and on this date they are front-of-mind. I used to get a … Continued

Ideas for Pastor Appreciation Gifts

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October is Pastor Appreciation month, and Pastor Appreciation Sunday this year is October 14th. Is your church looking for a gift for your pastor and perhaps other members of the ministry team? Maybe you’d like to present clergy with a personal gift from you and your family. Either way, our personalized plaques are a unique … Continued

The Church’s One Foundation

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I grew up singing hymns and still love them. The Church’s One Foundation is among my favorites. The lyrics to verse 1 are paired here with the a church steeple that’s a landmark in this neck of the woods. In Portsmouth (NH) the other day to meet some dear friends visiting from my hometown in … Continued

Deep Waters

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As a cold front moved through Northern New England Saturday, you could see it in the skies as an intense line of clouds pushed from west to east, out over the ocean. If you’re a regular reader, you know how seldom it is that clouds hold up over the Atlantic this far north – the … Continued