For the Beauty of the Earth

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Amen! Those of you who live in New England might recognize this scene…it’s a view of Bar Harbor, Maine from the summit of Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park.

Come and See What God Has Done

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It’s almost here….beautiful autumn foliage time! I’ll be heading up into the White Mountains next week on the first of my October photo shoots and – as is the case every year – I’m looking forward to it. The mountains are beautiful any time of the year, but in autumn when the landscape is ablaze … Continued

Small Acts of Caring

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Generally speaking, kindness seemed to come more naturally to people in years past than it does today. All one has to do is read through comments routinely posted online to see how acerbic and unkind many can be. Could that be a function of how disconnected we’re becoming? Ironically, in this hyper-connected world of smart … Continued

Rough Storms?

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Rough storms call for skillful sailing – and strong anchors. The waters of life certainly can get pretty churned up. Illness, financial difficulties, family strife – you name it. Sometimes the storm is so violent that we focus only on the crashing waves…and it can feel as though we’re all alone trying to right the … Continued

Aim For the Moon

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The sight of the full moon climbing into the sky last evening was lovely here in coastal New Hampshire. With sunset at roughly the same time as moonrise, it was a good opportunity to photograph the moon coming up over the ocean horizon well before the sky lost color. Since the last few full moons … Continued

Skies Are Blue

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September…..when the haze and humidity of the summer months gives way to beautiful, deep blue skies. I recall my mother commenting about the lovely September blue skies. Though she’s been in heaven now for nearly 20 years, I think of her every time I look up to see the clear, deep azure color often on … Continued

Keep Plugging Away

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I ran across this wonderful thought the other day. It came at a good moment for me; perhaps the same will be true for one of you.

Service Appreciation – Personalized Service Appreciation Plaque – Ministry Appreciation

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While many churches are gearing up for Clergy Appreciation Month, preparing to honor their pastors and members of the ministry team, others are also taking the opportunity to convey thanks to those who serve the church in other capacities. We’ve been busy filling orders for personalized service appreciation plaques right alongside those for pastor appreciation. … Continued

9/11 – Never Forget

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Can it really be 12 years already since the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville? It hardly seems possible. Particularly for the families of those who lost loved ones, there’s a good chance the pain remains close to the surface even with the passage of time. May the God of peace continue … Continued