The Gate of the Year

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More than a century ago, Minnie Louise Haskins penned a poem entitled God Knows. It became widely known when the King of England quoted it in his 1939 Christmas address to an anxious nation on the brink of war. It’s been our tradition to post the poem’s opening, known popularly as The Gate of the … Continued

It’s Christmas Time in the City

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I had the opportunity to squeeze a photo shoot in New York City into the schedule late last week. Much shorter than I would have liked, still it was a wonderful opportunity. There is something special about big city Christmas decorations. Larger than life, fantastic – the cityscape is transformed into a wonderland! These huge … Continued

I Am So Glad When Christmas Comes

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  St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota has an amazing choir. Last year, they traveled to Norway to perform a Christmas concert at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim along with the Cathedral’s Girls’ Choir. The concert was recorded and aired on PBS stations. It was wonderful. One of the selections was I am so glad when Christmas … Continued

Christmas Gift for Friend – Religious Gift Ideas

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Wondering what to give a special friend for Christmas? If you’re searching for something unique, take a look at our collection of personalized friendship plaques. They’re a wonderful way to show someone who’s cherished how much they mean to you. We make our plaques using fine, museum-quality materials….from the paper and inks to the matboard … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving

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Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation in 1863 was not the first (George Washington issued one more than 70 years earlier) – but it’s the one which established the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanks. Especially now, when there is an effort by many to quash any reference to religion from public … Continued

New Every Morning

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I do a lot of shooting in the early morning. A dynamic sky can help transform an iconic and often photographed scene like the one pictured here from “run of the mill” into something more unique…so there is incentive to get up early, grab my gear, and go! The passage from Lamentations which I’ve paired … Continued

Beautiful Autumn

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How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. John Burroughs  Though we are long past peak color where I live, and most of the leaves have fallen – those that remain continue to paint the landscape with muted tones of deep gold and brown. It’s much more … Continued