Happy Independence Day!

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God of our fathers, whose almighty hand Leads forth in beauty all the starry band Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies, Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise. Thy love divine hath led us in the past, In this free land by Thee our lot is cast; Be Thou our ruler, guardian, guide … Continued

I Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills

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I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 Trust in God and He will help you… Sometimes when the going gets tough, I find the best thing I can do is to say this to myself over … Continued

Personalized Birth Stats – Christian Nursery Wall Art

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Of all our categories of personalized Christian plaques, the birth stats were probably the most fun to create. I had the pleasure of partnering with my sister, artist Kathleen Herold, to develop these pieces. Looking for something unique to commemorate the birth of child special to you? Check out our collection of personalized birth stats … Continued

More From the Shore

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Some of you contacted me after last week’s post about the sand sculptures wondering if I had more photos. Indeed, I do! After having photographed them on Tuesday evening, I went back Thursday morning at daybreak in hopes of making images featuring the sculptures along with color at the edge of the day. It seemed … Continued

Farewell, Feathered Friends

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Every spring, we’re visited by little feathered friends who take residence in the birdhouse on our deck. They are a welcome addition. Their songs fill the house. When their young arrive, the chorus of chirps – especially enthusiastic when food is delivered to the nest – can be heard throughout the day. The parents are … Continued

Castles in the Sand

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There are sand castles, and then there are sand sculptures. Currently on display at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire are the 2014 Master Sand Sculpture Contest creations (the largest such competition in the Northeast). It’s astonishing to realize that such magnificent works of art can be crafted out of nothing but sand and some water. The … Continued

Very Good, Indeed: Genesis 1:31

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God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. Genesis 1:31   Setting Sun Paints the Presidential Range at Jefferson, New Hampshire Thankfully, the lupine are still blooming north of the presidential range. Last weekend’s shoot in the normally reliable area of Sugar Hill was tough not only due to weather conditions … Continued

Lupines

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It’s lupine season in the White Mountains – one of my favorite times of the year. I just returned from a three-day shoot in and around Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. After a cold spring, the blooms were – unsurprisingly – late again this year. What made the shoot more challenging was the fact that the … Continued

Happy Father’s Day

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Cheers to all dads on your special day! A good man obtains favor from the Lord. Proverbs 12:2 My dad, now in heaven, was a good man – and he certainly received the Lord’s favor in many ways. One of the blessings for which he was most grateful was his family. For all my father’s … Continued

The ‘Other’ Foliage Season

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Chartreuse…lime…avocado…moss…mint…pine…forest… How many words can you think of to describe the myriad shades of green? During springtime in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the landscape is decorated in every shade of green you can think of. As the deciduous leaves unfurl, the many ways they find to say “green” before finally settling in to … Continued