Let us Rejoice

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This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. My nephew sent me this snapshot earlier in the week. He completed an 18-month gig supporting a Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based company yesterday, so his final Boston to Billings (where he lives) commuter trip is now in the rear-view mirror. … Continued

Another New Personalized Wedding Keepsake Design

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  This is the newest addition to our collection of personalized keepsakes for the bride and groom. Not only are these lovely mementos for cherished friends or family members – but we’ve also have had many brides and grooms give these to their new spouse as wedding gifts! As with all our pieces, these are hand … Continued

As the Morning Unfolds

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Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 43:8

The Cosmic Traffic Jam

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If you live anywhere in the path of totality for next Monday’s total solar eclipse, you have no doubt been hearing about it for many months. Here in eastern Idaho, it’s all-eclipse-all-the-time! A family about ten miles south of where I live happens to own a butte along with a lot of additional land – … Continued

Beautiful Mornings

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Since arriving in Idaho just over two years ago, I’ve had this view from the back deck of the house. Though I miss all the trees back East, it’s been nice to have expansive views of the sky. And as a morning person, I enjoy a clear view of morning at is breaks! You’re looking … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ up from … Continued

On “Sunshine”

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Whether it’s a positive attitude, or a kindness, or the myriad other ways that “sunshine” can be expressed to others, I think what Mr. Barrie says here is true. If we convey these things to the people around us, they’ll be a part of the fabric of what we are, too. Food for thought.

The Calm Before…..

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Well, I don’t know if it’s exactly a storm – but in just a few short weeks the pace will pick up for many! School will be starting again. Along with classes come the many associated activities like sports and marching band. Lessons. Scouting. Many churches who take a summer break from choir, Sunday School, … Continued

National Lighthouse Day

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I’m always surprised and/or amused when I look at the list of obscure “holidays” for a given month to see what I find. Who knew that there is such a thing as National Lighthouse Day? Congress signed it into law in 1989, and August 7th is when it’s observed. Having lived for so many years in … Continued

Celebrating Good Friends

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Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.  I don’t know who penned that saying, but it’s true. What would life be without friends? Real friends. I’m sure you’re conjuring up some of your closest compatriots as you read those words. One of my best friends happens also … Continued