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May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works, who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke! I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord. … Continued

The Beauty of Autumn

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“Autumn….the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~William Cullen Bryant The leaves put on such a beautiful, final show before leaving us. Now is not the time to think about the cold winds which will soon follow! Enjoy the season and all the lovely scenes which are unfolding each day.

Pastor Appreciation Month – May We Help You Convey Thanks?

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Any time of the year is a good time to convey thanks to your pastor or priest – or anyone involved with ministry. But since October has been set aside as Pastor Appreciation Month, many congregations (and individuals, too) like to do a little something during that month. If you’re looking for a little something … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ‘Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.’ He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and … Continued

Welcome, Autumn!

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Depending where you live, it may have begun to feel like autumn weeks ago already – or you could still be experiencing very warm temperatures. The trees may be full of color, just beginning to turn – or perhaps they’re still completely green. Whatever you see outside your window, the calendar says the season begins … Continued

The Colors of Autumn

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“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” John Burroughs It is interesting that nature bursts forth with spectacular color as it awakens – and once again as it prepares to go to sleep. It’s unfortunate that neither display lasts very long, but then again, maybe the fact … Continued

Ministry Team Appreciation – Pastor Appreciation

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October is Clergy Appreciation Month! We know our customers give thanks throughout the year for clergy – we create appreciation plaques every month! But since October has been set aside to convey thanks to clergy, many congregations choose a date during that month to honor their pastors, priests, and other ministry team members. If you’re … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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  We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are … Continued

The Setting Sun

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From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised. Psalm 113:3 Here in the Intermountain West, the smoke from wildfires burning in California has returned. It had finally cleared out at the beginning of the month, but shifting winds brought it back (though … Continued

A Reminder of Home

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I reluctantly left my adoptive state of New Hampshire a few years ago. Having resided a very long time there, and having photographed it from one end to the other, I consider the Granite State “home” every bit as much as I do my native Illinois. Though now 2500 miles away, I made sure a … Continued

Clergy Appreciation Month

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It’s right around the corner: October is clergy appreciation month! Looking for a tangible way to convey thanks? We have a collection of unique designs especially for members of the ministry team. Each one is personalized! Click on the link to view them all: Pastor Appreciation Plaques

In Remembrance

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It has been 17 years since the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Time has flown. Most of today’s college undergrads have little or no memory of that day – and of course, younger people weren’t even born yet. If you have occasion to be in New York City, I urge you … Continued