USPS Rate Increase

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Unfortunately, the United States Postal Service has again raised rates – and this increase is significant. Not only is the hike for a first-class (forever) stamp the highest in USPS history at 10%, but the cost to ship via Priority Mail will increase nearly 6%. Obviously, this impacts all online retail businesses and their customers. That … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of … Continued

New – Personalized Baptism Gift

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It was a baptism that planted the seed for this store. (Some time ago now – that little baby is now in high school!) I was having a hard time finding something for her nursery which I could personalize. This wasn’t the first time that I’d searched for a religious-themed gift and felt limited by … Continued

Come and See

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Come and see! There is beauty in every direction, in every season, and throughout the day – if we take the time to see it.

Scripture Sunday

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Blessed are all who fear the Lord,     who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor;     blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine     within your house; your children will be like olive shoots     around your table. Yes, this will be the blessing     for the man who … Continued

A Salute to the Field General

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My dad, Walter G. Metschke, was Director of Engineering for the massive construction project that transformed Chicago O’Hare International Airport into a jet-age giant of a facility. As such, he oversaw thousands of workers and was responsible for 60 prime contracts worth many millions of dollars (think what they’d be valued at today). The task … Continued

Are You Ready for the Lunar Eclipse?

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Mother Nature is serving up a treat Sunday night-into-Monday morning (depending on your time zone). This lunar eclipse, or the Blood Moon, will be the last one visible in the United States until 2022….so hope for clear skies and get outside! Why is it called a “Blood Moon?” From Space.com: During a lunar eclipse, a full … Continued

Personalized Confirmation Gifts for Boys and Girls

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Is there a confirmation coming up in your family or among close friends? Commemorate the day with a personalized keepsake featuring the confirmation verse (or any verse of your choosing)! Each piece is hand-finished and customized with your information. We use only premium inks and paper, along with museum-quality matboard. The artwork will not bleed. The … Continued

The Winter Landscape

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“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand in the cold.” ~Aristotle Here in eastern Idaho it is not uncommon to have inversion conditions in the winter, when warmer air aloft traps colder air beneath it. Often, fog will develop along with an inversion. This occurred the other night, as I … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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But now, this is what the Lord says—     he who created you, Jacob,     he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;     I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters,     I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers,     they will not sweep over you. When you … Continued