Presidents’ Day

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“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” ~Thomas Jefferson

Scripture Sunday

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Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his[a]; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is … Continued

Personalized Baptism Keepsakes – New Designs!

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It’s been a busy February – and we’re only halfway through! If you haven’t browsed our children’s collections lately, I invite you to have a look. There are new options in all three collections: Birth Records Baptism Gifts Children’s Prayers

Land of Lincoln

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Illinois is my home state. Once upon a time, before the Monday Holiday Bill, Americans celebrated events on days other than Monday. Imagine that! When I was a kid there was no such thing as Presidents’ Day, and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday – February 12th – was a state holiday in Illinois. It didn’t matter the day … Continued

Too Much of a Good Thing

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As I recall, Punxsutawney Phil said something about an early spring. Less than two weeks ago. Apparently, he wasn’t referring to my neck of the woods. 🙂 Snow, snow, snow. I’m not actually rooting for an early spring, since I’d like to get to Mammoth Hot Springs and the Lamar Valley at Yellowstone for a … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;     before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple     and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,     for you have exalted above all things     your name and your word. On the day I called, you answered me;     my strength … Continued

Come and See!

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Come and see what God has done… Psalm 66:5 Each season is beautiful. Take the time to look and appreciate!

Scripture Sunday

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If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give … Continued

Six More Weeks of Winter?

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Happy Groundhog Day! As far as the calendar is concerned, there’s no question about whether or not six weeks more of winter lies ahead. Of course it does! Still, the tradition waiting for the official pronouncement from Punxsutawney Phil lives on. Wonder how Groundhog Day began? Apparently it’s a blending of two cultures: Native American … Continued