“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them” 1 Corinthians 7:17 Sometimes easier said than done…..but good to remember, and something to which we can aspire.
Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water … Continued
It’s right around the corner! If your congregation is planning something special to honor members of the ministry team this October – of if you’d like to mark the occasion personally – check out our collection of personalized clergy appreciation plaques. They make wonderful mementos and are a lovely way to commemorate the occasion. Congregations … Continued
“The earth laughs in flowers.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Autumn is fast approaching; enjoy the blooms before they bid us farewell!
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly … Continued