Thoughts On Autumn

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    “Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance. What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the … Continued

Nature Wins a Small Victory

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I was in the highlands of North Carolina last week on a shoot along the Blue Ridge Parkway. As the day was coming to a close Tuesday, I passed a young man perhaps in his mid-20s whose image has stayed with me. Having parked his car along the side of the road, he was sitting … Continued

carpet of leaves

Every Leaf Speaks to Me…

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  “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” Emily Bronte   The Christian Gift now has a Facebook page! You’re welcome to visit us there for the latest news, information, photos and features. If you like our page between now and October 29th, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win … Continued

Lake Winnipesaukee

The Loveliest Smile…

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  “Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~William Cullen Bryant   The Christian Gift now has a Facebook page! You’re welcome to visit us there for the latest news, information, photos and features. If you like our page between now and October 29th, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a piece of our … Continued

One Autumnal Face…

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  No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face. ~John Donne   This space is yours every Friday; send your photo(s) to share! Mail them to info@TheChristianGift.com, put Your Perfect Shot in the subject line, and include any information you’d like added to the post. Landscapes, favorite … Continued

Single red maple leaf

As the Leaves Grow Old

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  “How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” ~John Burroughs   The Christian Gift now has a Facebook page! You’re welcome to visit us there for the latest news, information, photos and features. If you like our page between now and October 29th, you’ll be entered in … Continued

Mt. Chocorua

Autumn is a Second Spring…

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  Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  ~Albert Camus   The Christian Gift is on Facebook! Like our page between now and October 29th and you’ll be entered to win one of our pieces of inspirational fine art (if you already ‘like’ the page, you’re automatically entered, too).  Follow this … Continued

A Sheltering Angel

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  “May God grant you always…a sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.” ~Irish Blessing

Pemigewasset River

Ray of Light

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“Hope, like the gleaming taper’s light, adorns and cheers our way; and still, as darker grows the night, emits a brighter ray.” ~Oliver Goldsmith

Take the Time to Look

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“People see God every day, they just don’t recognize him.”  ~Pearl Bailey Want to see God? One of the loveliest places to find Him is in the natural world He created for us. You can see Him in a waterfall…in the extraordinary autumn foliage…in the leaves rustling with the breeze…in fanciful cloud formations…in the delicate … Continued

Only God Can Make a Tree

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I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; a tree that looks at God all day, and lifts her leafy arms to pray; a tree that may in Summer wear a nest of robins in her hair; upon whose bosom snow … Continued

Silver Linings

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“Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.”  ~Maurice Setter