Once upon a time, before the Monday Holiday Bill, there was no such thing as “President’s Day.” In Illinois (The Land of Lincoln), where I was born and raised, every kid knew when Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was: February 12th. It was a state holiday….and it was acknowledged on the actual date. Imagine that! There is, … Continued
Last Sunday morning in my church, one of the hymns which was sung is a favorite of mine. It’s based on a wonderful passage from the Book of Lamentations: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. If you’ve … Continued
Come and see what God has done… Psalm 66:5 Beauty surrounds us! Whatever the season, the time of day, or weather conditions – there’s likely something interesting going on outside. Sometimes that gorgeous scene is as close as the other side of your door. I made this photograph back in New Hampshire, in my … Continued
It’s a New Year’s Eve tradition here to publish this wonderful poem. Though many know it simply as “The Gate of the Year,” its title is actually “God Knows” and it was written in the early part of the 20th century by Minnie Louise Haskins. While the lines above are the most well-known, here it … Continued
Inside Québec City’s landmark Chateau Frontenac you’ll find a row of beautifully decorated Christmas trees this time of year. Deck the halls, indeed!
Silver Bells, Silver Bells It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling, hear them ring Soon it will be Christmas Day City sidewalks Busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style In the air there’s A feeling of Christmas Children laughing People passing Meeting smile after smile And on every Street corner you’ll hear Silver Bells, Silver Bells … Continued
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Soon the bells will start And the thing that will make them ring, is the carol that you sing Right within your heart
Here we are, on December’s doorstep. In the hustle and bustle of the season, may we not lose sight of what it’s all about.
The quality of images it’s possible to obtain with a phone never ceases to amaze me. That said, if given the choice, I’d almost always rather have my camera. Still, one can only make a picture if there’s an available means to do so, and sometimes the Nikon isn’t with me! The early morning sky … Continued
For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies, For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies, Lord of all, to thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise. For the beauty of each hour Of the day and of the night, Hill and vale, and tree … Continued
The postal service is AGAIN requesting a rate increase, effective January 18th if approved. This will raise the price of commercial priority mail packages by an average of just over 6%, and comes on the heels of a whopping 9.8% increase last year. Though our materials costs (on matboard, frames, glazing, ink, etc.) have been steadily … Continued
To all those who have served in the military, thank you. My family is all Air Force (each of my three brothers as well as my brother-in-law). Thank a vet today!