Where In The World – Backstories About the Images

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A customer asked me the other day about the imagery featured on our service appreciation plaques. While many of the product descriptions mention where the photos were made, he was interested in learning more about when, where and how the image on the plaque he was purchasing came to be. When he discovered that I’m … Continued

A Look Behind our Personalized Christian Gifts…Literally!

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Ever wonder what the flip side of our wall art looks like? Though the back of your wall art isn’t on display (it’s facing the wall, of course!) how the piece is finished makes a difference. This new video on our YouTube channel takes a closer look at what’s behind our plaques…. http://youtu.be/RTbdxWT1VlE    

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On Deep Faith: It is Well With My Soul

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At my church yesterday, we sang a hymn I’ve always found very beautiful: It Is Well With My Soul. On a whim, I decided to do a little digging to see what I could find out about the person who wrote the lyrics. I was astounded by what I learned. Horatio Spafford was a prominent … Continued

“…To Touch the Face of God”

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Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the terrible accident that destroyed the space shuttle Challenger and killed her crew. I was watching the launch that Tuesday morning in 1986; maybe you were too. That tragedy is something people who saw it will never forget. The other thing from that day that has stayed with me … Continued

How Great Thou Art

How Great Thou Art

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How Great Thou Art – a hymn just about everyone is familiar with. As an outdoor photographer, I’m struck by how one of the verses speaks to the beauty that surrounds me as I’m out in the field working:   The hymn is based on a poem written by Carl Gustaf Boberg; the tune is … Continued

“That’s What Christmas is All About, Charlie Brown”

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It’s about time to break into that treasure chest of Christmas movies and specials…whether on DVD or TV. Even after what seems like a million viewings, they never get old! A lifelong Peanuts fan, my all-time favorite is A Charlie Brown Christmas. Did you know the show almost didn’t get made?  Among the many things television executives … Continued

On Faith – and Forgiveness

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“Let God’s promises shine on your problems.” ~Corrie ten Boom  When I came across this quote, I wanted to learn more about (Cornelia) Corrie ten Boom. What I discovered was quite interesting. A deeply Christian Dutch woman born prior to the turn of the 20th century, she played a tremendous role in the resistence movement of … Continued

What is Archival Quality and Why Does it Matter?

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We use premium, archival quality materials on all of our wall art (you’ll also see the term “conservation grade”). Archival products are acid-free and therefore won’t harm artwork. Wood pulp (actually the lignin in wood pulp) contains acid – and of course wood pulp is what most paper is made from. That lignin will turn … Continued