Pastor Appreciation Gift Ideas

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Looking for a tangible way to convey gratitude to your pastor, priest, pastor’s spouse – or any member of the ministry team? We created a collection of personalized pastor appreciation plaques to help you do just that! (These are appropriate either as congregational or personal gifts.) Each piece is hand finished, and created using premium … Continued

It All Began Here

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Just a little shout out to heaven today…..this is the anniversary of my mom and dad’s wedding. They’re both with the Lord now, but never does a September 20th go by that I don’t say a prayer of thanksgiving for the two of them, their marriage, and all the blessings that sprang forth from it.

On Autumn Masterpieces

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Autumn is An artist who uses An oak leaf on which To paint a masterpiece. ~William Allen Ward In many parts of the country, it’s just about time for the magic of autumn. The landscape will be painted in fiery, warm colors: first on the trees, and then downward to the ground as the leaves … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies … Continued

Uncle Sam Day

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On the “odd holidays and observances” list, I found an interesting one for September 13th: Uncle Sam Day. Who knew? It’s official, so designated by Congress in 1989 (you’d think they wouldn’t have time for this sort of thing…..). This actually got me wondering about the origins of the whiskered fellow in the blue coat … Continued

Psalm 113:3

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If you’re a regular reader you know we recently relocated. This is the view from the new studio. Though I’m a morning person and will miss seeing sunrises outside my window each day, sunsets are equally beautiful!

A Date to Remember

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For my parents, December 7th was a date that would live in infamy….and still it does (or should), even though many decades have passed. Years, later, unfortunately September 11th became another date that would be seared into our collective memory. When and if you are next in New York, I recommend a visit to the … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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“See that you do not despise gone of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go … Continued

Pastor Appreciation Month is Quickly Approaching!

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While any time of the year is a good time to convey thanks to the ministry team for their service, many congregations like to do something special in conjunction with Pastor Appreciation Month – which occurs in October. If you’d like to give your pastor, priest, or other members of the ministry team something tangible … Continued