October is Pastor Appreciation Month!

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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

Summer Blooms

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“The earth laughs in flowers.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Autumn is fast approaching; enjoy the blooms before they bid us farewell!

Scripture Sunday

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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

Food for Thought

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Be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak… someday in life you will have been all of these. ~George Washington Carver

Scripture Sunday

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For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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  “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.’ Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ Jesus said to … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart. Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together. I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who … Continued

Infinite Beauty

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Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty. ~ John Ruskin This is so true. One need not jet off to an exotic location to see beautiful sights; they might be just outside your door. Take the time to notice nature! I made the image featured here back in Illinois last … Continued

Look Up

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The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I could not agree more! What’s happening above is integral to a landscape photographer, whether or not the sky is going to be included in the image. I’m a big fan of clouds, and it’s always a treat to witness a magnificent … Continued