You Can’t Go Home Again

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If you’re familiar with the Thomas Wolfe book of the same name, you’ll recall what the protagonist, George Webber, had to say on the subject: “You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood…” In many ways, home for me is only a distant memory. The house I grew up in (and which … Continued

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

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It’s fun to peruse lists of obscure “holidays” to see what wacky things are included. Take today, for example. Who knew that May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day? All I can say is……….yum! They’re up there at the top of the list of my favorite cookies. Here’s my tried and true recipe: 1 … Continued

A Thousand Voices

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Oh, that I had a thousand voices To praise my God with thousand tongues! My heart, which in the Lord rejoices, Would then proclaim in grateful songs To all, wherever I might be, What great things God has done for me. ~Johann Mentzer

Mother’s Day

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Though my mom died nearly 20 years ago, she remains a vibrant part of my daily life. There was a strong bond between us; I told her on her deathbed we’d always be together, and that’s been the case as I carry her with me in my heart. Our relationship continues as I remember things … Continued

Shout With Joy!

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So often, when I’m in the field on a shoot, I’ll see something that gives me pause and makes me want to “Shout with joy to the Lord!” What a beautiful world we live in! The morning I made this image, I was up at 4am to do some work at daybreak. Immediately thereafter, I … Continued

Graduation Gift Ideas

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College commencement season is in full swing – and high school seniors will be donning their caps and gowns in just a few weeks. To help you commemorate the day in a unique way, we’ve added some new designs to our line of wall art keepsakes for graduates. Each one is personalized and hand-created using … Continued

Whatever Happened to Civil Discourse?

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I realize civil discourse has all but disappeared – a quaint relic of the past. Still, I miss it. I’m not suggesting everyone has to to agree all the time. Hardly! But I wish the concept of spirited – yet respectful – debate would make a comeback. Today’s example of ridiculous behavior: The Chicago Tribune (online) includes a … Continued

Watching the New Day Dawning

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Photographing the pre-dawn sky along the coast of New Hampshire is challenging. Because the chilly ocean temperatures  – even in summer – often result in weak (or non-existent) cloud formations over the water, most mornings I walk away empty handed. Without some clouds in the sky, there will be no interesting color. The morning pictured … Continued

I Can Do All Things Through Christ…

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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 I watched short video about this well-known verse last week. The speaker mentioned how many times he’s seen this Scripture excerpt on basketball posters…the inference being that of course you’ll succeed with Christ in your corner. Except that’s not what this verse is … Continued

Encouragement Plaques – Your Input, Please

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Our brand new collection of Christian encouragement plaques is now in the store…but it’s going to expand! More designs are in the works. Which Scripture verses do you find especially encouraging or inspiring? Help shape the newest pieces! Let us know what you’d like to see!

Brand New Collection – Christian Encouragement Plaques

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We just finished a new collection of personalized Christian encouragement plaques…added to the store last evening…and you’re the first to hear about the fact that they’re available! There are currently 10 designs to choose from; more will be added in the coming weeks. Each one includes ample space for you to include your own personal … Continued

Encourage One Another

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This little prayer appeared at the close of a devotion I read many years ago: God, help us to encourage one another, for we never know when someone is on the verge of giving up. I don’t know about you, but it gave me pause. Still does. Little things – sometimes so seemingly inconsequential – … Continued