Tune In!

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I’ve always loved this George Washington Carver quote. As a landscape photographer, I find it to be very true. God speaks to us in so many beautiful ways in nature. Get the frequency right and you’ll see and hear Him everywhere. (Not so hard to do, in my opinion. Slow down and take the time … Continued

Pray and Let God Worry

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Pray, and let God worry.  I’ve seen that line attributed to more than one person; I’m not sure who actually said/wrote it…but it’s a great quote! Worry is a weakness of mine, so I suppose I’m more likely to zero in on lines like that. Here’s another: Clever – and so true! Apologies if you … Continued

Love Nature

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  I agree with Mr. Wright. God has sent so many Valentines to us – and nature is one of them. If you want to see God, the natural world is one of the many lovely places you’ll find Him. He is everywhere…in fanciful cloud formations, in the petals of a daisy, in the colors … Continued

Trust

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My “word” for this year is trust. I’m trying to do a better job of trusting God…worrying less, while praying and trusting more! If I wake up in the middle of the night and my mind starts racing with the million things about which I can think of to worry, I try to replace those … Continued

Find the Miraculous in the Ordinary

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I could not agree more! As a landscape photographer, I never cease to be awed by what God has created. Just take a moment to stop and NOTICE it! Look away from the smartphone. Look at the world around you. It is spectacular. Miraculous sights are not reserved for exclusive destinations only. They’re everywhere. Beautiful … Continued

Defining Success

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George Washington Carver was a man who knew a thing or two about success. A nationally recognized botanist and inventor, you may remember him from your school years as the man who developed scores of products made from peanuts. His achievements in that area were substantial, but there was a lot more to Mr. Carver. … Continued

Christian Mother’s Day Gifts

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It’s not too early to be thinking about Mother’s Day…May 12th will be here before you know it! If you’d like to give Mom a unique keepsake this year, take a look at our collection of personalized plaques designed just for Mothers. They’re created one-at-a-time and each one is personalized. We use only premium museum … Continued

Musician Appreciation – Well Done, Good Servant

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My hometown church in Barrington, Illinois will always remain close to my heart. I was baptized and confirmed there, and though I moved away nearly 20 years ago, many close friends are still there. Some have known me since birth. That church has been blessed with many talented musicians who have contributed greatly to the … Continued

Cat Years

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This is my little buddy Mischief, sunning herself while surveying the world outside her window. Today is her 16th birthday! According to the vet, that’s the equivalent of 80 human years. Wow. Especially since my last kitty suffered renal failure at an unusually young age (6), the fact that Missy has lived so long is … Continued

Easter People

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This is such a great line. Though not pictured here, the sentence that precedes it really puts the thought into context: Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song! I was reminded of this again on Easter Sunday when I heard something very similar, “Never give in … Continued

Confirmation Keepsakes

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Is there a confirmation approaching in your family? When a young person publicly proclaims his or her faith on confirmation day, it’s a special occasion indeed. If you’d like to commemorate this spiritual milestone with a keepsake, take a look at our personalized confirmation plaques. You’ll add the name, date, church name – and also … Continued

Opening Day

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And so it begins…a brand new baseball season. There’s something magical about Opening Day – and even though my beloved White Sox will be opening at home in temperatures more suited to football, it won’t dampen my enthusiasm. Though I now live nearly 1000 miles away, I’ll be cheering them on as I always do….sneaking … Continued