It’s October, which means it’s Pastor Appreciation Month. This year, perhaps more than ever, clergy and other members of the ministry team deserve our thanks. They’ve had to figure out alternative methods to offer worship opportunities, Bible study, and other types of learning (such as confirmation instruction). Even for congregations who were able to resume … Continued
My zinnias are in full summer form! I’ve had some fun photographing them with a new lens. You never know…one of the images may end up being incorporated into a new product design. Gift for Godmother? Gift for Mother? Anniversary? Other? What do you think?
Perhaps a confirmation in your family was postponed this spring due to the fact that your congregation has been unable to gather for worship. Now that the restrictions have been eased for many, it’s nice to see the celebration of spiritual milestones such as confirmation rescheduled and moving ahead. If you’re looking for a little … Continued
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches In beauty green will always grow Through summer sun and winter snow. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches!
Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o’er the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains Gloria in excelsis Deo! Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong? What the gladsome tidings be? Which inspire your heavenly songs? Gloria in excelsis Deo! Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth … Continued
Come, Thou long expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free; From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in Thee. Israel’s strength and consolation, Hope of all the earth Thou art; Dear desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart. Born Thy people to deliver, Born a child … Continued
Here we are on October’s doorstep, which means we’re also about ready to begin Clergy Appreciation Month! If you’ve been thinking about one of our personalized keepsakes for your pastor, priest, or other members of the ministry team, there’s still time to order. Follow the link to browse the collection: Personalized Pastor Appreciation Gifts
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one,Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given … Continued
Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha).There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle. Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: Jesus of Nazareth, the king of the Jews. Many of the Jews read … Continued
All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. The purple headed mountain, The river running by, The sunset and the morning, That brightens up the sky; He gave us eyes to see them, And lips that we might tell, How great is God Almighty, … Continued
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. … Continued
“It’s the friends we meet along the way who help us appreciate the journey.” Have a special friend you’d like to celebrate this Friendship Day? Check out our collection of personalized plaques designed for the occasion!