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A Word From The “New Guy On The Block”

While I’ve never lived with the thought that I am defined by my career, I have always been blessed to be in a position I am proud to hold. I see work as a means to support my family, but I also see my work as an avenue to serve the Lord. If you’re able to do something you love that’s just icing on the cake.

I’ve spent the last 10 years of my professional career writing for local newspapers in my hometown community. It’s been a wonderful experience getting to share stories of great moments that impact people’s lives. I decided to make a professional shift in order to get hours that are closer matched to my family’s in hopes to spending more time as a husband and father.

Living in rural Missouri I never imagined that I’d be fortunate enough to step out of the newspaper gig and land in a similar position.  Finding myself at the Conception Abbey and The Printery House doing something just as fun – assisting in card development and marketing through graphic design – I have found that God truly does works in mysterious ways.

As a Christian I’ve always enjoyed touting that I am “spreading the good news” through my job as a reporter. While not every story was Christian-based, they were always positive in spirit and brought joy to the reader.  This stands in contrast to the news we have become accustomed to from things like TV and social media. I told my editors that I refused to be an “ambulance chaser” that reported on things like wrecks. While reporting in this way may increase readership, I never wanted to portray the worst experiences in someone’s life. I did unfortunately have to cover some big events in the community that had a negative impact, but with the caveat of how someone is making the best of the situation or used my platform to assist that individual through their hardship.

As I begin this new chapter in my career working at The Printery House, I can continue to boast that I help spread the good news, but this time it can be the Good News of our salvation through Christ. There is a joy and peace knowing that I am part of something that can have such a great impact in someone’s life.  My hope is that you will also feel that joy when you purchase something from us.

I look forward to working with you, our friends, and hope to hear from you all as I continue to work on stationery customization through graphic design here at The Printery House.

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Prayer Buddies

Bedtime Prayer Buddies make great educational toys for children and grandchildren.

Prayerful Louie the Lamb irresistibly touches little hearts everywhere by reciting well-loved prayers with a push of his paw. He recites the “Our Father,” “Hail Mary,” and “Glory Be.” A perfect bedtime prayer buddy!

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Whimsical Liam the Lion is the perfect bedtime buddy as he soothes the little ones to sleep reciting the “Angel of God” prayer with a push of his paw. G2442

Your buddy Ferdinand the Fox is the friendliest fox in town and recites the “Prayer of St. Francis” with the press of his paw.

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Inspirational Music by Luke Spehar

 

 

 

 

Are you looking for some inspiring Christian music? The Printery House now offers three CDs by Luke Spehar, talented songwriter, singer, and guitarist who composes original Catholic folk music.  Spehar couples a unique musical style with inspiring lyrics that reflect a life lived in the light of God’s love. A native of Minnesota, he finds inspiration in the simple, natural beauty of the outdoors, as well as the common human experiences of love, suffering, failures and triumphs.  His latest release, “All is Gift” was co-produced by Grammy award-winning Artist Ben Harper, and joins his two other CDs “Be Still,” and “No Other Way.”

 

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My Father, My “Rock”

Remember that this Sunday is Father’s Day…celebrate your father, grandfather, and husband with a Printery House card and gift. Is your father or husband your “rock”—the guy who keeps you steady, solid, and on whom you can always depend?  Give the gift of a St. Peter coffee mug filled with his favorite candies or specially flavored coffee and a gift card to a coffee shop.

A perfect gift for men, this handcrafted ceramic mug depicts the Apostle Peter, who up as a fisherman on Lake Genesareth, alongside his brother. In his gospel, Luke recounted the story of Peter catching so many fish that he fell down before the feet of Jesus and was told by the Lord, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” After becoming a disciple of Jesus, Christ gave Peter the name of Cephas, or rock, and said “…you are Peter and upon this rock I will build my church…”

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