Do you ever rise in the morning determined to live a vibrant Christian life only to fall in bed at night asking where the day went? If you’re honest, the answer is yes because the answer is the same for all of us many days. The process of holding on to hope and joy through the minutiae of daily living is a lifelong process; and one that sometimes gets lost in the busyness of life.
The direction you set your feet is the destiny that you choose. If you begin your day with some time spent in God’s word and some more time spent listening to Him in prayer then you have made a conscious decision to be guided by God throughout the rest of the day. You have set your feet in the direction you want to go.
The ancient Hebrews talked about how to successfully navigate life before the face of God in many Old Testament scriptures. Over and over the writers of the Bible talk about looking to God throughout the day for the help to live rightly. The psalmist also tells how Evening, morning and at noon will I pray (Psalm 55:17). Asking God for strength and grace to live for Him through the day is a biblical idea.
The trouble with us is that we get busy and forget to call out to God and think His thoughts in the midst of life. The ancient Jews put God’s word on their doorposts and even rolled up in tiny scrolls worn on their foreheads. That wouldn’t work for us today – but the idea of having God’s word in front of us, where we do the “stuff’ of life can be translated into modern culture.
Christian wall art is wonderfully available for modern believers. Whether the words of Scripture itself, or framed prayers and blessings, we too can have visual reminders to cry out to God and find strength in Him. Wall crosses, framed artwork depicting biblical scenes and more not only make the walls of our homes more attractive, they help to make us more attractive as well.
In the hurry of life when we feel frazzled what difference would it make to look up and see “Be still and know that I am God” – probably a significant difference. Sanctification is a long road and all of us can use encouragement along the way. Christian wall art is a time-honored way to stay inspired all day long.
Take a look at The Printery House where you will find all kinds of Christian wall art to decorate your home and keep your feet headed in the right direction.
Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of city life and snugged into the rolling hills of northern Missouri, Conception Abbey is home to a community of Benedictine monks devoted to lives of prayer and Christian service. The monks serve in the role of parish priest when needed, but their chief concern, apart from prayer, is the training of new priests at Conception Seminary College. The Printery House is the current incarnation of a printing enterprise begun by the monks of Conception Abbey nearly 75 years ago.
The Printery House initially served to provide seminarians learning materials, but has grown to sell unique products to help to underwrite the Seminary itself. The in-house printing press is just one part of The Printery House. Through The Printery House, the monks also offer a broad selection of religious gift ideas to mark special times in the life of faith.
In addition to universally acknowledged occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and major cultural holidays, there are other times when giving a gift is a thoughtful gesture. Some people still bring hostess gifts when attending a party. Others may send a thank you gift after enjoying hospitality or receiving a personal act of service. Read More
Easter is a holiday that can be extra meaningful when shared with a child. Anyone walking the aisles of the local grocery has already begun to see shelves loaded down with neon plastic and chocolate in preparation for the Easter season. Yet Christian parents may feel that wrapped chocolates and plastic grass, while pretty, might somehow fail to help children grasp the reality of the Easter story. Traditions need not be given up, but they can be reclaimed and given more meaning.
Here are several Easter ideas for kids that can make your celebration of Easter a time of teaching without losing any of the delight. Read More
Do you know where your Easter cards came from, or if they have a story? Taking the time to send a message of hope and faith with a religious greeting card is a special act. You can make it even more meaningful this year by sending a unique card that has a story all its own.
One example are the cards made on-site at The Printery House, a printing ministry of the Benedictine monks of Conception Abbey. Nestled among the hills and trees of northern Missouri, Conception Abbey is home to just under 50 monks devoted to prayer and ministry. The Abbey has been in existence since 1881 and has been involved with printing since the 1930s.
At The Printery House, religious greeting cards are designed by individual artists, some of whom are the monks themselves. The artwork for each card is chosen by the monks of Conception Abbey for its quality as well as its ability to convey truth and faith. Everything is created by hand at The Printery House, from the art design and layout, to painting and lettering, before going to their in-house printing press. That kind of attention explains why more than 5 million religious greeting cards are sold by The Printery House every year. Proceeds from card sales are used to support the Abbey and Conception Seminary College. Read More