The Genius Behind the Design

“You can’t judge a book by its cover.” Mark Sullivan, art director for our book department, along with other artists on staff, might protest this saying. That’s because they know how much time and energy goes into creating books with just the right cover. Mark has been designing...

May is for Music Lovers and 40th Anniversaries!

The Cincinnati May Festival is an annual choral festival held during two weekends in May in Cincinnati, Ohio. The festival’s roots go back to the 1840s, when Saengerfests were held in our city, bringing together many of the local choruses and the many English and German singing societies throughout the...

Potatoes, Old Friends and Saints

Older people are like fiction books in that their lives are phenomenal, intriguing stories. I especially cherish a friendship with my long-ago oldest neighbor, Mrs. Pohlmeyer (Mrs. P) , who loved to teach me the “right way” to peel potatoes (with a paring knife, not a peeler). It seemed to me...

Therapeutic Gifts of Art

Snow Days   I believe God gives us snow days to rejuvenate our weary spirits, allowing us to slow down a bit to wreak pleasure in the beauty of His magnificent, sparkling, winter magic. I am at home working on this snow day, enjoying a less hectic workday pace, not having to get out in the cold or fret...

The Art of Sharing Love

I believe color and design are key factors in life. Boredom sets in when things stay the same too long. Look at the awesome masterpieces of nature we are graced with throughout a 24-hour period with just the change of light! God is the master of change. Nothing is more beautiful than the changing leaves in...

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