Hello, Bless you, and Welcome to our Pastor Appreciation Gifts Blog!
We are so blessed, and encouraged, to have dear friends visit us from all over the world, and we’ll continue to be blessed by every visit. God is so awesome to have blessed us, allowing us to share and minister, here, through our blog, literally, all across the globe. Just yesterday, as an example, we had new visitors from Africa, Australia, Italy, Canada, and here in the States. We gained a precious, new follower to our blog, from England.
We have had the honor and privilege of serving so many, over at our Christian Gifts website, Pastor Appreciation Gifts, which initially sprang from the writing of “Why, Pastor, Why.” As our online business grew, taking so much of our time, we realized that, yes, our products did uplift, inspire, encourage, and witness … but … the whole idea behind our business, our writing … our very lives … was to minister … we had to find a way to reach people, and bless them …
This is where the Blog came in, and then, we expanded, over to our Facebook page. There are people we can reach through our Blog, which don’t “do Facebook,” and there are people we reach on Facebook who wouldn’t follow a blog. So, that’s how this began, strictly as an online ministry outreach of Pastor Appreciation Gifts.
We have been blessed to feature videos we’ve discovered along the way, or videos that have been shared with us. For that reason, we began Our YouTube Channel, where you will find, in one place, all of the videos we feature on the blog. Our YouTube Channel has become one of our most successful ministry outreaches, and we invite you to follow us there.
We are Ted and Carol, the same Ted and Carol from Pastor Appreciation Gifts.
We live in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire, USA, and both of us work outside of the home, as well. I am a certified Library Media Specialist, and, yes, I work in the Public School System. God needs people there, too. Carol, after many years in the Medical field, works as an adviser in an assisted-living community. Yes, God needs people there, too.
So, we work full-time, write full-time, and all the time, try to help and minister to as many as God will allow. It is a pretty guarded “secret” that I write and perform under a pen name … a name God chose for me, to honor my parents, and Carol’s parents. I took time off from performing and speaking to finish up School, get the business started, and some other projects I had to complete … including the new book. With a lot of new writing projects … I don’t think it will be long before I am “back out there” again …
It is such a blessing to have you visit us. Our main purpose won’t change, to edify, uplift, inspire, and encourage. Enjoy, and be blessed through our Blog. Of course, you have the open invitation to follow us as we go, and send us any comments, thoughts, or stories to share.
Above all, please pray for us!
Blessings to you, and your family,
Ted and Carol
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