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a small family ministry dedicated to our Lord, His art & His people
Over 300 Loved Classics & New Images of Christ!

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Our Mission is to protect and provide the rare old loved classics & top new artworks of Christ. His
birth, portraits, with children, life & healing in Art prints, canvas, framed, cards, wallets, statues.

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Why can't Folks find the old Classics? or New?

Why IS the loved art of our Lord disappearing??

When I was a girl it seemed every grandma had a picture of our savior on display.. usually several! How many homes do you see like that today? And how sad when folks do seek His art, they now can't find it! Why?? Well, just like when a Walmart or Lowes opens and kills off the mom & pop hardware stores, the same thing happened to the small Christian bookstores when the franchised bookstores came to town. Sadly unlike the mom & pops where you could order prints, these franchised bookstores offer very few paintings of our Lord.. usually nicely framed & expensive, but mainly, not the special one you seek.

Now look the other way at the supply chain. Often the old publishing companies are handed down thru generations. Lets say they have around 3,000 images. Times are tight and so they quit making their bottom 5% sellers.. and without local bookstores, the bottom sellers will include art prints of Christ! With sales being soo low, even the very popular classics are being taken out of print. Whenever I order and something doesn't come in, I am immediately on the phone to find out why.. and to plead the case for keeping the images in print. Worse news is when a publisher closes their doors (we loose more each year) and no one picks up the option on the religious prints.

I began this ministry in 2003 when I couldn't find MY loved image! As I learned the facts, I shared my heart with my Lord- if folks didn't have His art in their homes because they didn't want it, thats one thing.. but if they didn't have it because they couldn't find it, thats a whole 'nother deal.. and I wanted to help! Although I knew nothing about "art", I had been a programer for eons, and these skills helped to start on a shoestring. Had I known what all was involved, I would have thought it was impossible! But God guided me along and your requests have built our selection. I love working with the artists & publishers.. but most I love when you write or call, so overjoyed to have found "your" picture of Jesus in our webstore! I know how you feel.. and Lord willing, I hope to keep more classics (& new Christian art) available and affordable. Praises for the reach of the internet! Who cares about the classics? We do! And your support helps us continue. Bless you all! Deb

ps If you want a certain artist or image of Jesus that we don't show, just call and ask. I decided upfront that I wasn't going to show images that would put someone on their knees, only to discover that they couldn't afford it. Therefore its VERY rare that I will "show" any art or artist who doesn't have choices under $50, even though I can get them. Just let me know..


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Head of Christ by Richard Hook
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Head of Christ by Warner Sallman
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Jesus snuggling holding lamb sketch drawing
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Grace- Old Man Blessing Meal Praying Grace
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Gratitude - old Woman Blessing Meal Praying Grace
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christ helping surgeon doctor operate
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jesus knocking on door without no handle
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jesus welcoming hugging man in heaven clouds
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old jesus talking to businessman
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jesus pointing the way boat boy
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young man nails hammer jesus holding collapsed
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Abide with Me by Simon Dewey
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Christ and Children of the World by Parson
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jesus holding hugginglamb
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Crown of Thorns looking up
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Some of Our Latest Additions ~ and Now Bible Verse Scripture Art
Prince of Peace by Akiane
Prince of Peace
by Akiane
Father Forgive Them by Akaine
Father Forgive
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Innocence by Bowman
Innocence
by Bowman
Inspire by Bowman
Inspire
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Behold He comes by Danny Hahlbohm
Behold He
Comes

Some of Our Pics of Jesus with Children
jesus sitting with family on floor reading bible
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girl standing under jesus arm looking up
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jesus hugging young boy child blue rode
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Jesus with school kids and teacher
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jesus hugging comforting boy girl kids crying
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Jesus with Baby on lap
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with 2 kids on his lap
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jesus showing girl and boy lily flowers
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Jesus playing soccer with kids
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jesus with girl asleep in bed
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girl touching jesus hand scars
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boy praying at bed
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kissing back of girls head while praying bedside
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jesus with boy asleep in bed
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Jesus pulling kids girl from creek
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jesus with baby girl showing butterfly
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Jesus and runaway teenager on park bench
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Who is Jesus Christ?
excerpt from our "God's Word" page

Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive and is himself God. And Christ became a human being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness and truth. John 1:1,14

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever! Hebrews 13:8

I am the Way--yes, and the Truth and the Life. No one can get to the Father except by means of me. John 14:6

Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father. Matt 11:27

Jesus carries out and fulfills all of God's promises, no matter how many of them there are. II Corinthians 1:20

I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. // No one can kill me without my consent--I lay down my life voluntarily. For I have the right and power to lay it down when I want to and also the right and power to take it again. For the Father has given me this right. John 10:11,18

We despised him and rejected him--a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised and we didn't care. Yet it was our grief he bore, our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, for his own sins! But he was wounded and bruised for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace; he was lashed--and we were healed! We--every one of us--have strayed away like sheep! We, who left God's paths to follow our own. Yet God laid on him the guilt and sins of every one of us! // From prison and trial they led him away to his death. But who among the people of that day realized it was their sins that he was dying for--that he was suffering their punishment? He was buried like a criminal, but in a rich man's grave; but he had done no wrong, and had never spoken an evil word. But it was the Lord's good plan to bruise him and fill him with grief. However when his soul has been made an offering for sin, then he shall have a multitude of children, many heirs. He shall live again and God's program shall prosper in his hands. Isaiah 53:2-6, 8-10


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Free pictures of Jesus, Free Jesus wallpaper
Free Jesus pics downloads???

Its all over the internet and its past time for this illegal activity to stop!!

This issue has truly gotten out of control and I want to talk about whats REALLY going on. With love & humility, to explain, rebuke & challenge our Christian family on this issue. The websites that offer the free Jesus art.. and the folks who use it. Even though the website may say its ok for non-commercial, if its newer than 1924 its NOT. So here goes..

As the spiritual war increases, the devil attacks with his best most subtle ploys.. greed and power trips disguised as Christian works. The TRUE motive for “Free Pictures of Jesus” is ALL about traffic. Surprised? Read this entire post before you object. The greed stems from how many folks will click on a website so the “ads” there pay the owner. And the power? who has the most followers! Like any social network, followers help spread your message.. but when you are cheating to get them, what message are you truly sending? And this seemingly small sin is then shared with all those who download the beautiful art because they know it must be copyrighted… and they think about this each time they use the free art.. just small sins.. in sheep’s clothing? humm..

What bothers me is that some of the sites doing this have really great content. Much info, great links and creating deep discussions about Jesus. How very sad.. Lets look at all angles. First of all, it is illegal! Just type in “pictures of Jesus” in your search engine. Notice all the sites on the 1st page and their desciptions. If you click on these sites, you will see beautiful copyrighted artworks offered as Free Jesus picture downloads and/or Free Jesus wallpaper… but ALSO notice the “ads” on the pages. Do you really think they have permission to offer these images freely? or even just to show the images on their site? Noooo.. So why do they? Because its worth the traffic versus the risk that the artists will spend the time & money to prosecute.. and they may also try to cover this greed based use with the excuse that the Art is “for God’s people” anyway! Humm.. ok, lets consider that..

There are tons of great legal public domain art they could use, but nooo.. they include newer popular artworks because it draws more visitors & sharing (and ad views) and thats the REAL point here. TRAFFIC.. Show me one site that offers free Jesus art without ads or social sharing! Lets consider the art being God’s and not the artist’s right to control. If we go with that thinking, then everything we create is God’s and should be given away free. Whatever way/talent the Lord gave you to make your living.. whatever product or service you produce should be free, as its all from God’s hands anyway. Its all or nothing folks.. I like the ALL FREE idea but we are not in Heaven yet.. how would you make your living? What did God intend? think on this.

I’ve been a Christian art dealer for over 10 years so I know many artists well. And always drawn to the creative, I also know many musicians, writers and other artistic types. You surely know some too. Have you noticed what most have in common? They are all VERY sensitive.. they feel life & emotions on very deep levels and so are able to touch us with these emotions through their art, words & song! But they pay a price for this great talent from God.. this great sensitivity. Have you noticed it too? They are often withdrawn from main stream society.. too sensitive to deal with daily pressures.. often unsuccessful in “normal” vocations.. and some are long tormented souls. They live to create.

I’m just saying that God gave us all talents to use and weave into the fabric of life… and to support ourselves financially. Most artists I know need their art to support them. How sad it would be if any of our wonderful Christian artists had to work construction and damaged their very gifted hands. What magnificent images we would miss? NO! Their talent & work contribution IS their art.. and they deserve to control it and be paid, just as we do for our work. If you know any artists, you know this is true. Are we not all artists with our talents before God?

So whats the answer? Surely we want to spread the love & message of our Lord, but lets not corrupt it. Again, I feel certain that most folks know they are downloading illegal art and the point is that now they and all whom they share it with are brought into the sin these “Free Jesus Art” sites offer. Because each time they want to ”just” print it for a friend.. or on a flyer for a small event.. or whatever, they hear that small voice that says they could get in trouble.. that its not right.. that they should ask somebody.. and they often call me. Ahh.. sly Satan.

I challenge these “Christian” sites-> If you are truly just offering these images to share Jesus with the world, CONTACT the artists to ASK for permission (I can help).. and then SHOW on your site that you TRULY HAVE permission so folks won’t feel guilty or worry. Also consider removing the “ads” that are paying you from these “Free Pictures of Jesus” pages.. without the ads, the artists may consider your motives more true and agree. Do it right and make the Lord’s message PURE for His sheep that find you. How can you do otherwise?

Last- Warning & Facts- Why aren’t these website owners prosecuted?? ?Like any court issue, its usually too expensive & time consuming.. BUT to the copyright infringed, TAKE HEART! There is a FREE & EASY fix that few know about. All you must do is “make an effort” to contact the website to ask them to remove your copyrighted material. If they don’t show contact info, or don’t respond or remove the copyrighted art asap, then you just contact the search engines to have the pages REMOVED! THINK- Being removed from Google searches is a HUGE threat as traffic is the REAL motive!

But what about “Fair use”? In a nutshell, this loophole doesn’t apply when- a) the image is over 50% original b)the use is not intregal to a specific teaching c) and money is being made from its use. Facts are facts and fair is fair. “Fair use” is meant for school teachers, not website power plays run rampant. The mere threat of infinging pages being easy to remove from search engines should get your copyrighted work removed asap. I doubt seriously any of these websites want to disappear.

Below is the link to report & remove the pages from Google. Do know that Google gives you an example case as a strong warning about complaining when its “Fair Use”. Re-read my paragraph above on that. Also see the 2nd link below for GREAT info on determining whats “Fair Use”. Last below that is a bit more info & example verbage you could use.

Google Copyright Infringing websites reporting page
http://Google.com/dmca.html

GREAT site explaining Copyrights & Fair Use
http://www.benedict.com/Info/Info.aspx
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Great NEWS!! Read this from The Guardian 6/18/12
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jun/18/google-reports-alarming-rise-censorship

“Last month Google announced it was receiving more than one million requests a month from copyright owners seeking to pull their content from the company’s search results. Fred von Lohmann, Google’s senior copyright counsel, said copyright infringement was the main reason Google had removed links from search terms. He said the company had received a total of 3.3m requests for removals on copyright grounds last year, and was on course to quadruple that number this year. The company complied with 97% of requests.”
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The Copyright Act unequivocally establishes the four factors used to determine fair use: In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (does its use create income? or is it intregal to a free specific teaching?)
(2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (was the work created for profit or for free giveaway?)
(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; (is the work a small part of a bigger whole or is it over 50% your work?)
(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. (Do you sell the work? Does website infer its free use?)
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Example complaint verbage against a “Free Jesus Images” site-

The first webpage linked in the “infringing box” below comes up in top Google results for “fill in the blank if applies” and displays nearly 200 Jesus images. It also offers them as a free download (or wallpaper) from that webpage. Since Google requires a seperate complaint per image, this complaint is specific to the image that is on the 3th row up from bottom, 2nd picture from left, showing Jesus knocking on a door. This image is the copyrighted artwork titled “fill in the blank” by artist “fill in the blank” and I have proof that I am the copyright holder (or authorized to speak on the copyright holder’s behalf).

Using the Copyright Act’s four factors to determine fair use, it does not meet this exclusion because: (use & word accordingly those which apply)

1. This website creates income from the ads shown on this infinging page. There is no teaching or educational info given specific to or requiring the use of this specific image. There is no info that this website is a non-profit educational organization.
2. this art was not created for free use
3. 100% of image is the copyrighted work
4. the copyright holder offers this image for sale through his personal website and/or authorized dealers. Therefore any “free” unapproved use effects the income and value of the legally sold versions and/or use permissions.

I have verified that this image is included in the download or wallpaper offerings from this website and that the copyright holder did not authorize the display or download of his copyrighted image from this website.

Some time ago I was able to find contact information to reach the website owner and advise of these infringements. He expressed no intent of stopping the infringements and now his contact info has disappeared from the website. I request Google take appropriate actions including the removal of this webpage from its search results asap.
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Folks.. its your works, your income & your authority. Protect them! Note: Above writing copied from Blog post here

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