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September 01, 2011

Wallpaper Sponsor
It’s September 1 and that means that I’ve got a whole new batch of amazing desktop wallpaper designs for you to download. Thanks to each of this month’s designers for sending along some amazing work.

A few notes: 320 x 480 is for your iPhone; 1024 x 1024 is for your iPad; your desktop or laptop may take any of the other sizes depending on your monitor size and a host of other considerations. If you’re not sure of the size, just find one that looks like it would be pretty much the same size as your screen. Generally you set one of these are your wallpaper by clicking on the link to the image, then right-clicking on the image (once it’s open) and selecting “Set as Background,” “Set as Desktop Background,” or something similar. If you aren’t sure, post a comment and we’ll try to help you figure it out.

One of the designers will win a $50 Amazon or Westminster Books gift certificate courtesy of Church Plant Media. How can you have your say? You can have your say in who wins by downloading a wallpaper? Each download counts as a vote (and no, you can’t download the same wallpaper 100 times and have your vote tallied each time).

There is no featured designer this month; that feature will return in October.

The Crown of Wisdom

Created by Josh Mandell from Greenville, SC.

The Crown of Wisdom

My Cup Overflows

Created by Ariseli Modica from Lynnwood, WA.

My Cup Overflows

August 01, 2011

Wallpaper Sponsor
It’s August 1 and that means that I’ve got a whole new batch of amazing desktop wallpaper designs for you to download. Thanks to each of this month’s designers for sending along some amazing work.

A few notes: 320 x 480 is for your iPhone; 1024 x 1024 is for your iPad; your desktop or laptop may take any of the other sizes depending on your monitor size and a host of other considerations. If you’re not sure of the size, just find one that looks like it would be pretty much the same size as your screen. Generally you set one of these are your wallpaper by clicking on the link to the image, then right-clicking on the image (once it’s open) and selecting “Set as Background,” “Set as Desktop Background,” or something similar. If you aren’t sure, post a comment and we’ll try to help you figure it out.

One of the designers will win a $50 Amazon or Westminster Books gift certificate courtesy of Church Plant Media. How can you have your say? You can have your say in who wins by downloading a wallpaper? Each download counts as a vote (and no, you can’t download the same wallpaper 100 times and have your vote tallied each time).

This month’s featured designer is Jeff Nine.

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For the Healing of the Nations

Created by Jeff Nine from Oklahoma City, OK. God promised the full restoration of all, and to that end we hope.

Healing

Interview with Jeff

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

Jeff NineMy wife, Cheri, and I have been married for 8 years, have 2 young daughters, and recently moved to Oklahoma City to begin work on a new church plant. I graduated with an M.Div from Denver Seminary back in May, and run a one-man design & web development studio, Studio Nine Creative.

Overall, I’m a relatively boring guy, a self-confessed theology nerd, and wearer of too many polo shirts (so says my wife). I love the local church, and love serving it in any way I can. Currently we are laying the foundation for a new church plant in Oklahoma City, I serve on the board of a small non-profit helping a small network of churches in Central Mexico, and I love helping churches with design and web development services.

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Canoe

Created by Harold Sikkema from Hamilton, Canada. This is the sort of dream you might picture filling that miragey space between the horizon and the sky on an open scorched August highway: somewhere equally hazy and metallic, but closer to the cool splash of Ontario lake trout.

Canoe

Free

Created by Eric Novak from Chicago, IL. Based around Romans 3:24 and the old hymn, “Before the Throne of God Above,” this wallpaper is a reminder that we are justified by grace through Christ alone.

Free

July 01, 2011

Wallpaper Sponsor
Happy July! It is Canada Day up here in Canada and to celebrate a new month we’ve got a new batch of desktop wallpapers for you to download. They are all free for the taking!

A few notes: 320 x 480 is for your iPhone; 1024 x 1024 is for your iPad; your desktop or laptop may take any of the other sizes depending on your monitor size and a host of other considerations. If you’re not sure of the size, just find one that looks like it would be pretty much the same size as your screen. Generally you set one of these are your wallpaper by clicking on the link to the image, then right-clicking on the image (once it’s open) and selecting “Set as Background,” “Set as Desktop Background,” or something similar. If you aren’t sure, post a comment and we’ll try to help you figure it out.

One of the designers will win a $50 Amazon or Westminster Books gift certificate courtesy of Church Plant Media. How can you have your say? You can have your say in who wins by downloading a wallpaper? Each download counts as a vote (and no, you can’t download the same wallpaper 100 times and have your vote tallied each time).

This month’s featured designer is Shannon Brown.

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July Light

Created by Shannon Brown from Rockford, IL.

July Light

Interview with Shannon

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

ShannonMy wife Tricia and I live in Rockford, Illinois, and are the parents of five children (4 girls and 1 boy). We moved to Rockford from North Carolina just over four years ago to join Morning Star Church where we are actively involved. We love the people, the culture of grace, and the Gospel-centered teaching. It’s been exciting for us to belong to a vibrant church that is actively growing and encouraging people in their relationship to Christ and to each other.

My full-time employment is with Positive Action for Christ (www.positiveaction.org) which is based in Rocky Mount, NC. Positive Action produces Bible curriculum primarily for Christian and Home Schools as well as curriculum for church youth. I serve as the lone graphic designer as well as being part of the administrative team. In addition, I am able to use my talents to do graphic design for other ministries and businesses around the country (www.facebook.com/advancegraphics).

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Be Still

Created by Michael Davenport from Mebane, NC. We as Christians know too well the tendency of Martha – we are busy about many things, even for the Master. Let us not forget that Mary made the better choice – to sit at the feet of Jesus – to be still, and know that He is God.

Be Still

The Harvest Is Plentiful

Created by Dale Jackson from Corona, CA. “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest (Matthew 9:37-38).”

The Harvest Is Plentiful

June 01, 2011

Welcome to June! To welcome you to this new month, I’ve got a great batch of desktop wallpapers for you to download to your computer, cell phone, tablet or anything else that needs some prettying up. Each of these has been designed by a reader of this site who is a graphic designer. I think this may be our best batch of wallpapers yet. And each one is free for the download.

A few notes: 320 x 480 is for your iPhone; 1024 x 1024 is for your iPad; your desktop or laptop may take any of the other sizes depending on your monitor size and a host of other considerations. If you’re not sure of the size, just find one that looks like it would be pretty much the same size as your screen. Generally you set one of these are your wallpaper by clicking on the link to the image, then right-clicking on the image (once it’s open) and selecting “Set as Background,” “Set as Desktop Background,” or something similar. If you aren’t sure, post a comment and we’ll try to help you figure it out.

I am doing something new this month and featuring one designer—a new tradition I hope to carry on in the months to come. This month’s featured designer is Eric Novak.

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Flowers of the Field

Created by Eric Novak from Chicago, IL. Matthew 6:28-29 doesn’t point us to a worldview of sloth, Paul condemns that in 1 Timothy 5:8. It does, however, point us towards a radical trust in God for all our needs…

Flowers of the Field

Interview with Eric

Tell me a little bit about yourself—where you live, where you go to church, and so on.

My name is Eric Novak and I live just north of Chicago. Generally when people ask where I’m from, I default to the nearest big city so they can place me on the map, but realistically I’m up north of Chicago in the dying farmland of Illinois. I’m part of a great Christian body with a theologically sound name: Trinity Community Church. I was raised in Illinois and it’s where I started, Latitude821 an online publishing company with the goal of encouraging and building up Christians through articles relevant to their daily lives.

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Boundaries & Seasons

Created by Ruth Mar, Kirkland, WA. I always think of June as a month of change — be it students graduating and scattering for the summer or the coming of summer itself. Yet none of these changes happen outside the control of our unchanging Creator.

Boundaries and Seasons

I Am the Vine

Created by Jessy Spencer from Coeur d’Alene, ID.

I Am the Vine

February 01, 2011

This may be the strangest memory of my entire childhood: at some point I acted in a class play in which I played the role of February. Yes, February. I was a whiny little month, complaining that I was the shortest month and also the one that no one likes because the weather always stinks. I don’t remember how the play ended. Actually, I don’t remember if I had the audience eating out of my hand or if I stank it up. I probably stank it up.

The fact is that February just isn’t the best month—it’s that one between the start of a new year and the start of Spring. But you know what will help brighten it a little bit? Some amazing desktop wallpaper. And so I asked a whole lot of graphic designers if they would like to come up with wallpaper that is appropriate for the month. And now it’s free for you to download.

So go ahead—brighten up your month and download some great wallpaper.

A few notes: 320 x 480 is for your iPhone; 1024 x 1024 is for your iPad; your desktop or laptop may take any of the other sizes depending on your monitor size and a host of other considerations. You may need to ask your computer-whiz nephew to help you figure out the one that’s best.

See the Love

Created by Daniel Spencer.

See the Love

Those Who Have Faith

Created by Chelms Varthoumlien.

See the Love

Love Never Fails

Designed by Eric Novak.

See the Love