Crosses in resteraunt, Cabo Mexico

Rawge's Collection of Crosses, Art,  and Photographs  

When I was a kid, I fell in love with the cross as a symbol of hope. I used to draw it in every conceivable form, from the bold square corners of the Latin cross to the fancier shapes of the fleur-de-lis and the pointed ends of the beautiful Passion cross. I whittled them out of wood and maple-rock and made them out of paper and cardboard. I would draw them in the dirt wherever I went, and leave them for someone else to find. Thanks to Doug Grey, Here is a great online resource web site that shows many of the various cross shapes and other Christian symbols. Also, here are 2 great books,  Art of the Cross and The Cross: Its History and Symbolism. 

CLICK HERE to read the story about how I got interested in the cross.  I still make them at every opportunity, from cross-shaped  wind-chimes to big wooden crosses for my yard. I've made them from old weathered 100-year old wood and from wood salvaged from church renovations. I have been honored to be asked to make them for church sanctuaries. I've also photographed them for many years and created them in other various digital art-forms. It is a wonderful symbol and reminder of all that it means to walk with our Lord.  The Apostle Paul said , "As for me, God forbid that I should boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world died long ago, and the world's interest in me is also long dead." Galatians 6:14 NLT

Below are links to some of my favorite cross photos and photos of crosses I have built. 
Email Me Here if you have any comments or would like to use any of the images.  Click here to go to my ReBorn Guitars site to see what keeps me busy when I'm not building crosses.


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Photos of traditional crosses that I've found in churches, cemeteries, and other places around the Country. I have photographed crosses from New York to California and Mexico. 
Photos of crosses that I've found in less traditional settings, from road-signs and rocks to tree-limbs and the backs of animals. Once you start looking, there are crosses hidden everywhere! They occur in nature and "accidentally" in all aspects of our culture. Email Me Here if you have found any interesting ones. 
Cross art, free desktop wallpaper, clip-art and images for your Christian church newsletter or web site. I have given a few talks about Christian responsibility to our natural environment (God's creation) and many of these were created to use as slides within my presentations.
Photos of crosses that I have made. I have made them from wood, metal, cement, paper, and just about anything else I can get my hands on. Click here and you can see photos of crosses built by visitors to this site.
Cross Making 101 - Here are step-by-step directions to build your own cross, from a small wall cross to a huge sanctuary cross. Remember, if Rawge can do it -anyone can do it! Give it a try.
Please take a look at My ReBorn Guitars web site. I purchase and restore guitars, giving them  free to young musicians, missionaries, students and class rooms.  You can also visit my Facebook page. Please click "Like" and help me promote this ministry.
Special Mother's Day music, chord charts, mp3, etc. for your church to use on Mother's day. This music was written and produced by my wife Rhonda for use in a church service on Mother's day. It was performed by our Youth group. Everything is included here to be used in your own church service. Click here for original Christmas music for your church.

Here are some hidden cross pictures and other fun things I have put together for kids at my church.


Ministries That I Support
Let's help some foster kids. Learn how you and I can help foster kids find a loving forever home. I am committed to making this happen, please help! Over $6000 raised so far!
You can also help by supporting my favorite ministry - Floresta, a Christian nonprofit organization, reverses deforestation and poverty in the world, by transforming the lives of the rural poor.
Kiva lets you connect with and loan money to unique small businesses in the developing world, empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty. A $25 loan makes a huge difference in these people's lives. 
To inspire and mobilize the Christian Community to play a leadership role in building a just and sustainable future. Read more at their website.
Click here to donate to this ministry.

Organizations and vendors that I have used for Church Outreach Supplies


International Bible Society - Bibles, priced by the case for ministry, available in many languages from Spanish, Farsi, Portuguese, German, Korean, French, Chinese, Arabic, French, Chinese, Arabic, Malayalam, Polish, Russian, Punjabi, and many more! Outreach bibles are priced as low as $1.89 each. All bibles are deeply discounted to make them available for Discipleship and Evangelism. 
DollarDays Buying homeless outreach supplies, or supplies for your church or Sunday school? Click here to buy them in bulk and make your dollar go further. Your church or ministry can also enroll so that viewers can see your wish list and make purchases that are sent directly to you.


  The Green Bible will equip and encourage you to see God's vision for creation and help you engage in the work of healing and sustaining it. This first Bible of its kind includes inspirational essays from key leaders such as N. T. Wright, Barbara Brown Taylor, Brian McLaren, Matthew Sleeth, Pope John Paul II, and Wendell Berry. As you read the scriptures anew, The Green Bible will help you see that caring for the earth is not only a calling, but a lifestyle.


...If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Matthew 16:24


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