Teaching Blocks

The crosses that I design and make are intended to help teach valuable lessons about the nature of faith. They are intended to help deepen a person’s spirituality. Between the design of the cross, the woods used and the included write-ups, many have used the crosses in a variety of educational settings to teach important lessons of faith.

Recently I have inlaid different combinations of crosses into a blocks of ‘bog birch’ to celebrate various aspects of ministry and faith. These ‘Teaching Blocks’ use the standard size crosses (5 ¼ inch) and all of the original woods. The beams of each cross are joined with a 45 degree angle. Each block has a symbol or image set into the top with a hole drilled in the bottom of the block to hold prayers or write-ups.

A person interested in one of these blocks can determine which combination of crosses they would want. So far, I have used only those crosses that have the traditional ‘Latin Cross’ with the straight horizontal beam. A cross like the “Heart and Hand Cross” or the “Kitchen Cross” can be included. It will just take a bit of figuring as to how to include them.

The cost for a single Teaching Block is $175. Includes 4 inlaid crosses and an medallion of heart set into the top. Finished with clear lacquer. The following are offered as examples:

“In celebration of the anniversary of a person’s ordination.”

Cross of Healing and Cross of Joy
Cross of Healing and Cross of Joy
spirit-word
Cross of the Soaring Spirit and Cross of The Word
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Circle of Hands Medallion

“Given to friend that was retiring.”

block-hope
Cross of Hope
block-communion
Cross of Holy Communion
block-Stole
Stole Cross
block-newlife
Cross of New Life
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Circle of Hands Medallion