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Illuminating the faith

Oregon couple's artistry spreads the word

When Clifford Mansley retired, he and his wife, Jean, turned their artistic talents into a thriving business that illuminates their deepest convictions. Cliff works as the calligrapher and Jean as designer for the company they call Heirloom Artists.

Working out of a light-filled studio in Lake Oswego, Ore., the Mansleys produce cards, certificates and plaques. One of their prints, Joshua 24:15, has sold more than 170,000 copies. It reads: "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."


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