Monday, October 10, 2011

One Thousand Gifts (382-386)

Continuing my journey of counting toward one thousand gifts...

Our church is in the middle of a renovation. We are land-locked (real estate-wise) so the only way to build is up. We've seen the education building mostly renovated, kitchen included. We've worshiped in the gym while the sanctuary was renovated and now in order to connect our two buildings, a bridge (skywalk) is being added and will be fully enclosed. No worries about rain or snow ever again. At least while walking from one building to the other.

Front of church.
Originial edifice built in 1872.

Back of church on left, education building on right,
connected by the steel beam of the bridge.

Education building with scaffolding.
Originally built in 1940, enlarged in 1965 and under
renovation since 2010.

Thank you for allowing me to share our church's history and our present. I am learning to adapt to change (in my old age), and admit that updating the building to run more green efficiently and removing the old, unsafe materials is good too.

Watching the renovation unfold, hearing compliments being said to the architect, builder, and workers....I give God the glory and thank Him for His grace during this time.

#382-386 on my list of One Thousand Gifts. I'm thankful for:
382. hearing leaves falling, lawn mowers growling, and dogs barking

383. the beautiful warm and sunny weather over the weekend. No rain in the forecast? Amazing!

384. our newly renovated church sanctuary. Less dark and cave-like, more light of Christ felt during worship. Amen.

385. counting down toward vacation in North Carolina. I'm already there "in my head!"

386. Beth Moore's Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman Bible Study. Beth weaves Old and New Testament scriptures together like no one else I know.

"God is 'the God of all grace,' in the apostle Peter's words. And grace means there is nothing I can do to make God love me more, and nothing I can do to make God love me less."
quoted from What's so Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey

Turn on your speakers.
Read, enjoy, and thank God for His blessings.


  1. So many wonderful blessings, Cindy. I especially like #382. Many blessings!

  2. I love your photos! I did that Beth Moore study in Russia with two other missionary wives. We all enjoyed it.

    continued joy & blessings to you,

  3. What a beautiful church! Thank you for sharing with us! :) Thanks for your blog love on my page! I appreciate every one of my readers! Have a blessed Week!:)


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