IN LIFE AS IN THE DANCE : GRACE GLIDES

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---Alice Abrams

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Photo Hunt - Important


Important: The word has no limits! My faith, my family, my husband, my children, and yes, my pets; eating, drinking, exercising; love of country, being a responsible citizen, voting; being kind, loving and merciful.
I chose this little Episcopal church that we saw while in Kaua'i as my photo for this week. It's not my denomination but I loved the style of the building, the palm trees gently swaying above, and the open doors.
The church used to be sacrosanct, a place where one could be safe from their environment and a place of sanctuary - to be able to meditate in peace. The church building has, unfortunately, lost that status, in that we are no longer free from those who would do us ill while within it's structures, but the "Church" that dwells within us is always present, a place of peace, grace, mercy and faith.
That is why I chose it as "important." It is the basis of my being.
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22 comments:

Lolli said...

the curch it looks in century and you're right hun nicce indeed.
God Bless

Richard said...

Faith IS a very important thing indeed.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Beautiful photo of a lovely Church. Wonderful choice for this week's Hunt.

jams o donnell said...

What a beautiful church. I do love visiting our local churches, one is over 1,000 year old and is the oldest wooden structure in Europe. Happy weekend

Daisy said...

What a thoughtful and beautiful post you made!

napaboaniya said...

Lovely and peaceful looking church :) You're rite, faith plays an important part in our lives!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Very good choice, Gracie. i miss coming over here. I just go through my google names and yours does not show up...as you know!! I need to just disregard it and come over anyway. My Photo hunt is up too.
Blessings, Sandy

the teach said...

Grace, how beautiful that little church...it would make anyone want to stop in and say a prayer. And of course it's in Kauai! :)

Liz said...

It still looks like the sort of place for a quiet meditation or prayer. But you're right that the church of God is not bricks but people and is very important.

JB's Big World said...

Saw you at Daisy's and wanted to come by. You have a very nice site. I'll be back. If you have, please come visit me too!
--JB

crazy working mom said...

It's beautiful, Gracie! :) I'm sure this church is very important to A LOT of people!

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

Lovely picture and thoughts.

Jeff B said...

the church within me is something that not even satan himself can take away.

Great post!

Inland Empire Girl said...

This is a beautiful photo and goes well with important.

CRIZ LAI said...

Nice church structure. It's one of its kind. You're right about Faith. Without guidance, we will be lost forever :)

Mine are up…
Criz’s Sanctuary: http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2008/01/photo-hunters-important.html
Insight Criz: http://www2.crizlai.com/photography/photo-hunters-important/
Have a nice weekend!

Loving Annie said...

the "Church" that dwells within us is always present, a place of peace, grace, mercy and faith.

That is so true, Gracie ! Beautifully said...

Hope that you are having a good weekend.

Denise said...

That is beautiful...... it says come on in....... be at peace....... Nice

Gattina said...

This little church looks very pretty !

I just wanted to tell you that today I have a very special little video on my blog. It is absolutely hilarious and shows the demolition of several houses in Brussels. It happened last week. They did it so good, that the neighbor found himself with a toilet without wall. If you like it give the word.
I found it on a Belgian blog;

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Excellent Gracie. We seem to agree on this. Have a great Sunday my friend. :)

Katney said...

You have very nicely caught the importance of faith and prayer.

Linda said...

As always you have beautifully described your faith. The church is a wonderful choice for "important".

I've tagged you for a meme. There are two, so you may choose one or both, or choose not to do them. I know some people don't like doing these. Don't feel obligated.

Mo said...

A beautiful picture from a beautiful lady.