Monday, October 31, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Restored Church Becomes Library... for InSPIRED Sunday

The is a love story....
 of how one small community
 turned an abandoned church building, into a library.
It was just by chance that I came across the building,
on one of my drives to a neighboring town.
The community boasts a population of 90.
My dear readers, please take time to click HERE
and view the gallery of wonderful photos,
 of how this church was cut apart
 and moved.
It is a beautiful setting with a lovely butterfly garden.
Unfortunately, I was passing through town when the library was closed.
I will definitely plan another trip....library hours are
afternoons only.
Meggie Mac
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to view other churches, synagogues,
 and other religious buildings,
  from around the world.

Monday, October 10, 2016

A Show of Patriotism .....for Monday's Country Backroads

"O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."
Lines from The Star-Spangled Banner
written by
Francis Scott Key
Recently I have received several patriotic books, to add to my home library.
Here is the book that works so well with my today's post.
Star-Spangled Story
Jane Hampton Cook
200 years of the
National Anthem.
Jane is not only an author, wife, and mother, but also a presidential historian.
Receiving her book has led me to reading her blog.
In her October 8th, 2016 post, Jane reveals she is about to undergo neurosurgery
 on the 14th of October.
If you would like to read more about this very interesting woman,
Click HERE
The link will take you to her blog.
Meggie Mac

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Farmer's Faith Declared in a Hay Field....for InSPIREd Sunday

Usually I post a photo of four walls and a roof top
...a place of worship.
I've had this photo for awhile,
occasionally pondering whether or not to post it.
The faith and commitment, of this family, reminds me of a song
 we sang in vacation bible many years ago.
"This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine
This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine
Hide it under a bushel, no!
I'm going to let it shine"
Meggie Mac
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to view photos from around the world of churches,
 synagogues, and other religious buildings.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Nothing Fancy Here....for Friday Fences

 and Totally Country...
Meggie Mac
Joining with Theresa at
Run Around Ranch.
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to view other fences from around the world.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Good Luck Rooster of Portugal..... for a Thursday Show and Tell

Recently my youngest daughter, returning from a holiday in Portugal,
 gifted me with two beautiful ceramic items.
It's always fun to see the surprises she brings me
 from all the countries she visits.
After doing some research, I discovered
 "The Legend of the Portuguese Good Luck Rooster"
If you are interested, Click HERE
to read the story. It's not long....
and rather enjoyable to read.
click on photo
 Sardines also play a big part in Portugal.
Grilled Sardines are a popular item in the local restaurants
 So it would be natural that my other gift is a hand painted sardine.
 Now I have my very own Portuguese Sardine.
My daughter was happy to share some of her photos for my blog post.
So beautiful.....
Jeronimos Monastery
It's doubtful you missed the color of
my Good Luck Rooster.... a vivid shade of orange.
He fits right in with my Autumn Decorating of golden leaves, acorns
 and of course, pumpkins.
Meggie Mac

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Faith, Hope and Charity.....for InSPIREd Sunday

How often do you see a new church under construction?
I would say, not often enough.
But, in truth, this is a re-build of an old structure....
an active African American Church since 1867.
If my sources are correct,
the building of the new structure
 was donated by a local successful builder.
This community I live in,
 continues to re-new my Faith and Hope
 for our future generations.
Meggie Mac
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to view other churches, synagogues, and other religious buildings
 from around the world.
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