Sunday, March 13, 2011

The little country church...

It was a beautiful Sunday here in Alberta!!  Warmer temperatures and sunshine had one hoping spring is just around the corner.  After church we were on the road to a small community called Oyen for game three of Ben's second round of playoffs.   While driving around the little town, we came across this old church.  Old church buildings are right up there with some of my favorite building to try and capture in a photo.   I trudged through some rather big snow piles that were around this now closed building.  This will be my Mosaic Monday post over at the Little Red House as well as Mellow Yellow Monday



I grew up in a few small communities in Saskatchewan.  Wapella and Leader were the smallest towns.   I grew up as a PK (preacher's kid) and have wonderful memories of the small churches that my dad was a pastor at.    Today, I was also reminded that you do not need to be in a church building to say a prayer or share your thoughts with the God who created you.   Ben was having a bit of a rough first period in his game today.  It found me pacing and praying :)  and thankful that the God of this huge universe cares about a mom watching a hockey game.   

I am also posting some pictures from the internet and one picture from my trip to Europe of other country churches.  Oh!  Ben's team won their game today and are now onto the League Championship game next week end.    Go Colts!







9 comments:

Lorrie said...

What pretty churches you've photographed. How right you are that we don't have to be in a church to sense God's presence. Praying for kids (and others) happens all through the day, no matter where! Congratulations to Ben and his team.

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful features in this little church! They highlight well in your mosaic!

Gina said...

Old churches are so beautiful & have some many charming features. Thanks for sharing these!

LindyLouMac said...

Hi there this is my first time joining in with Monday Mosaic and I am now hopping around viewing all the wonderful blogs that join in. So different to the churches here in Italy.

Leovi said...

I like, have been nice. I wish you a wonderful week!

Nessa said...

It's amazing how pretty churches are, then you throw on some color and they're even more pleasing to the eye.

Mine is at http://accordingtonessa.blogspot.com/2011/03/mellow-yellow-monday.html

Custom Comforts said...

What beautiful church pictures. When we go to Lake Erie to spend a few days, there is an old country road that has four beautiful churches with spires like this. It's the nicest part of the trip.
Cindy

Pondside said...

Your mosaic reminds me of when we lived in northern Alberta. A drive to Edmonton was a big deal, and when we'd get to Smokey Lake we'd see the shiny cupolas of the church and know we were getting closer.

Jill Harrison said...

Churches are indeed a wonderful source for photographs - all with their own unique architecture - and you have made a lovely mosaic. Thank you for sharing your corner of the earth with us.

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