Saturday, December 12, 2009


This church sits on a hill in the midst of the farm originally owned by my great grandfather. My grandfather was born, and died, in a house just down the road. The original barns and much of the land can be seen from the vantage point of this simple church.

We went there tonight for a service, scripture reading and carols.

Tim leads this service. His musicality is amazing- it is as if he and the piano are one instrument.

I love sitting in the pews, knowing that my father, my grandparents and my great grandparents all sat in this space, singing the same songs- praising the same Jesus..

They rang the bell in the midst of the service. As the sound peeled over the valley, Tim got a tear in his eye. "There is just something about that bell" he said.

I agree... there is something about that bell- something about that place... something timeless.

Something lasting.

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  1. How wonderful to have that continuity through the generations and through that church and its view of the past.

    Straight From Hel

  2. to have a physical place to go back to is one of the greatest blessings of my life... Love visiting my grandpa's farm and the little church in the middle of it

    wishing you a blessed Christmas

  3. It is super wonderful to walk where our grandparents have walked and lived.

  4. something about the connection- or the memories
    No where else on earth have I ever been so loved. Nothing like a grandpa/grandma :)