Saturday, April 25, 2009

An Old Deserted Church

Be sure your sound is turned up so you can hear the music ...

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow:

I appreciate our gracious hostesses, Ginger and Charlotte, giving us the opportunity to share our inspirational thoughts through their "Spiritual Sundays."

I look forward to starting my day by reading everyone's contributions.

18 comments:

southerninspiration said...

So very pretty, Janie!!
thanks for sharing!

suzanne

char72 said...

What a wonderful nostalgic video. I could just imagine the worshipers in the little church. Wouldn't you like to look back in time and actually see them there? Thank you so much or sharing this with us.
Blessings,
Charlotte

char72 said...

Another comment. I really like the blue frame you put around the Spiritual Sundays picture. It really adds something.
Charlotte

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Janie,
That's a great slide show. I love how you used the sepia first, then went to the color photos.

That old piano is beautiful!

Melly said...

What a beautiful old church, I'm sure it is filled with many wonderful memories.
Thank you for sharing it, have a fabulous sunday :)
Melly:)

Smilingsal said...

That's how He takes us. Thanks for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sunday.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, I always feel sorry for deserted churches. I guess the congregations move away or go to church in town. It almost makes you feel like they should take down the building when they leave. Maybe the parishoners at this one have services once a year or something. I can't imagine leaving the pew Bible there.

I had some ancestors who were Scottish settlers in the US around the time of the Revolution and were buried in a Presbyterian Church burying ground in the South. They moved the church, tore the old one down, but left the graves. I always wondered why they didn't disinter their loved ones and take them to the new ground. Now they are in a weed-choked field. But we know where they really are. :-)

These were beautiful photos...

XO,

Sheila

Barbara said...

Morning Janie,
So nice to hear from you as always. Love the old pictures.

Lisa said...

What a lovely old church. Wouldn't have loved to be in one of the services?

enchanting cottage said...

Just BEAUTIFUL! It told so many stories. I brought tears to my eyes.
God Bless,
Ginger

Clif said...

Wonderful! Memories. Thank you for posting.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Janie,
This is oh so beautiful, but also sad, I so enjoyed viewing these photos, your presentation was awesome. Again one of my all time favorite hymns.Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Janie,
What wonderful memories those pictures conjure up for me. I love little old country churches. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Deb said...

great photos...I bet there were a lot of memories made in that church...weddings, baptisms..people coming to the Lord

Brenda Eason said...

thanks for your love and kindness.

Blessings of Health and Prosperity said...

Oh Janie, I loved this post. You are doing great things with smile box! The church reminds me of a church on a dirt road in the woods surrounded by an ancient cemetery about 7 miles from my home in rural Illinois. It looked so much like that one on the inside. It appeared as though they left everything as it was after the service and just never returned. It was a Primitive Baptist denomination. I have never heard of that before. My church was much older and smaller, no electricity was ever there and instead of a bible, there was an old guest book. It was so much fun to read the old names and dates. Ancestors and relatives of folks I know. I was blessed with one of the old pews and have it in my home. The old Primitive Baptist Church was torn down a few years ago. It makes me kind of sad to think of it being destroyed, but it was becoming dangerous for those of us that just couldn't resist it. If any of your readers know any thing about Primitive Baptist, I'd love to hear it. Blessings, Celene

Tonja said...

What a treat! I loved this video! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Cathy said...

That is just precious. It reminds me of my aunt and uncle's lovely little church up in the mountains. When I saw the Bible, I thought about the verse- the Word of God will stand forever.