2.28.2010

Bright Spots

I have been on a much longer journey than I ever imagined. There were some really hair raising curves and it seemed to take so long to get back home. I am home now. As most of you know, I had to take a break from blogging because of an unplanned surgery. I tell more about that surgery on my Beauty Cottage Blog It took much longer for me to come back from my break than I ever imagined. I really did think I would bounce right back easily. I guess I didn't take into account all that was involved. I must say that I have been in some really dark places. It is when we are down that the enemy loves to come in and kick us in the teeth. He didn't deviate from that this time either. That is OK though because I found a bright spot . . .



I discovered how very much my family and friends love me. They came to the line and they fought for me. They encouraged me and they ministered to me, they prayed for me. I don't think I could have made it without them and I want to thank all of you who lifted me in prayer and I thank you for your kind comments.


The pictures I am sharing here are of a beautiful church located in Rhineland, Texas. Rhineland is a very tiny but charming little German hamlet located near Seymour, Texas. In this tiny little place of around 100 people is this large and beautiful church. It is a Catholic Church. No, I am not Catholic but I acknowledge my Catholic brothers and sisters in the body. The rest of the body could not be if it had not been for the forefathers of the Catholic Church and so I honor them. As I have come out of my dark night of the soul; I kept remembering my trip to see this church. I remembered this little village that was so tiny that it was shocking to see such a large beautifully well built church in this place. Seeing this and having grown up in really small towns I know what a witness it is of the people in Rhineland, Texas. Because of that I wanted to point them out to you.


I hope that if you are ever anywhere near this place that you will stop by and see this little place. I honor those forefathers. It must have taken great sacrifice of finances and time for this community to build such a church building. They went out of their way to show the world a bright spot.
Until Next time
Debbie
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4 comments:

Barbara said...

Hello, Beauiful church.
I am happy to find another Texas Blogger. Will add you to my list...come take a look.

Barbara

mbkatc230 said...

So glad that you are back Deb. I'm so happy to see you, and I'm thankful that you got your medical issues resolved. What a glorious church, and what a beautiful, heartfelt post. Kathy

Paula said...

Hello. Fellow Texas blogger here. You have some lovely pictures on your blog. I'll be back to see more.

My blog is www.lonestarlifer.wordpress.com. Also, there is a site called Texas Blogging Gals where you can link your blog with other Texas bloggers. http://texas-blogginggals.blogspot.com/. I design notecards and have several Texas-themed cards at www.snailmailnotes.com.

Take care.
LoneStarLifer
Paula

Linda said...

So very sorry to hear that you've had such a tough time recently, Deb. this has been a horrible start to the year for many people I know. I do hope that you're continuing to mend and that the spring will bring a lighter heart.