Monday, March 24, 2008

JLand Photo Shoot #131

   

This week's JLand Photo Shoot will begin today (Monday) and will be due on Saturday, March 29 at 11 PM EDT.  That's Saturday, almost midnight, an hour before Sunday, for those of you who are getting confused!

Our subject this week is:

                                     Sacred

(Interpret this anyway you like.  Some suggestions are: holy, faith, religious, prayer, church, solitude, Bible, etc.)

After you've posted your entry in your journal/blog, please put the address of your entry in  Krissy's Comment Section.

When I saw the topic of this latest photo shoot, I immediately thought of a picture I took of a beautiful Methodist Church, just down the street from the hospital where I worked for so many years and have retired from. 

This church is not there anymore...torn down to allow for the expansion of the hospital's emergency room and other services.  It made me sick to think of this building disappearing from the area....but that's progress, or so some say.

I will always remember sitting in the beautiful sanctuary listening to the Home School Choir that my grand daughter belonged to, sing sweetly during a couple of their Christmas Concerts. 

Also on 09-11-2001...the church opened their doors to those of us who needed a place to go to, so that we could reflect about what so many of us had seen on early morning TV.  Hospital employees, people off the street and church members filled the sanctuary thru out the day.  Some praying, some crying, some just sitting in total unbelief that horrible day.

They may have torn down the building but that corner on that street will always remain a sacred place to me.

12 comments:

sassydee50 said...

HI~Good job! I can appreciate what you wrote about why the church was special to you! Deb ;-)

fisherkristina said...

Yes, it is sad when churches are torn down, especially when they have histories like that.  Thanks for the beautiful photo, Linda.

Krissy
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monicasmemoirs said...

Since I left the job at the hospital and then found a different doctor at another hospital, I've had no reason to go near that area.  I'm sorry to hear the church is gone.  However, with the expansion they've been doing it doesn't surprise me.

Monica

lv2trnscrb said...

that was sad they tore it down; looked like a beautiful building; definitely fit Krissy's theme for this week

great entry Linda

betty

heavenlybama said...

That was just too nice of a building to be torn down.  It doesn't look that old.  Sad really.
~D
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rbrown6172 said...

hard to believe they would tear it down.  i like your reflections about the church...gives it that personal touch, making it more sacred.
gina

breakaway1968 said...

beautiful idea for a photo Linda :) Have a great day today!  

wwfbison said...

Beautiful photo - I can't believe they tore that church down.  I don't call that progress, I say it is sad.
xx
Lisa

jeadie05 said...

Cant imagine how I would feel if I went 'home ' and our church was gone ..love Jan xx

fasttrack58 said...

What a beautiful memory....
so sad they tore it down...
Linda :)

hunybea4him said...

that is beautiful and such a shame to be torn down.

Much Love,
Mary

mereel2005 said...

I am blessed to live in a neighorhood that have these lovely houses of worship. Thank you for sharing.
Laini