Sunday, April 26, 2015

InSPIREd Sunday April 26, 2015


Scandinavian Prairie Church,
North of Tilden, WI
February 2015



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As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.

As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.

But the steadfast love of the LORD
is from everlasting to everlasting
on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children's children,
to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.

The LORD has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all.

- Psalm 103:13-19

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P.S.  The photos above were taken in February. We are so happy to report that the snow is gone, the migratory birds are back, the garden is ready to be tilled, and it will soon be time to cut the grass.
I tend to complain about winter (as though you hadn't noticed), but it certainly does make me appreciate springtime!

Dallas Pond
Dallas, WI
April 2015

Have a blessed Lord's Day!



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37 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely church. It reminds me of a miniature church my son had for his train display..I am so happy spring has sprung..and the snow is gone..Happy Sunday and have a great new week ahead!

Deb said...

Oh my, what a beautiful church. Enjoy your Sunday, Judy.

Arlene said...

I am enjoying spring as well Judy! I just planted my summer flower garden yesterday!

Sandra said...

that church is so beautiful, and the cemetery with the snow and trees, what a lovely peaceful place to be buried. perfect Words from The Word today.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Well those church grounds are certainly beautiful in the snow! :)

Tom said...

What a beautiful church and it has an arched cemetery sign. Neat, Tom The Backroads Traveller

Eugenie MulberryWhisper said...

What a beautiful church. It looks very unusual to me, as I am used to the Russian Orthodox churches with their elaborate design. This one is so streamlined and clean.

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures! Enjoy your Sunday dear friend, HUGS!

NanaDiana said...

What a dear little church. I love those little country churches and know you do, too. I agree- I endure winter to get to Spring! xo Diana

TexWisGirl said...

such a pretty little setting for that church!

Lorrie said...

What a pretty church, even in the snow! Glad to hear that spring has arrived for you.
Sunday blessings to you.

Nancy's Notes said...

I love church photographs! I've always wanted to publish a book of just churches from all over the world. This photograph would be one of my top favorites. Oh my heavens, it's beautiful! Love the psalm, cemetery and the snow. This is just a wonderful Sunday morning post.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Nancy

Tired Teacher said...

A lovely scene no matter what the season!

Terri D said...

Your lake photo looks so inviting! I would love to be out on it in a boat! Lovely photos, always!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Yay to springtime! Just posted our early blooms in my last post. I don't normally complain about winter - I actually love it- but I sure did THIS winter past - it seemed to have lasted forever and a day!

I think everyone is so enjoying the Earth Made New again! Blessings to you!

Nancy Shuman said...

A glorious post. Have a blessed Lord's Day!

happywonderer.com said...

What a great setting of the white on white snow. Beautiful. So happy to hear your snow is gone now!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love, love, love the church with the cemetery next to it. I can't explain it but it makes me feel like all is right with the world, the world I felt was perfect when I was a child.

Ginny said...

A Scandinavian Prairie Church? I have never heard of this. Were there several of them along the prairies? Are they all the same denomination? What is the denomination of this one? This is what we thing of when we think of a lovely old church. It is beautiful! I wonder if they have a congregation...

Lady Jane said...

Lovely Church. I would love to see the inside. Have a wonderful rest of Sunday.

Mildred said...

Such a picturesque church/setting. Just beautiful. I'm happy that you are now getting a taste of spring.

Hannah said...

The church and cemetery look so pristine in the snow. It must have been hard with such a long winter, Laura of I Heart Macro tries to enjoy every moment and be glad to have a lesson in patience, I could use more patience. I'm glad things are warming up for you. I enjoyed all the scripture.

Lynne said...

Let it be said that this snow lover has appreciated springtime more this year than ever!
Gorgeous photos Judy!
Happy more blue sky spring days!

Lulu James said...

I always love your pictures! Thank you for sharing. It is green in Texas and the mowing has commenced!
Sabbath Blessings!

Michelle said...

What a great picture of that church. Makes me think that is what is looked like many, many years ago. Wonderful.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

oh gosh, i thought you were saying you still had snow. glad to see it was February. what a beauty. i enjoy it will all the snow ...really stands out so gorgeously. love it!! hope you are well. have a nice spring. ( :

Gina said...

Judy, what a sweet church! I'm so glad the weather has warmed up for everyone!

Debby Ray said...

Gorgeous photos of this lovely church, although there is the white stuff all around...it makes it all the more pristine..."whiter than snow, whiter than snow...." So glad yours is gone now and you can get on with your springtime before summer rolls around! :)

Cheryl said...

Love those verses from Psalm 103!!
And, yes, springtime is so sweet to the winter-weary!

Debbie Harris said...

What a charming little church, sigh...
Yes, spring is in the air. The birds are busy nesting here and I just love it. We had a lovely rain last night and today, much needed. Our winter didn't produce the amount of snow that we usually get so things are dry.

Have a blessed week,
Debbie

Missy George said...

Pretty little church..The windows almost look modern..Have a nice week..

Liz said...

What a pretty church.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

magnoliasntea said...

Lovely post, Judy! I adore older country churches. Our youngest chose this type for her wedding instead of the one where we attended at the time. Beautiful post.
Have a great week!

Bill Nicholls said...

They look so peaceful in the snow

Stephanie said...

Hello lovely lady! I can't tell you how thrilled I was to see your beautiful post at Roses of Inspiration - thank you so much, dear friend, for sharing :)

I truly appreciated the portion of Scripture that you shared and you have given me much to think upon today. And your photos are simply stunning! I am happy to hear your snow is gone and Spring has sprung in your neck of the woods.

Enjoy the remainder of your week. Hugs to you!

Stephanie said...

Hi Judy! I just wanted to let you know that this beautiful post has been featured at Roses of Inspiration. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day! Hugs!

J_on_tour said...

Wonderful church which would look good either in winter or summer. Fear and Compassion is what struck me about the passage,

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