Churches of Granville

Continuing the series from our trip to Granville, Ohio….

Taking pictures of churches is a given for me.  I grew up with a father who decided it was his mission to take pictures of every church in our little town and surrounding county when I was a teenager.  The family would hop in the car on Sunday afternoons and drive around taking pictures.  He later updated his collection to add the newer churches, then compiled them into an album to donate to our local library.  For a small rural area, we have lots of churches.

It was only natural on our recent trip to Granville, Ohio for me to walk around town and take pictures of the churches. Downtown churches represented were:The United Church of Granville, St. Luke’s Episcopal, First Presbyterian, Pilgrim Lutheran, and Methodist.  There was also a beautiful church on the campus of Denison University.  There was a Baptist church on the outskirts of town, but I failed to take a picture of it.

Since we arrived late Sunday afternoon, we did not attend any of the local churches.  I hope you enjoy this little tour of the churches of Granville.  Amateur photos coming up!

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Psalm 122:1

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Where do you worship?

Worshiping in Grace,

Teresa

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Barns Near Granville, Ohio

Last week I shared with you some pictures of our recent trip to Granville, Ohio.   I mentioned that several themes seemed to dominate my pictures.  One of those was barns and surrounding countryside.  I have always loved barns of all shapes and sizes.  I think they speak to me of a time in our history that is slowly fading away.  A time when life was simpler and people depended on the land for survival.  A time when young children knew that milk came from cows and not the grocery store.

To me a barn speaks of family, thankfulness, hard work, integrity, and perseverance.  It speaks to the part of our soul that needs to slow down and focus on those things that really matter.  There is nothing like a drive through beautiful countryside, dotted with barns, to help you gain perspective.

This is a short drive, but no less, soul filling.  So, roll down your windows, settle into a slow drive, and be refreshed.

This was taken through the windshield of the car, which explains the hues in the top of the picture due to the tint on the windshield.  I thought it  made for a beautiful picture. I didn't think about how that would affect the picture, so it was a happy accident.
No barn, but a country road. This was taken through the windshield of the car, which explains the hues in the top of the picture due to the tint on the windshield. I thought it made for a beautiful picture. I didn’t think about how that would affect the picture, so it was a happy accident.
This barn was near Dawes Arboretum.
This barn was near Dawes Arboretum.

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Small patriotic barn near Granville
Small patriotic barn near Granville.  I think I may love the somewhat shabby, rusty barns the best, like the one on the left.  I suspect they have good stories to tell from generation to generation.
Barn on the corner where two roads met.
Barn on the corner where two roads met. We always try to take the one less traveled.

The next time you are out and about, take the time to find a barn or two.  It might just restore your equilibrium.  At least for a few moments.  We all need space to breathe.

Breathing in Grace,

Teresa