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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Life's Little Surprises

Sall's latest job has been at 
an old country church...

Saint Placidus Catholic Church
is a lonely little church on a lonely little road...

Members have been coming to this church
for a century.

Today it has around 30 
members in the congregation
and they have voted 
to invest in a bathroom!
No longer will they have to rely
on the old outhouse when they come to worship!

Oh yes, it's been the talk of the county...
a monumental occasion in it's own right.

it's been a fun project to be a part of
Sall has enjoyed meeting 
some of the church committee members

30 years of building and this is his 
first church bathroom installation!

You just never know what's coming
next out here on the prairie!

Tuesday the walls were finished and ready to be painted,

I headed over there with my paint gear and drove up 
to the front doors to unload...

I stepped out of my van and just at my feet was a message...
literally a MESSAGE!

There in the grass lay a fortune cookie message...

If it dropped out of someone else's pocket,
or if the wind brought it to this spot...
I will never know
I do know 
everything has a reason
and I needed these words
on a morning that I was feeling
dull and weak...

someone was watching over me,
and wanted to give me a message...

I got it
and for this I am thankful!


TexWisGirl said...

what a sweet, uplifting gift to you.

and i can only imagine the parishioners and their glee for getting an indoor rest room! :)

Sharon said...

Great message, how timely for you!

Really cool that the church will finally have a bathroom!

Tanya @ Lovely Greens said...

Just amazing - I'd be covered in goose-bumps if I found that fortune cookie message!

Karen said...

Lisa, talk about a Message from Above! That's a really neat thing to have happen.

And how neat the congregation will have a bathroom, so many small churches around here are abandoned, it's sad.

Country Gal said...

Thats great that they are getting a bathroom. The message was amazing makes you wonder doesnt it that the man upstairs is watching us all the time! Have a wonderful day !

heyBJK said...

Wow! Never would have thought there was still an active church without a bathroom. I can see where that would cause a lot of excited discussion!

Debbie said...

talk about progress!!!

Farmchick said...

A little message from above....cool!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Wow! I didn't realize that there were people still using outhouses! I, too, believe that everything happens for a reason, and you were meant to receive that message.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Our little country church is very very very old too and I just adore it. Every time something new needs to be added (the congregation is growing which is a good thing) it takes the church forever to make up it's mind. Seems change is hard for the oldsters. I have a big grin knowing this sweet church is getting it's first ever bathroom. :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a magic moment!