To start out on a light note...taking this picture was quite a "joyful" experience! At the Mill Creek Baptist Church, where we met for our prayer and Bible study time, there is this beautiful display of the word JOY on their front stage area in the sanctuary. They originally put it up for Christmas, but it is so lovely...and "joyful", that they haven't wanted to take it down yet. So we felt it would be the perfect backdrop for our group photo. The reason I am sitting down in front looking all out of breath is because we were trying to take this picture using my delayed timing feature on my camera...and it took several "takes" before we actually got the timing right and I was able to get into place before the camera snapped the photo. I won't post all the photos that didn't quite make it...trust me, this is the best!
We were in a very joyful and spiritually blessed frame of mind when we took this picture. Our "meeting" today started out gathered around the piano/prayer bench, with a time of fervent prayer and anointing with oil (according to James 5:13-16) of one of our dear ladies who is scheduled for some surgery next week.
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I love that they proudly displayed our American flag along with the pictures of some of the wildlife from the forest.
And our waitress took a moment from her busy schedule to take our picture at the table before we left. We had a great time, and will definitely be back to this place again... ( we don't have a lot of choices out in the woods where we live without having to travel a long distance...so we appreciate our few local cafe's)