Category Archives: Architecture

25 Trusses

25 trusses hold up the roof on the new picnic shelter being built east of the church. Lots of dedicated hands are building it, or preparing food for the builders. I admire their work. The triangles that make up a … Continue reading

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Things That Are Seen

In the balcony today there were workers on scaffolding changing the light bulbs. There is no other safe way to reach those lights. While they were working, I was in the Youth Room singing, worshipping, and meditating on 2 Corinthians … Continue reading

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Light Spills

I took this picture Monday morning while putting a few things away. I like how the light spills onto the pews from the window.

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St James UCC

I slipped up to Saline this afternoon to visit a parishioner in a care facility. I have often admired St James United Church of Christ along US-12. Lovely building in a classic style.

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Barn Behind Walker Tavern

The tavern dates back to the 1830s. Not sure how old the barn is. Cambridge Township, Michigan.

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Bridgewalk 2012

We walked across the Mackinac Bridge for the third straight year. It’s 4.5 miles.

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Cutler Dickerson

Taken this morning with an iPhone.  Cutler Dickerson on Water St. by the river.  Looked better in black and white.

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Water Stop at Trestle Park

I staffed the water stop at the CROP Hunger Walk Sunday afternoon.  The route took walkers from the Siena Heights Fieldhouse across town to Adrian College and back again.  I hoped to walk this year, but in the end I … Continue reading

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Kinetic Sculptor

And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and the cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

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A New Temple

After Solomon built the Temple, or rather, after his laborers built it, he stood and offered a prayer for its dedication.  In his prayer, he admitted that the Temple, for all its human splendor, could not contain or limit God. … Continue reading

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The Sun Rises On Her Sign

What does love mean?  Love means digging holes in the dark for your wife on Thursday night, so that Friday morning the sun rises on a new sign for the community garden.  She has worked and waited too long for … Continue reading

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The Sound of Water

I love sitting in the memorial garden this time of year, on that bench under the locust tree, and listening to the sound of water in the fountain. The fountain reminds me of this scripture:  “All who are thirsty should … Continue reading

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Empire State Building

A set of pictures of construction of the Empire State Building, which opened in May 1931.  It’s unbelievable to me that they are sitting there at that height as if they are having lunch on the lawn.  (Images by Lewis … Continue reading

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Our New Bathroom

A bit of clean up and touch up still needed, but for the most part the bathroom is done.  The old vanity was partially enclosed by a wall — taking that out makes the room seem much larger.  We are … Continue reading

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Vessel Sink

The vessel sink in our new bathroom looks great now that it is in.  We like it.  I think the name ‘vessel sink’ must be a marketing thing, though, because it wouldn’t sound so elegant if they called it Big … Continue reading

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The Charm of Old Barns 5

Earlier barns here, here, here, here and here.

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I Bought My Wife a Wet Saw

Our bathroom project continues.  I bought my wife a wet saw today to make cutting the tile easier.  She is excited about her new saw.  She is also far more adventurous in the home improvement realm than I am.  But … Continue reading

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Love the Laundry Chute

Our bathroom remodeling continues, with the tub in, the wall work mostly done, and the laundry chute moved from the interior wall (now removed) over to the side wall, where it will sit happily between the toilet and vanity.  The … Continue reading

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The Charm of Old Barns 4

Along route 127, south of Hudson, Michigan.

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Old Adrian Library

Now that city hall has been torn down, there is a lovely view from the west of the old Adrian library, which has to be one of the prettiest buildings in town.  There is something quirky and asymmetrical about architecture … Continue reading

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