Friday, May 10, 2013

52 Weeks Hope

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“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -

I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.
~ Emily Dickinson

This is what I see every Sunday morning at my church, and it gives
me hope.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
John 3:16

One of the many stained glass windows in our church.

Up in the balcony this gorgeous window shines to passers by.

What gives you hope? Check out Sally's Blog to see more.


brokenteepee said...

I love stained glass. So very beautiful

Empty nester at last said...

Excellent post. I soooo totally agree! With out our Lord, all would be lost.

Unknown said...

He is our Greatest Hope. Beautiful post.

Mary K. McGraw said...

I used the same quote in my post, but only used the first verse.

The Cabby Crafter said...

Thank you for sharing. Love the stained glass. - Michelle #15

Adrienne said...

Yes He is my hope as well. I love the last shot with the anchor in it, which is a symbol of hope!

Beti Horvath said...

Beautiful sots of your symbols of hope!

Becky Pancake said...

Alice your stained glass pics are wonderful. You expressed hope very fittingly in your post.

Shel said...

Beautiful post this week Alice - just beautiful! Love your photos. Your church looks so lovely and the colors in those window are fabulous!

Honey from the Bee said...

Beautiful stained glass! I used part of her poem, too. It seemed so apropos. Have a wonderful weekend.

Alicia said...

Lovely post, couldn't agree more - and you snapped the perfect pictures to accompany it!

Islandgirl said...

I've been doing glass work now fulltime for slightly over 25 years.. so I guess I must like it!

Unknown said...

That poem was the first one I thought of as well. It is beautiful as are the glass windows. Stained glass always reminds me of Hope!

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Stained glass is amazing. Somehow it combines the beauty of glass art makes the images even more inspiring with the glass' sparkle and hue.

Cindy said...

Alice, what a beautiful post! And what a gorgeous church - is this a Catholic church? It looks like a nice, old church. Ours is quite modern and has more of a modern style stained glass. I just love the windows in your church, especially the anchor. I have never seen an anchor in stained glass like this.

A Polymer Penchant said...

looks like a beautiful space Alice. I was in a local community centre for the first time today, the main hall had huge windows with stained glass. So pretty! I commented to the fused glass artisan whose work I was admiring and she hadn't noticed. I'm glad this stained glass isn't suffering the same fate

elisabeth said...

Beautiful - such lovely rich colors