Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Cheeseburger (and more) in Paradise















Some churches give you a little gold star for attendance. In Southwest Florida, they give you a huge starfish to wear.

Just kidding.

Julie and I spent last week Tuesday to Tuesday with some good friends from church on Estero Island (Ft Myers Beach). They graciously invited us to join them in their condo and to experience the Gulf coast joys of boating, swimming, sea-dooing and golfing. The weather was exceptionally perfect. It never hampered our excursions into daily fun. Did I mention eating?

Last Sunday we attended "Chapel by the Sea," a Presbyterian church. This unique church is decorated in the motif of a ship---the pulpit looks like the bow of a ship, the cross is a mast, the baptismal font looks like a giant sea shell and the windows are stained-glass portals. The Rev. David Uhl spoke on the symptons, causes and cures of "burn out."

Tanned, refreshed and carrying home a boatload of sea shells, we're back.

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10 Comments:

At 10/04/2007 2:40 PM, Blogger The Gyrovague said...

Sounds like an interesting church. I will have to visit it if I head that way next year.

 
At 10/04/2007 2:56 PM, Blogger John Frye said...

gyro--,

It was a good community to worship with as well as sporting a creative, culturally appropriate decor for Southwest Florida.

 
At 10/06/2007 5:53 AM, Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

I noted that you and Julie looked exceptionally sun-tanned last evening! Wow, sounds like a nice, relaxing, refreshing time.

 
At 10/06/2007 2:16 PM, Blogger John Frye said...

Ted,
We had beautiful weather every day and, yes, it was sunny. We enjoyed the tropical weather and the chance to have fun and relax.

 
At 10/07/2007 5:57 AM, Anonymous Susan said...

"Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches
Had bellies with stars.
The Plain-Belly Sneetches
Had none upon thars..."

 
At 10/08/2007 8:27 AM, Blogger John Frye said...

Susan,

Hey, LOL!!

 
At 5/03/2008 7:34 PM, Anonymous Maynard said...

Enjoyed your post about Chapel by the Sea - I've just accepted a call to serve as pastor there :)

 
At 5/03/2008 7:35 PM, Blogger Maynard's Blogs said...

Enjoyed your post about Chapel by the Sea - I've just accepted a call to serve as pastor there :)

 
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