‘May every lesson in our lives be a blessing’

Codi Saxon

Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is a person of my preferred church buildings. Hardly issues that I have by no means been there. Or that each individual time I spell Presbyterian, I have to glance it up. (Really don’t decide me: I’m from South Carolina.) Mt. Olivet […]

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Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is a person of my preferred church buildings. Hardly issues that I have by no means been there. Or that each individual time I spell Presbyterian, I have to glance it up.

(Really don’t decide me: I’m from South Carolina.)

Mt. Olivet is a region church in the middle of town, just off Richmond Avenue in Staunton, Va. Broad inexperienced lawn. L-formed brick, white eves, white steeples, black shingles. Conventional outside the house and in, where a piano accompanies the dozen or so volunteer choir customers to lead the congregation — 290 would be loaded-to-the-brim — in our inspired aged typical hymns.

Time has adjusted some factors. There is a strip shopping mall just down the street with AT&T and Sprint and GameStop and Firehouse Subs retailers. Lowe’s and Wal-Mart are not much absent. And right across the street is a Kentucky Fried Chicken, tricky by the church’s cemetery, a metaphorical reminder that The Sweet By-and-By will normally scent like dinnertime on any Southern Sunday.

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