Wednesday, June 20, 2007

"EXPOUNDING FROM THE PULPIT"

Today I went to lunch with the ladies from my Sunday School class. We went to Monticello, KY and ate at this little place called "Happy Days." It was pretty neat with all the old 50's things around; hubcaps, records, pictures of old cars, etc. We even picked out a couple of songs to play on the jukebox! What were those songs you ask? "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge, and "You ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog," by Elvis!

You ain't nothing but a hound dog, crying all the time,
you ain't nothing but a hound dog, crying all the time,
You ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine........

Yeah, we were all foot tapping and swaying with that one!! I had a cheeseburger which was really good. It tasted just like one you'd fix at home. I will definitely go back there again!! I also tried my first sweet potato fries. They had sprinkled them with cinnamon and brown sugar and then we dipped them in marshmallow cream. Good stuff! Very tasty!! Here's a couple of pictures from inside that place.

We also visited a lovely quilting shop and I really plan to go back there another time when I can linger longer! I love quilts!!








Next we drove out in the country a piece to "The Little Chapel" that is right beside the road. The sign says to "Stop, Pause, Pray." It's very tiny with 3 small pews on each side and they will seat 2 (if the people aren't too fat), so it will hold 12. There is a pulpit and in this last picture you see me expounding from the pulpit. I was telling them that they needed to each give me a large donation of money and it would definitely get them closer to Heaven! At that point I was firmly removed from the pulpit. I expect that very same thing has happened to preachers before!!!

Actually we sang some old songs while we were there and all 8 of us had that little chapel a ringing with our voices. We sounded really good in there!!




















30 Comments:

Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Well it sounds like you covered the full range of music - Elvis to gospel. You're looking good in that pulpit. What's next your own Sunday morning TV worship show?
Ralph

2:48 PM  
Blogger Diane J. said...

Now that's my kind of outing! I love Percy Sledge and have just about everything he ever did.

Thanks for the pictures, Rachel. They really add to your post. :-)

Love and hugs,

Diane

3:48 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Your sermon really convicted me. I'm sending you a check right away!
I'd like to see that 50's diner. I love places like that.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

So that's where you were today. Jimmy & I stopped by today, but it looks like you were out having a GREAT time with the ladies. I love that picture of you "expounding from the pulpit!"

You guys sure know some interesting places to visit.

5:39 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Well from what I can see in that picture you have all the right moves for a preacher! LOL Love it! Ooooh now that's my kind of restaurant...I love these 50's types!! I was thrilled to learn that one of the songs you played on the jukebox was an Elvis one:-) xox

5:47 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

That is just the cutest little church!
Perhaps you've missed your calling!!
xo

6:20 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What an adporable little Church, Rachel....It is really dear!
You look very natural up there on that pulpit, my dear....maybe you have a calling....lol
That restaurant looks like fun! And the description of the sweet potatoes is like a diabetic coma waiting to happen! (LOL) Oh My! Vut it does sound delicious!

6:29 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

that should be BUT....(lol)

6:31 PM  
Blogger b13 said...

What a cool little church and I LOVE SPFries... The brown sugar and marchmallow sounds scrum-diddily-umptious!

8:57 PM  
Blogger b13 said...

Marshmallow: a place... not a month

8:58 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Thankee kindly, Reverend Rachel, for settin' me straight on the spellin' of y'all. I'm not yet a very goodly southerner. I changed it on my blog post.
I LOVE to sit and sip some tea with thee!! :-)

9:47 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I might help them remove you. Either that or give you more money!
..
I'm glad you enjoyed the outing, 'with the girls.'
..
I'm glad you gave them H**l too.
..

10:47 PM  
Anonymous tracey said...

I used to have a little 45 record of Elvis's Hound Dog that I'd play over and over. One day I didn't clean up my room and went to step somewhere...crack! I'd left that beloved record on the floor. I cried and cried (but must admit my bedroom cleaning habits haven't much improved!)

Love that little malt shop!

4:00 AM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

You must be a follower of Reverend Eck! He was an outlandish black preacher in New York who preached "green power". If you send him money it would come back to you many fold. People actually did and he got to drive around in a big fancy car dress in expensive suits. He was the living enbodiment of "green power".

Isn't preaching from a pulpit a power trip?

The little chapel is cute. I have always wanted to build a little chapel on my farm on a knoll overlooking the river. Just one of those dreams unfullfilled.

4:19 AM  
Blogger Farmgirl Cyn said...

Preach it, sista!!!

7:58 AM  
Blogger Farmgirl Cyn said...

Preach it, sista!!!

7:59 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Rachel dear....I will post the Flower pictures probably for late Friday or early Saturday A.M.
Hugs my dear.

10:15 AM  
Blogger nora said...

Rachel,
That church is not big enough for a proper sign. Otherwise it looks perfect!

12:16 PM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

I see your pic has the word Bologna under it. Coincidence? I think not.
No, all seriousness aside, a lovely day you had.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

I just read one of your old posts. If your cat was spayed when it came back, I'll bet she won't do that again. That would sure teach me to stay home. Maybe I got that wrong, I'll read it again.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Stop.Pause.Pray.

I really like that. We must remind ourselves of it more often!

6:31 AM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

I just love this post from beginning to end. Thanks for letting us see some of the world in your neck of the woods.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Martin Stickland said...

hey! Thanks for popping by my blog (you left the door open on the way out!)

I would love to go to an American bar like this .... one day!!

Goodnight from the UK!

3:57 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for your visit, my dear...YOU are so right...This thing just about killed me....!
Oy Oy Oy!
But, it is over and behind me, and I am so grateful...there are no words! Miracles DO Happen....and this was one....Divine Providence, my dear....Truly....Divine Providence.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

Rachel, I enjoyed visiting your blog and reading about your day out. I like the little church....thanks for visiting with me and taking the time to comment.....please come again...Betty

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