“Arm yourself with prayer rather than a sword;
wear humility rather than fine clothes.”
(desolation in the countryside / Julie Cook / 2021)
“Do you know what it is to be truly spiritual?
It is for men to make themselves the slaves of God—branded with His mark,
which is the Cross. …
Unless you make up your minds to this,
never expect to make much progress,
for as I said humility is the foundation of the whole building and
unless you are truly humble,
Our Lord, for your own sake,
will never permit you to rear it very high lest it should fall to the ground.
Therefore, sisters, take care to lay a firm foundation by seeking
to be the least of all and the slave of others,
watching how you can please and help them,
for it will benefit you more than them.
Built on such strong rocks, your castle can never go to ruin.
I insist again: your foundation must not consist of prayer
and contemplation alone: unless you acquire the virtues and praise them,
you will always be dwarfs; and please God no worse may befall
you than making no progress, for you know that to stop is to
go back—if you love, you will never be content to come to a standstill.”
St. Teresa of Avila, p.209-10
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Great quote from St. Teresa of Avila!!
Wow. The only thing holding that house together is the termites holding hands.
I wonder if some preservationist group in your state is aware of those historic structures and has any plans to protect them from total loss. J.
We were taking a back road over to scope out lake Hartwell – looking for a lake close enough to take our boat to— and there was suddenly this house— I grabbed my camera and snapped a couple of shots while my husband was driving— I was just happy to get the shots in focus
That explains why the wreck looks so neat, no debris on the ground around it. To keep children and childish adults out of it, they will eventually demolish it.
If the land is now GA Power’s— yep!
The house was located on what is now a large tract of land owned by GA Power and covered with solar panels