Monday, October 26, 2009

Allow Me To Drool a Little...

While looking for an idea of what the house in my England story might look like, I came across pictures of this absolutely GORGEOUS house in Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Kingston Bagpuize. The name is derived from the original name of the village it is near (Kingston) and the name a Norman nobleman named Ralph-de-Bagpuis. The house is so beautiful; I would love to visit there if I ever go to England. :-)

Get a load of that humongous staircase!!!!

I could not get the pictures any larger than you see them here, as I got them off of the website.

Enjoy! :-D






When you look at pictures like this, you cannot deny that a someone took the time to lay out the pattern, to make the bricks, to build the walls, to guild the windows, to make and arrange the furniture....

It reminds me to God's perfect creativity and design. All we see, the birds, the leaves, the grass, the flowers... He made them. And He made us... with a very particular purpose!

"For we are His workmanship (as Kingston Bagpuize was someone's workmanship!), created in Christ Jesus unto good works,which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10)

We serve a wonderful God! May we fulfill the purpose for which He created us, through the grace and power of our Lord Jesus Christ!

5 comments:

Rosebud said...

A great comparison! And God's gifts are way more beautiful than those awesome staircases!!! :)

Teddy said...

Mack, if i had a brazzilian bucks I would sooooo get it for you!!! The staircase is great-yet I am particularly fond of that archway!!! ;-) So, yes, I'll allow you to drool a bit. :) Sheesh, how could I deny that to you when my keyboard is malfunctioning due to 'severe wetness'? I'm so gross...
On a more serious note...looking at a house like that just sorta inspires a writer, doesn't it?

Gabrielle Renee said...

Oh my! *falls of chair* I LOVE that house!!! I really would LOVE to live in it! Those stairs! Gorgeous! I do not know if I would like to clean it... :P

~Gabrielle

Melanie said...

Aw, Teddy, you're so sweet. :-) Maybe we can pitch in together and both buy it... I couldn't make you suffer by having to drool over it and never get to visit it or even live there... ;-) Yes, it does inspire me to write! :-D

Gabrielle, you can join us to pitch in and buy it! ;-) (BTW, about cleaning it... that's why people used to have servants! :-) )

~MEA

Alaina said...

Oh, those are beautiful pictures!!