Sunday, May 22, 2011

A candle lit in Sedona.

On the drive into Sedona, Arizona there's a church up on the side of one of those gorgeous red rock mountains. It's called The Chapel of the Holy Cross and it's just so beautiful. In all the times I've been to Sedona I've never taken a detour to actually see the chapel, but that all changed yesterday.
It's a little bit of a trek to get from the parking lot and up to this beautiful spot...but, oh, was it worth it!

This is the view from inside the chapel, on the other side of the beautiful cross...
I lit a candle for my mom.
I burn a lot of candles at home, and every time I light one I do so in honor of someone that I care about. It's a different person every time, but lately the majority of my candles have been lit for my mom.

Do you honor someone special when you light a candle?
Will you honor my mom the next time you do?
She (we) would appreciate it.

20 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

These candles are so beautiful! Of course I will think of your mom next time I light a candle.
Rinda

Mom said...

Your love and support overwhelm me, my darling daughter. Thank you so much for your gentle reminders to all your friends -- their prayers and caring support are so appreciated. I love you, Sweetie! xo

Carrie Rosalind said...

I LOVED this church, loved the candles and LOVE the picture you took and post you just created. And I love you. ♥ (and Grandma!)

helena said...

beautiful church and sentiment - I will send warm ane strong thoughts your Mum's way next time I light a candle

scrappyjacky said...

I love candles....and often light one....the next one will definately be for your mum.

Lizzie said...

Lovely views, lovely candles!
I grew up with the idea of lighting candles - as I was brought up a Roman Catholic. But it was always in church... I never thought to light candles at home, to honour or pray for someone. Hmmm... an idea...
Of course, I would be so glad to light a candle for Marti, to show she is in my thoughts!

Sian said...

What a stunning place! I am continuing to think about Marti too

furrypig said...

promising to light a candle for your mum xxx

Karen said...

Lovely post and I do think of you, Carrie and your Mom often and mention you all in my prayers.xxx

debs14 said...

What beautiful views - it looks such a perfect location for quiet reflection. We're candle lovers over here too, so will give up a thought when I next light one.

Rhona said...

What a stunning Church and what a view! I love that you lit a candle for your Mum and that you think of someone each time you light a candle. At Christmas we light it and remember those who can't be with us but I may take up your idea. I'll certainly light a candle for your Mum xx

Margaret said...

I don't honor anyone with a candle, but only because I never thought of it. I will from now on. I will do it tonight, and the first one will be in honor of your mom.

Jinnag said...

I never visit any church without lighting 2 candles - for my gran (as she was the person I picked up this tradition from) and one for all those people who specially need our prayers that I have in my heart. Your mom is one of those people - so she has had a candle from me just this weekend in our cathedral on a tiny island in the Irish sea. Love your photos! J x

cate said...

your photos are beautiful, and the cross is spectacular. I've been out of the habit of lighting candles with so many small fingers around, but I'll find one today to light for your mum. My thoughts are with you all xox

Ilke said...

Very peaceful and great view! I will think about your mom next time I light up one!

Lori said...

What a beautiful church and location! We don't have those kind of mountains here in the SouthEast! So gorgeous. I will definitely keep your mom in my prayers.

Karen said...

I love this chapel. We didn't get to Sedona this time, but on our first trip to Arizona we did. I'll be lighting a candle for your mom!

Alison said...

I too have never thought about offering up a prayer when I light candles at home, but I always do when I visit a Church....from now on I will do so at home too, and your mum shall most certainly have a prayer from me
Alison xx

Jocelyn said...

A candle lit in Canberra Australia for you mum :) Love your photos!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Beautiful! There will be many candles lit for your mom this week, I know!

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