While visiting my sister last week, we decided to be tourists around her town. One of the places she showed us was The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. I took too many pictures, but the architecture and gardens were incredible and I want to remember them.
We told the kids to look like saints. I guess saints hold their hands like that.
This picture doesn't do the chapel justice. I love being mormon, but it's always nice to be able to walk into other churches and feel reverence and spiritual peace there, too. And this place was so peaceful.
My favorite stain glass window was with Peter sinking in the waves as he tries to walk on water.
"At such times when we feel the floods are threatening to drown us and the deep is going to swallow up the tossed vessel of our faith, I pray we may always hear amid the storm and the darkness that sweet utterance of the Savior of the world: “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.” (Matt. 14:27.)"
The long skinny pond behind the church was filled with Koi, and they even had a little machine with fish food, so the kids went back for several little handfuls to feed the excited fish.
This angels face looks so soft, and almost alive. It was one of my favorite things at the church.
If you're ever passing through Palm Beach, stop and take a look. It's worth it.