Faith, Fog, Ford's Theater, Farmers Markets, and the Library of Congress

Faith, Fog, Ford's Theater, Farmers Markets, and the Library of Congress

"Having thus chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts."

-Abraham Lincoln

 

Washington Monument Shrouded in Fog

 

The rain and snow were battling this weekend with the weather going from sixty to thirty like a Civic pulling off the highway. Spring continues to show signs of emerging as the temperature is starting to lend itself toward the warmer side.

 

Theater Box Where President Lincoln was Assassinated

 

This weekend I finally visited Ford's theater which is right around the corner from my internship site. Unfortunately my ticket had the wrong time printed on it and I missed the performance of "One Destiny," a play about the night President Lincoln was assassinated. Outside of missing the performance, the visit was enjoyable. The museum was a little small and crowded but had some fascinating exhibits about President Lincoln and the Civil War. After touring the museum section, everyone was ushered into the actual theater section where a volunteer recounted the story of the assassination. Every time I hear or see the story of Lincoln, I always end up hoping he will survive despite knowing how the story ends.

 

Rainy Day at the White House

 

After visiting Ford's theater I went and finally saw outside the White House for the first time. Yes it has taken me two months living in D.C. before I finally saw the White House. After passing by the executive branch I crossed over to the legislative branch to visit the Capitol Building. I had visited the Capitol Building for the first time earlier in the week where I just missed watching the House vote on a bill. I did, however, get to see a Congressman address an empty chamber except for one other Congresswoman and a couple of stenographers.

 

Inside the Library of Congress

 

The Library of Congress was the next stop for the day where I ran into friends from TWC who were also visiting that day. Apparently I had also run into them in the Capitol Building but was so oblivious to my surroundings that I did not see them waving at me. After meeting up we continued the tour of the Library by seeing the beautiful architecture of the Jefferson building. We viewed the main reading section, the Gutenberg Bible display, Jefferson's Library and more. We wrapped a full day of touring up at Union station where we took advantage of as many of the free samples as possible before choosing where to eat. The weekend was wrapped up with a visit to Eastern Market where I purchased enough chicken and pork to last the average human a month, which means it should last me a week.

 

Gutenberg Bible

 

As I do every Sunday night, I joined McLean Bible Church of Silver Spring for their service. The service meets at a theater in the center of town in Silver Spring. The nontraditional setting reminds me of my home church in Massachusetts that meets in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Regardless of where these two churches meet they both have excellent messages which are made to be relevant to today's fast paced lifestyle. I am thankful to have a place where my faith is rejuvenated both here in D.C. and back home in MA. God has blessed my life both at home and during this internship. I look forward to what he has in store for me for the final month of my internship.

 

McLean Bible Church

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