Sunday, December 22, 2013

InSPIREd Sunday - Roadside Prayer Chapel

I have noticed this little chapel along US Highway 2 outside of Creston, Washington on my trips back and forth to Spokane. It seems that on my way to Spokane, I am trying to catch an airplane and don't want to risk stopping or the weather has been so ugly that any photos won't do it justice. And on my way home from Spokane, I just want to get home because of being away so much or the weather has been so ugly that any photos won't do it justice.

Yesterday, the weather was foggy and gray when I left the airport in Spokane. I didn't think much about any photography. Plus, I really wanted to be home (haven't been home since the weekend after Thanksgiving).  As I drove westward on US2, the sun finally appeared.  Coming into Creston, I thought about the chapel and decided on a whim to stop. There wasn't that much snow on the ground plus I have a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

The chapel was dedicated in 2007 by Deb and Cheryl Copenhaver along with the help and support of  many friends. It was built using cedar power poles from a Bonneville Power transmission line that ran from Grand Coulee Dam to Spokane. When the poles were replaced with steel towers, the Copenhavers were able to obtain some to help realize their vision to build a chapel.

Roadside Prayer Chapel - Creston, Washington

Bronze Sculpture dedicated to Deb Copenhaver by daughter Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows

Interior of Chapel

Beautiful Poinsettia Tree

I am glad I took the time to stop here.

Merry Christmas to all the Inspired Sunday participants! May your holidays be joyous.

Linking up with InSPIREd Sunday.


  1. gosh, that is the sweetest little place of peace. bless them for their gift to anyone who stops by.

  2. Looks like a lovely spot, Sally. I'm glad you took the time to stop. I am also looking forward to our after new year meeting..

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,


  3. How super having a roadside chapel like that, afraid here in he UK some skank would have wrecked it by now.

  4. What a little gem of a chapel! «Louis» is glad you were able to stop and get these photos to share with your audience.

    «Louis» hopes they don't have a problem with vandalism! If this chapel were in the Bay Area, it wouldn't be five minutes before the graffiti thugs were all over it. (sigh)

  5. that is awesome Sally ... me i am crying at that most simple pray. it is so the simple things in life. what a great place for folks to stop & reflect. love it!! so glad you took the time to get out & show us ... big big hugs. RELAX & CHILL ... enjoy your Christmas. ( :

  6. Sure is a sweet little chapel.

    Merry Christmas! Sure glad you are home for the holiday.

  7. A fine series of this interesting place. I like the compete coverage of the chapel with photos inside.Very well done.

  8. Lovely looking little place. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  9. What a lovely post and such a beautiful place. - Merry Christmas to you & your family.

  10. Beautiful sculpture and Christmas tree!


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