On Sunday, Cocoa and I found this really sweet church near the Sautee Valley. She barely gives me time to take photographs. In this case, all she wanted to do was rush up to the door and see if someone was inside. And the answer was yes! The minute they realized she was outside, people came out to see her. Of course, no one knew her, but she’s didn’t know that. I have found that most people love to pet dogs. One lady even said, “Let me hold her while you take photographs.”

I hesitated for a moment and then reasoned that it was safe. These people were not going to snatch her away from me. I was in a small mountain community, in front off a historic Presbyterian church, and they were church members, who had dropped by for a meeting. So, this wonderfully friendly lady kept Cocoa while I took this photo and the one that follows. We could not have asked for a better day, a better setting, or a better group of people to meet.

I still can’t get over how the color of paint on the door of this church is the same color of the sky! Indigo! And the inscription in the glass above this doorway says: “May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in Thy sight, Oh Lord, our Strength and our Redeemer.”

A lovely pasture surrounds this church and there are mountains in the background. “Usually,” said Cocoa’s new friend, “the cows are up by the fence so you can see them.” We glanced over there, but they were out in the middle of the field and not nearby.

“It’s okay,” I said looking down at Cocoa. “Our little cowboy dog is at home today.” When we drove off Cocoa pressed really close to me. She had had a good time and she was smiling. That’s why we call this blog: Cocoa Smiles. Hope you are smiling today, too.