Why do I hate myself? Because I feel like I've sounded like a spoiled brat to a sweet girl whose home-literally-is the Pine Lake Motel. She really says it best in her blog: http://www.pinelakemotel.blogspot.com
I want to genuinely apologize for belittling something that is rare in this country--a hardworking American family, taking pride in what God has entrusted them with. I am really sorry, I just never thought about the fact that it belonged to somebody. What nobody has said on either blog, is that the Pinelake has undergone a renovation since those pictures I posted on my blog. They painted the brick and added trusses made of thick dark wood. It truly looks good, but I didn't add that in my first blog (because it seemed funnier not to clarify).
Second, about the whole Altar Call "debate" going on in the comments: I was not trying to put up an argument for or against having altar calls in church service. I, honestly, don't know where I stand on that issue. I think a little brotherly Christian discussion is good, as long as we all know that it's not what matters at the end of the day. Spar on if you need to, but just keep it nice (like you have...I think). I actually had somebody walk up to me and, laughingly say, "Well you USED to be Baptist."
Whew! My first controversy and it all happened in the same day. I guess when you put "stuff" out there, you have to be willing to take what comes back to you :)