14 September 2016

Not-So-Wordless Wednesday - 14 September 2016

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There are lots of little communities here in Texas, many having not much more than the signs bearing their names.  This little community known as Spanish Camp had a little treasure hiding inside its off-the-main path roads.

©2009 Suzanne G. McClendon, McClendon Photography

I love little frame churches.  There's just something special about them. There are many of them around here.  I love photographing them.  I am especially glad that I got the above photo of this little church, because the next time we went to photograph it (almost 2 years later), this is what we found:

©2011 Suzanne G. McClendon, McClendon Photography
Off in the distance, just beyond this most depressing pile of ashes, was something that made my heart jump and made me smile.  Through it all, through the fire and the ashes, Love remains.  Can you see it?

©2011 Suzanne G. McClendon, McClendon Photography

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, 
which is, and which was, and which is to come, 
the Almighty.” 

Revelation 1:8 KJV

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  1. If the burning was due to arson then that's very disappointing and no matter how it happened it's a sad loss. I too like coming upon these old places. If only there was something or someone there who could tell the story without one having to do a lot of research. I wish my GPS had a setting where I would get narrations about all the different places I encounter when I travel. Sometimes I've googled places when I get to a computer, but usually I forget about checking.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. We don't know how it came about burning, but arson would be the first suspect. Several churches have been victim to arson here over the last 5 or 6 years, including the Jewish synagogue that was in sight of our house. Yes, it is a sad loss. I will have to see if the local newspaper office has any information about it. Hopefully they do. I have been unsuccessful with web searches about it.

      A GPS that said, "Hey! There's something really cool over here!" would be great, and then for it to tell the story of the place would be even better. You ought to make your suggestion to the GPS people. Maybe they would run with it.

      David and I are forever saying that we need to look up this or that when we get back home and, by the time we get back home, we have no clue what we wanted to look up. This stage of life is certainly an adventure, isn't it? haha

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed week!

  2. I love this! I remember places like this from my childhood in SE Texas. Thank you. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Annie! Aren't these little churches great? There are some beautiful ones around here. Unfortunately some have power lines running right in front of them, ruining any chance of me getting a good photo of them. Maybe I'll just photograph those anyway and try to figure out how to clone out the power lines. It would be bad to have no reminder the church existed just because of power line placement.

      You're welcome and thank you for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed week. :)

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    1. I agree and on several levels. Can you imagine judgement day for those that burn down churches? That is a scary thought, though at the same time, I know they can be forgiven, too.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed week. :)

  4. I think I prefer the old places such as this, to the shiny and new constructs. There's history and stories and just a completely different tone when the subject is an old church, or barn, or even a covered bridge. Like time stood still for one moment so that you could capture it. So sad that someone probably burnt that lovely piece of history down.

    1. Yes, it is very sad. I think that people should respect and preserve history and historical properties, and most especially churches. I agree with you. These old buildings have a presence, a character, that just isn't there with the new buildings. I would love to know the stories that this little church held.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed day!


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