Inspiration is to stimulate the mind of emotions to a high level of feelings. Today my Sunday inspiration is to appreciate a little rock church in Barksdale Texas where I spent many fond memories.
Over the years this little church has withstood many community services. The growing congregation finally out grew the little building and built a larger church next door. When talk of the church being torn down to make room for additional parking the community pulled together to save Barksdale Historic building.
The Barksdale Baptist Church became the first Baptist church in the community in 1883 with a membership of nineteen. Traditionally, baptisms have been held at the nearby Nueces River Crossing. A frame sanctuary on this site served the needs of the church from 1906 until it was replaced by this structure in 1943. H.L. Wood of Barksdale began construction of the building, which was completed by congregation members. The rectangular plan, front-gabled church with covered entry features a native stone veneer, exposed rafter ends and double-hung wood windows. An original bell tower was later removed. Barksdale Baptist Church was recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 2008 #14896.
Inspiration can be found everywhere just open your eyes and let your emotions and feelings explore the possibilities. Have a beautiful Day....