One of the largest influences on our lives has been First Baptist Church, Plainview, Texas. I was born into this church and sixty years later, I am still worshipping there. For most of my life, I have served there. God has opened doors and closed doors throughout my life to serve within the church. Mostly, he has used me outside of the local church.
There is an FBC file on our computer with some precious and priceless pictures of the structure, its stained glass, programs, events, but mostly kids; pictures of children that I was blessed to share the love of Jesus with.
Our church will celebrate 125 years this fall. It feels odd that I have been there for almost half of these years. Of course, I don't remember much from the early years.
I do remember the church before the current sanctuary was built, but barely. I do remember this stained glass being installed. It is still one of my favorite worship places.
Fresh Find: Cute stained glass bird suncatcher.