susan smitten (chu_hi) wrote,
susan smitten

How to praise the Lord in Texas

Last month when I was in Texas, I decided finally to document what I consider to be odd looking (and oddly named) churches. Churches seem to outnumber people in that area, but due to various camera issues, I was only able to photograph a few of them. My mom helped me with this entry by photographing some of the ones I missed.

If you live in Texas, these might not look at all unusual. If you don't live in Texas, these might not look at all like churches.

When I was a kid, this was a supermarket called the Diamond Food Store. It later became the Metro Food Outlet, but was later converted into a house of God called "The Met." It is now The Milestone Church, and has a golf cart parked in front of it.

This is in my parents' neighborhood, on Mt. Gilead Road. It used to be a popular little church in a white church-like building called "The Mount Gilead Baptist Church." It has grown into this larger structure, and its name has been changed to "the mount."

You see a lot of vacant retail space these days. All over North Texas, these spaces are used for worship.

And why not?

But I'm not sure what makes this one so "underground."

I spotted this one on the drive down to Houston. It is coming soon.

This simple barn-like structure was photographed by my mom. I guess there are people who prefer to worship in storage facilities.

This was taken by my mom, as well. I grew up in the suburbs, so the only Cowboys I ever knew were our football team.

The Lighthouse Baptist Church may have been a barber shop or a liquor store in a past life.

My picture of this sign didn't turn out, so my mom went back and got it for me. The Vineyard of Grace Church is conveniently located such that you can get a spray tan, pick up donuts, and praise the Lord in one easy trip.

"Words of Life" was in the same strip mall as a Chinese restaurant I ate with my folks.

And there's something quaint about this Mexican church, which looks to me like a place you might have your teeth cleaned.

Lastly, my dad clued me into the Beautiful Feet Ministries, "serving the homeless in the inner city of Fort Worth, Texas." "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news." Romans 10:15. This picture is stolen from facebook.
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