Restored to Follow Jesus. Sermon from John 21:1-19

Using examples from my life and questions for you to reflect and consider- I reason that God has uniquely pursued us that we may choose to follow Him. How will you respond to this invitation? This blog post has a video of my sermon (but the whole service can be seen via Facebook on the…

Choosing a church pastor- one church’s story

This is a behind the scenes general summary of the call of a Baptist church pastor in Central Texas. I want to share about this special church, Meadow Oaks Baptist Church (MOBC) in Temple, Texas. This is a dually-affiliated church (Baptist General Convention Texas -BGCT/ Texas Baptists & Cooperative Baptist Fellowship -CBF). They have been…

Responding to the cross. Sermon from Luke 23, Acts 3, Romans 3

What is our response to Jesus’ death on the cross? Jesus is the undeserved gift for you and for me.  This is the message and hope that we share- the gift of Jesus Christ. In this sermon preached at Little Deer Creek Baptist Church in Texas, I share 3 points of response to consider as…

Letter from the Editor Baptist News Global and Baptist Women In Ministry

I was proud for the work of @baptistwomen (Baptist Women In Ministry) and the collaboration that is evident when I read this letter from the Editor of @baptistnews (Baptist News Global) just now (8 April 2022). I receive their summaries in my email on Friday, in the BNG "Friday Roundup". READ THE ARTICLE HERE. In…

#ifgathering2022 Live or Livestreamed March 4-5

Wondering why I'm not posting so much this year about the non-profit organization called IF:Gathering? Well it's because I'm taking a little break from that since this year, I'm not hosting this gathering, I'm attending- in person- in Dallas! This is exciting for me to be able to see a bit of the other side,…

God is a God of miracles often leading us step by step. Sermon from Mark 6:30-44

As I prepared for a faithful sermon Sunday, I was well aware of the invasion of Russia into Ukraine, the collapse of the stock market (and loss of funds for many people), ongoing COVID-19 concerns, friends and family with serious ongoing medical needs, deaths, and personally for me- my husband's upcoming retirement, struggles with parenting…