God does not leave us alone. Sermon from John 14:23-29

This sermon given on 22 May 2022 was a gentle reminder that God does not leave us alone. I try to compare God's actions with my actions as a leader and as a parent to help reason that the Lord does indeed care for and provide for us even though there are so many things…

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…

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…

Are you ready to meet Jesus? Sermon from Luke 19:1-10

Over Advent and Christmas, we were expectantly waiting and looking for Jesus. Some remember the Epiphany, which was this time recorded in Matthew 2:1-12, where the wise men (or sages) travelled long distances to see the baby Jesus. They were looking for him and responded to the signs of his presence. The "wise men" were…