Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Sermons on Love

Yes, Jesus Loves Me

Sermon on Mark 10:35-45 So, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’ve got a lot of parents of preschoolers in the room today. And, any parent of a preschooler—anyone who’s raised a preschooler—really anyone who’s been around a preschooler knows that they are full of questions. They start of sort of simple—What’s that? Can…

We’ll Eat You Up!

Sermon on John 14:1-14 “Oh please don’t go – we’ll eat you up – we love you so!” Anybody recognize that line?  It’s from this book—Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak. This was one of my favorite books as a small child, and over the past two years and eight months, I’ve had chances…

Maundy Thursday: I Hold Out My Hand

You know, being a parent—particularly a parent of a toddler—can be really  gross. I mean seriously, it starts from the very beginning, those first few diaper changes (I went on ahead and got the nurse to do that). Don’t get me started on that cord stump. And it really doesn’t let up, does it? I…

Be Perfect!

I am a perfectionist. Anyone else here like that? I like for things to be just right. I can spend hours hanging the picture frame just right. I can spend days and weeks on a simple project because it’s never quite there yet. It’s a good thing that Sunday sermons are a hard deadline, otherwise…

Words Matter, Love Matters

Sermon on Matthew 5:21-37 Well…happy Valentines Day everyone! Let the record show that I warned you about week three of the Sermon on the Mount. Look, let’s be honest, Jesus’ words to us today are hard to take. The imagery is violent and upsetting and the conclusions are simply outrageous. On the surface, this seems like…