The timing is not really outstandingly special or meaningful. The sermon was given on Mother’s Day, and this past Sunday we celebrated Father’s day, so maybe there is something in that. Sarah Bessey wrote a very encouraging post on women preaching the following week and now, like her, I live in BC too, so maybe there is something in that. I have just begun another season of formal study, of seeking knowledge, truth and freedom for myself (and hopefully others!), that probably also has a bit to do with it.
Mostly though I just wanted to share one of the places I have tried to articulate something important to me clearly. It is not a blog post, it is a sermon. It was a huge honour to be asked, to be given a chance to ‘have a go’. It delighted me to weave the themes of God, love, parenting, mums, women, Jesus and applied wisdom together. It was an enourmous asset to have the greats of Rachel Held Evans, Sarah Bessey and Nerida Peart to lean on and learn from. It was a huge honour to have representatives of three generations of women from both sides of my family at church to listen. It’s here if you are interested.