Skip to main content

Boon's Sunday Sermon #13 - God Speaking

Boon at 3 months
Last week as the children were headed outside to play, I squeezed past them and darted.  Freedom awaited.  I was off like a rocket.  The kids ran wildly behind me hollering my name.  Their game was fun.  I continued to play.

Mom caught wind of what was going on.  She walked to the backdoor and called in high pitched voice to the tune of "Love Shack", "BOON DOCKS..Boondocks, bay-a-bee".  I came running.

It was the voice of my master calling.  A voice to which I am well tuned. I ran to her as fast as my four legs would carry me.

Humans aren't always as quick to respond to their master's voice.  They pass it off as a mere thought in their mind instead of the possibility that God is speaking to their hearts.

God speaks to us in many ways.  He uses His word, The Holy Bible, to teach and instruct. He uses men He has chosen to teach His Word to us.  And at times, He uses that "still, small voice" to guide our hearts to His will.

It is our responsibility when we hear His voice to respond.  Had I not come when mom called for me, her speaking was in vain.  When God speaks it is never in vain.  He is asking for a response from us.  Revelations 3:20 says, " 

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me."

God will never force Himself on you.  He waits for you to answer His voice.

Psalm 29:4 says, "The voice of the LORD is powerful; 
   the voice of the LORD is majestic."

Are you listening?

(Press the pause button on the upper left hand side for the Christmas music as you listen to this song by Mandisa.)



  1. Absolutely love your Sunday Sermons. The music video was so good too.

    Thank you so much

  2. Awesome word!!!! May we listen and step out in faith when we hear the Lord speaking.

  3. I think I have to clean out my ears, I've been bad and haven't been listening so well. I needed this today, great sermon!

  4. Thanks for the lovely video! It's so sweet and it did give me a peaceful mind.

  5. GREAT message! Thank you!
    Play bows,

  6. thanks for the message! great video and lesson to learn! thanks!

  7. We just love your uplifting sermons! Great lessons!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  8. Even on Tuesday, I enjoyed your Sunday sermon--Thanks for the reminder...

    I hope you all are well, and your week is off to a good start.


Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to leave a comment so I'll know you were here!

Popular posts from this blog

Things to Know Before Owning a Golden Retriever:

Our oldest Golden Retriever will be six on April 1st. We got Scarlet when she was just six weeks old and quickly fell in love with her. Within another six weeks, we had our second Golden, Rhett. (Rhett passed away two years ago.) It has been five (almost six) years since we have had adolescent Golden Retrievers in our home. While I have often joked about the “first terrible two years” of a Golden Retriever’s life, I had truly forgotten just how trying a Golden puppy can be - that is until now. Cosmo will be one year old in a matter of weeks, and Rose Bud is six months old. Now all of the reasons we’d joked for so long over how hard it was to survive their puppy hood have come back to me. We’re learning again - the hard way.

With that in mind, I would like to share some tips on owning a Golden. Retriever.

Here are a few things you need to know:

1. You do not own a Golden Retriever. The more accurate description is that they own YOU.
2. Golden Retrievers will chew. If you do not provide the…


So it's been about 15 months since I blogged here.  Most days instead of in depth thoughts, I prefer to post pictures at .  It doesn't require as much brain activity.  But I chose to share this here because it was entirely too long to fit in a Facebook post.  (I do have have four kids after all.)

This was a lot of fun.  I interviewed each of my four kids separately so each answer was original and not "borrowed".  I gained some insight into my kids and learned a few things I need to work on.  And for some reason they all agree I'm obsessed with my dog.  What's up with that.

Here goes..  (Connor is 8, Isaac 12, Jaden 14, and Dacey is 16.)

MOM 1. What is something mom always says to you? Connor  – “You love me.” Isaac  – “God made you special and He and I love you very much.  Precious monkeys and all that jazz.” Jaden  – “If you keep doing that, you’re face will stick like that.” Dacey  – “Be who you are and say what you mean.  T…

Boon's Sunday Sermon #6 - Little Black Dog

Today we'd like to share a writing with you by one of our favorite authors: Elisabeth Elliot.  This piece is beautifully written and describes her thoughts on a dog's 'mortality'.  We hope it touches your heart as it has ours. 

Little Black Dog by Elisabeth Elliot
It is a late October morning of glorious sunshine in New Hampshire and I sit in an antique rocking chair by the window of an old house which was once a barn. The gray rocks on Mount Lafayette's broad summit are dusted with snow, and the sky is as blue as a sky can be. All that is still green today is the evergreens. Between them are the black line drawings of the thin leafless maples, wild cherries, aspens and birches. The feathery tamaracks are dark gold. Little yellow apples hang on one of the gnarled old trees of the orchard. I keep hoping a deer will come for them.

My friend Miriam and I drove up yesterday from Boston for a few days of quiet at my brother's place. Both of us brought a load of desk …