“I Am” Series

I Am the Break of Life (John 6)

I Am the Good Shepherd (John 10)

I Am the Resurrection (John 11)

Speaking Topics

These are speeches I’m currently giving. For your convenience they are grouped under possible themes. Some of the speeches appear under two or more themes, renamed for that grouping. All the speeches can stand alone. I write on scriptural themes, focusing on a text to illuminate it. My speeches deal with serious issues, but I sprinkle them with humor. If you’re interested in a topic you don’t see here, let me know, and I’ll try, if time permits, to meet your need.  

Picture This

  • A Transformed Life
  • A Committed Life 
  • A Trusting Life

The Way of the Righteous (A study of Psalm 37)

  • The Surprising Definitions of the Righteous and the Wicked
  • The Choice of the Righteous   
  • The Good Fortune of the Righteous

Tender Grace

  • The Grace of His Presence
  •  The Glory of the One and Only

Things Worth Remembering: Psalms of Joy and Peace

  • Psalm 103: Things Worth Remembering
  • Psalm 51 and others: Weep No More
  • Psalm 37: An Alternative to Fretting

Shine Like Stars

(The speeches below focus on a variety of ways we can shine in a dark world. “Shining” has to do with our attitudes, behaviors, and choices.)

  • The Commitments of the Cross (Commitments found in the sayings of Jesus on the cross.)
  • “I am Willing” (Three things Jesus asked us to do. Topical, but featuring Mark 1:40-45, the story of the leper.)
  • “Forget Not His Benefits” (Psalm 103) (A look at the blessings that are ours, even in difficult circumstances.)
  • Could They Call us Good? (I Peter 3:8-15A biblical definition of “goodness.”)
  • Pursuing Purity 
  •  The Forgiving Heart (Eph. 4:30-5:2)
  • “The Myrtle Will Grow” (Isaiah 55:10-13) (Praying out of the Word so it can do its transforming work in our lives.)
  • Help for the House of Suffering (John 11) (A look at our Merciful and Mighty Lord and the difference he makes in our lives.)
  • More Than All We Ask or Imagine (Christ’s transforming work in our lives.)

Change of Heart

  • A Transformed Heart
  • A Trusting Heart
  • A Committed Heart 
  • A Blessed Heart
  • A Good Heart

 The Proverbs 31 Woman

  • Dignity for All of Us  
  • Laughing at the Days to Come


  • It’s All in the Attitude
  • Being Beautiful Doesn’t Matter Much
  • Embracing Change
  • Longing for “Home”

Holiday Speeches

  • Christmas Speech-“O Come Let Us Adore Him”
  • Easter Speech-“Help for the House of Suffering” (see above)

Short Devotions

  • The Third Sister Madeline
  • Singing What We Mean
  • Bring Him What You Have