With Mother’s Day approaching, of course Liberty Hill is thinking about moms! This Mother’s Day will be extra-special for us, as we will again be celebrating baby dedications. The Cross and Vaughn families will be participating in baby dedication ceremonies, as we ask God’s blessings on their precious little ones. Baby dedications are a reminder to us of our responsibilities as parents and as a church to intentionally focus on our responsibility to lead and encourage children to follow the teachings of God’s word. Being on Mother’s Day, these dedications will also remind us of the high value of mothers, and the incredible influence they possess. Moms deserve our gratitude and praise, and need our encouragement and prayers!

This Sunday will also mark the beginning of our new teaching series at Liberty Hill. Our annual “Family Life” series will kickoff as I talk about the Bible’s teaching on women’s roles in church and culture. The Bible contains some teachings about women’s roles in church that can be confusing, and I hope to clarify some of those difficult issues. Women are to be honored and valued in our homes and in our churches, and I believe this is precisely what the Bible encourages. I’d love to have you with us Sunday at 10:30 AM, hear what I have to say, and decide for yourself! Beyond that, let’s make sure and let the moms in our lives know how much they mean to us! Happy Mother’s Day to you all, and God bless you!

Grace Received,                                                                                           Joe Payne