Beth's church

Wilmore Presbyterian Church
Wilmore, Kentucky 40390

About Beth
  • One of my favorite illustrations: I love to use children’s literature, but especially Dr. Seuss books - they really capture the children and adults at the same time! My favorite would have to be "The Sneetches" (illustrating jealousy and pride) and "The Lorax" (illustrating stewardship for God’s creation)
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: What he says - nothing. What it means - it was average. What he says - "I can’t believe you said THAT!" What it means - oops we may need damage control! What he says - "That was really good!" What he means - save that one to preach again!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Don’t ever write a sermon with a particular person in mind. For it never fails, that person won’t be in church to hear it!" (friend, mentor and colleague, Rev. Patricia Ramsey)
  • Books that have had an impact: Any by Max Lucado (esp. "When God Whispers Your Name" and "It’s Not about Me"); "It Takes a Church to Raise a Village" by Dr. Marva Mitchell; "If Grace is True" by Philip Gulley and James Mulholland; "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire" by Jim Cymbala; "You Can Preach to the Kids Too!" by Carolyn Brown
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  • Facing Temptations Head-On

    Contributed on Mar 1, 2010

    Drawing the opening verses of this passge, we are reminded that through the power of God's Holy Spirit, we can face our temptations head-on, rahter than avoid them which is our first inclination.

    Facing Temptations Head-On Luke 4:1-13 & Romans 10:8-13 (Lent 1C) Rev. Beth Garrod-Logsdon Wilmore Presbyterian Church Well, here we are again – the first Sunday of Lent. The day when the mood and emotions of worship seem to take a downhill slide – the hymns become more more

  • No Matter What

    Contributed on Mar 1, 2010

    Lent 2C - A look at Psalm 27 & Philippians 3:17-4:1. With a reminder that God loves us no matter what. And a challenge to be examples of Christ, no matter what.

    No Matter What Philippians 3:17-4:1 & Psalm 27 (Lent 2C - 2010) Rev. Beth Garrod-Logsdon Wilmore Presbyterian Church On Thursday, I took the opportunity to go to Asbury Seminary’s chapel service to experience the preaching of one of the top preachers of our time. Dr. Tom Long is more

  • Whose Side Are You On?

    Contributed on Sep 28, 2009
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    A call for the Church universal (individuals and institutions)to be united together "on the Lord’s side"

    There once were a baker and a farmer who entered into a business agreement. The baker would purchase the farmer’s butter while the farmer purchased the baker’s bread. The agreement seemed like a match made in heaven. Day in and day out butter and bread would exchange hands. But all was not as more

  • A Noble Bride

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2009
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    Relating the characteristics of the noble wife in Proverbs 31 to the Church - as the church is the bride of Christ in the world. Are we a wife of noble character bringing glory to the Bridegroom?

    A Bride of Noble Character James 3:13-18 & Proverbs 31:10-31 How true is the opening question of the Proverbs passage? A wife of this echelon of noble character, who indeed can find? She is most certainly the woman that nearly every man would want to marry. And she is the wife that most more

  • Tradition For Tradition's Sake

    Contributed on Aug 31, 2009
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    Too often our living and worship become steeped in tradition and ritual. This sermon is a call to examine what we do and more importantly WHY we do it in an attempt to keep us from elevating the traditions of men above the law of God.

    Tradition for Tradition’s Sake Mark 7:1-23 (This message was preceded by singing "Joy to the World" as the opening hymn and the theme of "tradition" was introduced by a video clip of Fiddler on the Roof - from the prologue 1:55 (as the fiddler begins to play) through 3:57 (as Tevye says, more

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