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The New Way


Do you find sometimes all the rules and regulations can snuff out the joy of  worship. You hear phrases like…

  • We’ve Always done it this way
  • Well, typically we…
  • Hmmm we have never done it that way before
  • You have to…
  • We don’t ever do that
  • You can’t do it that way…
  • It has to be this way…

And On, And On, And On…The Rules go!

Last night while watching the Passion Play at First Baptist Church Brazoria, I was reminded of how many rules people had to follow in order to have a relationship with God…Living a life  bound by Law!

But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of written code. Romans 7:13

Today, there are still those that choose to live a life bound by law, rules, and regulations…

I thank God for the new way of the Spirit! There is so much freedom and release living a Spirit lead life!!!

Today I am thanking God for the “New Way”

Love Lee ❤

The Event



April 21st thru April 24th
You are not going to want to miss this one!!!

Come early to get a seat…ADDMISSION IS FREE!!!

Child Care Provided

Please Join Me in Praying for the Cast and Choir as they tell of the Greatest Love Story EVER!!!

Love Lee ♥

Ladies Night 2011

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Guest Speaker

 Jonna Gibson

Jonna  is no stranger to the ministry of the Lord.  Having grown up in church and giving her life to the Lord at a very young age, her testimony is one that proclaims the power of God’s love that keeps a young person pure and grounded in Him.  Jonna has carried her commitment to the Lord and His Kingdom even into her adult years with the same consistency.  She has been married to Pastor Donald Gibson since 1989 and although she has served alongside him as a helpmate, providing strength and encouragement for over 20 years, she is not without her own calling.

 Jonna has been gifted to speak words of wisdom and discernment into lives and situations wrapped in a very real and straight-forward, yet mercy and grace-filled package.  Setting her apart from others is her ability to connect with real people in real situations as she finds this common ground with them; that in addition to wanting to be loved, we are all created on purpose and for a purpose and life is about enjoying the journey of discovering what that purpose is.  She is able to draw on her gifts in her service as a full-time RN where she is continually called upon to be a support to grieving families, giving her an opportunity to share Jesus in an otherwise seemingly God-less scene.

 Together Donald and Jonna have two boys, Trey and Corey, and they reside in Houston, TX.

 Ministering in Music…

Brandi Lee Booth

Moving Forward by the Grace of God…Born June 25th, 1981 in Freeport, Texas to devoted and loving parents Richard and Lee Ann Smith. Lifetime resident of Brazoria County. Married to husband Del Booth for 6 years and a proud mother of three beautiful children; Cheyenne, Michael and Brandon.

Currently she is a student at Brazosport College earning credits to obtain her teaching degree. She sings with passion for Christ and enjoys teaching children the incredible gift of worship through song and praise.


Location: First Baptist Church Brazoria
Date: May 14th
Time: 6pm
Registration Fee: $7.00
Registration Ends May 1st so call (979) 709-1840 or (979) 239-7091 to get your name on the list and make arrangements for payment.

Child care will be available.

Sunday Afternoon Fun

What a wonderful day…It began worshiping at First Baptist Church in Brazoria. Wonderful music and an awesome sermon Brother Greg Smith! Nothing pleases me more than to be in the presence of God; captured by His love.

After church we had a great time at lunch with friends Rayfard, Evelyn, and Martha at La Casona in Lake Jackson. Lots of laughter and fun. I am sure those sitting around us got a kick out of us trying to figure out how to utilize the technology we had purchased! Richard and Rayfard were even texting each other at the table. We discussed Apps like Maps, Yelp, Facebook, and Bible + One. Great food and friends always lead to a great time!

We can always count on a little mischief when Rayfard and Richard get together…The “Twinkies”

Once we got home, Richard decided he needs to get the bike out and take it for a spin…So, we were off! As is customary the first stop is always Buc-ees in Angleton for fuel and coffee. Once fueled up we headed out toward Bay City and made a big loop back to Jones Creek. We had a couple of close calls with rain…ended up just a few sprinkles but it was worth it because I love the smell of rain.

And as usual I had my camera…Yeah pictures!!! Here are a few taken along the way…Enjoy!

Love Lee ♥

I Love to Hear Him Sing

Music has always been a very important part of Richard’s and my life. In fact music served as the medium which brought us together. In high school Richard sang in the choir and played a French horn in the band. I will never forget the moment I realized just how gifted he was…  

He was playing in a band concert one evening and invited me to go. He appeared on my front door step wearing a band uniform covered in medals; medals he had won in competitions. I have always loved a man in uniform but for that uniform to be covered in BLING!!! (Did I mention, I Love Bling ♥)

Richard has continued to exercise his passion for music by singing in the church choir and by singing solos when asked. But more important than how he sings, it is what he sings…

Richard’s passion for the Lord becomes evident with the release of the first note from his mouth. He sings of the God’s love, mercy, and grace with such conviction and emotion…

Today, I celebrate as I get to not only attend church and worship my risen Savior, I also get to witness my precious husband sing joyfully to the Lord and worship our Savior in song.  

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Psalms 33:1

We would love for you to join us for worship at First Baptist Church Brazoria in Brazoria, TX. at 10:45 AM

Love Lee ♥

Celebrating Martha’s Salvation

What a wonderful day this was for Martha Mays, all those that love her, and for the Lord! Today was the day Martha chose to make her decision to accept Christ as her Lord and Savior known to all…

Back in May, Martha attended the First Baptist Church of Brazoria Ladies Retreat which God allowed me to speak at. It was after the first session on Friday night, I first met Martha. She was very quiet and reserved when she spoke. She thanked me for the session and asked me a few questions. We had a couple more opportunities to talk that evening. Then Martha announced she was going to bed.

The next morning she rushed over to me as I entered the meeting room and announced she had accepted Christ as her Savior. The quiet reserve was gone! She was beaming!!! Later that morning she made the announcement publicly to the entire group of ladies.

We returned to our homes and normal lives but have remained in touch via Facebook and email. A couple of weeks ago Martha emailed me and announced she was going to be baptised. I was so excited for her! I know this decision was not easy for her as she is very shy and would be nervous about getting up in front of the entire church.

 This morning, I could hardly wait to get to church! It was Martha’s big day. The choir sang a couple of songs then the choir sat down for the baptism. I couldn’t stand it…you know me, I wanted to take pictures! Richard leaned over and whispered, “you should go down to the first row so you can get a better shot”.  So, I did and wow I am so glad I did!!!

 Brother Greg entered the baptistery and provided an introduction and explanation of baptism. Then he introduced Martha to the congregation. I could tell she was a little nervous as she made her way into the baptistery. Then Brother Greg asked those that had supported Martha or played some part in her giving her life to Jesus to stand. It was amazing…People were standing all over the congregation.

Finally, Martha looked out and our eyes met. She immediately started to cry like many others! Then, with the words “Dead to sin” under she went. As she came up Brother Greg said ” alive in Christ”. You could hear the shouts throughout the building and the smile on Martha’s face was indescribable…


The song that immediately rolled through my head was “Favorite Song of All”  by Phillips, Craig, and Dean. Chills immediately ran up and down my spine.  The link above to the video is absolutely beautiful as is Martha!

Martha, today you publicly announced your love for Jesus. Your family loves you and we are here to support you as you grow in Him!

Today, I rejoice with you my Sister in Christ!

Love Lee ♥