Family Reunion September 2014

Family Reunion September 2014

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"Trey Tuesday" - March 29, 2016

Wait!  Please don't keep scrolling!
May I have your attention for one minute, please?

Did you just celebrate Easter?
With enough chocolate to avoid the scale for a few weeks?
There is MUCH more to Easter than chocolate.  Yes, MORE than chocolate!!!
Jesus, that precious baby we remember at Christmastime, took the blame for the ugliest side of each and every one of us for all time!  He received the punishment from God for our sins.
He became sin.  Yes, Jesus, the Teacher, Healer, Shepherd, became ugly sin.
For you.

There's more than meets the eye to each one of us.  Would any of you ever believe that Trey was a stinker at times?!?  :)  Would you ever believe that Jesus Christ, the holiest one of all, loves you so much that He would die for you?  Believe it!  :)

"God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God."  2 Corinthians 5:21

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

"Trey Tuesday" - March 15, 2016

A Nap

Yes, another name for Jesus is, "Our Nap!"  :)
OK, OK, perhaps you may know the more Biblical terms of Selah or Sabbath, but....the concept is the same.  Just imagine:
A quick cat nap in the middle of a full day....
A long winter's nap on a Sunday afternoon...
A power nap moments before a big meeting...
A long blink while cuddling with your toddler...

Each of these delicious images evoke feelings of comfort, refreshment, refuge or relief.  Pretty good synonyms for what Jesus has to offer us, too! (except to the young and immature who may not appreciate the essence of "nap.")  :)

 God wants us to take time away from our every day race to abide in Him, spend time with Him, rest.  Even if you have to write it on your schedule, find time to rest with, "Our Nap!"

"Jesus said, 'Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."  Matthew 11:28

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

"Trey Tuesday" - March 8, 2016


Wait a minute!
Just a second!
I'll be right back!
Quick, come here!

How many times a day do you say/hear these words?  In our fast paced world it seems that we are pressed for every precious second and minute!  But what about the not so precious time?  Mindless scrolling through posts, endless stacks of mail, miles of longgggg commutes.  Where does all the time go?!?

Here's a fun perspective:  Look back 1 year.  Consider your age/stage/phase of life.  Now fast forward 1 year.  Fascinating, isn't it?  Now do it looking back 10 years!  And ahead 10 years!  Today's minor annoyances seem to pale over time.

Grieving is a different story, though.  The death of a loved one, a shattered relationship, a lost job, a lengthy illness, addiction, a cross country move, mental illness, selling a home, etc. are painful and devastating day after day after day, year after year after year.  Time does not heal those wounds.  The cost of love that deep is huge!

God sent us His Son, Jesus, to eternally, forever, be with us to comfort us, guide us, and love us!  Every day!  Every hour!  Every minute!  Every second!  Every mood! :) He is Timeless! 

"Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary"  Isaiah 40:28

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

"Trey Tuesday" - March 1, 2016

Scented Candle

If you were a candle scent, what would you be!?!?  Vanilla Chai?  Sunset?  Birthday cake?  Bacon?  Or Home for the Holidays? 

Now let's leave the literal aroma out of this next part, but just like the delicious aroma of our candles, join me in the distinctive qualities of:
The precious memories of Trey.
The sweet smile of a loved one who has passed away.
Remembering a warm hug.
A strong shoulder to cry on.
The unconditional love of family.
Cheerleading from a team member.
The grace and peace found in forgiveness.

What aroma/lasting impression do you leave in your walk?

God cares very deeply about what we smell like.  We should smell like Jesus!:  "For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing."  2 Corinthians 2:15