I didn’t see empty sports arenas coming. I didn’t see a Wall Street crash coming. I didn’t see entertainment halls and Broadway theaters and movie houses empty! I didn’t see that coming. I didn’t see church buildings completely empty on Sundays in every city and suburb in America coming! I just didn’t see it coming! There was another man who didn’t see it coming either. It was a different time and a different context. It wasn’t about the entire world, it was about one man. His name was Job. In the book of Job we see a man, a faithful, God-fearing man, lose everything precious to him. While there are many lessons to be learned in Job about facing trials and tragedy, I want to focus on the lessons we can apply to our lives today. A Man of GodThroughout Job’s story, we see one constant. Job began as a man of God, and at the end of the story he was still a man of God. He experienced unspeakable tragedy and loss. In one afternoon his ten children died. All TEN. That alone should have been enough to break him. And then all of his wealth, and it was substantial, was gone. Job truly had nothing of earthly value left. Not long afterward, as he was mourning...

Friend, we are PRAYING for you! The news from across the country and around the world about Covid-19 is overwhelming, but nothing is too great for our God! We are seeing hearts and minds turn to Him in unprecedented numbers, and we are blessing and praising His name!  Two weeks ago, we would never have thought that we would temporarily have to “rethink” how we do church. We miss seeing our Trinity family members walk through the doors. We miss the hugs, the smiles, and the hands-on prayers. And we know you miss that connection too. So we wanted to let you know what we are doing, how you can stay connected with us, and how much we LOVE you! Prayer Makes a DifferencePlease know...

Our world has changed seemingly overnight. Where before we had dinner and a movie, or a night out with friends to look forward to each evening, we now face weeks of intentional isolation. Schools have been cancelled across the country, with many students doing courses from home. Supplies have been snapped up by people in a panic. Fear seems to have taken hold of our country. But we are here to bring you a different message today. A message of power, love, and self-discipline granted to each of us by God! “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 Even when we face uncertainty, we don’t have to be afraid or timid. God tells us so! Not only that, there are no limits to this promise. Scripture clearly states we are not to live in fear of either the big issues or the small crisis we face. In 2 Timothy, Paul is writing to his protégée Timothy. Paul was, at the time of this letter, about to be executed for preaching about Jesus, and Timothy was no doubt fearful of losing Paul, a man he considered a...

The Christmas season is a time of Grace and Generosity. It is a time when we accept and celebrate God’s grace and generosity and it’s a time when we pass that generosity on to others. But what does that really look like? Here’s what I’ve witnessed in my life: God’s grace is most visible when His people live with an open-handed understanding of all they have and all they are. Grace is most visible when we see ourselves as stewards of all God has given instead of seeing ourselves as the owners of “stuff.” Let’s boil that down to the simplest possible definition: grace is made visible when we are generous. What I would like us to focus on this Christmas season is the generosity of God and how that generosity reflects in our lives. OUR GENEROUS GOD Colossians 1:16 tells us, “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” All we have, all we are, has been given to us by our great Creator, God. All you enjoy about life has been given to you by God. We see the generosity of God...

November is one of my favorite months. It’s not that I’m not thankful the rest of the year, but there is something about being surrounded by an attitude of thanksgiving that makes me want to shout my blessings from the roof. I love reading all of the daily posts of thankfulness on social media, and hearing from friends and relatives what they are especially thankful for that day. The attitude of thankfulness is contagious! One of the things I am most thankful for is that my dad and mom taught me about thankfulness and stewardship when I was a child. What does one have to do with the other? God blesses me and provides for me. For this I am eternally thankful. As part of that blessing and provision, He gives me resources that I am called to steward. Stewardship should be a central part of our lives. Each of us are called to steward our finances, our time, our families, and we are to be good stewards of our environment. That stewardship not only opens us up to more blessings from the Lord, it also opens our lives up so we can be conduits of blessing. When we are good stewards,...