HOPE Poverty Simulation: An Invitation

HOPE Poverty Simulation: An Invitation

For the past three years, I have had the pleasure of serving on the local Nashville Board of HOPE International. And Isaac Ezell, HOPE Associate Director of Development, recently informed me about an exciting new initiative HOPE is about to undertake—a way to help...

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Only By God’s Grace—a Marriage Testimony

Only By God’s Grace—a Marriage Testimony

Romantic comedies have a formula: girl meets boy, boy and girl have some strange and complicated confusion, boy and girl discover they are truly made for one another, then everything is bliss, marriage is inevitable, life is good. Or something like that. Romantic...

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Our Crushing Snare

Our Crushing Snare

I walked down the hallway clueless to the fact that in a few short minutes my relationship with two girls would be forever changed. There were no warning signs. Nothing would have given me the impression that I wasn’t liked by my friends. We’d spent hours together,...

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Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

I have walked this earth a short 39 years, but in that time I have experienced a wide range of trials. When I was a young child, my parents’ financial struggles meant that occasionally the electricity would be shut off and we would have to visit a relative’s home....

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About Last Night and Thank You!

About Last Night and Thank You!

Thern has been out of town for a week and last night I found myself desperately in need of prayer. I was on the phone with my Thern, sobbing. I was filled with fear, confusion, doubts, and sorrows. I realized that a situation I’ve been praying about was truly out of...

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Planning an Advent Surprise

Planning an Advent Surprise

Let me start by saying, I know, I know, we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet. I do know! 🙂 But what I’m about to share with you takes a bit of preparation, and I’d like to give you a head start. In 2010 my friend Emilee invited a few girlfriends to give an...

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Mourning with Those Who Mourn

Mourning with Those Who Mourn

It was unexpected, swift, and yet seemed like an eternity. The phone rang. Sis is in the hospital. I wasn’t too concerned. I told my husband it sounded serious, but I felt sure she would be released. Moments later: It doesn’t look good. A few hours after that: She’s...

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Podcasting and a Writing Challenge

Podcasting and a Writing Challenge

Over the past month, I’ve enjoyed a new-to-me outlet for sharing and encouraging the church: podcasts. This fall and winter I have the joy of participating in not one, but two of these. Here’s more about both—plus a little info about a challenge I’ll be taking in...

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Miscarriage—You Are Not Alone!

Miscarriage—You Are Not Alone!

Recently I spoke with a woman who, with tear-filled eyes, shared about her recent miscarriage. She also expressed how shocked she’d been to find out that miscarriage is so common—that many women have miscarriages but few talk about them. Her account reminded me of my...

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“God’s Very Good Idea” around the World

“God’s Very Good Idea” around the World

Often American-focused discussion about ethnic differences gets narrowed to just Black or African Americans and White Americans. It is fairly understandable, given US history, that we’d focus so much attention on black and white relations. My hope for God’s Very Good...

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About Trillia Newbell


Trillia Newbell is the author of Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves and United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity.

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