“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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Loving Father or Tyrannical Boogeyman?

Loving Father or Tyrannical Boogeyman?

Our smallest offense deserves the full wrath of God. That’s hard to hear if we forget that God has indeed not only covered our sin because of Jesus, but also allows us to continually approach him to receive that grace anew. We also know that God is holy—set apart in...

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An Evening Celebrating God’s Very Good Idea

An Evening Celebrating God’s Very Good Idea

Last Wednesday evening was a night I’ll never forget and I’m excited to share with you about it. The evening started with worship and then I had the opportunity to read God’s Very Good Idea to a swarm of attentive, inquisitive, wiggly kids ranging in age from 2 months...

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Our Fears, Our World, and Our God

Our Fears, Our World, and Our God

The news is in and the church is going to hell in a hand-basket… At least that is what you’d think if you took a long look at social media, the news, and, let’s be honest, that whisper in the back of many of our minds. Things look dreary out there about the...

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The Joy to Endure

The Joy to Endure

(I have the joy of partnering with Erik Wolgemuth on a number of projects. You’ll see him writing here frequently. I hope you enjoy his words as much as I do.) By Erik Wolgemuth  “…who, for the joy set before him, endured…” I’m regularly amazed by the motivation and...

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Thanking You!

Thanking You!

How can I adequately thank people for allowing my words into their homes and Children’s Ministries? I still can’t figure out how to fully do it. But regardless, here’s a heartfelt attempt: Thank you! With every picture of a mom reading to her child, a dad pointing out...

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How the Words from “God’s Very Good Idea” Came to Life

How the Words from “God’s Very Good Idea” Came to Life

A children’s book comes alive when it’s coupled with an inspiring, creative, and imaginative illustrator. The Good Book Company partnered with Catalina Echeverri to illustrate God’s Very Good Idea and it was a very good idea! It was a joy to work alongside her and her...

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Aging, Aches, and Our Glorious Hope

Aging, Aches, and Our Glorious Hope

Tomorrow I will be one year older. One year closer to the big 4-0. To some, I’m still quite young, and for others, I’m ancient. But for me, I’m just achy. I have stomach issues that cause me to cough. I have plantar fasciitis in my feet, which cause me to wear special...

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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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