My Future Self Will Thank Me

My Future Self Will Thank Me

(This post continues my first draft series where I write the various things on my heart and mind without editing due to time and then I press publish. You can read the first post here: http://www.trillianewbell.com/2019/01/17/first-draft-blogging-series/) Did I tell...

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Your Children Can’t Bear the Burden of Being Your Identity

Your Children Can’t Bear the Burden of Being Your Identity

There isn’t much I find more delight in than caring for my children. They are a joy to be with. I could listen to my daughter’s belly laugh and my sons deep, yet still child-like, voice chatter all day long.  I have had four miscarriages and I do wonder if that...

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Announcing the “If God Is For Us” Online Study!

Announcing the “If God Is For Us” Online Study!

We are so thrilled to announce the “If God Is For Us” Online Bible Study! Starting April 1, join others from all around the world as we dig deep into one of the most cherished chapters of the Bible—Romans 8. Over 6 weeks, I will walk us through Romans 8 and help...

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Is there anything to celebrate in American Black history?

Is there anything to celebrate in American Black history?

Sometimes people ask why we need to have a month dedicated to African-American culture and history. The obscurity of Robert Smalls’ story (see link below) helps provide the answer: our history is often neglected, rarely discussed, and seldom celebrated. And when black...

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Exciting Announcement: New Commentator at World Radio

Exciting Announcement: New Commentator at World Radio

I’m excited to share the news that I have joined World Radio (sister platform of World Magazine) as a commentator and my first one aired today! Commentators focus on a variety of different topics and issues. My plan is to focus on Christian discipleship, family and...

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Fighting Our Forgetfulness

Fighting Our Forgetfulness

Each day, each hour is a worthy fight to remember our greatest love in the world. One way for you and me to fight our temptation to wander toward lesser things is to remember the love and pursuit of God. Read more of my thoughts on this at Desiring...

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Can You Celebrate Your Whiteness?

Can You Celebrate Your Whiteness?

Recently, I was asked a peculiar but sincere question during an open-mic Q&A. The young white man asked: Can I celebrate my whiteness or my white culture? I quickly discerned both inquiry and pain. Later I would learn that the man is a single-dad, raising two...

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He Will Give Us All Things

He Will Give Us All Things

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Rom. 8:32) Inquisitive and tender, vivacious and loyal—that is how I’d describe my son and daughter respectively. They’re both intelligent and...

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First Draft: Only by Prayer

First Draft: Only by Prayer

I’ve always been intrigued by the scene in Mark 9: 14-29. The disciples tried to cast out an unclean spirit and failed to do so. The father pleads with Jesus to help his son. Jesus asked him a question and the father answered, “But if you can do anything, have...

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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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