Delighting in Our Children

Delighting in Our Children

Recently, I read an article about a growing trend among mothers: they regret ever having children. It’s not that these mothers are sad or overwhelmed from time to time because of the commitment it takes to raise children, nor are they simply fearful because of the...

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In the Writing Homes of Some Friends

In the Writing Homes of Some Friends

Today, I’d like to take you to a few of my friend’s writing homes. They invited me in recently and I’d love to share our time with you. First up, a podcast. A friend listened to a podcast I was featured on and emailed me as a result saying, “I don’t even know you!” I...

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The End of Ourselves, the Fullness of Him

The End of Ourselves, the Fullness of Him

I often wish I could pull up a seat with you. Metaphorically speaking, do you mind pulling up a seat with me and having some virtual coffee as I share? I often think and write about weakness and transparency.  These are two topics that have always been important to me...

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An Invitation to Enjoy2017 Together!

An Invitation to Enjoy2017 Together!

It isn’t a secret, 2016 was a discouraging year for many. It brought to light the deep divisions that exist in our culture—politically, racially, and socially. But the difficulty of the year wasn’t in the abstract or impersonal. There are a number of my friends who...

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Why Christmas Leaves Us Longing

Why Christmas Leaves Us Longing

Whether it’s our own home, a childhood home, or the welcoming home of friends, the holidays are typically spent in homes. These can be lovely homes, decorated to the max, ushering in the holiday season. They can be filled with great joys and holiday spirit, as well as...

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Enjoy: Available in Book Stores Now!

Enjoy: Available in Book Stores Now!

I’m excited to announce the publication my new book, Enjoy! We often miss opportunities to participate in God’s divine delight because we’re discouraged, fixated on selfish fulfillment, or paralyzed by guilt. Enjoy serves as an encouraging reminder of God’s gracious...

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An Enjoy Giveaway for Christmas

An Enjoy Giveaway for Christmas

‘Tis the season for gift-giving and I want to get in on the action with a giveaway of my soon-to-release book, Enjoy. But before I tell you details about the giveaway, let me share more about the content of Enjoy and why I hope you’ll read it. Enjoy isn’t about a good...

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When Christmas is Hard

When Christmas is Hard

I never know exactly when it’s going to hit me, but when it does, it seems to come on like daggers piercing my heart. The celebrations during the holidays can be festive and exciting, but in the back of my mind I know that there are people missing. With every picture...

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Advent in the midst of Busyness

Advent in the midst of Busyness

Let’s all say it out loud: The holiday season can be extremely busy. Crazy busy! Is it too busy? Perhaps. During these weeks, we find a new hustle in our step to get it all done – from decorations to gift shopping, visitors to parties. The busyness of the season can...

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Wonders to Enjoy

Wonders to Enjoy

(This is a guest post from my friend and ministry partner, Erik Wolgemuth. Erik and I work together on various projects. Look forward to seeing him on my site from time to time.)  The mountains are in plain view. At their highest, they rise to heights of twelve to...

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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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