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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First Draft: A Blogging Series

First Draft: A Blogging Series

Over the past few weeks, prolific blogger and author, Tim Challies, has posted a series of tweets and an article lamenting the changes he is seeing in the blogosphere. In short, writers are simply abandoning blogs, at least blogs that are personally owned. I believe...

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Loving God and Others with Our Minds

Loving God and Others with Our Minds

We know how to act, and there are things we likely wouldn’t do just for fear of what others might think. But our minds are another story. No one sees what we’re thinking — at least, that’s the lie we tell ourselves. We can have vengeful, angry thoughts; we can lust;...

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Can You Say No?

Can You Say No?

We can find ourselves busy doing good things, many good and wonderful things, and before we know it we are flat on our faces exhausted. Maybe for you it’s serving in every ministry in your local church, bringing meals to every woman who gives birth, or picking up the...

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No Longer Slaves

No Longer Slaves

“For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
  Romans 8:15  Anytime, anytime while I was a slave, if one minute’s freedom had been offered to me, and...

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A Cherished Book, A Favorite Chapter

A Cherished Book, A Favorite Chapter

If someone had come up to me on the morning of my wedding day and asked me if I knew my husband-to-be well, I would have said yes without hesitation. Now, fifteen years later, I realize that while I did know him before I married him, I know so much more about him now....

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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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