A Time to Pray

A Time to Pray

Please join Kristie AnyabwileCourtney DoctorDennae Pierre and me as we share a short word and lead a time of prayer. We would like to join together to pray during this unprecedented time.

When: Tomorrow, Saturday, March 21
Where: Zoom meeting (space limited but will be recorded)
Time: 10:00 am CST; 11:00 am EST
How: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 346 116 0711

The Lord invites us to come before His throne of grace in our time of need. We hope you will join us as we go before the Father who loves us and is for us. Our hope is in Him.

We look forward to praying together!

If you can’t join us, this might be a wonderful time for you to grab some of your friends and family to pray together. There are ways for us to social distance together! I’ll be praying for you.

A free gift for you and your family

A free gift for you and your family


This is a strange time for all of us but not for our Lord. He knew we’d be “social distancing” for a time.There’s nothing and no one who compares to our God. And this truth provides strength to our hearts. Our flesh may fail, our hearts may fail, but we will endure because God is the strength of our heart. I have been praying for all of us as we adjust to a new normal–a “normal” that is quite abnormal! In the meantime, I’ve also been dreaming of ways to bless you. We are in this together!

Today I’d like to share a read along of God’s Very Good Idea. I hope you and your family enjoy this time of reading together.

Follow these links to view the video:

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Grateful for you!

Introducing Our Kids to the Kids of the Civil Rights Era

Introducing Our Kids to the Kids of the Civil Rights Era

A few nights ago my family experienced the hardest, most sobering time we’ve had since starting our #BlackHistoryMonth meal and historical conversations. It was kids choice night. The kids chose the dishes and we discussed some of the stories of Black children in the Civil Rights era. Our were thankful for what we learned that night, thankful for the kids who made it possible for them to enter their schools without much fear.

That evening was hard but a necessary part of teaching our kids the whole story. We thanked God for those kids and how their stories and lives changed history—changed all of our children’s futures.

You can learn more about what we did here: Kids and Black History Month.

Meeting African Americans Born After Slavery

Meeting African Americans Born After Slavery

This month my family is celebrating Black History Month through cooking through Jubilee and discussing historical figures and events related to or inspired by the food we eat.

Last night, we took a trip to West Africa for West African Groundnut Stew, a stew inspired by the Senegalese peanut stew. This particular stew was from African slaves, reimagined in the American South.

We took the night to learn about African Americans who would have been born in the early 1900s, who would have likely known someone who was a slave, if their family was not. The enduring strength of these men and women along with their achievements is inspiring. I don’t want to waste a minute of my freedom.
Learn more about who we discussed: Black History Month With the Newbells
Black History Month with the Newbells

Black History Month with the Newbells

This month my family will be cooking through “Jubilee: Recipes From Two Centuries of African American Cooking” and discussing various aspects of Black History. Each week I’ll share briefly about what we discussed but I encourage you to research the people and places if you’d like to know more.

 Saturday we ate  Louisiana red bean & rice; wilted mixed greens with bacon and discussed the 1811 Uprising (Louisiana slave revolt). We discussed how the church has used the Bible to oppress slaves and what the Bible actually says about slavery in the context of the first century.

 While waiting for our beans to finish, we listened to Fats Domino….He was born in New Orleans and was a leading pioneer of rock and roll. Inducted in the Rock-n-Roll Hall of fame in 1986.

Last night I made “Beef with onions and wine.” It’s a version of the French stew beef bourguignon. According to Martin, the author of the cookbook “Jubilee,” Mahalia Jackson called it “oven beef Burgundy.” Tonight we listened to music by Ms. Jackson and learn about her life. This recipe was stupid good. I mean: GOOD GOOD GOOD! Yum!

I hope to update the site once a week with the various things we are doing. But one of the best ways to get the full picture of it would be fo check it out and follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trillianewbell/. And although I haven’t announced this yet, I will be starting a YouTube channel where I’ll discuss some of these things.


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