Planning an Advent Surprise

Planning an Advent Surprise

Let me start by saying, I know, I know, we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet. I do know! 🙂 But what I’m about to share with you takes a bit of preparation, and I’d like to give you a head start. In 2010 my friend Emilee invited a few girlfriends to give an...

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Mourning with Those Who Mourn

Mourning with Those Who Mourn

It was unexpected, swift, and yet seemed like an eternity. The phone rang. Sis is in the hospital. I wasn’t too concerned. I told my husband it sounded serious, but I felt sure she would be released. Moments later: It doesn’t look good. A few hours after that: She’s...

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Podcasting and a Writing Challenge

Podcasting and a Writing Challenge

Over the past month, I’ve enjoyed a new-to-me outlet for sharing and encouraging the church: podcasts. This fall and winter I have the joy of participating in not one, but two of these. Here’s more about both—plus a little info about a challenge I’ll be taking in...

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Miscarriage—You Are Not Alone!

Miscarriage—You Are Not Alone!

Recently I spoke with a woman who, with tear-filled eyes, shared about her recent miscarriage. She also expressed how shocked she’d been to find out that miscarriage is so common—that many women have miscarriages but few talk about them. Her account reminded me of my...

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“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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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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