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  • "Showing Christ-Like Love"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Feb 1, 2024

    It’s that time of year again, when the stores are filled with red and pink candies, stuffed animals and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Some people look forward to Valentine’s Day each year, while others are impartial or may even dislike it. The holiday centered on love does not only have to be applied to couples, though. No matter how you feel about this holiday, as Christians, we are called to love at all times. Why? Because God first loved us. He sent His son, Jesus, to die for our...

  • Encouragement for the New Year

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Jan 1, 2024

    Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, we share this hopeful greeting with friends and family. At times, however, we may need a little more…more from ourselves as well as the people around us. Perhaps what God told Joshua is just what we all need to hear and to believe. “Do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 As Joshua was about to lead God’s people into the promised land, he had reason to be afraid. He had an enormous task ahead of...

  • "The Joy of Christmas"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Dec 1, 2023

    I once of the story of a family during the great depression was unable to afford anything but the bare necessities. One day the news came that a circus was coming to town. Tickets cost one dollar. The little boy came running home excited and eager to get the money from his dad. The father regretfully told his boy that he could not provide him with that much money, but if he went out and worked on odd jobs, he might make enough to purchase a ticket on his own. The dad promised to match what the...

  • "Grace"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Nov 1, 2023

    Did you know that God has already forgiven you? You just need to forgive yourself. I do know what weigh that you are holding onto right now. It may be from something that happened a day ago, a month ago, a week ago, a year ago. But it does not matter because God has forgiven you! It’s out of His mind. It’s clear. Psalm 103 says “God has separated us from our sins as far as the east is from the west.” It’s gone. It’s erased! God has given you grace. And if it’s out of God’s...

  • "God's Plans are Perfect"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Oct 1, 2023

    Hi friends! Thought of the day…Can we please stop doing two things? Adding “and” and “but” to the end of God’s plans. Here’s what I mean by that. We have a tendency to want to put our own spin on things. So often when God shares His plans with us, we say “Yes, I will do that AND I’m also going to do this other thing that I want to do.” Or God will tell us to do something and we’ll say “I will follow the plan, BUT maybe not this one part of it because I don’t want to do...

  • "Have Faith"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Sep 1, 2023

    There's something in life that took me a little while to realize…If it makes sense to God, it doesn't have to make sense to us. Let me repeat that. If it makes sense to God, it doesn't have to make sense to us. A lot of times in life we want things to make sense. We want to see the plan. And God is saying that's not how it works. You're seeing what is going on in the present. God is saying I'm seeing in the future. I'm looking a week, a month, a year out, and this is when it's going to make...

  • "Healthy Boundaries"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Aug 1, 2023

    Recently, I read a book about setting healthy boundaries. Well, I actually listened to it. Who has the time to sit down and just read these days. This book got me to thinking about boundaries and walls. I feel like there something that needs to said. Not all boundaries are bad. We live in a world that pushes limitless freedom. Do what you want to do. Be who you want to be. Live your life how ever you want to live it on your terms. There are no restrictions. And yet, how has that worked out for...

  • "Keep Going!"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Jul 1, 2023

    What if I told you that you are probably missing a very important lesson from one of the most famous stories on the Bible? We have all know the story of Noah, who God told to build an ark to save the world from a global flood. “Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark and cover it inside and out with pitch.” Genesis 6:14 But do you know how long it took Noah to build the ark? It wasn’t a few days, weeks, months, or even a few years. Most biblical historians estimate that...

  • Be A Buffalo

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Jun 1, 2023

    We all deal with storms in our lives. Whether financial problems, health scares, or relationship issues, no one’s life is free of challenges. And we often don’t get to choose which storms pass through our life. The only choice we usually have is how we respond to those storms. A dear friend recently shares with me a great metaphor looking at the different reactions between a herd of cows and a herd of buffalos when a storm approaches. The cows make what might seem the logical choice. They tr...

  • "From Betrayal to Forgiveness"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|May 1, 2023

    So often in this life when we are wronged, betrayed, offended, or treated unfairly. In the moment, we want to rise up to defend our rights and on our own point of view. Or we fight to get even. Or even stew in silence while nursing our wounds and getting angrier. It’s hard to extend the same grace and compassion that Christ Himself extended to others in the midst of His own pain. Yet He set the example, the way for us to walk. To be betrayed or wronged by one who was trusted is a difficult...

  • "The Joy of Easter"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Apr 1, 2023

    For Christians, Easter represents Jesus Christ’s victory over death. His resurrection is proof He is the Son of God, and it is the reason we can find hope in an eternity spent with Him. During Easter, we celebrate what we believe to be the biggest moment in history. Before celebrating Easter Sunday, however, many observe Good Friday. On this day, we remember how Jesus was persecuted and put to death. Jesus was crucified and took on the sins of the world, even though He was blameless. Because...

  • "Finding Balance"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Mar 1, 2023

    A while back, I was listening to a Podcast and one of the speakers referred to the word “ego” as an anacronym. E-G-O….Edging God Out. For me, and maybe for some of you, this is idea or concept is thought provoking, to say the least. There’s a story in Greek mythology about a young man named Narcissus. He was a very handsome young man and he knew it. One day he saw his reflection in a stream and he became enamored with the image of himself. He couldn’t pull himself away; he stared into...

  • "The Ultimate Valentine"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Feb 1, 2023

    There really isn’t any other day on earth like it. If you just look at Valentine’s Day by the numbers, it boggles the brain a bit: ♥ $130.97 – The average estimated amount an individual will spend on Valentine’s Day. ♥ $224 million – The estimated number of roses grown for Valentine’s Day. ♥ $18.6 billion – The projected total amount Americans will spend for Valentine’s Day. ♥ $1.6 billion – The amount people will spend on candy. ♥ $1.9 billion – The amount people...

  • Beautiful Blessings

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Jan 1, 2023

    Happy New Year! As one year draws to a close and a new year begins, Numbers 6:24-26 is on my mind and heart. It says, “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.” Considered to be one of the most beautiful blessings in the Bible, and perhaps the most widely used benediction, this verse is found tucked away in a book of the Bible that many believers may not actually be too familiar with....

  • "Joy, Peace, and Abounding in Love"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Dec 1, 2022

    Merry Christmas, my friends! In our Christmas card this year, my husband, Brian, and I chose the verse Romans 15:13. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 Paul's prayer for the Christians in Rome found in this verse is often used in churches today as a closing benediction. It is a powerful statement about what God can do in the heart and mind of every Christian. Paul makes th...

  • Gratitude Changes Everything

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Nov 1, 2022

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and so I’ve been thinking about gratitude a lot lately. What is it? When should we show it? What does God say about it? 1 Thessalonians 5:18 tell us, “Give thanks in all circumstances”. This verse doesn’t command us to feel thankful in all circumstances. Instead, it says we should “give thanks in all circumstances.” When I begin to praise God in a difficult situation, even if I don’t feel like it, many times the scales fall from my eyes and...

  • "Let Go & Let God"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Oct 1, 2022

    I love fall!! The color change, the weather change, the smell change...it’s about change. I see it happening right now. Leaves falling. What was once a tree deep in rich green, then a tree with vibrant shades of red and orange, now is soon becoming a tree that will be empty. Nothing left but the branches. We wish the color stayed. We think the only thing that makes the tree beautiful is the colorful leaves. We may ask, “why does it have to be so bare?” Isaiah 43:18-19 “Remember not the...

  • "Be Strong and Courageous"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Sep 1, 2022

    It’s natural to have some fear or apprehension at the beginning of a new task. We may ask ourselves questions like “What if I don’t know what to do?” or “What if I’m not good enough?” I am sure at some point in life, all of us have had questions like these have come to mind followed by feelings of fear and doubt. I know I sure have. Joshua 1:9 reminds us, “Be Strong and of Good Courage. Life can be full of challenges, sorrows, and tough decisions. But even amidst hardship, the Lo...

  • "Walking in Someone Else's Shoes"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Aug 1, 2022

    I am not sure how many of you have watched the movie "Freaky Friday" with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsey Lohan, where a mother and her teenage daughter exchange bodies. It's a hilarious comedy where they both get to experience what it's like to be the other person and their day-to-day situations. This movie reminds me of how powerful it is having the opportunity to understand other people. We have this opportunity in our lives every day. And yet, how many of us take the opportunity? We don't need...

  • "A Little 4th of July Funny"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Jul 1, 2022

    Happy 4th of July! I recently came across a funny parable (author unknown), and I thought I’d share it with you...

  • It Is Well

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Jun 1, 2022

    “When peace like a river, attendeth my way… It is well, it is well, with my soul.” Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved the hymn “It Is Well.” There was something about those lyrics that brought a sense of peace. Horatio G. Spafford, the man who penned that hymn, experienced profound tragedy with the death of his son to sickness, the loss of most of his real estate investments in the Great Chicago Fire, and then later the news that all four of his daughters had perished at sea...

  • "A Cord of Three Strands is Not Quickly Broken"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|May 1, 2022

    As humans, we like to plan. Whether they are big or small, we plan what we are going to eat for dinner and we plan what we want to do as a career or where we want to move after college. We plan for both the little things and big things. But sometimes life doesn’t quite go as planned. God has a different plan and throws us curve balls sometimes. “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” – Ephesians 4:2 The only thing we can do to make sure we have a...

  • That's Easter

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Apr 1, 2022

    Before He was ever crucified, Jesus gave the perfect summary of the foundation of Christianity. I just saw this in His Word for the very first time. I was thinking about Easter and thinking about the cross, when I remembered something Jesus said in Matthew 22:34-40. The greatest commandment deals with our VERTICAL relationship with God. The first, and most important relationship issue that we must settle in our lives is our relationship with God. It was broken by sin, but the bridge upward to Go...

  • "A Prayer of Blessings"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Mar 1, 2022

    “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly” – Psalm 84:11 In 433 A.D., history tells us that St. Patrick was praying for God’s divine protection in his work and ministry in Ireland while facing powerful enemies. He wrote this prayer called St. Patrick’s Breastplate, which is still widely known and recited today. God soon opened the door for him to share Christ with the Irish King Laoghaire and...

  • "The Story Behind Valentine's Day"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Feb 1, 2022

    Flowers, candy, pretty cards, gifts, love, and romance in the air…that’s what Valentine’s Day is all about…right? At least, that’s what the celebration has become in our modern-day society. What is the real story behind Valentine’s Day? Most sources believe that Saint Valentine’s Day began with a feast in honor of an early Christian martyr named Valentinus and is celebrated in mid-February to coincide with his burial. Some believe it may also be celebrated at this time in an...

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