Monday, April 26, 2010

who wants peace??

wow, this is a great sermon about getting peace in our lives.....we ALL need it and want it....some of my favorite quotes from this....

When I have a puny pursuit of God, a half-hearted followship of Jesus Christ, it's always related to the fact that I have a puny vision of what God wants to do in my life.

The enemy...he wants to diminish the greatness of God and the life that is found in Him. The evil one constantly wants us to think we can create for ourselves a better life than God can.

You want God's good stuff, but you won't give up your stuff.

love this thought....thankful that God has given me a heart to serve, it's nothing of it says in the Bible, everything good comes from HIM!! And He has placed a deserve in me that burns to serve and love. great post on how we all should be reaching out, serving, loving,'s what He desires for us to do. If we don't have love, we have nothing.....1 Corin. 13


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rivers & Spires

Had a great weekend at R&S!!!

I asked, and He answered

I was having somewhat of a down day yesterday and feeling some insecurities about my relationship with the Lord. I was driving to work after I dropped KJ off, and I was just praying and pleading with God to show Himself to me and encourage me that I am still His child. I was feeling such doubt that after all my failures and mistakes does He still REALLY love me and desire a relationship with me? My knowledge of His Word and my experiences in the past of course said yes but you know those times when you have those doubts and just wonder if He really is who He says He is. I went through the day as normal and part of the day was so busy that I didn't even remember what I had prayed for.
Then last night I went to community group and we watched a video about being a disciple of Jesus and how He chose His disciples and believed in a 'ragamuffin' group and how they ended up changing the world for Christ. He talked about how Jesus believes in us and wants us to follow Him. I wish I could put the video on here so you could hear what he said but it touched me and I realized that was what I needed to hear from the Lord. Then today as I was working I was listening to one of Ron's sermons, Adoption, and wow, it was exactly what I needed to hear. This is such a reminder to me that God does care about us, HE cares about our doubts and fears (even when they don't make sense or even when He's told us over and over again How much He loves us), and He answered my prayer. I knew He would because He always does.....and it's usually not like I would think. It's never an audible voice, of course, but it's something so strong and so powerful and so perfect for what I am needing that I know it can ONLY be Him.
I needed that reminder that I am always going to be His....He is always going to be my Father. And it gives me more of a passion to want to serve Him and do everything I can to show people who He really is. Here's the link to the adoption sermon. It's not long, it's so powerful, and if you haven't heard it, just take a few minutes and let God speak to you..
Adoption sermon on 04/11

Monday, April 19, 2010


I hear story after story of people struggling, going through heartache, pain, disease,'s a messy world. Our citizenship is not here on this earth. But the weird thing for me is the more stories I hear, the more I want to get on my knees, ask forgiveness for wasting ONE minute of being angry over something petty, feeling self-pity, being lazy, letting someone steal my joy, being a jerk to someone just because I'm having a bad day.......I mean, what am I doing here? The world is suffering and I'm here for one purpose: TO BRING GLORY TO HIS NAME.
I don't want to waste another minute where I am not serving Jesus and pointing everyone to Him. I mean He's the only REAL answer anyway, so why am I wasting what little breath I have on this life? Get it together, Trina......realize what is important and the only reason I am given another day to leave. I'm serving the One that I'm so undeserved to even serve. Amazing.....

"Is my master ambition to please Him and be acceptable to Him, or is it something less, no matter how noble?" O. Chambers

"Have I entered into the glorious privilege of being crucified with Christ until all that is left is the life of Christ in my flesh and blood?" O. Chambers

...."Praise be to you, O Lord, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name." 1 Chronicles 29: 10-13

Friday, April 16, 2010

Test Drive

God is doing some amazing, fun, and exciting things in Grace Acres right now and I am so looking forward to sharing that with other people in our church!!! This Sunday we are having Test Drive which will allow people the opportunity to check out what's going on in Grace Acres, observe, and eventually serve......we are growing so fast and it's so cool to watch! We need check in volunteers, teachers, helpers, floaters, storytellers, overseers, greeters, the list goes on!!!! If you go to GCC and haven't found a place to plug in yet, check it out this Sunday!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

great truths shared with me

Someone sent me this and I thought it was so amazing and so true!!!! Things I want to focus and work on in my life....let's believe the truths in His Word and not of this world!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

cool post

Here's a cool post that reminds me of what a blessing it is to serve on a team that God has put together....I just happen to be blessed to be on the GCC team and it's humbling, a blast, and God blesses me through it everyday....

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Rivers & Spires

I love going down to Rivers & Spires...running into people I haven't seen in awhile, eating food that is really bad for you:)....and KJ and I always have a blast at the games. One of the other cool things about it is that I volunteer every year in the Grace area and it doesn't even feel like volunteering because it's a lot of fun. Our community group is doing it together this year which is a fun way to spend time together but also to serve!! We still need volunteers so if you want to sign up call us at GCC or go online at It's really easy to sign up! Looking forward to a great weekend!!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010


Been awhile since I've really updated my much goin on and it's been a whirlwind some weeks but always good. Even through the hard days, God has been so good to me and I continually can not understand or fathom His goodness which is so HUGE when I am SO David said....."How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you....." And then later on he goes on to say "In my alarm I said, "I am cut off from your sight!" Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help." Psalm 31: 19, 22
I can relate to David....I get stressed out, let fear overcome me, worry, doubt, and just the crazy emotions of life....and then I feel God is so far away. But He's NOT. If we call on Him, sometimes we have to cry out to Him, He will answer and He will be there for us no matter what. He extends mercy and grace in my life beyond what I have ever known and I can't give Him enough praise and honor for what He has done and is doing in my life. I am at the point where I want every moment to count....everything I do to point to Him. He is worth it!
So if you're in a pit, confused about how you feel about God, or just kind of in that mundane, 'blah' stage of life, open His Word, read about the amazing things He has done and know that He is still that God today and can and will get you through whatever you are going through. He will be your comforter, friend, strength, rest, and unconditional lover when no one else on the face of this earth can be any of that to you. Praise to be HIM ALONE....just because HE IS!