Posts from December 2016

The Shepherd’s Shepherd

I have always been taken with the phrase “a man’s man.” There’s something about the word repetition that makes it catchy, though its meaning confused me for awhile. “A man’s man” seems to be a man who fulfills some people’s basic stereotypes of masculinity: likes hunting and fast cars, loves deep sea fishing and most nautical endeavors. In short, a man’s man is a strong and preferably bearded type who’s got impressive survival skills. A kind of MacGyver-Robinson Crusoe hybrid.…

Open the Door

Growing up, the door to my bedroom was just a little too big. It was the kind of door that was considered “shut” when about 1/8” of the door overlapped the frame. If you shoved hard enough, you could close it all the way, but that just meant it was going to be a pain to open again. Have you ever had a door like that? Occasionally, we find these same stuck doors in the relationships of life. Maybe a…

Special Christmas Offering 2016

Every Christmas and Easter we have a special offering benefiting a mission outside of First Trinity. In our vision, we talk about joining Jesus in our community, nation, and world. At Easter, we focus on our surrounding community, while at Christmas we partner with an international ministry. This Christmas, we will be supporting the Israel Izidor Foundation in Haiti to provide clean drinking water to the people there. Hurricane Matthew has made clean water even more difficult to obtain for…