Trinity Blog

Pastor's Blog

Hello! I am Debbie Riggsby and Welcome to my blog! I pray that in these articles, you will experience the love and peace and joy that comes from following Jesus! I would love to connect with you. Feel free to email me at pastor@tumcd.org.

  • Words, words, words…

    Who have you heard speak that made a difference in your life?  Sometimes it was a one-on-one conversation.  Sometimes it was in a speech or a sermon.  I remember many one-on-one conversations with pastors who answered questions and encouraged my journey of faith.  Working on a church staff in KS in 1986, I heard Dick Murray at CEF conference in ... Read More

  • Walking Together…

    Recently, we had wonderful examples of Trinity being the Body of Christ when we gathered last Saturday to take down the Christmas decorations. On Tuesday we worked together to host the Immunization Clinic for children.  We had lots of people sharing a variety of gifts.  We lived Paul’s metaphor of the church as a body from 1 Corinthians 12. Another ... Read More

  • Feeling Empty?

    Have you ever felt forsaken and empty?  Have you wondered if God has abandoned you?    Spiritual desolation comes to all of us when life seems less than full and engaging. We’re encouraged this week with Jesus’ response at a wedding celebration in Cana when the wine runs out before the guests leave.  Jesus tells the steward to fill empty water ... Read More

  • New Life…

    As I reflect back over 2018, I see moments of hope and yet also regret.  I wish that I had been more open and aware in the moment so that I could see God’s grace at work as well as to love those around me.  I find myself on this last day of December longing for new life in the ... Read More

  • Looking for Hope…

    We desire hope but it is sometimes hard to see in the midst of political turmoil, national division, poverty, hunger, racism, and oppression.  Yet hope in real peace and justice is at the core of our Advent journey toward the coming of the Christ child.  Mary’s words that magnified God, Zechariah’s prophecy of the coming Messiah, and the wise men’s ... Read More

  • God’s Love…

    When I talk with my granddaughters by phone, we often say to each other “I love you.”  That always warms this grandmother’s heart.   But when we are standing face-to-face and a hug is included, “I love you” is the ultimate experience. Jesus’ coming as a little baby laid in a manger is the ultimate face-to-face experience of God’s love for ... Read More

  • Glories stream from heaven afar…

    What is glory?  When do we see or experience glory?  Is it possible to live glory? Glory is an important word in the experiences of people with God in the Old Testament and the New Testament.  The Hebrew word kabod means weight or importance that is magnified.  We experience glory and can give glory to others and to God.  God ... Read More

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