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.

  • Preparing a Table…

    I remember family gatherings around the round table in my parents’ kitchen which was large enough to play ping pong. Obviously, the table expanded to a very large oval.  We enjoyed lots of holiday and informal meals with our grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends and other guests.  Everyone felt welcome and included. The recent exclusionary decisions from General Conference ... Read More

  • Tuning In…

    Who hasn’t heard the story of the sisters Mary and Martha in Luke 10?  Jesus is at their home for a dinner party with friends.   Martha is busying offering hospitality in preparing the meal, setting the table, and coordinating everything.  But she’s bordering on being frazzled.  Mary is just sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to his message. Martha goes to ... Read More

  • Worry and Hurry or….

    For Lent, we are fasting from worry and hurry in order to make room for God.  I don’t know about anyone else, but this may be the most challenging Lent in my spiritual life.  I’m committed to engage the fasting and intentional prayer discipline.  I invite you to courageously join me on the journey. Jesus speaks to all of us ... Read More

  • God’s Grace…

    In Luke 9, Jesus heads up the mountain to pray.  He asks Peter, James, and John to go with him.  There he is surrounded by light, his clothes become dazzling, and he is joined by Moses and Elijah.  A voice from heaven says, “This is my Son, my chosen one.  Listen to him!”  This is a Spirit-filled God moment.  The ... Read More

  • Are you willing?

    At weddings and gatherings, we often make toasts for the occasion.  We lift our glasses in celebration and joy of blessed events.  Jesus blessed the wedding at Cana with the miracle of more wine. In the Gospel of Matthew, the mother of James and John come to Jesus to ask if her sons will sit on the right or left ... Read More

  • Living in the Tension…

    In the Gospel of Matthew is the Sermon on the Mount with the blessings in God’s kin-dom community.  In Luke, Jesus speaks what is called the Sermon on the Plain with four “blesseds” and four “woes”.  We immediately start wondering whether we are included or excluded.  WE wonder what it is that we have to do to be “blessed”.   Of ... Read More

  • God’s leading…

    Every day the fishermen would go out on the Sea of Galilee to put down their nets to catch fish.  One day Jesus told them that they would no longer go out to catch fish but would fish for people.  Jesus was calling them to leave behind what they had always done to become followers who would share the good ... Read More

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