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.

  • Failure and Struggle…

    When we’re getting on in life, it is likely that we will have experienced failure, disappointing others, and feeling insignificant and loneliness once in not several times in our lives.  After those experiences, our fear of having them happen again probably increases.  We just don’t want to go through that again.  We may work to avoid at all costs the ... Read More

  • Crime, Violence, Racism, Terrorism…

    This week’s look at fear is one that I approach with fear and trembling.  We’re going to face what are the giants of fear for all of us.  It’s the fear we have of what comes from outside of our lives — crime, race, terrorism, and politics.  With remembering 9/11 this week, reading about the shooting of an unarmed black ... Read More

  • Fear…

    We all have fears.  Some are real and many more are imagined.  Sometimes our fears paralyze us from living and loving. The Bible uses the word fear over 400 times.  We find “Do not be afraid” 140 times.  Faith is not the absence of fear but living courage in the midst of fear.  Isaiah 41: 8-10 offers us faith in ... Read More

  • Called to Engage…

    When we read about the disciples in the gospels, we automatically think of the twelve disciples who are named.  But in Luke 10 we find that Jesus sends out 72 (or 70 in some manuscripts).   It’s obvious that more are included in “disciples.” It’s easy for us to think that someone else is called to meet and relate to new ... Read More

  • Art of Receiving…

    So many of us have kind and caring hearts.  We like to give and we enjoy helping others.  Often when someone wants to help us, we say “You didn’t have to do that.”  We like to be independent and take care of ourselves.  Sometimes the best gift to give is actually to receive a gift from another person. Jesus went ... Read More

  • Starting Small…

    Jesus took five small barley loaves and two small fish, blessed them, and fed the multitudes. Being a good neighbor starts with something small like looking someone in the eye and smiling. What small step might you do today to be a good neighbor? Come be with us Sunday at 11 am! Living into God’s grace, Debbie

  • Inviting and Welcoming…

    Jesus saw Levi, a tax collector collecting taxes.  Most tax collectors supported Rome and cheated the people.  Jesus called Levi to follow him – to become a disciple.  Levi then through a great banquet for Jesus and to welcome everyone.  A lot of tax collectors joined the party.  The Pharisees grumbled that Jesus ate and drank with tax collectors and ... Read More

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