10 Things I Learned This Past Week

Life is about learning. Learning from mistakes, victories and others makes me a wiser and stronger person. Here are a few things I learned this past week.

  1. I learned that small communities are amazing. I love it when they rally around one of their own.
  2. I learned that I’m ready for fall weather.
  3. I learned that you can get in the dog house by being forgetful. Yip, one slip up (or two) and you can be in BIG trouble. It was William Congreve who came up with the saying, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” but I’m thinking what he really meant was, “Hell hath no fury like what a woman gives a man who accidentally leaves the dish she fixed  for the funeral lunch in the bed of his pickup all afternoon … instead of taking it in for the family to eat.” Yip … I’m sure that’s what he was trying to say. I’m just glad Lea’s a forgiving person.
  4. I learned that night time prayers with Cooper are the best. Last night his prayer included, “Thank you God for giving me an awesome mom and an awesome dad.” How can you not like that? :)
  5. I learned, and continue to learn, that ministry can be an emotional roller-coaster. In just ONE day last week I celebrated with a family over the birth of their new baby, prayed and loved on a friend whose wife is leaving him, cried with a friend on the phone whose father was dying, pleaded for help for a single lady with 4 kids whose water had been cut off for more than two weeks, and sat in ICU with a family whose loved one’s life was hanging by a thread.. I was emotionally wiped out by the end of the day … but I still believe I have the best job in the world.
  6. I learned that I love being both a father and a friend to my boys. I loved having all the boys home this weekend and playing games, hunting, watching movies, laughing, etc. with them.
  7. I learned that I’m ready for both the NFL and Fantasy Football to start. Since I’m not a college football fan … I wasn’t ready for it to start.
  8. I learned that the biggest PR problems of Jesus were because of his followers (things like this and this). I think as Christians, it would be amazing if instead of always promoting what we’re against as Christians, we start promoting what we’re for!  Those who call themselves Christians ought to be the most loving, forgiving and gracious people on the planet.
  9. I learned from watching a movie that a man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating but will wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds.
  10. I learned that you should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she’s pregnant, unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment. No, I will not explain. :)

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Trey Morgan tagged this post with: , , Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Steve Gauntt says:

    There are not enough exclamation points in the world to put at the end of #8. I thought of that several times this past week.

  2. Angela says:

    Ever heard of Brian Regan? When’s that baaaaaby due? LOL! You ought to hear it if you haven’t!

  3. Angie Cox says:

    I’m in the number 8 fan club, yet readily admit, I’ve got lots of work to do to stay focused on the “for” rather than the “against”. You might say I tend to be against those that are always against something. I don’t think it’s supposed to work that way.

    As for #3 and #10, nice to know the perfect preacher messes up occasionally. . :-)

  4. I was so excited on the first line of #7 only to be disappointed for your last line on #7. Then I realized that it’s because you don’t live near an SEC team…much pity for you. :-) Both are awesome…they bring totally different things to the table and I LOVE both NFL and College (but I’ve also been a lifelong fan of the current defending national champs).

    Then a different kind of sadness on #8…but of course I agree it’s a huge problem. A wise Godly lady in our former churh said something very profound: “the enemy doesn’t have to attack us because we do a great job of killing ourselves and I long for the day that the enemy has a reason to attack us.” Along similar lines…remember the old song “Don’t Shoot the Wounded”? If not…look up the words – 30 years old but still applies.

    • Trey Morgan says:

      I’m telling you, you SEC people love your college football. Maybe someday I’ll figure it out. Loved the quote, ““the enemy doesn’t have to attack us because we do a great job of killing ourselves and I long for the day that the enemy has a reason to attack us.” That was a wise woman.

  5. Greg England says:

    Let me get this straight … you’ve been preaching how long and you’re just now learning # 10??? That in itself is amazing!! Good stuff today, Trey. Always love visiting your site.

  6. Terry says:

    I love your point #8. We can make a positive difference in this world. Coach Tony Dungy made the point in his book “Quiet Strength” that we have 2 choices when bad things happen in life: 1. Complain or 2. Figure out a way to make things better. Let’s figure out ways to make things better.

  7. vanilla says:

    it would be amazing if instead of always promoting what we’re against as Christians, we start promoting what we’re for!
    Preach it, Brother Morgan!

  8. Marlene says:

    I once witnessed a friend pat another friend on the belly and say “when is the baby due?” only to find out there was no baby. Happened over 30 years ago and I haven’t forgotten it.

  9. tom says:

    A prayer from Jesus in this end times, these times of the great falling away. Jesus has blessed this prayer in that all who humble themselves, will hear from Jesus as He makes known His perfect Will.

    Jesus we lift you up always. G_d bless

    – A PRAYER FROM JESUS –

    This prayer is from Jesus that we may hear from Him, that He may speak to our hearts. It only consist of three simple steps.

    1) We need to read one scripture. This will focus us in the word that brings everlasting life.

    2) Since this prayer is from Jesus we need to direct our prayer to Him personally. Too often Christian focuses they’re prayer’s to G_D the father. Scripture proclaims that Jesus should be the focus of our prayer.

    3) The simplest part of this Prayer is to ask Jesus one question. Please, all that is required for this question is that it should be simple. Let Jesus Himself finish the question when He gives you that understanding through this prayer.

    The PRAYER

    The scripture that is the focus of this prayer is “ACTS 2:38″. It’s not necessary to do any study into this scripture. Jesus Himself will bestow the understanding that will resonate in your heart.

    The most important part of this prayer is that we need to direct our prayer directly to Jesus. If you normally would say Father in your prayer, change your focus from the Father to Christ Jesus, by lifting Jesus name up every time you would normally use Father in your prayer.

    Maybe the hardest part of this prayer is the question that we need to ask Jesus. For man as we are, always trying to understand the question instead of listening to the answer. The simplest question is all that is required.

    Simply ask Jesus ‘WHY’

    For those who are obedient
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