This past Wednesday, I was invited to speak at Childress Elementary for this year’s “red ribbon” week. Red ribbon week is where the kids are challenged to make right choices and to be drug-free.

I was a little worried about how I was going to entertain 600 kids between the ages of 5 and 11 years old, and still give them the message of “Make the Right Choice.” I mean, what do you say to kids this age that will relate? So I decided to pull out the big guns and hammer them with an old story about a camping trip where a kid was trying to throw-up on me because a bear was trying to get in our tent. The kids seemed to really love the story. I guess it just goes to show you what I’ve always believed to be true, “You just can’t go wrong with a good throwing-up story!”

I had a dad catch me yesterday and tell me that they’d taken their daughter to the store to pick out shoes and she’d decided she was not going to buy any right now. When they asked her why she didn’t want to buy any right now she said, “Because Trey told me that I’m supposed to make good choices and I don’t like any of these shoes.” That’s not quite saying “no” to drugs, but at least she caught something :)

Here’s some pictures from the program…

“Telling them about the bear”

“That’s Cooper at the bottom center”

“Cooper is in Ms. Steed’s kindergarten class.”


  • It took four weeks, but I’m hear rumors that “the box” has arrived. Check back in tomorrow for the video.

  • The sermon “Extreme Parenting” was posted yesterday on my sermon page for those following along.

  • Does blogging etiquette now require me to ask, “Do you know any good throw-up stories?”

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  1. Amy's Gang says:

    Here’s a pat on the back from the Horton’s. Kate and Kooper both came home from school talking nonstop about Trey! They even told Jason they wanted to start coming to your church!! Now if that’s not a compliment….I don’t know what is. You are a blessing to this community!!

  2. NB says:

    I see that it was “Camo Day” for Red Ribbon Week. Cute!

  3. Anonymous says:

    was it the first day of deer season in childress??

    good job


  4. Gilbert Kerrigan says:

    Here is a good story. My wife and I went to the beach with my family and decided to go deep sea fishing. We went on one of those boats where 30 or 40 different people pay some money and we all go together. I got super sea sick out there and was hanging over the boat throwing up. I think I did that the whole fishing trip. At one point the fishing guide came around to my end of the boat holding this huge amberjack. He said, “Look what your wife caught while you were blowing chunks!” It was the biggest fish of the day and everyone kept teasing me about it.

    No more deep sea fishing for me!

  5. Matt H. says:

    We took the kids to the corn maize in Amarillo last Sunday afternoon. Ended up with a few little ones going as well. After the maize we went to Dairy Queen to eat. Carson threw up soon after getting his meal. Thank God Cheryl was there. You should have seen all the kids scatter. Luckly we were about the only ones there.
    I have often wondered why we do not have our church name on the van, I was glad that it was not there as we pull out of the parking lot.

  6. Monalea says:

    No throw up is good throw up! Just my opinion.

    Monalea aka www

  7. Emma says:

    you are soo awesome…..how great it is to have you in our community!!

  8. jel says:

    I got a good one,

    a fews years ago my husband, was sick, and thowing up big time! so as a loving wife that I am, I went in to see if I could do anything to make him feel better~ well as soon as the smell hit me, I bout tossed my cookies, and DH told me to leave, cause he didn’t need any help thow~in~up ;(

  9. nb says:

    When my son was a toddler, he threw-up in the Japanese Steakhouse. Unfortunately, as moms automatically do (in public places), I tried to catch it. Yuck!

  10. Anonymous says:

    “his name is raaaaaaaalllllph…”

    blogger boy

  11. lisa says:

    “CAMO-DAY”???? Why, of all the redneck, Texas things to do.

    It’s great that you get to speak at local schools & stuff.

  12. TREY MORGAN says:

    Lisa – We were planning a community terrorist hunt for later that night!


  13. Anonymous says:

    Years ago when I was around 4 or 5, I had an upset stomach. Alisha, was showing my mom how a tooth of hers was loose. While her mouth was open and my mom was holding me, my stomach had enough and low and behold it went straight into Alisha’s mouth.


  14. Greg says:

    I would say any throw up story is a good throw up story! See my comments at Cecil Walker’s latest blog for one of my throw up stories (www.cwinwc.blogspot.com)

    My wife and got really sick once in Mississippi while driving home and threw up so hard it came out my nose! I never want to do that again.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Trey- Please know what a blessing you are to CES. You are awesome. The kids “loved” the assembly. They look forward to you coming every Wednesday morning.
    Thanks for all you do.
    Miss W

  16. Cornelius Crew says:

    What a neat opprotunity to get to be so involved at your kids school. Sorry i can’t think of any good thro up stories. I’ve got a good potty training story though. Get Kent to tell you sometime! I should have a good story with 3 kiddos, but when they’re throwing up I’m usually trying not to myself! ( i don’t know how I made it as a nurse)

  17. Anonymous says:

    Trey I am back and posting on a blog, http://www.mybelief.us. If interested in chatting with our family of friends please! email admin@mybelief.us and I will send you username and password!

    Brandon Voss

  18. Jeanne M. says:

    Trey, you may not agree, but I think you look a lot like Patrick Mead, and your humor may be something like his, too. And you son is already in combat fatigues! Is he going to grow up to be like Duncan Mead?

    It is so great that you have this opportunity to interact with children in your son’s school. I loved you “throw-up” story.

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