• CHRISTMAS TREES: I asked Lea if we could put up the Christmas tree before Thanksgiving and she said “No! Wait till after Thanksgiving.” We even had a poll on TreyMorgan.net to see if I should get to. The final tally came out to “59 for and 52 against.” May I just say you 52 “against” people are party-poopers. Lea actually relented and told me I could put up the tree if I wanted, but believe it or not, we just haven’t had time. We’re hoping to get it done this weekend. I can’t wait.

  • THANKSGIVING: We’re headed to Amarillo this weekend for Thanksgiving with Lea’s family. We swap out having Thanksgiving and Christmas with each family every year. I’m looking forward to a plate full of turkey, dressing (my favorite) and cranberry sauce. Thankfully we’ll plan the meal around the Dallas Cowboy football game.

  • COWBOYS: We had about 15 high school kids over at our house last night watching the Dallas Cowboys game. Wow, can they ever get loud when something good happens. Who would have ever thought that the Cowboys would get off to a 9-1 start. Looks like their only real weakness is Roy Williams trying to cover receivers.

  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Parker starts basketball games this week. Living in a town that’s out in the middle of nowhere will require lots of driving to out of town games. Good thing that gas is only 3.09 per gallon right now. :)

  • NEW CHRISTIAN: I was thrilled to witness a new brother confessing Jesus as his savior and being baptized last week. What made this one so memorable? The man who became a Christian was an old cowboy who had lived life hard without much thought to where he’d spend eternity. We became friends following the funeral (I told you about him here) of a mutual friend. He began questioning how he was living his life about 2 months ago and called me last week to talk about it. He was baptized Thursday afternoon. As I was preaching Sunday morning, I looked out in the crowd of people and saw him sitting there worshiping with us. Too cool. Most people who knew him couldn’t believe he was “at church!” After services I told him, “See, I told you if you’d come the roof wouldn’t fall in!” :)

  • FAVORITE POSTS: I told you last week I was thinking about my favorite posts over the last year. This was my very first post on this blog, so it has to be one of my favorites. This is my favorite post about my kids and how I can see God in our relationship. This is my favorite post about church and what it should look like. BUT, if I could only keep one post from my entire first year of posts, hands down, it’d be this one.

Quick question: What’s your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving Day?

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  1. Anonymous says:

    the main thing I won’t like about a Cowboys/Patriots super bowl is all the attention Owens and Moss will get.

    Happy Turkey Day!
    i love the stuffing, my aunt’s dumplings and her rolls. (carboholic, remember)


  2. Sherry Fisher says:

    How awesome about your “cowboy”…our new brother in Christ..that is fantastic!

    Favorite thing on Turkey day is…homemade rolls. YUMMMMMM..Second favorite would be dressing.

    I hope you have a great day…and GET THAT TREE UP!!! :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just wanted to let you know I put up my little Christmas tree in my room a few days ago.

  4. Alan Gable says:

    Go Cowboys.

    I’ve been listening to your sermons on my ipod when I run. Good stuff, Trey.

  5. TREY MORGAN says:

    Brian … As for the Super Bowl. It’s still a long way off. And I can’t see anyone beating the Pats right now. And the food? Yum – I’m not sure I’ve ever had dumplings. I bet they are good!!!

    Sherry – I hope your weekend was good. Can you punch Rex in the arm for me and tell him I love him next time you see him? I’m working on that tree this week. Can’t wait!!!

  6. TREY MORGAN says:

    Allix – You are the coolest. I can’t believe you read my blog. I just figured that high school kids had better things to do. Thanks for not sleeping through my sermon yesterday, and thanks for always stopping by my blog. And you left me a comment today – was it your first?

    Alan – Do you think the Cowboys have a chance to beat the Packers next week? And, be careful running and listening to sermons … you’d hate to nod off and run into a tree. Seriously, I love listening to sermons when I run. They make the time go by fast. And, you feed the body and the spirit at the same time!

  7. Zach Detwiler says:

    Trey – be careful running with those sermons! I hear that can be dangerous…ex. you lose count of your laps.. I’m excited we get to buy our first Christmas tree as married fokes! As for thanksgiving, nothing tops Broc. & rice casserole!! yum yum.. Happy gobble man, zach

  8. john dobbs says:

    Lots of great thoughts Trey…and glad to hear about new brother.

    My tree, however, is already up!

  9. lisa says:

    The campus minister for our congregation is starting a campaign: “Give Thanksgiving a chance.” I’m on board! Whatever happened to saving Christmas decorations and music for after Thanksgiving? If nothing else, it makes T’giving Day all the more special to have that “Get ready for Christmas” excitement!

    Awesome ’bout your cowboy. It’s a joyful occasion to welcome another to the family!

  10. Anonymous says:

    you need to put don in touch with your youth minister



  11. Sherry Fisher says:

    Trey…I will gladly punch Rex…any and every chance I get for whatever reason!! 😉

  12. Timbra Wiist Owner/Photographer says:

    you know your “country songs?” have you written words to “she thinks my preaching’s sexy?” cuz after reading that I’ve been trying to come up with words. . . .maybe i’ll post it for you when i’ve created it fully! ha!

  13. TREY MORGAN says:

    Zach – loved the myspace wedding pics. You guys clean up nice. Broc and cheese is good stuff.

    John – I bet the tree looks great. Did you help with it or make your sweet wife do it?

    Lisa – I like your college minister’s idea. Tell him I’m “Thankful” for the Christmas season :)

    Thanks Sherri he needs it.

    Timbra – I’d love to see the words to that country song. Please make sure it’s a true county song and includes things about drinking, pickups, prison, fishing and the dog running away. (kidding)

  14. Matthew says:

    Sounds like some busy times, and a lot of fun.

  15. One Observationist says:

    That’s so cool about the Cowboy.

    I read your post about your wedding band and it reminded me of mine. 10k simple gold band. Lots of scrapes and scratches and it has lost its shape because my fingers have gotten fatter. But I love it. My wife keeps wanting me to get a new one, but I keep telling her know. To many memories with the one I have. A lot of significance.

    Favorite food for Thanksgiving: Toss up between the turkey with gravy or the pumpkin pie with whip cream. Up here in Yankee territory pumpkin pie is a staple for Thanksgiving.

  16. Bob Bliss says:

    I don’t know why Lisa is telling about this Thanksgiving campaign when you want to put up your tree right after Halloween.

    Trey did you ever find that “free” program that converts tape recordings into MP3s?

  17. preacherman says:

    Dallas Cowboys are going to the Super Bowl. I believe that Tony Romo & T.O make a great team!

  18. TREY MORGAN says:

    Matt – thanks for stopping by.

    One – thanks for the comments on the wedding ring story. Keep the original … it’s priceless. Pumpkin pie is something I’ve never learned to like. I’m just not much on any food that orange other than of course an orange.

    Bob – I’ll get back to you tomorrow on that mp3.

    Preacherman – Amen brother, preach on.

    Sharla – I missed seeing Jake. I hope he’s feeling better. It was good to see the Tulia group here last night. The kids are all growing up so fast.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Josh has been excited about getting to watch the Cowboys games and has become a big fan. He asked the mall Santa the other day for a Tony Roma autographed football. I looked on the net for one – found one for over $300 – is it fair to ebay a kid’s Santa present? Has anyone ever forged an autograph? These are perplexing questions in Holiday ethics. Why has Santa not been blogging lately? Because he is trying to figure out a way to get a pen in the hand of a pro quaterback.

    We may start putting our tree up tomorrow because it is easier to do it without company around. The kids are going to help me bake tomorrow.

    How about that Texas Tech game? I had to call one of our OU members from our previous church and because he would always announce it anytime OU beat Tech, I made sure the Sunday morning announcer happened to mention that. We always started worship with the deep stuff.

    Happy Thanksgiving Trey and to all the rest of you!


  20. jel says:

    no comment about the “C”boys

    and my fav, thing to eat on Thankgiving a Ham sandwich :)

    Happy Thanksgiving ALL

  21. mmlace says:

    My favorite is actually my aunt’s dressing (don’t tell my mom!) and my mom’s hashbrown casserole.

  22. Anonymous says:

    TREES!!! Read JER 10:1-5. Tradition dies hard. Be Blessed.

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