10 Reasons I Don’t Like People Who Complain

Maybe it’s my personality, maybe it was the way I was raised, BUT I do NOT like constant complainers.  I’m okay with someone occasionally needing to get something off their chest, BUT nothing gets under my skin more than a person who constantly gripes and complains about everything. I’m not talking glass half empty people, who […]

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10 Traits of a Healthy Church

A nice or new building doesn’t make a church a healthy church. Big numbers of people don’t make a church a healthy church. Big budgets don’t make a church a healthy church. So what does make a healthy church?  What does a healthy church look like? Here are what I believe are 10 traits of […]

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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. I learned that small communities are amazing. I love it when they rally around one of their own. I learned that I’m ready for fall weather. I learned that you […]

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10 THINGS THAT MAKE ME UNCOMFORTABLE.

Leading small group bible studies. I’m so much more in my comfort zone when I’m standing in front of a group preaching. Quiet people. They always make me wonder what they are thinking. When I’m watching television with Lea and a Victoria’s Secret commercial comes on. Close talkers. I’ve actually created the amazing “lean back, […]

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10 THINGS I’M STILL LEARNING ABOUT MINISTRY

It doesn’t matter how long I’ve been in ministry … I continue to learn new things about God, myself, others and church. Here are some things I’m learning about ministry and life right now… I’m learning that ministry is not a job, but a lifestyle. It’s who you are, not something you do. When I […]

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10 THINGS I LEARNED FROM HAVING SURGERY

I’m home recovering from a little gallbladder surgery I had earlier this week. I’m beginning to think I’m sending my body parts to heaven one at a time Today is the first day I’ve actually felt like checking my email and doing a little blogging. So, here are 10 things I learned from having surgery […]

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10 QUESTIONS YOU’LL NEVER HEAR A MAN ASK

1. Honey, I think we’re lost. Is it okay if I stop up here and ask for directions? 2. Do these khakis make me look fat? 3. Would it be alright if we just cuddled tonight? 4. I recorded Oprah today, want to watch it now? 5. I’m tired of always running the TV remote, […]

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10 REASONS PREACHERS GET FIRED

Preachers and ministers in the churches of Christ have always been movers. I read once that church of Christ ministers move on average about once every 3 years. Personally, I’m glad I’ve hung around in my ministries longer than average. The worst part of ministers moving is when they have to move because they’ve been […]

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10 THINGS YOU CAN’T DO WHEN YOU’RE REALLY TIRED

10. Blog9. 8.7. 6.5. 4.3. 2. 1.See you tomorrow…

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TREY & LEA’S TOP 10 INTIMACY KILLERS

I love it when Lea and I read books together. Currently we’re reading the book, “Red Hot Monogamy – Making Your Marriage Sizzle”, by Bill & Pam Farrel. I’ll read a couple of chapters, she’ll read a couple of chapters, and then we’ll talk about the things we’ve read. One of the things we talked […]

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10 TRAITS OF A HEALTY FAMILY

A HEALTHY FAMILY DISPLAYS AN IRRATIONAL LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER. It’s not just any love, it’s irrational and unconditional. It’s an “I’d die for you love.” It’s a love that would go to any length to help one another. A HEALTHY FAMILY COMMUNICATES TO ONE ANOTHER IN A LOVING AND GRACEFUL WAY. The inability to […]

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10 MYTHS ABOUT MARRIAGE

Growing up I remember shows like The Walton’s, Father Knows Best, Leave it to Beaver, Happy Days, Bewitched, I Love Lucy and others. Most of these shows showed us a traditional family of mom, dad, and kids. They didn’t seem to have any real problems because there are no story lines about prior marriages, step-children, […]

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10 SIGNS YOU’RE SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME BLOGGING

Your spouse carries a picture of the back of your head in their wallet because this is what they normally see. Sitemeter goes down and you have a panic attack. The first thing you do when visiting a new blog is to see if your blog is on their blogroll. Your spouse’s lawyer serves you […]

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10 CRAZY THINGS I’VE SEEN WHILE PREACHING

I’ve preached a lot of sermons over the past 20 years. I’ve seen a lot of “crazy” things while preaching. Here are 10… People sleeping (of course). A child playing a Gameboy. A man on the front pew clipping his toe nails. My zipper unzipped. A man doubled-over in pain in the foyer at the […]

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10 BOOKS THAT HAVE GREATLY AFFECTED MY LIFE

10. His Needs Her Needs – Dr. Willard Harley Quite possibly the most used book in my library. 9. The Holiness of God – R.C. SproulChapter 4, “The Trauma of Holiness” is an absolutely fantastic chapter. 8. Too Busy NOT To Pray – Bill Hybels Here’s an amazing book for your prayer life. 7. The […]

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TEN THINGS I HAVE WRITTEN IN MY BIBLE

I write in my Bible, a lot. I write notes about scriptures and about things that encourage me. Here are 10 things I’ve written in my bible that remind me of what’s important. #1 Jesus was approachable and touchable, I should be too.#2 Enjoy your spiritual Journey. It’s a marathon not a 40-yard dash.#3 Be […]

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10 REASONS IT’S GREAT TO BE A MAN

You can get cleaned up, dressed and be gone in under 20 minutes. You can go to the restroom without 15 of your friends. When you dress, you only have to pick between two pair of shoes. Taking a shower only involves a bar of green deodorant soap. If you show up to a social […]

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TOP 10 WAYS TO ENCOURAGE YOUR PREACHER

A month ago I posted a list called “Top 10 Ways to get your Preacher to Quit.” It may have been my most popular post. I thought I’d follow up on that list with today’s Top 10 list on how to encourage you preacher. Pray for him regularly. This may be the greatest thing you […]

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10 SIGNS THAT YOU MIGHT BE A PHARISEE

It’s “Top 10 Tuesday” – So here you go: If you consider the church roll the Lambs book of Life. If you’re disgusted by the moral filth that is playing out of your own VCR/DVD player. If you think Christianity is about rules rather than relationship. If you think any church that has experienced growth […]

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10 WAYS TO KEEP A NEW VISITOR FROM EVER COMING BACK TO YOUR CHURCH

1. Tell them that they are in your pew. How dare they … it is your pew! 2. Tell them there is a dress code, that they need a tie, need to wear pants, need to take off their cap or need to dress up more. 3. Let them hear you gripe about everything from […]

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HOW TO BE A BETTER DAD

There is a Texas state penitentiary just outside the city limits of Childress. Since the opening of the prison fifteen years ago, there has been a group of men from the church that has gone out each week to teach a Bible study. We are currently teaching a parenting class in Monday nights to about […]

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10 THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR WIFE HAPPY

Last Thursday night I told Lea to put on her dancing shoes, we were going out. Actually I can’t dance, but I do still date. We left the boys at home and had supper at the restaurant of her choice (unfortunately not the deuce). It was a good chance for Lea and I to just […]

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TOP 10 WAYS TO GET YOUR PREACHER TO QUIT

Have you ever wondered why some ministers move an average of every two years? Or why are more ministers getting out of full-time ministry than there are getting in to it? I’ve got a few ideas that might help answer those questions. Here are 10 things you could be doing that might make your minister […]

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10 LESSONS I’VE LEARNED IN MINISTRY

If you frequent my blog, surely you’ve noticed by now that I love lists. I’m a list guy. I make “to do” lists nearly everyday. When I start thinking about preaching, I often think of lists. Even blogging has become a list thing. I especially love “Top 10″ lists. Remember these? Top 10 Reasons I’m […]

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10 THINGS I WISH MY WIFE WOULD WHISPER IN MY EAR

Wanna snuggle on the couch and watch Sportscenter? The Deuce is my favorite restaurant too. Wanna go there now? You ought to upgrade your old mp3 player and get you an IPod Nano. The mufflers sound great on your pickup, but are you sure they are loud enough? Can I go running with you today? […]

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10 WAYS TO PUT SOMEONE ASLEEP DURING THE SERMON

If I was wanting to bore someone to death or put them to sleep during the sermon, here are a few things I might try: Use big words that no one uses in everyday life. Don’t use humor. Don’t make any life applications. Don’t challenge me or encourage me. Quote tons of scripture and don’t […]

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TOP 10 REASONS I’M EXCITED ABOUT HEAVEN

For the past three weeks every kid in America has been able to tell you exactly how many days until Christmas. They’ve had a hard time falling asleep just because they’re anticipating Christmas. This time of year you’ll hear phrases like, “I’m so ready for Christmas,” and “I can’t wait until Christmas.” How do you […]

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Top 10 Worst Christmas Gifts Ever

Here’s a list of a few items that people said was their worst Christmas gift ever… 10. SELF IMPROVEMENT GIFTS – Nothing says, “I love you” like giving your wife a thigh-master, exercise video or diet book. Even if the package is adorned with multiple bows, it is impossible to give a gift of this […]

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Trey Morgan Here are my thoughts about marriage, family, raising children, humor, faith and the life God intended for us all. 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.

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