• My kids went back to school this morning after a two week Christmas break. Getting them out of bed at 7 a.m. was not an easy task. I did go get donuts, a favorite of theirs from our local bakery, to help bribe them to get up. Hopefully it won’t be long until they are back into a routine. Good thing the bible doesn’t say, “Thou shalt not bribe your children.”

  • We’ve been having so many new families come to church with us over the past few months. I’m pumped about our growth and the growth of our “young families” group. One person that has been coming the past few weeks is a fellow blogger. I think she’s a reader of this blog, so I just want to tell her, “We’ve been honored to have your family with us the past two weeks. Sorry one of your kids was sick yesterday and you weren’t able to be there. We missed you. Hope you’ll come when you can.” :)

  • I haven’t posted any sermons on my podcast the past couple of weeks because I haven’t preached any. Don’t say it, I already know what you’re thinking, “For a guy who works only one day a week you ought to be able to at least show up on the one day.” Hush!

  • Yes, I’ll confess right now, I did watch American Gladiators last night. Wow, I feel better already.

  • Interesting story, “Church Bases Year End Bonuses on Number of Souls Won.” I don’t think the story is real, but I did get a good laugh out of it. It was almost as warped as, “Trick Sinners Prayer Saving People by the Millions.”

  • I was talking to my friend Bill this week. He told me that he never forgets to take his seizure medicine twice a day. Two pills in the morning and one in the evening has been his regular routine for years. He never goes anywhere without his pills and knows where they are at all times. His life may very well depend on them. Why can’t we do this with reading our Bibles? I’d like to be so dependant upon God’s word that I would never forget to read from it daily. I want to be so dependant upon God’s word that I’d realize that my life is dependant upon it. Reading our Bible daily is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions we make. Why do we give up on it so quickly?

  • Fellow blogger John Dobbs has started something really neat called, “Sunday Reports.” He’s encouraging everyone to stop by tell something good that happened at church on Sunday. Check it out it’s a great idea.

  • Finally, last night while snuggling on his bed with Cooper, my 6 year old, the conversation went something like this… “Dad, I don’t want to go to school tomorrow.” My reply was, “Cooper if you don’t shut your eyes and your mouth you’ll never go to sleep.” Cooper stated for about the fourth time, “Dad, I really don’t want to go to school tomorrow.” Trying to be a good dad I said, “Coop, would you like me to pray about this with you?” His reply, “No, Dad.” My reply, “Cooper, it’ll probably make you feel better about going to school if you will let me say a prayer about it.” Cooper replies, “No, Dad. And by the way, your breath stinks.” He then proceeds to rollover and goes right to sleep. :)

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  1. Neva says:



  2. Matthew says:

    I always hated going back to school too after the Holidays.

  3. blogprophet says:

    i have been having problems with mypodcast, when i upload the files get corrupted.

    when I try to record now, if I can hear the audio it isn’t recording, but when I can’t hear it, it is recording????

    of course, this happens after we advertise in the community paper


  4. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for sharing. Getting back into a routine helps everyone. It is just gettin’ back into it. That is exciting about your church growth. I hope you realize that most of it is because of you and what you are doing with your church. Our family enjoys your blog, sermons, and other exciting things. Kids say the DARNEST things…

  5. Justin says:

    God Bless you Trey! You always have the greatest stories! I can always count on laughing or crying when I come to your blog.

    This time it was a laugh (thank God). Take care!

  6. TREY MORGAN says:

    Prophet – Always works that way. Always.

    Stephanie – Thanks for your kind words. We’ve been blessed to be working with a great bunch a people.

    Justin – Thanks

  7. blogprophet says:

    breathing on your own hand never works, if you want to know if your breath stinks, talk to a child


  8. Kara says:

    okay, i told you i could be serious so here goes…Trey Morgan, i truly believe God directed me to your blog…i am going to make it my new year’s resolution to make you and your sister’s blogs a daily ritual..i am so ready to get closer to God and this is one of the ways to do it…I tried downloading one of your sermons (on the Church of Christ) and it was a no go…i wish there was some way i could get them on tape or cd? i’m ready to be a warrior for the Lord..thanks for being real…

  9. TREY MORGAN says:

    Kara serious? This might be a sign of the Lord’s return is near. ha. I’m honored to having you hanging out over here. On the sermons just try to hit the “play” button and see what it does.

  10. Amy's Gang says:

    Hey, Trey! Thanks for the “shout out”! We have really enjoyed being at your church the past couple of times. MY KIDS LOVE YOU AND LISTEN TO EVERY WORD YOU SAY!That makes my heart sing! I hope to be seeing you guys more often!

  11. cemotosnack says:

    Trey … I read your blog pretty regularly but rarely comment. The bad breath story made me laugh … I had a student once that had been eating Funyans during lunch. At recess he kept telling this kid he was talking to that he had bad breath … the other kid finally told him … that’s your own breath Funyan eater. I loved it. It’s pretty bad when it’s your own breath you’re smelling. The honesty of a child never ceases to intrigue me.

  12. Darin L. Hamm says:

    that is funny.

  13. Greg says:

    Now go brush your teeth, gargle, rinse, and spit!

  14. Gallagher says:

    “Dad, I don’t want to go to school tomorrow.” My reply was, “Cooper if you don’t shut your eyes and your mouth you’ll never go to sleep.”

    I have the same conversation each night with both of my daughters!

    Like Bill Cosby said, “The same things happens every night.”

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  • He was pretty tough to listen to as well.
  • As crazy as it might sound, Chris Collinsworth just might be worse to listen to than the song Christmas Shoes.
  • Please remember that some Christmas music is incredibly offensive to people with grandmothers who actually were run over by reindeer.
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