About one year ago I was encouraged by my Blog-Mother, Mommy Smart, to start a blog. She helped me get started and encouraged me daily during that dull first month. So today I celebrate my blog’s 1st birthday. On November 14, 2006, “Rediscovering Church” was born. A few months later “Rediscovering Church” was changed to simply “Trey” Now as I look back on one full year of blogging one thing comes to my mind, “I can’t believe I’ve stuck with this thing for a whole year.”

Seriously, one year later, and 80,000 visitors later, I am amazed at how my life has been blessed by all of the wonderful friends I have made through this blog. You have become such a blessing in my life. I enjoy your comments, your opinions, your emails and your friendship.

As I spent some time this week looking back over a year’s worth of posts, I had mixed emotions. Some posts I read I thought, “Wow, that was harsh. Did I really say that?” and others I thought, “What was I thinking when I wrote that?” All in all, I’ve loved sharing my thoughts. My goal when I started this blog was to post about the church and what God wanted it to be. Things changed over the course of a year, and my focus was more on marriage and family than anything else. I also got to thinking about what my favorite post was. If I had to delete every post on my blog but one, which one would I leave as my favorite post? I’ll give you the answer later this week.

At the bottom of my blog there is an item called a site meter that tells me that hundreds of people visit everyday from all over the world. I think that is so cool. While some choose to leave comments, many still don’t – and that’s okay. But if I had one “blog birthday wish” today it would be for all those who stop by to leave me a comment telling me who you are and where you’re from. If you’re uncomfortable leaving a name, you can just leave me your initials. I’d love to know where you are from.

I don’t know how long I’ll keep on blogging, but I have to admit that the first year has been a lot of fun. My prayer is that this blog has been as much of a blessing in your life as it has been mine. Thanks for being my friend. :)


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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. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. DJG says:

    Happy Blog-Birthday!

    I am Donna from the Heart of Dixie- Cullman Alabama.

    I have been challenged and blessed by your blog…keep it up!

  2. merry says:

    Hi Trey

    A very happy bloggy birthday to you!

    Mary from central Ohio

  3. Neva says:

    Neva and Mr. Neva

    North Platte, Nebraska
    home of Arbor Day
    Nebraska–“the good life” :)

  4. Coy Thorp says:

    Happy blog-day!

    Coy Thorp
    somewhere in the northern Sierra foothills, California.

  5. Todd M says:

    Happy Happy.

    I discovered you a few months ago and always enjoy your posts. Very personal and genuine.

    Thanks for your cyber ministry

    Todd M
    Sidney, OH

  6. Anonymous says:

    Happy Bloggin Birthday!!

    I appreciate you building this page and keeping up with it! If you hadn’t, I would never have found it. :)

    Thanks for all you do!!

    Caleta May
    “Mouth of the South”
    Norman,OK/Ramstein AB, Germany

  7. Tim Archer says:

    Happy anniversary (I hope you can remember other anniversaries as well).

    Grace and peace,
    Tim in Abilene

    P.S.–I had a counter like that on my blog but it died from boredom. :-)

  8. Anonymous says:

    Your blog has been awesome! I think you should keep doin it.


  9. Haley says:

    I guess I can give you your blog birthday wish! My name is Haley McDonald, I’m actually Timbra Wiist’s younger sister, and I believe I met you once many years ago when Timbra was in aim!! I really enjoy your blog, thanks for always sharing your thoughts!


  10. Anonymous says:

    Happy “Blog” Birthday!

    California/Texas…depends on the time of year….but SOON to be London in December.

  11. Matt H. says:

    wishing your blog a happy birthday and many more from:

    you know who I am, from wish you would come home where you belong!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I’d send your blog a present because I like it so much. But I’d be late and I’m poor. But reading it is the bright spot in my morning. You have been a bright spot in my life for over 40 years.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Keep the inspirational posts coming. Your blog brightens my day!
    Ericka Moore
    Childress, Tx

  14. One Observationist says:

    I really enjoy your blog! Hope you keep it going. Glad I stumbled upon it.

    Jeremy Divis
    Omaha, NE

  15. Liss and MOMMY says:

    Hey Trey, I thought you were a blog pro. I can’t believe it has only been a year. Cody and I are celebrating 14 years today from our first date.
    Keep up the great work!
    Tulia TX

  16. amy says:

    Happy Bloggy Birthday! I’m a new reader – found your blog from Rex Boyles’ blog.
    Amy in North Texas

  17. Anonymous says:

    happy birthday! can’t believe it. it seems like only yesterday i got the news about your blog and now it is growing soooo big.

    but I think you should stop blogging


  18. Rex says:

    Happy Birthday, TreyBlog! Your author has been used by God to blesses many through his words – insights – and heart in this place. I have only visited of late … but I will return often. God bless you and yours, Trey. Rex

  19. Stacie says:

    I love reading your blog, found you via Neva or your sister one. I love your blog roll, it has led me to lots of great blogs.
    Stacie from Spearman Tx

  20. Mommysmart says:

    Well I am honored that you consider me your “blog-mother”. Selfishly, I just wanted a way to have daily inspiration from you from far away. It is funny that I now ask you for blog advice. You have done such a tremendous job with your blog. It has been a blessing to me and to so many of my friends.

    Happy Blog Birthday!

    P.S. I am still going to bug you about a book!

  21. NB says:

    Happy 1st Blog Birthday!

    I found your blog last December. Glad I did!

    Keep blogging!

  22. preacherman says:

    Happy 1st Blog Birthday Trey.
    Your blog has challenged my relationship and faith with Almighty God. I want to thank you brother. I feel that I have become closer to you over thise past year even though we are several hundered miles away. We do need to get together. Call or meet for coffee in Abilene. Again brother, thanks for all you do and have done. Keep up the wornderful work. May God bless you, your family and your ministry. May you continue to give us the great blogs over the next year.
    In Him,
    Kinney Mabry

  23. Toni Burns says:

    Trey, I have enjoyed your blog ever since I ran across it. I can always count on finding something to help me though your day on your blog. Sometimes something real deep and sometimes something real fully. Thanks for taking the time to write your blog and for always posting on mine (it really brightens my day).

  24. Roadtripray says:

    Hi Trey,

    My name is Ray and I’ve been visiting your blog for probably most of your first year. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon it, but yours has become one of the top 3 blogs I read.

    I’m a 38-year old software engineer who is answering God’s call to full-time ministry late in life, and your posts about dealing with the ministry and struggling with human shortcomings as a shepherd are truly inspiring.

    I’ve started a blog, too, although it’s very sparse at the moment. It’s at

    God Bless,

  25. lightening says:

    Happy bloggity birthday Trey! :-) I haven’t been reading your blog very long but really enjoy it.

    Interestingly, we’ve been blogging a similar amount of time. My blogs first birthday is this Saturday (17th). :-)

    Jodi/Lightening (Australia)

  26. Zach Detwiler says:

    Happy Birthday blog! Trey that is incredible.. Zach Detwiler, Childress, TX

  27. WendyC says:

    Hi Trey
    I found your blog via John Dobbs’ blog. Yours and his are among my favourites. I have posted links to your blog in a couple of my groups.

    Wendy Cayless in Sydney, Australia

  28. Odgie says:

    This blog is a blessing to me, for what its worth.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Happy Blog Birthday Trey. Let me know if any of your offspring needs a good “deer checker” for their long travels through Texas!


  30. mmlace says:

    Wow! Happy Blog Birthday! I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for a year, your blog is so great that I just assumed you’d been at it for awhile!

    I’d seen your name and comments out in the blogosphere for quite some time, but I believe it was a few months ago that you actually “barged in” and left a comment on my blog.

    I’ve been comin by here on an almost daily basis ever since then. I enjoy your thoughts and hope that you continue for many years to come! Much love!

    –Lacey in Little Rock, AR

  31. Jeanne M. says:

    I am so happy you became a blogger, and I found your site. You have been a blessing in my life, and I hope someday to meet you and Lea face to face, if not here on earth, then in heaven.

    God bless you and your family.

  32. Louie Mercer, Frank Mercer and Mike Ellis: The Church for Men Dudes says:


    Your blog is a must visit for me each day. You are doing a great job for the Kingdom. Be encouraged! Keep rocking!

    Mike Ellis

  33. Greg says:

    Congrats on the 1 year anniversary! Your blog is a blessing to me, so I selfishly hope you’ll continue for as long as I plan to read blogs! On the other hand, having done this daily for two and a half years, I know the desire to let it go.

    From the desert of Southern California. Greg England

  34. al says:

    I have asked a few times questions but have never received answers. Oh well that is par for the course. Wonder if this post will be seen. AL

  35. TREY MORGAN says:

    Al … sorry if I’m missed questions. It try had to answer any I get. Sometimes I do miss things. Sorry. And thanks for reading.

  36. TREY MORGAN says:

    This was fun. Thanks for all the notes!

  37. leslie says:

    happy be-lated blog-birthday; of late i haven’t been able to read daily but i always catch up, i really enjoy your site.

    anyway.. i’m leslie from portland oregon

  38. Matthew says:

    Had no clue that this blog is a year old, you have done an amazing work in that year.

  39. Timbra Wiist Owner/Photographer says:

    happy blog birthday. . . what is this world coming to? next year hallmark will probably have a card for this sort of thing. . if they do, i’ll send you one (but only you. . i have too many blogging friends. . “blogging” here is not standing in for a swear word, though it might as well. . . . ). i appreciate your um. . wisdom?! and am glad to have reconnected over the blog world with you! we love seeing how your kids have grown since last we saw them outside of cyberspace!


  40. Timbra Wiist Owner/Photographer says:

    ps. . i dont appreciate my sister saying i was in AIM. . MANY years ago. . i’m not old enough for the “many years ago” tag yet, am i?

  41. Anonymous says:

    Hi Trey, Read your post alot during the last few months after ‘merry’ turned me on to it! Really enjoy!
    Renetta from OHIO. GO BUCKS!!

  42. John Dobbs says:

    Happy Blog Birthday to one of my favorite bloggers. You’re a natural, kid.

  43. Di says:

    This post made me cry.

    I think you would know which post I liked the best. Probably far from most people’s favorite it is the one that touched my life and spoke truth at a time I so needed to hear a pastor speak it.

    It has been an incredible year for me dealing with pain caused by pastors and the refreshing reality you spoke has been a spot of light and hope.

    I hope you stick with the blog. You are obviously gifted. I wish I could fly out to meet you. Who knows, maybe I will.


  44. Anonymous says:

    Marty from the Wisconsin missions field… yep the land of beer, brats, cheese, Packers and for you, Tony Romo’s home state, could use a little more Jesus!

    Also, just to make you jealous, my son played catch with Romo a few years back when he was just a rookie. He was home in the off season.

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