10 Things I’ve Enjoyed About my Vacation

After a great week at the Red River Family Encampment, we’ve spent the rest of the week vacationing in the mountains of New Mexico.

Here are 10 things I’ve enjoyed about my vacation…

1. The cool 70 degree temperatures in the daytime and 40 degree temps at night. (I’m really disappointed that Childress has been having rally cool temps all week. Bragging about being in the mountains don’t mean much when it’s not 103 at home.) Ha.

2. Playing catch with the boys.

3. Fly-fishing with Parker.

4. Laying in the big back porch-swing, until I dozed off.

5. Eating things (ice cream, fried foods, candy) I don’t usually eat.

6. Playing a card game called dimes (or 31). Good thing my boys didn’t have any dimes, or they would be broke.

7. Teaching and meeting new (and old) friends at the Red River Family Encampment.

8. Afternoon mountain rain showers.

9. Spending time with Lea’s family.

10. Reading my bible for just me. Asking, “What’s this saying to me?” instead of, “How could I teach this text?”

As always, thanks for reading my blog. I’m honored that you’d take time to stop by. :)

Adultery is a Brainless Act

Some call it sleeping around, some call it cheating or being unfaithful, God calls it adultery. No matter what you call it, it’s pretty clear on how God feels about adultery.

He doesn’t like it!

Here are a few things I took note of from the book of Proverbs this morning…

“Adultery is a brainless act, self-destructive … And a reputation ruined for good.” Proverbs 6:32

“…He who sleeps with another man’s wife, or even touches her will never go unpunished.” Proverbs 6:29

“Be faithful to your own wife… don’t give your love to just any woman. Be happy with the wife you married when you were young. Let her love always make you happy and hold you captive. My son, don’t be held captive by a woman who takes part in adultery. Don’t fondle a woman who is not your wife. The Lord sees everything you do, and he watches where you go. An evil man will be caught in his wicked ways … He will die because he does not control himself…” Proverbs 5:15-23

Here is what I take from this, “Seek wisdom, delight in your own spouse, and keep you pants zipped around others.”

First Fish

Cooper’s first fish with a flyrod.

Cooper caught this fishing with Parker

Cooper caught this fishing with Parker

What Attracts me to A Blog?

I taught a class this morning on how to successfully use blogging and social media for ministry. I shared a few points on what I think makes a successful blog. Here were my points…

  • Make your posts relevant. Give me stuff that applies today and is relevant to me as a Christian, husband, father, etc.
  • Make it short. No one, including myself, has time to read LONG blogs. No matter how relevant and important a topic, if it’s really long, I’ll skip right over it.
  • Make me laugh. I love blogs that make me laugh. Allow your personality to come through.
  • Challenge me. Don’t just give me some information, but challenge my thinking, my lifestyle and my way of life. Challenge me to be a better person, husband, Christian or father.
  • Be open. Let yourself come through. Tell us about who you are, what you like and what you don’t like. Anonymous blogs are nice, but if we don’t know you, we won’t become attached.
  • Update regularly. Nothing is more frustrating than finding a blog you love and it’s only updated once or twice a month.

These were a few of my thoughts on what make a successful blog. Do you agree? What attracts you to a blog?

Women have Chosen “This Guy” as the Perfect Man?

What man wouldn’t want to be the “perfect man?” Every year, for the past 50 years, women have voted in Redbook magazine on who they think is the perfect man for each decade. Past winners by decades include…

  • John Wayne – 60′s
  • Alan Alda – 70′s
  • Sylvester Stallone – 80′s
  • Nicholas Cage – 90′s
  • Johnny Depp – 00′s
This year, Redbook has done it a little different and asked women to choose an “All-Time” perfect man. Believe it or not, after careful consideration, endless debate and thousands of votes, women have decided the all-time is…
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MR. POTATO HEAD!
Why was he chosen?
They say he’s tan. He’s cute. He knows the importance of accessorizing.
And if he looks at another girl, you can rearrange his face.

Sheesh … I just can’t compete with that!

The Dad Life

Talk about an awesome video…. This is dad life It’s how we live 24/7, 365 Check me Gas station glasses Don’t care what the masses Think about me wit my sweet goatee I’m rockin’ my Dockers With a cuff and a crease I got that St. John’s Bay And a clip for my piece I […]

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Red River Family Encampment 2010

(Photo by Jeff Foster) We’re headed this weekend to the Red River Family Encampment in the beautiful mountains of Red River, New Mexico. A couple thousand people will be showing up for five days of fellowship, bible study and relaxation. I’m teaching 3 adult classes in the mornings on, “Finding new Ministries in Unexpected Places,” […]

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Bring some Food, Show up Naked

I laughed when I heard a woman mention recently, “It’s pretty simple to get a husband to think romantically. A wife just needs to bring some food and show up naked.” Personally, I’d just like to add to that statement that anything fancier than pizza is unnecessary. While some that may work for getting husbands […]

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WARNING: This will make you Hungry

You can call me a little weird if you want, but I have a ton of food pictures on my phone. When I try something new, or see sometime that looks really good, I get a picture of it. It’s not unusual for me to be sitting in a restaurant and say, “Don’t start eating […]

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Here’s to hoping you’re not a Sick, Twisted & Evil Father

Happy Fathers Day.

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10 Things I LOVE About Being a Minister

At the first of this week I shared with you, “10 Things that Frustrate me as a Minister.” I think it’s only fair that I also share with you this post … 10 Things I LOVE About Being a Minister… I love getting to be a part of people’s lives. What an honor it is […]

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Get Dad a Manly Gift this Father’s Day

I love this video. 1% Wax 99% testosterone Mandles come in a variety of scents. Chuck Norris Sweat, Raw Meat, Wet Dog, Pigskin, and many other manly scents.

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10 Things that Frustrate Me as a Minister…

I have always been a glass-half-full type person. I choose to focus on the positives and not the negatives. But someone asked me this week, “Is there anything that frustrates you?” They couldn’t believe there were things that got under my skin. Although I choose not to focus on them … here are a few… . People […]

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It’s going to be an Exciting Summer…

The Morgan family has had a busy summer so far. Parker has graduated from high school. Connor has been at Lubbock Christian’s Encounter Camp. Cooper has been playing baseball. Parker flew yesterday to Miami to see Taylor. He’ll be there about a week enjoying the sun, some baseball and hanging out. When he returns we’ll […]

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A Sad Story from the Dump

One of the people I’ve met at the Tegucigalpa dump is a 17 year-old girl named Fany. She is a very outgoing teenager who has become close friends with Marc & Terri Tindall. When they feed at the dump, Fany is good at crowd control and sometimes helps serve or hand out water. Fany does […]

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What My Wedding Ring Symbolizes

My wedding ring is a simple gold band that hasn’t been off my finger in many, many years. The only time I remember it coming off, for any amount of time, is when it broke in half and I had to have it fixed. When you look at my ring closely, you won’t see any […]

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Signs I’m Getting Old

I can’t believe I have a son who will be 21 in a few months. I’m not old enough to have a son that old. With this new forty-something age I’ve become, I’ve noticed a few changes in my life that I’m not sure I like. It seems that just overnight I’ve become “older.” How […]

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A Funny Love Story

An 80 year old woman was arrested for shop lifting. When she went before the judge he asked her,”What did you steal?” She replied: “A can of peaches”. The judge asked her why she had stolen them and she replied that she was hungry. The judge then asked her how many peaches were in the […]

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Armando Galarraga, Jim Joyce, plus Forgiveness & Grace

Last night Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce made one of the worst calls in baseball history.  His mistake at the end of the Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians game cost Tiger’s pitcher Armondo Galarraga a perfect game.  A perfect game is nearly impossible and in all of MLB history there have only been 12. With […]

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40 Things I Love My Wife

. She considers me her best friend. She looks amazing in her little black dress. She loves watching Texas Rangers baseball. She laughs at my stupid jokes. Her smile triggers an endorphin release in my brain. Her hand fits perfectly in mine. She loves to hug me 20 times a day. She puts lots of […]

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I’m Glad I Had Cancer?

I still remember where I sat when the doctor said, “You have cancer.” Lea hadn’t even come with me to the doctor appointment, because neither one of us felt “the lump” was going to be anything serious. I remember going outside to call Lea and tell her that the doctor had just told me that […]

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Congratulations Parker – Graduate 2010

PSALM 127:3-5 3 Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. 4 Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. 5 How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at […]

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Crazy things I’ve seen … in Church!

The other day we had so much fun talking about things we remember about “church when we were kids.” I thought it’d be fun to share some stories about crazy things we’ve seen in church. I’ve seen a lot of crazy things …. some funny, some sad and some down right jaw-dropping. Here are just […]

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Dump Fund Heroes

I’d like you to meet some of my heroes from Quanah High School in Quanah, Texas. They are some of the seniors from Pam Ward’s English class. The heard about Dump Day, watched the gut-wrenching video from the dump and were moved to the point of wanting to get involved. They challenged the Junior’s English […]

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What if Jesus Showed up at Your Church?

Someone asked the question in a bible class recently that made for a lot of interesting discussion. The question was, “What if Jesus showed up for our church services tonight … what would he do or say?”  Here were a few things people answered…. “He’d lead us in powerful worship.” “He would preach.” “He’d tell […]

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Rocks in my Shoes and Sin in my Life

Nothing is more frustrating than getting a rock in my shoe when I’m running. Okay, maybe crazy rabid dogs are worse, but rocks in my shoe are a close second. Rocks are like uninvited guests that show up and ruin your whole party. Here are a few things I’ve learned about getting a rock in […]

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10 Reasons NOT to Have an Affair

“Adultery is a brainless act and self-destructive … and a reputation ruined for good.” Proverbs 6:32 (Message) For some time now, there has been a new online service promoting, “Life is Short, Have an Affair.” It REALLY burns me that they make it sound like an affair is the thing to do and nobody ever […]

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Sometimes Being Part of a Family Hurts

I picked up Cooper (2nd grade) from school on Friday. He was unusually quiet. ME: “What’s wrong?” COOPER: “Nothing,” he said, but not convincingly. More silence. COOPER: “When is Parker moving away to go to college?” ME: “It will be a few more weeks.” Big tears began to well-up in his eyes and roll down his […]

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And the Barnes & Noble Gift Card Winner is… (and other stuff too)

Here’s a few things I’d like to run by you… GIVE AWAY: When I do giveaways I use Random.org to generate the random number so I’m not the one that makes the picks. I’m still laughing about who was picked for the $25 Barnes and Noble winner….it’s Laci.  She said something nice about me on her […]

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What I Remember about Church, When I was a Kid

I was born on a Sunday morning and the following Sunday, my mom took me to church. As hard as I try, I can’t ever remember not going to church. That’s probably because I always have. I was raised in a family that never missed. And I do mean never. If the doors were open and the lights […]

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A Modern Day Version of the Good Samaritan … well sort of.

I hate being late. In fact, I detest it. I actually like being places at least 10 minutes early, but oh boy, was I running late last Tuesday to my bible class. I knew in about 3 minutes I’d have a room full of women chanting, “Where’ve you been. You’re late!”  I’d been out running […]

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Welcome to the New Trey Morgan.net

I am so excited!  I’m like a kid at Christmas. It took me a long time to come around, but now I’m officially on WordPress. It was tough to teach this old dog new tricks. I thought if Blogger was good enough for Paul and Silas, it had to be good enough for me. There’s […]

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I’M CLOSING MY BLOG … AND I’M EXCITED ABOUT IT

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: It’s official, I’m closing down my blog … and opening a new one. This is the last day of the “old” blog, and tomorrow (possibly tonight) you will see an all new and improved treymorgan.net. My friend, Peter Pollock has built me a new, more user friendly blog in the Word Press format. […]

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10 THINGS I’VE LEARNED IN MY MARRIAGE TO LEA

I’ve learned to never question the number of shoes a woman has. I’ve learned that weekly dates are essential for my marriage to stay healthy. I’ve learned that there is a “right” way to put toilet paper on the holder. I’ve learned that pursuing my wife is something that I should NEVER stop doing in […]

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ONE MORE DUMP VIDEO YOU NEED TO SEE…

This past December, a group of us met at the dump in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for a banquet. Sounds crazy doesn’t it … for who has a banquet at a dump? Instead of serving food from the back of a pickup, we rented chairs and tables that were covered in white tablecloths. Instead of the people […]

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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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