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 to think romantically, things are a little different for women and not often as simple. But here are some things that I bet will help…

  1. Surprise your spouse by finding a babysitter for the kids and going out on a date.
  2. Leave a romantic note for your spouse to find.
  3. Give your spouse a “good” kiss for no reason at all.
  4. Cook dinner one night and clean up the kitchen when you’re done.
  5. Call your spouse during the day just to say “I love you.”
  6. Make a list of “25 Things” that you love about your spouse.
  7. Mail something to your spouse.
  8. Buy your wife a gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure … for no reason at all.
  9. Send flowers to your wife at her work place.
  10. Help pick up the house and get the kids to bed.
  11. Compliment your spouse everyday.
  12. Plan an evening at home together by yourselves.
  13. Give your spouse a massage.
  14. Hold hands.

Can you think of any I missed?

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 yet, I need to take a picture of my food.” I’m really NOT in to how food is presented, but more into how it tastes… and how much is on my plate. :)

When it comes to food, I’ll try anything once. A while back I ate some baby octopus just because I’d never tried them… not bad.

Here are a few pictures of things I’ve eaten recently and loved.

Lea and I have been taking a Spanish class, and after it was over we had a fiesta with some authentic Mexican food. SO authentic that you couldn’t even drink the water.  :)  The food was incredible and our teachers, Billy Moore and Amanda Henderson, did an excellent job teaching us.

Recently my friends Eddie & Kim Cook invited me over for my first crawfish boil. It was outstanding. Even better was the creole (soup) that they made from the leftovers.

The most AMAZING place to eat in Honduras is Carnitas. Carnitas is located in the bull-pen area of a local baseball stadium. There food  at Carnitas is SO good you feel guilty eating it. This plate is called the “Triple Play” and comes with pork, sausage and beef. If you make the trip to Honduras with me, DON’T leave the country without eating at Carnitas.

I usually eat very healthy and french fries are something I don’t eat a lot, but I celebrated on my birthday with this 3 pound platter of chili-cheese fries & a famous “burger from hell.”  Wow, they both were outstanding.

I learned two things recently when Parker and I ate at Abuelo’s. First, the stacked enchiladas were crazy good. And second, if you’re going to eat at Abuelos without Lea, don’t tell her about it. :)

I absolutely adore apple pie. This one was amazing.

I just had to include this picture. Yes, believe it or not, that folks is a beet.  NO I did NOT eat that, but recently when Lea and I were eating out, she actually put a beet on her plate. THEN to make it worse … SHE ATE IT.  Later in the day she actually expected me to kiss her. Of course I obliged … just because it was my marital duty. :)

Hungry yet?

What’s something you love to eat?

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

Happy Fathers Day.

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…

  1. I love getting to be a part of people’s lives. What an honor it is to be at the biggest events in people’s lives … births, baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc.
  2. I love people … helping people, being around people and watching people grow spiritually.
  3. I’m the luckiest man ever, because I get to get up every Sunday and speak to people about Jesus.
  4. I love the church where I work. They are SO good to me.
  5. I love that I married a woman who excels at being a minister’s wife.
  6. I love getting to live my faith, marriage and life out-loud for the world to see.
  7. I love seeing worldly, hard people change and become more like Jesus.
  8. I love that I have people in my life that minister to me.  Friends that lift me up in prayer, encourage me and care about my needs.
  9. I love just being myself in ministry. There’s nothing about my title that should ever make me be portrayed as pious, perfect or mistake-free. I’m just a normal person.
  10. I love getting to help the very needy and overlooked. I love things like feeding hungry people and picking up a guy on the side of the road who needs a room for the night.

What do you love about your ministry, church or vocation?

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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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DUMP DAY FOLLOW UP AND UPDATES

MY FAITH WAS TOO SMALL: Wow! What an incredible day yesterday’s Dump Day was. I’m more than a little blown-away by the events that took place yesterday, and I’m still trying to process the amazing things that happened. In one day we raised just over $25,000 for the people of the Tegucigalpa, Honduras dump. I […]

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DUMP DAY 2010

UPDATE at 6:07 p.m. CST – Bread For A Hungry World has offered to match up to $25,000 is we reach $25,000. We’re currently at $19,000. Let’s keep giving!!! Welcome to Dump Day 2010 I’m excited about today, because today we’re going to put others needs above our own. Today we’re going to do one […]

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DUMP DAY NEWS and a MUST SEE VIDEO…

DUMP DAY: We’ll kickoff Dump Day tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. (CST). Stop by tomorrow and make a pledge of any amount. Just leave a comment (anonymous or sign in, doesn’t matter) and say, “I’m pledging to send $______ amount.” Then we can keep a running tally of where we are on a total for […]

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DUMP DAY IS COMING …

Dump Day starts Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. What is “Dump Day?” Click here to read a little more. Stop by here and make a pledge to feed the hungry people of the Tegucigalpa, Honduras Dump. More info on Dump Day and the 30 Hour Fast in the morning (Tuesday morning). This is Sisia. Best […]

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WARRIOR DASH (Pictures)

Warrior Dash was a crowded event and a great time. They encouraged everyone to come in costume. I quickly spotted some celebrity runners … like Leonidas from 300. Captain Jack Sparrow? There was “Waldo.” Momma and Papa Smurf We had a great group from Childress head to Forney, Texas for Warrior Dash. Here’s our group […]

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WARRIOR DASH, TEXAS

Here’s what we’ll be doing tomorrow!!! A really BIG group from Childress is headed to Forney, Texas tomorrow for Warrior Dash, Texas. Two of my sons, Parker & Connor, are running Warrior Dash with me. Warrior Dash is 3.5 mile race that will take us through rivers, up muddy hills, over giant hay bales, through […]

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Children Should NEVER be at a Dump

I’d like you to meet Sisia. Best guess is that she’s about 18-months-old. This picture was taken yesterday at the dump when Marc & Terri Tindall were there feeding. You should know that because of the 2009 “Dump Day, she got to eat yesterday! Thank you. (If you get a chance, click on the picture […]

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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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