STUFF ON MY MIND

  • This is our last week to have Taylor at home. We knew this day would come. He leaves for AIM on Saturday. Lea and I feel just like Taylor does, we’re excited but nervous. He’s going to do great. I’ll tell you more about it later this week.

  • Hopefully you’ve figured out by now that I like to tease Lea about buying shoes and shopping. Lea is my sweetie and honestly, she doesn’t spend a lot on shoes or clothes. I’m a blessed man that she’s pretty content with her life with me. But I do need to tell you that there is a chance that we’re going to be in Vegas next March and I am hoping I can talk her in to the Elvis in the white wedding chapel thing. :)
  • I’ve been struggling with my faith lately. Not in a bad way, but in a radical way. I want to be more than just a believer in Jesus, I’m actually called to be a disciple of Jesus. I don’t just want to study his life, I want to live his life. I want my faith to be a risk taking faith. I’m praying about this. Anything you’re praying about in your faith right now?
  • I know you’ve probably seen this. It’s called Cardboard Testimony. (If you haven’t watched it, do it now.) I’ve been thinking, “What would my card board testimony be?” What would I put on mine? I’ll show you in a few days? So, what would you put on yours?

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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. That Girl says:

    We had a “cardboard testimonies” service at Downtown last Sunday and it was very powerful. I did not have the courage to stand before the group. Actually, our cardboard is blank. Jesus has washed our slate clean.

  2. blogprophet says:

    wow, the cardboard thingy was powerful, thanks for that.

  3. doug young says:

    Trey,
    There is no doubt that we are on the same page on this one. I certainly get it.

    I saw the cardboard testimony several months ago I guess and it was very moving.

    Mine would say,

    “Blind leader of the blind.”

    flipside

    “God opened my eyes! (2 Kings 6:17)”

  4. Stoogelover says:

    Having grown up in a very legalistic religious environment, mine would possibly read:

    Pharisee

    Recovering Pharisee

  5. Anonymous says:

    A friend told me about your blog months ago, I read it every day. Some days I laugh, one day I was reminded to tell my husband thank you for being a “doting man”, have found resources to strengthen my marriage that feels as if it is barely held together by a string at times, BUT TODAY…..I sit here in tears after watching the cardboard confessions….. God answers my prayers in ways I would never have imagined.

    My cardboard confession would be:

    Lost Husband to Suicide in 2003. Became Hardened and Full of Anger.

    Gave It To God, He Soothed My Pain and Washed Away My Guilt.

    Thank you Trey! I needed today’s blog.

  6. Anonymous says:

    dude, i just found out this morning about the walk-off grand salami.

    I hope you were still there when it happened, and weren’t in the bathroom or in line for a pretzel.

    brian

  7. preacherman says:

    I really enjoyed the cardboard testimony.

  8. Dawn Jenkins says:

    I am hoping our church will do the cardboard testimonies. I am feelin’ the same way about my faith…especially after reading the “Jesus I Never Knew” book. I have always loved Jesus for what He did, but now I love Him for who He was/Is- His personality. Thanks for the uplifting comment you left on my blog last week- it made my day that you even read my blog!

  9. Terry says:

    “I want my faith to be a risk-taking faith.” Amen!

    I’m looking forward to reading about Taylor’s experiences with AIM. Please let us know when he has chosen a country or area in which to serve.

  10. cwinwc says:

    We’re in the middle of refurbishing our Auditorium with our “Opening Day” scheduled for sometime in September. We plan on having a “Cardboard Service” on that day.

    I’m still thinking on my cardboard.

  11. TREY MORGAN says:

    Loved the comments. Smiled all the way through them.

  12. Matt says:

    Faked my Faith for Years

    Met God on a Mountain. Never the same since.

  13. wjcsydney says:

    I think my cardboard testimony would be something like
    Apathetic cultural Christian
    Redeemed by His blood

  14. Joshua Tucker says:

    Hey bro, I’m excited for your son coming here. He’ll love it, but I know changes are always hard.

    I think about what it means to be a follower of Jesus every day. For the last year or two I’ve simplified my faith a lot. I’ve focused a lot on trying to genuinely love God and love people. I’ve tried to truly make my identity in the cross, not my accomplishments, my image of myself, or what others think. And I’ve tried to commit myself to the beatitudes in study and practice, though I fail very often.

    I’m praying about my future. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing after Sunset. I tend to be a planner, so I’m trying to distinguish between being responsible and truly leaning on God’s guidance. This summer really woke me up to the urgency in this world for people who will give their lives to leading others to Christ. It’s really made me pensive and maybe even a little down. But I’m not sure that’s a bad thing.

    My cardboard testimony:
    Pothead wasting his life –
    Passionately forgiven and leading others to Jesus

    Anyway, sorry for the letter. Thanks for your encouraging posts. Keep them up. :)

  15. Trent Tanaro says:

    Trey,

    I am very glad for you and your son going to AIM. Marlana and I were in the class of 95, it was the faith shifting decision in my life that has let us to where we are now, God is awesome.
    On the radical thinking, Im there, reading irresistible Revolution now, faith shifting it is indeed.
    Not sure what to do with it, but it’s talking straight to me!

    Cardboard Testimony: I had it all figured out…I let God in an I m back to step one: Trust

  16. TREY MORGAN says:

    Stoogelover – loved it.

    Anonymous – my heart hurts for you and your loss of your husband. I immediately prayed for you. I’m thankful you’re finding something helpful in this blog. Please hang in there.

    Joshua – thanks for your words. You’re never too long winded. I loved our time together this past Sunday too. Thanks for dropping by. I’m looking forward to watching Taylor’s spiritual growth. Thanks for your ministry.

    MY CARDBOARD TESTIMONY? I thought of so many, but here’s the one I’m going with:

    Believed that God’s grace was limited to a few who had their act together.

    Realized that it’s God’s grace and He can give it to anybody He wants.

  17. preacherman says:

    Trey,
    You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as your son begins this new journey in his life. I know God will be with him and he will have an incredible spiritual experience at AIM. Praise God for your sons devotion and willingness to learn and change lives over the next several years. What a blessed time this will be in his life. He will be making friends that will last a lifetime. He will learn the bible, and grow in his faith and relationship with God. God is doing great things with AIM and the Sunset School of Preaching. I he will enjoy Lubbock. Lots’ of cool and fun things to do. Countless churches in and around Lubbock that are opportunities to serve, minister and do the will that God has called.

  18. Amanda KP says:

    I’m praying about several things in my faith right now…will get back to you on those!
    Wish I could see the Cardboard Testimony–it’s blocked from our school computers…maybe I can see it on another computer soon!
    Taylor is so awesome!!!! Can’t wait to hear about all he is doing in AIM!! You and Lea have done such a great job with him and your other boys!!! You two have been (and continue to be) such great role models for me!!! Thanks!!!

  19. Confessing Lunatic says:

    I’m praying the God will clearly show us His purpose for our church. Our community has so many churches yet there are needs everywhere that are not being met. People who don’t claim Christianity at all are better at being God’s hands and feet that the church is. It’s shameful, really.

    As for my cardboard testimony:

    Despised my outward appearance.

    Made beautiful from the inside out.

  20. brittnlisa says:

    Trey,

    Nice one! Thanks for the charge. Mine would read: “Hopeless life lived — Living Hope Filled Life!”

    Britt

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