Pastor Jim’s Blog

Lessons From Preschool

Lessons From Preschool

Lessons From Preschool For the past 22 years I have lived with a Preschool Teacher. (I am her long-term, perhaps never-ending, project.) Kindergarten teachers are very happy when they get Trinity Preschool graduates. They know that our 5-year-old graduates...

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Optimism in 2020

Optimism in 2020

Optimism in 2020Weekly WordFelicia and I watched the new Netflix documentary called “Inside Bill’s Brain.” It is a three-part series offering insights into the genius of Bill Gates. It is fascinating, to say the least. Bill Gates reads 14 books a week; he...

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Weekly Word

Weekly Word

Weekly WordThe Seahawks are in the playoffs after an agonizing finish to the regular season. They literally missed winning the division by inches. But this Sunday at 1:00, they will be playing in Philadelphia. That means that their schedule will not...

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Christmas Memories

Christmas Memories

Weekly WordIt was a day that I will never forget for a variety of reasons. Thirty-eight years ago today, my Grandmother Elliott died. She loved Christmas. Christmas in my family revolved around my grandmother; at her house each Christmas Eve there would be...

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Advent: A Season of Waiting and Preparing

Advent: A Season of Waiting and Preparing

Weekly WordWe began our Advent journey as we always do. On the first Sunday of Advent, we gathered for worship and lit one candle on the Advent Wreath. The candle is known as the Prophet’s Candle. It remembers the prophets of God who foretold the coming of...

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Blessed to be a Blessing

Blessed to be a Blessing

Weekly Word I received a thank you card in the mail last week. “Pastor Jim and Trinity Church, our hearts are so humbled and thankful for your extremely generous check!!! We were able to purchase an entire case of the extra-large cans of Nutramigen formula for our...

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The Walking Dead and Other Great Halloween Topics

The Walking Dead and Other Great Halloween Topics

Weekly Word My grandson is three years old. Camden said, “Mom, I want to have a conversation with you. A conversation, okay? About being dead?” He then asked his mother, “Where is heaven? Where is God? Can you still walk when you are dead? Are there any scary monsters...

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Saddle up Your Horse and Come to TLC

Saddle up Your Horse and Come to TLC

Weekly Word I hope that you will join us for worship this Sunday, October 20th. I promise you that it will be a unique worship experience. Unique in the 66-year history of TLC. Inspired by the Ken Burns PBS Documentary titled, “Country Music,” we will be using country...

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God’s Kindness Is In Your Heart

God’s Kindness Is In Your Heart

Weekly Word... My good friend Tony Aguilar called me this morning. We talked yesterday before he met with his medical team. Tony came to TLC as the love of his life, Teddy, was dying of cancer. Tony caught a double dose of the Holy Ghost here. He was inspired and...

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What Happens at TLC Does Not Happen Anywhere Else

What Happens at TLC Does Not Happen Anywhere Else

Weekly WordWhat happens here does not happen anywhere else. It does not happen at the country club, it does not happen in the public schools, it does not happen at Rotary or Soroptimists. What happens at TLC does not happen anywhere else.This Sunday, the...

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