Life Measured in Moments

Across the street from our hotel was a Chinese Cultural Center. In the middle of Phoenix, Arizona, a little bit of China beckoned us to cross the street and explore. We walked through a high metal gate and admired the architecture, snapping pictures, and posting them on Facebook. “They are going to think we are […]

Lamenting and Wrestling

When I run, all I can hear is the pounding of my feet on the trail nearly in sync with the rhythm of my heart. I feel the heaviness of the sun on my skin and the sweat dripping into my eyes. I do not wear ear buds on the trail for safety reasons so […]

Creating a Place For Ideas

Ideas are like embers that spark in a fire and fling off into the cold night only to fade in the sand. I’ve known people who have great ideas, but manpower or leadership become a problem. Without a leader, an idea doesn’t have a chance to flame. Without the flame, volunteers aren’t attracted to it […]

Meet TRC Magazine’s Intern!

  TRC Magazine began in 2012 over a bowl of salsa and chips. Originally, it was created to give me a publishing option while I waited for traditional publishing to accept my submissions. Little did I know that God would have better ideas. The magazine grew thanks to the enthusiasm and passion of our volunteers, […]

Different and Better

Appointed by WorldVenture in 2015, I wasn’t actually released to raise funds until March, 2016. Necessary training is what prevented me from sending out those emails and making those phone calls. This probably confused many as people expected to hear from me, but God was wiser. Developing as a worker in the field of social […]

What is a Social Media Fast?

Even Jesus rested.  Even He went off into quiet places.  Likewise, I will be unavailable online today and tomorrow. If it’s urgent, you can text me. Otherwise, I will be communing with the Lord. I do a Social Media Fast to demonstrate control over social media and that social media doesn’t control me.

What If Isn’t Wolves, But Cute Doggies?

But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it. Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?… From Here When […]

How to Build Relationships

So, the biggest complaint among older people is how people post deeply disturbing details of their state of mind (pictures like below) on Facebook. Yet, the other day over a meal someone was talking specific details about the problem with their pancreas or colon. In both instances, these are examples of relationship building. Listening. Supporting. […]

Starting Out Right

Crazy schedules and a lifestyle of doing will wear you out. Creating new habits means starting the week out right. Every Monday and Tuesday of my new job and new schedule, I start out with reading a chapter in the Bible and sitting quietly. I want to listen to what God would tell me rather […]