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Mike Trimble
Farmersvile, CA
Family, Church, Photography, Giants' Baseball, and Coffee
Interests: Church Leadership, Photography, Cycling, Baseball, Coffee
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Our souls thirst for God just like the trees on the hills thirst for water. The wonderful news is that there is no shortage of God. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at The Journey
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I have made it a custom to take my camera out on Memorial Day weekend each year and try to capture a photograph that speaks to the real meaning of Memorial Day. This year I visited Bakersfield National Cemetery and was moved. Many of us will never understand as well as others what the true cost of freedom is. This lovely young lady had just posed for pictures with her daddy at his headstone. As her family was leaving she politely asked her mother, "Can I spend a little more time with daddy?". My eyes welled up in tears as I watched her spend a few moments there before returning to a park bench and waiting patiently while her mother went and spent a few moments at the same headstone. Abraham Lincoln once said "“A nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure.” Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at The Journey
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God stills the waves Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at The Journey
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California's Central Coast (Just North of Pismo) Ephesians 3:20–21 (ESV) — 20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Our God is big enough, it is our thoughts and dreams that are to small. We would do well to find a place to admire all that God has created and then to think of all that He could do for us if only we had faith to ask. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at The Journey
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“It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” ― Henry David Thoreau Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at The Journey
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“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.” ~ Walt Whitman Keep your face always toward the SON... Hebrews 12:1–2 (NLT) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at The Journey
“If I can put one touch of sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.” ~ G.K. Chesterton Make a priority today and everyday to add something to the lives of those you come in contact with. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at The Journey
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"Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil." Ephesians 4:26–27 (ESV) I am speaking this Sunday on Forgiveness, both giving and receiving. In my studies, I ran across an interesting line from Jonathan Tropper's novel, This Is Where I Leave You. Two brothers are talking after one has been hurt... “I wasted a lot of time being angry, time I can't get back. And now I see you, so angry about what happened to your marriage, and I just want to tell you, at some point it doesn't matter who was right and who was wrong. At some point, being angry is just another bad habit, like smoking, and you keep poisoning yourself without thinking about it.” ― Jonathan Tropper, This is Where I Leave You Time is indeed too precious to waste. Once it is gone we can never get it back. How much time have we needlessly wasted by being angry? I wonder sometimes if being angry really does become a very bad habit. Something makes us angry, we refuse to forgive, bitterness creeps into our hearts, and then we walk around angry... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at The Journey
G.K. Chesterton — 'There is no way in which a man can earn a star or deserve a sunset.' On my way from Tulare to Visalia, while making visits this week I stopped along the side of the road to admire these majestic oaks. The timing was perfect and I watched The Lord paint another masterpiece across the skies. All the way home I whistled the tune of Beyond The Sunset. When I got home that night I looked the lyric up and fell in love with the story behind the hymn. On a summer evening in 1936 Virgil and Blanch Brock attended dinner at a friends home in Indiana. After having enjoyed an amazing sunset over Winona Lake the group talked about the sunset, how the sky turned orange and the reflection on the water made the lake look like it was on fire. Virgil's cousin, Horace Burr, was at the table that night listening to everyone speak of the splendor they had all witnessed. Horace, who had been blind since birth and never had the opportunity to see a sunset for himself, exclaimed with excitement, "That is the most amazing sunset I have ever seen!". Virgil asked him... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at The Journey
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'Til the storm passes over, 'Til the thunder sounds no more; 'Til the clouds roll forever from the sky, Hold me fast, let me stand, In the hollow of Thy hand; Keep me safe 'til the storm passes by. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at The Journey
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I am going to a city, Where the streets with gold are laid; Where the tree of life is blooming And the roses never fade. Here they bloom but for a season Soon their beauty is decayed. I am going to a city, Where the roses never fade. Loved ones gone to be with Jesus, In their robes of white arrayed; Now are waiting for my coming, Where the roses never fade. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at The Journey
Posted Sep 13, 2015 at The Journey
“What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself.” [Pascal, Pensees #425] Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at The Journey
There are times when it is easy to worship the Lord and there are times when it is difficult. We must be committed to worship the Lord at all times because worship is good for us. We were designed to worship. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at The Journey
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I'm looking forward to preaching on The Cross Of Christ for the next several weeks leading up to Resurrection Sunday. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at The Journey