All posts by: Jackie Trottmann

Are You Looking for a Shortcut?

In our little town there is a train station that sits at the end of a line of quaint shops and restaurants. Across from the station is an outdoor market....

Your To Do List and God’s To Do List

I’m sure that everyone has a to do list. It may be a list that you physically write down, or it may be a list that you keep in your...

How to Hold onto the Child Within

Robert and I took our first small trip since, BC – before Covid, which seems like centuries ago as opposed to only 15 months ago. Our destination was Pella, Iowa...

The Present and Future Joy that Jesus Gives

Jesus said, “I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete.” This complete word means whole. So why...

What Do the Four Stages of the Butterfly Have to Do with Me?

During one of our hikes, this lovely butterfly landed right in front of me. It posed for quite some time, enabling me to take this picture. Like me, maybe you...

This is the Day the Lord Has Made – Today

Psalm 118:24 says: This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Not yesterday, not tomorrow, today. Watch or read. I feel...

Are You Afraid Of Silence?

Are you afraid of silence? We live in a world filled with noise, especially if you live in an urban area. Silence should come as a welcome relief, no? (Read...

Do You Believe in Unconditional Self-Love

I had the privilege to be invited on a podcast called Fit for Joy. The host asked me if I believed in unconditional love. That was easy. “Of course,” I...

What Do You Really Need to Give Up for Lent and Always

During Lent we traditionally give up things as a sacrifice like chocolate, alcohol, soda, meat on Friday, Girl Scout cookies, and the like. (Why is National Girl Scout Cookie Day...

5 Coping Tips to Bring Light to COVID Dark Times Ahead

Here are 5 coping tips to bring light to COVID dark times ahead. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control)  has warned us that the darkest days are ahead with the...