All posts by: Jackie Trottmann

Why You Need to Recognize the Enemy of Distraction

Solomon recognized the enemy of distraction when he instructed in Proverbs 4:25: Let your eyes look directly forward and your gaze be straight before you. In the following two verses,...

What Star Do You Follow?

They set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising until it stopped over the place where the child was. Matthew 2:9...

7 Tips to Prepare the Way for Joy

“See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make...

What Season Are You In

The Ecclesiastes author says, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) What season are you in? This is...

What Does the Golden Rule Not Mean

Have you ever thought what The Golden Rule does not mean? If you haven’t, you can not only be robbing yourself of joy, but festering bitterness. You were probably taught...

How Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop Steals Your Joy

There are lots of things to steal your joy, and waiting for the other shoe to drop is a big one. Last week I was feeling a little under the...

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...