All posts by: Jackie Trottmann

I embrace being a late bloomer. It’s a term that was used a lot in schools when children weren’t maturing academically. Late bloomers can also mean when someone physically, emotionally,...
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Read or listen to a light-hearted conversation about faith, the God Notes book, and being still. Introduction with Host Marty Guise and Author Jackie Trottmann You’re listening to Encounter here...
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Do you have a calling? According to my trusty, tattered Random House Dictionary, out of the many meanings for the word call, these two stood out: To cry out in...
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Without community, you can easily feel lost. A sense of belonging is a basic need that we have just as we need food and water. Not sharing our lives with...
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What is a masterpiece? Does Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Monet’s Water Lilies, Michelangelo’s David sculpture and the Sistine Chapel, or Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh come to mind?...
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When you think of connecting to God, you probably think of prayer, meditation, being in nature, or journaling. These are spiritual practices that I do and promote to foster a...
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When you lay your head on pillow at night, how often do you find yourself thinking I didn’t get enough done, I have so much more to do tomorrow, or...
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Everyone wants to be seen. But something happened to me one day that was dramatic. I became invisible. I was clinging to the 50s demographic by the hair of my...
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If you struggle to choose a word for the year, let the word choose you. That’s how I chose my word this year. In the prior post I talked about...
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Do you pick a word for the year? I started doing this for the last three years with incredible results. This word picking is not a frivolous, flippant exercise. Watch,...
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