All Resources by Trillia Newbell

You Are the Hands of Jesus

Trillia Newbell
You Are the Hands of Jesus
God is worthy of all of our awe, and it is good to fear the Lord. But have you ever given much thought to how intimate God’s love and care is for people?
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Good

John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith
This book now appears in print under the title Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice. Christian complementarity is the conviction that God created men and woman as his image-bearers — equal in
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Designed for Joy

John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith
Designed for Joy
It’s one of the most important — and controversial — topics of our time. God created men and women in his image — equal in value and complementary in roles. These distinctive roles are not the vestiges of a bygone…
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Why We Can Trust Him

Trillia Newbell
Why We Can Trust Him
*Trust in the Lord.* Those little words do indeed pack a lot of truth, but what does it really mean to trust the Lord and how might our encouragement better point us to the One we can trust? In other words, yes, we want to trust the Lord, but why can we?
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Mom Enough

Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, Christine Hoover, Rachel Jankovic, Rachel Pieh Jones, Carolyn McCulley, and Trillia Newbell
Are you mom enough? The cover of Time Magazine asked this haunting question in bold red letters that hung over the startling image of a young mother breastfeeding her four-year-old. When the issue hit newsstands it re-ignited a longstanding mommy…
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Learning to Abide in Christ

Trillia Newbell
Learning to Abide in Christ
I hear the words “abide in Christ” mentioned a lot by women as a way to express rest. At least I think that’s what they mean. The truth is, I’ve never had it defined for me clearly, even though I’ve…
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How to Teach Your Kids About the Nations

Trillia Newbell
How to Teach Your Kids About the Nations
My kids are young. They are young and impressionable, which is why my husband and I have chosen to start teaching them about the nations now. Their curiosity actually began well before we pulled out the flags and books about…
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Meet the Family of God

Trillia Newbell
Meet the Family of God
There is no denying the importance of family. My husband and children are my first priority and God’s gift to me. When my husband is discouraged, it’s a privilege to come alongside him and encourage him. When my kids are…
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Three Benefits of Discipleship

Trillia Newbell
Three Benefits of Discipleship
What happens when you get a group of women in a room to discuss life and the gospel? Talking. Lots of talking. And questions. More questions than you can imagine. Why? Because we need each other, and sometimes life can…
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Our Children for Our Joy

Trillia Newbell
Note: This article now appears in Desiring God’s free ebook Mom Enough, available in three electronic formats, as well as paperback. I dropped my son off at his school and yelled my usual through the rolled down window, “I…
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Moving Beyond the Stalemate in Marriage

Trillia Newbell
Let me be honest from the start. At the beginning of my marriage, I was a harsh jerk. My self-righteous impatience made it almost impossible for my husband to plan even a Saturday out for the two of us because…
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It’s Good to Be a Jar of Clay

Trillia Newbell
Note: This article now appears in Desiring God’s free ebook Mom Enough, available in three electronic formats, as well as paperback. Clay jars are delicate. They crack easily even though they may seem relatively durable. On one hand, clay…
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When a Black Woman Married a White Man

Trillia Newbell
It’s interesting that something so commonplace and natural to me can be such a mystery to others. You see, I’m a black woman married to a white man. For many — perhaps more than would like to admit — my…
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Legalism or Love? Religious or Radical?

Trillia Newbell
If you’re struggling with legalism, don’t fight it by quitting your quiet times. That’s the good advice I remember once hearing from a pastor. In other words, there’s a temptation to presumably fight legalism by running away from good things…
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The Amazing Calling of Being “Mom”

Trillia Newbell
Note: This article now appears in Desiring God’s free ebook Mom Enough, available in three electronic formats, as well as paperback. The other morning I woke up while my children were still sleeping and began to pray. I started…
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Why Accountability Matters

Trillia Newbell
We call it accountability. Beginning in 2001 I had the privilege each and every Friday afternoon to meet with two women for mutual encouragement and prayer. We did this for several years and remain accountable to each other to this…
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More Than Month-Long

Trillia Newbell
February is Black History month. In 1976 the United States government officially acknowledged this month as an annual celebration of noted Black historians, scholars, educators, and publishers. School days for me during the month of February meant learning about historical…
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Fitness Goals and the New Year

Trillia Newbell
The new year ushers in new resolutions and fitness historically lands at the top of new year’s resolution goals for most people. I’ve been a part of the fitness industry for nearly eight years off and on. Each January fitness…
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Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

Trillia Newbell
I have walked this earth a short 34 years, but in that time I have experienced a wide range of various trials. As a young child my parents struggled financially resulting in the occasional electricity being shut off and visits…
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Biblical Womanhood and the Problem of the Old Testament

Trillia Newbell
As explained in my review of A Year of Biblical Womanhood, much of Rachel Held Evans’ book could be summed up, sadly, as an attempt to discount the validity of Scripture. I am hopeful that she does not intend…
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A Year of Biblical Womanhood: A Review

Trillia Newbell
There are several reasons why I decided to read and review Rachel Held Evans’ forthcoming book A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband "Master" (Thomas…
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The Race-Transcending Gospel

Trillia Newbell
It was the summer of 1998. I was leading a private camp and awaiting the arrival of my assistant. She arrived with her blonde ponytail, blue eyes, and bubbly spirit. She was a few years younger than I — and…
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Femininity: June Cleaver, Clair Huxtable, or the Valiant Woman?

Trillia Newbell
Note: This article now appears in Desiring God’s free ebook Mom Enough, available in three electronic formats, as well as paperback. One of my female icons growing up was Oprah Winfrey. I dreamed of being like her one day…
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Celebrating Diversity in Our Homes

Trillia Newbell
I was 22 when I began doing outreach and evangelism with my church college ministry, Volunteers for Christ. When I began knocking on dorm room doors at the University of Tennessee, I was filled with excitement and anticipation. I thought…
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