Carrie Tripp

Sold out. God follower. Wife. Mother. Teacher. Coach. Crazy volunteer. In all my spare time I love to read and write. Sharing my love of Christ is my goal.

Treasure Seeking

Last night I kept falling asleep while I was talking to God. Fighting it horribly. Sleep, not God! Telling myself it was a sin to fall asleep in the middle of prayer. Asking myself how I feel when my husband falls asleep in the middle of a conversation.And then something came to me.If I fall asleep talking to God, and I reach for my Bible as soon as I wake up to read His Word, then that makes Him the first and last thing on my mind each day....more
oh and great writing, by the way!more

Give Up the Promise--You Want the Promiser!

God has great plans for you. The Bible says so. I happen to believe the Bible is true.Have you ever felt like you KNEW what God’s plans for you were? Perhaps even that He had told you, vaguely at least, how He was going to use you?Grab your Bible, whichever translation you prefer, and take a look at what Abraham knew. Genesis 12:2-- God told Abram that he was going to make him into a great nation at the ripe ole age of 75.Genesis 12:7--but Abram had no descendant.Genesis 13:15-16--Still Abram had no descendants, only servants....more

Why It's Ok to Quit

 I take responsibility seriously. Probably too seriously. I can’t stand (Yes, read judgment here. I told you I don’t hide my sin.) when people say they’ll do something and then don’t follow through.However, my commitment to responsibility has lead me down some roads I shouldn’t have traveled. Ok. That’s probably not true either. Guilt did it....more

Playing the Blame Game Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” Genesis 3:12 NKJV...more

Trial by Fire

Do you work well under pressure?Trial by fire? Yes, I’d say that’s how I live my life. Some by choice, some by chance.I do my best work under pressure. At the last minute. When everything that could go wrong did. When absolute and utter failure appears inevitable, yes, that’s when I do my best work.But I’m wondering about trial by fire. Really? If I were tried by fire would the work I have done survive or be burnt up?...more

Whispers of Love

 He loves me. He loves me not. He loves me. He loves me not. He loves me....more

Priority: Identifying Calling vs. Mental Clutter

  Priorities. ...more