Corey Trevathan

Category: Family

It's Your Birthday

It’s Your Birthday

A True Difference Maker

My Uncle Wayne once preached a sermon he entitled, “It’s Your Birthday.”

He was not a preacher. But he was a difference maker.

From time to time he was asked to preach at the church he attended in Columbus, GA. I have two of his sermons recorded and I listen to them…

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Develop External Boundaries, Part 2

Rumble Strips

I still remember one night, this was before Alisha & I had kids, we were on a late night road trip driving home. It was after midnight & we were both sleepy. We had stopped & bought caffeine to drink & snacks to keep us awake. We had the windows down &…

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Develop External Boundaries, Part 1

Junk Food, Boundaries & Technology?

When I was a kid, I remember the day at school that they taught us about nutrition. They showed us a picture of the food pyramid & tried to encourage us to eat healthy food & not as much of what they called junk food.

Now, I don’t know who’s…

Deepen Internal Values

Deepening Internal Values

What does our behavior say about what we value?

Last week we started this series on technology at Riverside Church of Christ where I am blessed to preach. One of the things we acknowledged is that technology is changing. That’s obvious. Everyone knows that. The question that we asked last week…

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Disconnect to Connect


In 2007 the first iPhone was introduced. Now, a little more than 10 years later, everyone has an iPhone. Or maybe an Android if you’re not at Apple fan.

The telephone has changed from something that used to hang on a wall, to something that was cordless around the house, to something everyone carried…

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My Mom Rocks: A Mother’s Day Tribute

Happy Mother’s Day!

I can’t believe that almost 40 years ago, God saw fit to give me such an amazing mother.  I’ve tried my best to raise her well over the past four decades.  It’s taken a lot of sacrifice, tough love, late nights & patience… but I’m proud of her & how far she’s…

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5 Quick Tips for Graduating Seniors

It’s that time of year again. Graduation!

At Riverside where I’m blessed to preach we recently celebrated our seniors as they prepare to graduate from high school & go to college. May is a busy month for so many families as we go to graduation parties, Senior Sundays, graduation ceremonies…

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A Different Kind of Foundation

Ever Build a House?

In 2005, Alisha & I built our first home when we lived in Huntsville, AL.

We had never done anything like that before. It wasn’t anything that fancy. It was a builder who was developing an entire neighborhood. So we got to pick out our floor plan, the color of the…


Milestones: Raising Kids of Faith

How do we raise kids of faith?

I remember the day we brought our first child home from the hospital.  I remember thinking, “What now?”

We had been preparing for his arrival for weeks doing all the things that expectant parents do. But now, he’s here. I remember the day we put him in the car to…


Changing the Game in Youth Sports

As a parent of kids who play youth sports I’m always interested in learning how to be a better parent of kids who play youth sports. Know what I mean?

I learned pretty early on as my son got into playing baseball what kind of dad I didn’t want to be. I didn’t want…