Weekly posts from Pastor Troy, commentary from other New Lifers and New Life CityChurch news.


This past week was “Spirit Week” for the boys at school. Every day had a different theme ranging from ‘Twin day’ to ‘Blackout Day’ to ‘Mayhem, dress crazy day.” Every day was filled with surprises and plenty of enthusiasm as the boys prepared their wardrobe. If extremism was the goal, they did not disappoint. To […]


This past week our family repainted and decorated the boy’s bedroom. Everyone worked hard over the course of the project and in the end, it turned out great. Similar to most home improvement projects, there was a vision for the room, preparation, hard work….more hard work….and some more hard work, and then finally we turned the […]


A few days ago, several guys and I went to Messenger Coffee for a cupping. In case you are waiting for a translation, according to Wikipedia, a cupping is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. For a rookie coffee guy like myself, this experience was awesome. When we arrived, there were seven types of […]