Trinity House Community is a Catholic nonprofit inspiring families to make home a little taste of heaven for the renewal of faith and culture.
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“Please, take it and hide it!” our 12-year-old daughter begged us as she handed over her half-full Easter basket yesterday morning. A number of candy wrappers littered her bedroom, and it was only 10 a.m.
In nearly 20 years of parenting, that was a first! We admired her humble acceptance of her lack of self-control. She needed a little help from Mom and Dad. But come to think of it, aren’t we all somewhat like this on Easter Monday?
After the explosive celebration of our Lord’s resurrection; after the joy of seeing new believers baptized at the Easter vigil; after the newness we experienced in our Lenten confession; after all our striving to be vigilant with our Lord in His 40 days of temptation in the desert; after all of this, we still awake on #Easter Monday with the awareness of our limitations.
‘Please, Lord take it and hide it!” we might say. (click link to continue reading)
trinityhousecommunity.org “Please, take it and hide it!” our 12-year-old daughter begged us as she handed over her half-full Easter basket yesterday morning. A number of candy wrappers littered her bedroom, and it was only 10 a.m. In nearly 20 years of parenting, that was a first! We admired her humble acceptance of her ...
Alleluia! Jesus Christ is risen today! Alleluia! Thank you, God, for this most #holy day of the year. #Easter #Pascha #Easter2021
#WhatPeopleSay: "Trinity House brought me back to the faith. It presents the faith in such a welcoming and beautiful way." #ThursdayThoughts
Our @trinityhousecafe in on the corner of Church & Market Streets in historic downtown #LeesburgVA is open daily, Monday-Saturday. Come visit and enjoy our #hospitality, delicious #coffee, and faith-inspired surroundings.
Is one image powerful enough to reframe and renew our thinking about the Christian life? We think the answer is a resounding yes!
In just a couple of days, on #HolyThursday, we will relive the moment when Jesus stooped to wash the feet of His disciples. “If I, therefore, the master and teacher,” Jesus says to His disciples, “have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”
In this iconic corporal work of mercy, #Jesus gives us a model for performing acts of #service that's worth pondering in this 5th week of the month, when we focus on #Hospitality & Service—Level 5 of a #TrinityHouse. It’s a stunning model that serves as a precursor to the cross. (continue reading at link.)
trinityhousecommunity.org Is one image powerful enough to reframe and renew our thinking about the Christian life? We think the answer is a resounding yes! In just a couple of days, on Holy Thursday, we will relive the moment when Jesus stooped to wash the feet of His disciples. “If I, therefore, the master and teacher,”...
Blessed #PalmSunday to all! Holy Week 2021 begins! Many beautiful and timeless liturgies will be celebrated this week, during this most holy time of year. God bless!
Have you heard about our Heaven In Your Home Workshop? Learn more at workshop link in bio. Coming in May 2021: the workshop will be available online! www.trinityhousecommunity.org/workshops
Thank God for the beauty of spring! The daffodils are already in bloom at our house, and wherever you look, you can feel spring about to explode. In less than two weeks, we will enjoy the fragrance of Easter lilies, so it makes sense in this fourth week of the month to focus on the role of beauty in family culture.
Think back: When was the last time your whole family did one of the following together?
enjoyed nature, like a sunset or a family hike;
marveled at art, such as a painting or a great piece of music;
knelt together at Adoration to admire and praise God's glory.
In other words, are we creating opportunities for our families to turn toward beauty in a shared experience of awe that cultivates a spirit of wonder and praise?
Such moments are so important. (continue reading at link)
trinityhousecommunity.org Thank God for the beauty of spring! The daffodils are already in bloom at our house, and wherever you look, you can feel spring about to explode. In less than two weeks, we will enjoy the fragrance of Easter lilies, so it makes sense in this fourth week of the month to focus on the Read More
It’s the 5th #Sunday of #Lent, traditionally called #PassionSunday. Yes, Lord I have come to believe you are the #Messiah. #John #gospel #gospelofjohn
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Since 2014, the outreach of our ministry at the corner of Church & Market Streets in historic downtown Leesburg, Virginia, @trinityhousecafe! Come visit us for hospitality, peaceful surroundings, delicious food, coffee, and a little taste of Heaven. 😇 🙏 ☕️
Happy Feast of St. Joseph! This beautiful print by @KEO Creations can be found in our Market at Trinity House Café #YearOfStJoseph
As the cold weather lifts, the list of things we want to get done around the house and yard seems to explode. Finally! we can get started on this or that project.
Confession. As I (Soren) settled into a long list of projects this past Saturday, I popped in the earbuds to catch up on a few podcasts. It seemed like a win-win—catching up on various topics (even good reflections on the spiritual life!) while pushing through the to-do list of cleaning, organizing, and yardwork.
Then, as the afternoon of work around the house wore on—and my retreat into podcast-land went into hours 3 and 4—the extent of my folly became apparent. One of my boys appeared in front of me waving his hands excitedly and moving his lips unintelligibly. As I hit “pause,” I finally heard the words “Mom needs you!” Oops.
As he walked away, I realized our family’s “shared work around the house day” had slipped into a “Dad’s on his phone” day. Not only that, I could barely remember what I had listened to an hour ago. Sure, I was getting stuff done and even learning a few things, but in a house full of people, I was alone, self-preoccupied, and missing out on something bigger.
Contrast this dad with St. Joseph, whose work and household chores were constantly united with Jesus and Mary. (continue reading at link)
trinityhousecommunity.org As the cold weather lifts, the list of things we want to get done around the house and yard seems to explode. Finally! we can get started on this or that project. Confession. As I (Soren) settled into a long list of projects this past Saturday, I popped in the earbuds to catch up on a few podcast...
Welcome to the 4th #Sunday of #Lent, the #Gospel of #John. #Jesus speaks to Nicodemus with a foreshadowing that references the #OldTestament Book of #Numbers. #SonOfMan #EternalLife #bronzeserpent
#WhatPeopleSay about #TrinityHouse and @trinityhousecafe. Find out more about us @ https://trinityhousecommunity.org/mission/
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If we had to pick a level at which most Trinity Houses fail to live up to the name, ours included, it would be Level 2, Person & Relationships.
We may be truly convicted about Level 1, Faith Life, and the need to practice it with our families. But when it comes to translating the grace gained in the practice of our faith into our intimate relationships... Let's just say there are more than a few skid marks where that rubber hits the road.
Perhaps it's not a coincidence then that last week's letter on what we do with our Bibles prompted a thoughtful reply from one of our readers that sheds light on how to strengthen the transition between Levels 1 and 2.
Amy Horan, a mother of four young children, wrote to us about her experience with Bible-reading, (continue reading at link)
trinityhousecommunity.org If we had to pick a level at which most Trinity Houses fail to live up to the name, ours included, it would be Level 2, Person & Relationships. We may be truly convicted about Level 1, Faith Life, and the need to practice it with our families. But when it comes to translating the grace gained i...
3rd #Sunday of #Lent, the #Gospel of John, #Jesus in the temple. #humannature
#Whatpeoplesay about #TrinityHouse #thursdaythoughts
We came across a fascinating statistic the other day. The average American home has 4.4 Bibles! Should we read this number as “glass-half-full” or “glass-half-empty”? we wondered.
4.4 is a lot, and arguably points to a promising potential for families to immerse themselves in the Word of God. What’s more, according to Barna, “67.8% of American adults or about 172 million adults are ‘Bible curious,’ meaning they want to learn more about Scripture.” And the fact that Fr. Mike Schmitz's "The Bible in a Year" podcast is ranked #1 in the nation is profoundly encouraging.
But from the “half-empty” perspective, we also know that the Scriptures often collect dust on a high shelf. Barna’s “State of the Bible 2020” report revealed this: “35% of Americans say they never read the Bible, which is up from 25% at the report’s inception in 2011. 60% of Americans read the Bible less than five times per year.” What’s more, Bible engagement actually fell during 2020, when you might think many of us had more time to delve into the Word. Only 9% of adults say they use the Bible daily.
This is the first week of the month, when we focus on Faith Life, or Level 1 of your Trinity House. We’re also three weeks into Lent, a season imbued with the biblical readings that guide us ever closer to the cross and resurrection. So, how do we make the Bible come alive in our Trinity Houses? (continue reading at link)
trinityhousecommunity.org We came across a fascinating statistic the other day. The average American home has 4.4 Bibles! Should we read this number as “glass-half-full” or “glass-half-empty”? we wondered. 4.4 is a lot, and arguably points to a promising potential for families to immerse themselves in the Word of God...
Welcome to the 2nd #Sunday of #Lent, the #Gospel of #Mark. #beloved
Follow our weekly #HeavenInYourHome letters by signing up at link in bio. Inspiration for #Catholic parents, families, and households right to your inbox every Tuesday.
Head-to-Head with #Hollywood - Storytelling is a great way to help kids consider the deep truths of #life from another perspective. This week's Heaven In Your Home letter topic: Family Culture.
trinityhousecommunity.org Ever’s maternal grandmother “Mimi” was beloved among her many grandchildren for her imagination. By day she was a no-nonsense doctor, but by night she was a storyteller extraordinaire, weaving astonishing tales of heroic feats in exotic lands. Her stories were usually about a young Turkish boy...
#testimonial #review from past attendees of our #HeavenInYourHome workshop. Join our mailing list to learn when the next live workshop and/or workshop video will be scheduled/released. 🎥 www.trinityhousecommunity.org/letters
Today is Mardi Gras...Fat Tuesday…and if you’re like us, you’ll probably gather around the table to enjoy a memorable meal tonight.
Food delights us and brings us together in so many ways, so it’s only fitting—just before launching into our 40-day Lenten journey—to think about what, if anything, food has to do with our ongoing conversion.
When you stop to think about it, food—or fasting from it—used to be a Big Deal in Lent. But these days, we’re likely to choose among different types of Lenten sacrifices and additional actions—with food being just one arena of many.
On the one hand, that's fine and well. After all, we need more sobriety in every area of life. Maybe this Lent, we need to fast from Facebook, complaining, gossip, Netflix, or shopping.
On the other hand, the shift of focus away from traditional fasting can overlook an immoveable fact: eating and drinking are so central to the general mood of our embodied life that lack of sobriety in this arena can undermine other Lenten disciplines. (continue reading at link)
trinityhousecommunity.org Today is Mardi Gras…Fat Tuesday…and if you’re like us, you’ll probably gather around the table to enjoy a memorable meal tonight. Food delights us and brings us together in so many ways, so it’s only fitting—just before launching into our 40-day Lenten journey—to think about what, if a...
Eat, drink, and be merry this #ValentinesDay and do everything for the glory of #God. 😇 🙏 💘 #Sunday #ordinarytime #heaveninyourhome
This 5th #Sunday in #ordinarytime we’re once again reminded of the greatness, #wisdom & #goodness of the Lord. #psalms147
Become fishers of men. 3rd #Sunday in #ordinarytime #sundaysermon #sundayfunday #winter #gospel #Mark #liturgicalliving
In this week's #HeavenInYourHome Letter, we focus on Household Economy. We don't know about you, but no one sat us down as newlyweds and gave us a clear picture of how to think about gender roles, division of labor, and authority in a marriage and household. Instead, we inherited an unclear mishmash of ideas about how to work together to make it all happen.
Our generation was the first one hit hard by divorce. While both of our parents stayed married, we saw that many of our friends' parents struggled to create a relationship that supported and nourished both spouses and their children. Increasing materialism and challenges to traditional gender roles were not being met well by many couples.
At the time, our mostly subconscious takeaway from witnessing the massive psychological pain created by broken or unhappy families was this: whatever we did in our marriage would have to focus on people over process. Spouses needed to feel loved and supported. Children of all ages needed large doses of care and affection from both parents. Everyone needed to feel hope that they were on a path to being understood and to pursuing their dreams and callings. How things got done in the household economy definitely took second place. (continue reading at link)
trinityhousecommunity.org We don’t know about you, but no one sat us down as newlyweds and gave us a clear picture of how to think about gender roles, division of labor, and authority in a marriage and household. Instead, we inherited an unclear mishmash of ideas about how to work together to make it all happen. Our genera...
Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will. 🤚 2nd #Sunday in #ordinarytime #psalms #liturgicalliving
Here's the #HeavenInYourHome Letter for Week 2: Person & Relationships. Brought to you by #TrinityHouse #adoration
trinityhousecommunity.org Hey, wasn’t everything supposed to magically get better when we turned from 2020 to 2021?! But here we are—all seven in the Johnson household still at home seven days a week, without much hope for the resumption of in-school learning for our kids. For so many families—the probability that we.....
The Why of it All in 2021, column in this week's @Arlington Catholic Herald by Ever & Soren Johnson
catholicherald.com Will a one-digit change — from 0 to 1 — provide the magical pivot point to a better year? Hope springs eternal, but we also know that like so many New Years past (none of which were preceded by 2020), our aspirations for 2021 will meet stiff resistance in the weeks ahead.
This time of year, it’s hard not to be swept up in resolution fever. Whether individually, as a couple, or a family, we can’t help but want to dream about how this year can be different, better, freer, more joy-filled.
Enter Saint Joseph.
Almost lost in the busyness of mid-December, Pope Francis announced a Year of Saint Joseph (Dec. 8, 2020 – Dec. 8, 2021) and released a short but powerful reflection entitled With a Father’s Heart. The letter has three stated goals: “to increase our love for this great saint, to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal.” We enjoyed reading it (finally!) this past week, and are happy to share three highlights:
“Go to Joseph.” We love this popular expression which Pope Francis wove into the reflection. Why not call this phrase to mind throughout the day as we serve and lead our families? When we’re losing our patience…when the day is going sideways…let’s “go to Joseph” with a quick prayer and a step toward this great saint who is already “so close to our own experience”! (continue reading @ link) https://trinityhousecommunity.org/in-2021-go-to-joseph/
Welcome to the Trinity House Community! Our mission is to inspire families to live together with God, making their homes a little taste of heaven to share with others for the renewal of faith and culture. We are a Catholic non-profit ministry with many beloved Protestant and Eastern Orthodox family, friends, collaborators and supporters. We hope you’ll join us on this journey to share heaven with as many people as possible!
What led us to this mission? We noticed that everywhere you look, self-centered, impersonal lifestyles are on the rise, causing profound unhappiness, making the practice of the faith seem irrelevant, and creating a toxic culture. Meanwhile, our own experience is telling us that things don’t have to be this way. So, we want to share the good news with everyone we know!
We started the ministry in 2006, holding events in parishes and growing a community of Christians who want to help renew faith and culture. In 2014, we took our mission into the public square with Trinity House Cafe + Market, our public model of a Christian home, where we work day-by-day to inspire families with our vision. After five years of honing this platform, in 2019 we began making the Trinity House model more widely available through workshops and other tools.
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