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God is Much Bigger and Better
Than You Have Ever Imagined.

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Sign up to receive twice daily text or email messages, written by Doug Sherman, that put scripture into first person. They are intended to give you big thoughts of God to consider as though God is speaking to you, and prompt you to respond to Him more often in the active hours of your day.

Sign up for texts from God

Sign up to receive twice daily text or email messages, written by Doug Sherman, that put scripture into first person. They are intended to give you big thoughts of God to consider as though God is speaking to you, and prompt you to respond to Him more often in the active hours of your day.

  • Example One:

    I want you to know there is so much more of Me to see and enjoy! As you get to know Me more, you will become very strong.-Jesus (Ephesians 3:14-19)

  • Example Two:

    Always remember that I am vastly bigger than your biggest problem. I rule and reign over everything.-Your Heavenly Father (Psalm 97:1)

  • Example Three:

    I want you to be much more confident that I am working all around you in every circumstance. Look for My hand. Be thrilled by My power.-Your Heavenly Father (Psalm 145:3-10)

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Doug Sherman

Doug Sherman’s unique message and passion is to help people learn to experience and enjoy God in the active hours of their day. The active hours make up 95% of our life and it’s when we face our biggest spiritual battles.
He founded Trading Up.org, a 501(c) 3 ministry committed to help people experience a different way to do life with God

Doug is a popular speaker and a published author of several books, his most popular being "Your Work Matters to God". He has spent his career engaging God both in the marketplace and ministry, which gives him the unique experience to understand both worlds.

Over the years Doug has deployed his leadership and visionary gifts to start several companies and ministries resulting in significant impact. Currently Doug is CEO of Oak Mortgage Group based in Dallas.

Doug graduated from the Air Force Academy, served in the Air Force as a fighter pilot trainer, and then earned a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Seminary.

Trading Up exists to help people experience a different way to do life with God

by seeing Him clearly and enjoying Him in the active hours of their day in fresh ways that creates big life change.

Things We Believe and are Passionate About

Doug Sherman, Founder and Teacher of Trading Up, has a life message and core beliefs that can be summarized by the following statements. These statements are the foundation for the Trading Up ministry focus.

Core Beliefs