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  • How do I start spiritual practices? Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson When I start something new, I go a little too hard. If I’m going to start a new exercise routine, I buy all the gear and create an unsustainable workout plan. Whe...
  • What does the Bible say about prayer? Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson Prayer is a mystery to me. Sometimes it comes so naturally that I feel like I’m in a constant state of prayer, and other times it just feels rote. One thing I wi...
  • How do I breathe in God? Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson Have you ever had the wind knocked out of you? It can be a terrifying experience. The first time it happened to me I was 8 years old. As I was swinging across the monkey...
  • What habits do I need to stop? Wednesday, September 7, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson In this week’s YouVersion Reading Plan , Day 1 introduces us to the idea of spiritual practices as a form of training. Just like an athlete or musician trains to be...
  • Why can't I rest? Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson There is a room in my house that has no modern technology in it except for a record player. I sit and look out the window in my leather chair, with my feet propped u...
  • How am I broken? Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson In Rev. Doug Meyer’s message on Sunday, he said that the first step to healing the brokenness in others is to recognize how we are broken. I’ve been meditating ...
  • How can I be more like Jesus? Wednesday, August 17, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson In this week’s Life + God Podcast episode, Rev. Gracie Millard and I talked about the different understandings of grace identified by John Wesley: prevenient, justif...
  • Do I need community? Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson I am an introvert. If you’ve met me, that might be a surprise to you because I’ve been told I exude confidence and come off as an outgoing, outspoken person. It ...
  • Does God care about money? Wednesday, August 3, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson I have trust issues. My default setting is to assume that someone is trying to take advantage of me or manipulate me in some way. My guard is always up. Don’t worry...
  • Can I disagree with the Bible? Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson How do we approach Bible stories that leave us discontented? To try to wrap my head around some of the weirdest Scriptures, I’ve explored historical and cultural ...
  • Whose side is God on? Wednesday, July 20, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson At the root of humanity, we are tribal. We establish both figurative and literal borders to separate ourselves and create safety. We label individuals or groups who don&rsquo...
  • When Bears Attack Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson And now for a Bible story that needs no introduction, 2 Kings 2:19:25: Now the people of the city said to Elisha, “The location of this city is good, as my lord sees...
  • Do the ends justify the means? Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson This question is full of ethical dilemmas. We ask, “Do the ends justify the means,” when we see someone with good intentions, trying to get to a righteous place, ...
  • Do you wrestle with God? Wednesday, June 29, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson We’re having a little bit of fun this summer with our worship series Weird . In this series we’re taking a look at some of the weirdest stories from the Ol...
  • Where is the Holy Spirit? Thursday, June 23, 2022
    by Pam Taylor I’ve always tried to be in tune with the Holy Spirit. As a child, my mother prayed to the Holy Spirit, asked the Holy Spirit for help, and referenced the Holy Spirit quite of...

Do you remember my name?

A story of seeing God in the simple things by Alyssa Robinson: I walked up a hill into a one-room chapel that comfortably holds about 80 people. This was my first time walking into this chapel, and I didn’t know what to expect. My heart was palpitating with anticipation. Questions raced through my mind.  Will anyone talk to me? What do I say? What if I don’t have anything in common with these people? Maybe this was a mistake. Is it too late to go home?  While I was swimming... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Thanks for Giving Me Church

Jeannine Johnson is a homebound member of Trietsch. She sent a personal video she made to express how much it means to her to stay connected to the church in any way that she can. Technology can only go so far. Many of our homebound members are not as fluent in digital channels, but desperately want to stay connected to the church. If you are interested in serving those who are homebound with fellowship, communion or prayer, please contact Camille Reeder at or Sandy... Read More
at Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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How I Learned to Listen

Thoughts from Barbara Carruth, a Stephen Minister: I can’t begin to tell you all I have learned since I became a Stephen Minister. The learning didn't stop when the training sessions ended…it only began. Although participation in this ministry comes from a desire to serve and care for others, I encountered tremendous growth myself. Because of confidentiality I cannot tell you who our care receivers were or what happened, but any one of us Stephen Ministers can tell you how much we have... Read More
at Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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Fight Poverty with Friendship

A review of Poverty and the Bible from Cathy Weiskopf: "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints . . ." Ephesians 1:18 (NIV) The Poverty and the Bible study is a mind opening class. This class is full of stunning statistics, scriptures, videos and a field trip –all with the intended purpose of helping you see “the poor” through God’s eyes. One of the... Read More
at Monday, September 14, 2015
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Grace Based Parenting

A story of grace in parenting from Camille May : My son, Hayden, was born three weeks early. If you know him now, you might find it hard to believe how tiny he was then! As a result of being early, he had some bumps along the way in the feeding department – not true these days. For the first few weeks of his life, I took him to the doctor every other day to be weighed. Each visit revealed that he had lost a few more ounces. I will never forget the morning that my mother went... Read More
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