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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...

Unending Gratitude, Generosity & Blessings!

Jim Attrell shares how gratitude turned to generosity and generosity turned into blessings in his life. Do you have a story to tell? Contact Alyssa Robinson at alyssar@tmumc.org : Thirty-five years ago I arrived in Houston from Alberta, Canada; forced to leave my homeland due to a serious downturn in the oil industry in Canada. I was forced into bankruptcy after my oldest daughter was hospitalized for a year and my insurance ran out. My car was repossessed; I was unemployed and divorced... Read More
at Thursday, February 25, 2016
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Daddy, do you still love me?

Rev. Clay Horton has a personal reflection about Lent: "Daddy, do you still love me?" I've been hearing that question a lot lately. Brenna is 4 years old and is really starting to learn about cause and effect. She’s learning to push boundaries. She's at the stage where she's "testing" her mother and me. Isn't parenting wonderful? When she makes bad choices, she goes to timeout. At the end of time out, Brenna has started asking if we still love her. Our answer over and over again... Read More
at Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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Lord, what do YOU want to do through me?

Jennifer Cooley shares how her journey started with Trietsch and how she plans to support UNSHACKLED : Trietsch and the community of believers have blessed our family beyond measure and we are forever grateful for that. When Eric and I first began attending Trietsch, our oldest Meghan, now 9 years old, was an infant. We were both at different points in our faith. If we hadn’t felt so welcomed and accepted by Trietsch, we may not have been so inclined to jump in and become a part of... Read More
at Thursday, February 18, 2016
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The Lesson Must Live On

Ted Hyde shares how his recent visit to the Dallas Holocaust Museum re-opened his eyes to a side of humanity we wish to forget: How do you feel about discrimination? How do you feel about hatred? What actions would you take if you witnessed atrocities committed against your neighbor? It's easy to say we'd stand up for what's right, but sometimes it's a slow transition to evil. Not that long ago, neighbors in central Europe began to witness odd things. First there were unfair laws... Read More
at Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Serving Is More Than Volunteering

Denise Robinson shares how she learned that serving is more than completing a task: I love going on short-term mission trips. I love to travel. I love to serve. I love meeting new people. I love new adventures.   When asked, I jumped at the chance to go to Tijuana, Mexico to serve with Amor Ministries as youth groups spent their Spring break building houses and holding neighborhood Vacation Bible Schools. Most of my serving was behind the scenes. One day, however, I was... Read More
at Thursday, February 4, 2016
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