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  • God Restores The Broken Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares her thoughts on God's restoration. God heals brokenness. Come celebrate the ultimate restoration with us this week for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter . May a...
  • Restorative Time Alone Wednesday, April 6, 2022
    Denise Robinson shares her realization that restoration doesn't have to be work; it can simply be a time of rest: 2020 and 2021 were especially tough for me. I know what you’re think...
  • Stripping Your Paint Monday, April 4, 2022
    Rev. Doug Meyer thinks about his personal restoration compared to restoring furniture: A number of years ago I decided to tackle restoring an old piece of furniture. It was your basic 100 year...
  • Lessons Learned From the Garden Wednesday, March 30, 2022
    Alyssa Robinson shares what Laura Sennott taught her about God's restoration, using her garden as a teaching tool. I bought my first house in 2020. I was so proud and excited, and my family ...
  • 20 Years of Restoration Monday, March 28, 2022
    Bob Mersereau shares his story of restoration. It took 20 years to learn how to trust God and give up on anger and resentment, but when he did he found a bottomless well of peace and love. My wi...
  • A Vision of Restoration Tuesday, March 22, 2022
    Dana Phillips is in the midst of God's restoration , and it began with a vision: Jesus restores us in the middle of our failures, mistakes, hurts, and brokenness. Sometimes it is one step b...
  • Restoration in a Lonely Pew Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    Rev. Daniel Humbert shares how God's restoration can be a time of quiet support from a friend: I’m the youngest of four—three boys and a girl. There were roughly 3 years separa...
  • God Restores Hope Tuesday, March 8, 2022
    Van Weaver is our Butterfly Ministry Coordinator at Trietsch and today she shares her personal story of restoration : I met Nate in 2011. We went on a first date and instantly felt a connection...
  • How does God see me? Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    This month we are challenging ourselves to “See What God Sees” in other people. As Christ-followers, we are on a journey toward greater compassion, empathy, and love for all of God&rsquo...
  • Meaning Behind The Magnificat Thursday, December 9, 2021
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares why the Magnificat is so meaningful to her: Special songs signify special occasions: “Happy Birthday” at a birthday party, “The National Anthem&rdqu...
  • The Millennium in Revelation Sunday, November 21, 2021
    Revelation 20 refers to the millennium. Please see the below explanation of the 1000-year period mentioned in Revelation. Wnat to know more about the Book of Revelation? CLICK HERE to read Rev. D...
  • What We Believe About Revelation Tuesday, November 9, 2021
    Senior Pastor Rev. Daniel Humbert shares context around the Book of Revelation and how The United Methodist Church interprets this Scripture. For many, the mere mention of the Book of Revel...
  • The Four Views of Revelation Thursday, November 4, 2021
    In the Methodist tradition we believe that there are multiple ways to interpret Scripture, and Revelation is no exception. Rev. Daniel Humbert has outlined below four of the most popular understandin...
  • Messages & Symbols in Revelation Thursday, November 4, 2021
    Do you want to read the book of Revelation, but not sure where to start? Rev. Daniel Humbert compiled a list of symbols, messages, and the meaning behind each to help you get started. Looking fo...
  • Live Simply, Spark Generosity! Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    Alyssa Robinson shares where she is currently with her giving and how she wants to grow. You can learn more about living generously at TMUMC.ORG/pledge . In 2019 along with all the other Netfli...

Being a Witness is Being a Friend

Denise Robinson learned through her 2-year-old granddaughter that being a witness doesn't have to be scary: My daughter Stephanie and 2-year-old granddaughter Sarah were at an Easter party at the Army post where Steph’s husband is currently stationed. The event was filled with fun events for children including a bounce house. Sarah LOVED the bounce house. She would jump for a little while, run to her mommy to check in and then go right back in the bounce house. On one occasion, she... Read More
at Thursday, March 31, 2016
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And He Will Be My Savior

The hymn "First Song of Isaiah" has followed Amy Parsons throughout her life, renewing her relationship with God: In 1978, I got to sing it in children's choir with the adult choir singing, too! My mom was the children's choir director and my granddad was in the adult choir. In 1988, I got to sing it in youth Choir with the adult choir singing, too! My brother sang with me, our mom was the youth choir director and our granddad was in the adult choir. (Mom was in high demand - or more... Read More
at Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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Unshackled From My Bologna

An 8-year-old girl helped unshackle Rev. Daniel Humbert from his selfish thinking: When I discovered last year that our Sr. High youth would be participating in the Appalachia Service Project (ASP), I was tremendously excited! I was excited on the one hand because it would allow them to emulate the values of our church—radical love, servant ministry and Biblical relevance. I was also excited because I knew they were about to have the same kind of transformational experience that I... Read More
at Thursday, March 24, 2016
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New phone. Who's this?

For Randee Paraskevopoulos , it was a technology glitch that made her realize she needs to work harder at relationships: I got a new phone back in November. It's the new Windows 10 phone. Great camera, simple interface and Cortana is great about reminding me of stuff. I love it. About the same time, I decided to clean up my contact lists on my computer, which then would sync with my new phone. I had duplicates in my personal account, my work account, an old account, my Facebook,... Read More
at Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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My Life is Full of Weeds!

Rev. Doug Meyer has learned a lot about his faith life by working in his yard. Check out a note from Doug: I find weed pulling very therapeutic.  It's as simple 1-2-3... I see a weed in my lawn or flower bed I bend over and pull it out or spray it with some horrible toxic chemical BOOM – no more weed!  Wouldn’t it be nice if pulling the weeds out of our lives were as simple?! In reality life-weed pulling is not as simple as that. First, you have to... Read More
at Friday, March 18, 2016
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Entertaining Angels

Allison Lassahn, Trietsch's Hospitality Coordinator, shares how her definition of hospitality transitioned from logistics to relationships. Do you have a story to share? Contact Alyssa Robinson at alyssar@tmumc.org . I don’t know about you, but middle school was hard for me. It was when I first became familiar with concept of a clique and just how cruel kids can be. There were kids (mostly other girls) who would not talk to me because I didn’t live in the right neighborhood or wear the... Read More
at Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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Noticing God's Beauty Through Prayer

Observations about prayer by Rev. Clay Horton: This past weekend, I attended a wedding for Errinne’s cousin. They must have spent $10,000 on flowers! There were two huge centerpieces, two massive arrangements at the doors of the reception tent, and then special arrangements all throughout the reception area. I, however, didn’t notice any of the flowers, except for Errinne’s bouquet that I used to save our seats at a dinner table. I’m clearly not a big flower guy,... Read More
at Thursday, March 10, 2016
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The Servant

Amy Parsons shares a moment of compassion that changed her life: I worked the "Feed the Homeless" program one cool Saturday morning and was not prepared for a sermon. Sermons usually come on Sunday morning and very eloquently, effortlessly and full of wisdom (I should add in case my pastor is reading this). I enjoy hearing what God has to say to me through the lessons in church, but this particular morning, I wasn’t prepared to receive a multitude of sermons and even less prepared for... Read More
at Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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Building the Kingdom!

A story about serving alongside Honey Dudes by Alyssa Robinson. If you have a story you'd like to share, contact me at alyssar@tmumc.org . Kevin Cummings, founder of Honey Dudes, recently invited me to tag along on one of their local projects. My initial thought was -- why not? He told me that it would take less than an hour, and he'd really like for people to learn more about the ministry. I showed up expecting to help with a few odds and ends around the house and snap some... Read More
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