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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...

The Dad I Never Knew

The death of Rev. Daniel Humbert's dad taught him the meaning of leaving boldly:  My dad died 24 years ago at the age of 59. We were both far too young for him to die. For him it was a chronological thing, for me it was a maturity thing. He died of colon cancer. It was six months from diagnosis to death. His death, however, is the reason I have already had 3 colonoscopy procedures and another on the horizon! My dad never knew either of my children and... Read More
at Thursday, April 28, 2016
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The Older I Get, The Less I Know

Rev. Doug Meyer gets personal as he shares his own blind spots that stunt his knowledge growth. He is learning humbly: I spent the first half of my life gathering information. I learned all sorts of things, from the basics of life to career fundamentals to the challenges of relationships to what foods I should not eat late in the evening. Then one day I hit a tipping point (or a wall). I realized I did not know as much as I thought I knew.  There is much more that I do not know... Read More
at Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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Little Einsteins Learn Humbly

Randee Paraskevopoulos's 6th grade Confirmation group reminded her how to learn humbly: Working with kids and youth is not where I like to serve. That’s just a nice way to say I really don’t like it. I stood up in worship a while back when we studied spiritual gifts and admitted kids are not my comfort zone and definitely not my passion.  The only exception I’ve made is to work with each of my daughters as they went through Confirmation – a year-long study that ends with the 6th... Read More
at Thursday, April 21, 2016
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Confessions of a 27-Year-Old Idiot

I’m 27 years old and I don’t know how to love completely. This is a public confession from me to you. Please read it as a confession and not as a political stance, official position of Trietsch or a marketing ploy. This is me, Alyssa Robinson.    When I was a teenager, I knew everything. Just ask my parents (shout out to the real MVPs – Denise & Chris Robinson). I knew what I believed. I knew where I was going in life. I knew I didn’t need advice... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Monday, April 18, 2016
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My Pets Taught Me to Love

Karen Chraska strives to love completely like her pets do with such ease. Join us this Sunday at 8, 9:30 or 11 am as we learn to love together: I am a total animal lover. For the past 6 months the screen saver on my cell phone has been a photo of my “babies,” not the kind with 2 legs but 4. Currently we have 2 enormous dogs, 2 sweet cats, 10 pet chickens and 7 baby chicks. Our pets give me great pleasure and serve as a great stress reliever, but most of all in simple ways they convey... Read More
at Thursday, April 14, 2016
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Be Passionate. Be Present.

Clay Horton shares what living passionately is really about: Why walk down a hall if you can run?  Why talk when you can shout?  Why limit the size of your bite with a fork when you can get so much more food in your mouth by using your whole hand? I envy the passion that my 3 and 4 year old children have for all aspects of life. While it makes life busy, loud, and messy most of the time, I hope my children can always live passionately.  Pre-schoolers are “all... Read More
at Monday, April 11, 2016
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Just One Word

Trisha McWilliams prays for a word from God each year to focus on. Read what she's learned about herself: A few years ago, I was so blessed to hear Jon Gordon speak at an Early Childhood Education Conference. He had such passion in his motivational talk that it intrigued me to learn more about his speaking. As I searched his website, I came across the One Word book he had written. After reading the book just before Christmas, the Lord placed it on my heart to begin praying about... Read More
at Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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