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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...

Counting on God

Dana Phillips reminds herself that she can count on God for anything: a beautiful reminder as we focus on the Prodigal Son this week: I can count on Him to love me, even when I am not loveable.  Like you, I like things my way, and when events or circumstances happen my first reaction can be to bristle and blame others for my unhappiness. Not too long ago, I said some unkind things to someone I really love. I said them because I was hurt, because I was offended and... Read More
at Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Why Shouldn't I Get Drunk?!

Sydney Patrick gets real about her struggle with alcohol and the realization that God wants more for her. This is her story: Instant gratification comes at the cost of your joy… Ephesians 5:17-18 says, "Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. Instead, be filled with the Spirit." To a college student, this just sounds like another rule to follow from a book... Read More
at Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Agape Love

Carleen Alderman has been on staff since 2000. She shares how tangible proof of unconditional love has made an impact on her personally: I experienced the Walk to Emmaus in October 1988 when I was in my mid-forties. Before that time I had always been a believing Christian. Our family was members of a small Presbyterian Church in a town of 3,000 people. We were in church every time the doors were open. It was not a choice that I made whether to attend youth group or not when I was in... Read More
at Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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My Day at Kids Eat Free

15-year-old Alex Mrak learned that Kids Eat Free is about more than feeding kids. Read his story: Last week I went to Kids Eat Free at a Budget Suites. I knew we were giving food and toys to kids that get free school lunch but that's about it. The sign outside said daily, weekly or longer rates. This is their home. I saw kids playing near the parking lot waiting for the lunch truck. We brought sidewalk chalk, bubbles and slap bracelets. A lot of kids came... Read More
at Thursday, July 14, 2016
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Look for the Helpers

Camille May shares how childhood lessons from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood still ring true in her adult life: Mr. Rogers from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  taught me many things as a child including weaving paper placemats, the care and feeding of fish and that it is cool to have a favorite sweater. As an adult, I have a growing appreciation for his sentiment on looking for the "helpers" in our world. Mr. Rogers calls us to slow down... Read More
at Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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Faith Lessons from a Rose Bush

Lee Greer, Chairman of the Leaderboard, shares how he's seen God use change to grow our church: A red rose is one of God's wondrous creations. I have a red rose bush outside my kitchen window. I planted it for my wife, for Mother's Day, shortly after we moved into our house 16 years ago, right around the time we joined Trietsch. This rose bush has been a source of great joy, some consternation and a little pride. While I gave it to my wife as a... Read More
at Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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Memories of VBS

Denise Robinson shares how VBS was a reliable, welcoming place in the constantly changing life of an Army brat. Please consider volunteering with VBS to make a memorable experience for our kids! I am an Army brat.  I wear it as a badge of honor.  Did you know that "Army brat" actually has an official definition?  It is "a child of a career soldier, especially one who has lived in various places as a result of military transfers."  What did... Read More
at Monday, July 11, 2016
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Lord, Please Heal Our Wounds

Rev. Clay Horton turns to God for healing in the wake of a week of devastation:  We come from a variety of backgrounds and are feeling a variety of emotions. We come in mourning with a loss of words. We come feeling scared, sad, angry, frustrated, lost and overwhelmed. Many of us have wept numerous times over the past several days. Perhaps words can't describe how we feel, but we know we need something. And so we turn to God in prayer. Our... Read More
at Friday, July 8, 2016
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Cancer Can't Stop Joy

Story by Alyssa Robinson : I meet with people often to help share their stories. Recently it was suggested to me to interview a woman named Carrie Simpson. All I knew about Carrie is she's a cancer survivor. We met at a coffee shop and she quickly laid out the timeline of her life. It was obvious that this wasn't the first time she's shared her journey. Here is the timeline of turmoil she walked me through with a smile on her face: 1988 - House burnt down day after... Read More
at Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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