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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...

My Feisty Southern Lady

Alice Klemashevich shares her experience as a Stephen Minister and one woman who made a huge impact on her view of care: In 2014 I got a call from Joe Shafer, asking if I was available to take on a new Care Receiver. I'd been a Stephen Minister for several years and had closed out my last assignment so I said yes. Joe went on to tell me that my new Care Receiver was a woman in her 80s with cancer. "Ugh!" I thought. "This is going to be a beating! I'll have... Read More
at Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Boy, Have I Got a Story!

Susan Warren shares how her story lead to a ministry based on unconditional love: When Daniel said, "Tell me a story." I thought, "Boy, have I got a story!" My mind raced. My story started when I was 17 and I left a small town in North Carolina to go to a big university. I met the man of my dreams there and we got married and settled down and had three children. Little did I know, 17 years later when I was 34, I would be returning to that same big... Read More
at Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Unexpected Ministry: Foreign Exchange

Ashley Whitehead found ministry in a place she didn't expect. Read her story and consider serving with Kids Eat Free : A little over a year ago, my husband and I decided to become host parents to a foreign exchange student. Throughout my 20’s I travelled a lot and interacted with a lot of different cultures and customs. It's a passion of mine. So… when the opportunity came up to share our home with a foreign exchange student, I was excited. I... Read More
at Thursday, August 11, 2016
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A Puzzle of a Parable

Amy Parsons 's love of puzzles helps her understand Jesus's parables: I like puzzles.  I enjoy a good word find, crossword and I love geocaching, although, I guess that's more of a "mystery" than a puzzle. I think I get it from my grandmother who was ALWAYS doing puzzles.  I would stay at her house and when I woke up in morning she'd have the paper doing the Word Jumble, the crosswords and anything else. Note for our... Read More
at Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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God Opens Doors

As E'an Verdugo starts his next big adventure at The Village, he reflects on how God used Trietsch to make a path to fatherhood:   About a year ago was when Rachel and I began pursing the crazy idea of doing foster care with the hope of adopting. At the time, we were renting a tiny run-down house, we had 1 and a half working cars and barely making any money doing freelance work. It was something that we strongly felt the Lord was putting on our... Read More
at Thursday, August 4, 2016
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Grace Abounds in a Courtroom

Kim Beck experienced God's grace and mercy in a Texas courtroom. All praise to God! "Wow!" That's all I can say after what I witnessed today. "God, you are incredible. Wow!" I feel like I've just been to church. But I was in a courtroom. Everyone in that courtroom had the same sense. You could feel it. It was electrifying. No doubt God was in that room and the Holy Spirit was working mightily. In my ministry at the Gainesville State School there are... Read More
at Tuesday, August 2, 2016
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