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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...

It's Coming, People!

Alyssa Robinson is having a holiday freak-out right now and unashamed to say it.  THANKSGIVING IS ON THURSDAY! Sorry for yelling, but can you believe it? I definitely can't. This season seems to creep up on me every year, and honestly, it stresses me out. I'm not a great cook, and I'm trying some new recipes for the first time. (I'm well aware I should have practiced in advance). I probably should have bought the food in advance, too. But I'm just going to be... Read More
at Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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Stand Up to Fear & Hate

Please read a letter from Bishop Michael McKee of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church: Events in our communities and across our nation since last week's election demonstrate the ugly and evil sin of racism that is still among us. In schools, universities, restaurants, and other places, children and adults have been on the receiving end of words and actions by persons who seek to instill fear and dominance over... Read More
at Thursday, November 17, 2016
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What do we do now?

Alyssa Robinson shares her personal reflections on the election results and how she chooses to react: I'm guessing there are a healthy mix of people at our church who either voted for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson or Jill Stein. I'm also guessing there are mixed emotions ranging from elation to devastation following the results of the election. After the results came in, I spent about half of the day on Wednesday watching the news, listening to news radio, tuning... Read More
at Thursday, November 10, 2016
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A Blessing for One Who is Exhausted

Rev. Camille May, Associate Pastor of Caring Ministries, shares a poem by John O'Donohue. This is for those who are headed to, on the verge of, or smack in the middle of exhaustion. If you ever need extra care, prayers or support, contact Camille at camillem@tmumc.org or by phone at 972-539-8547 ext. 204.     A Blessing for One Who is Exhausted When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic, Time takes on the strain until it breaks; Then all the... Read More
at Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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It's Never Enough!

Rev. Daniel Humbert sees the desire for more stuff get the way of his desire for a closer relationship with God. Have you ever felt the same way? Join us this Sunday ! It's never enough! I always want more. One more scoop of ice cream. One more donut. Just a bit more time on the roller coaster. A fancier car. More rooms in my house. A bigger back yard. An easier commute to work. It's never enough! It's another elephant in the... Read More
at Thursday, November 3, 2016
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