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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...

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 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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