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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...

Weird Friendships that Shouldn't Exist

David Taylor is a burly, blue-eyed, country boy with no filter. A few weeks ago when I showed up to church on Sunday morning in ripped jeans, Converse and a t-shirt he said with a mischievous smile, "Hey Alyssa, nice of you to dress up today." It's worth mentioning that he was wearing worn out Wranglers, cowboy boots and an untucked shirt. David Taylor…by the way, he's never David, always David Taylor. David Taylor and I are probably opposites in every way. We... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Be Still

With the stress and pressure of activities, work and family, it's important to take a break and just be still. Denise Robinson shares how Jesus did it: Psalm 46:10 (NIV) He says, "Be still, and know that I am God;     I will be exalted  among the nations,     I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10 (CEB) "That's enough! Now know that I am God!     I am exalted among all... Read More
at Thursday, February 23, 2017
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What is transformation?

Are you still on the fence about joining a Life Group? Dana Phillips breaks down the benefits she's seen from participating. Click here to sign up: When I was asked to write my personal experience with our Life Group, the only word I could think of was transform. Our Life Group has caused transformation. I wanted to be a part of something that was going to change me, not just add more knowledge. Like many of you, I want to go deeper than just knowledge about God; I want to grow... Read More
at Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Outside My Comfort Zone

Linda Steiner didn't think she knew enough about God to lead a Life Group at Trietsch, but God knew her enough to know that she could. Click here to sign up for a Life Group: The first time I heard Life Groups mentioned, I admit, I barely paid attention. Little did I know what an impact a Life group would have on me! The next time I heard about Life groups was at a staff meeting, and we were asked to consider being a leader or a member in the soft launch in the Fall of... Read More
at Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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I Didn't Want to Volunteer

Catherine Weiskopf took a leap into serving Hedrick Elementary and the refugees of the Chin Community. Read her story of service: I didn't want to volunteer at first because I'm busy and I don't like to commit, but the newspaper article tugged at my heart. The paper had clearly drawn a picture of destitute families arriving in Lewisville with no more than a suitcase and little if no English skills. These families had escaped religious persecution, hiked through the jungle... Read More
at Thursday, February 9, 2017
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Finding My Voice

Jason Reed reluctantly joined a Life Group and was surprised to find the voice he'd been missing out on. Click here to join your Life Group today! I'm not the most social person. It's not because I don't like people or connecting with people, I just enjoy smaller settings. I had no idea that a Life Group was what I needed. I grew up going to Sunday school in the Church of Christ, but at some point I realized the large classes were not for me. I have no interest... Read More
at Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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