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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...

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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