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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...

Everyone is Human

I am Shawana. Pray with me today: May we rise out of our own fears. May we see a face on the street we don't know and love them as Jesus taught us to love. Put your hands in it. It is one thing to send money to a cause or to hear about a cause, but it is far more rewarding for all involved if everyone is reaching in and digging deep. A community can see real change then. The Dallas Bethlehem Center was a community center when I was growing up. I'm happy to see it alive and... Read More
at Friday, March 31, 2017
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Hope in the Garden

I am Glenda. Pray with me today: I pray for God to give me strength to get through the trials and tribulations in my own life. I put my trust in him. I thank him for the strength to get through each day and for places in our community where we can stay busy and be positive. I used to pick pecans out front of the Bethlehem Center. They have some really large trees and I enjoyed the activity and the shade. One Saturday I decided to bring the kids up to the center for breakfast. George... Read More
at Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Don't Believe Everything

I am Mark. Pray with me today: Lord, help me be your child in this world. May I show others the same saving grace that you have afforded. May I be an agent of change in your world to turn eyes to you. I'm the Deputy Chief of Community Prosecution in Community Courts in the City of Dallas, the Pastor of Victory Baptist Church, and recently appointed Municipal Court Judge for the City of Dallas. South Dallas is home to me. My wife is a principal here and my kids are being educated here.... Read More
at Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Being a Backyard Missionary

Jane Parker discovered that she can be a missionary in her own town. Have you found your passion in God's kingdom? After I retired from 30 years as a classroom teacher, I was substituting at a middle school one day when I heard a Hispanic student call an Asian student, "Hey, Chin!" At that time, I didn't know anything about the Burmese, Christian minority people of Chin State from northwestern Burma (now Myanmar). I thought the offending student was calling his... Read More
at Thursday, March 23, 2017
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It's a Job. That's Enough.

I am LeKendric. Pray with me today: Lord, thank you for the gift of a job. May those that I meet in their homes or on the street find hope in your glory and grace. I'm not one to talk too much. I've lived my life and made my mistakes. I grew up right here in South Dallas and in Oak Cliff. My story is the same as many around these parts, I suppose. I lost a brother in high school to gang violence and life wasn't always perfect. I'm married now and have a son and a... Read More
at Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The Introverted Pastor

Rev. Daniel Humbert is an introverted does that work? Read his thoughts: I have a confession to make. I need your utmost love and forgiveness! I need to know it's safe for me to make this confession. I need to trust you with this confession. Will you love me even though I make this confession? Here's the confession. I am an introvert! I'm not shy. I'm an introvert. What I mean is that I would rather be reading a book or be with... Read More
at Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Unite to Say No

I am Mark. Pray with me today: Be with our children. Be with their parents. Help all of us to show love and support to those who most need it in our communities. Want to come to South Dallas? Come on down. Not as a savior but as a brother and sister in Christ. This community wants that. We want people who want to come down and partner with us as brothers and sisters in Christ. We need more people in our community to advocate at City Hall for more police officers. Not just patrol, but to be... Read More
at Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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I Knew the Cowboys

I am Steven. Pray with me today: Lord, give me the strength to do your work in South Dallas. May I help this community build to a better future for all of those that live here. I've spent my life in Alabama. I'm an only child and close to my family so when I graduated from college and told them that I wanted to go away for a year, they were unsure. I decided to join AmeriCorps VISTA, Volunteers in Service Towards America and was told I would be serving in South Dallas for one... Read More
at Friday, March 17, 2017
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Asha, from Somalia

Vic Heatter served with Refugee Services of Texas and will never forget the experience: I became interested in refugees as I learned about our wandering spiritual ancestors in the Hebrew testament and about God's directions to them: Abraham, the stranger in a strange land, Joseph in Egypt. Sometimes they were hungry, other times searching or escaping. When the Jews were settled, God told them to "remember" that they were once strangers. He told them to be fair to the... Read More
at Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Children Will Feel Loved

I am Marianne. Pray with me today: May jobs be created in this community so that our children can someday earn an honest living. May they have a lifetime of blessings in their hometown to look forward to. After 17 years of teaching, I was asked by the Assistant Superintendent to develop a program to help kids in danger of dropping out of high school finish their degrees. We had a group of 18-year-old students who had been double retained in elementary school and were only at a sophomore... Read More
at Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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Feeding the Flock

I am Mark. Pray with me today: Grant the faith leaders in South Dallas strength to move past their own worldly desires to be a beacon of hope and truth for a community. Unite us as one. The Faith Coalition started by the Zip Code Connection is a group who has a group of church leaders from all denominations who have come together to clean up the community, share information and really get to know each other. Some of the pastors live here but not all do. When we come to work, we come to... Read More
at Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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My Name is on Your Name

I am Shawana. Pray with me today: Peace Lord, help your people find peace. I pray for the parents of the children in this community. May they teach their children about respect and instill good morals in them so that this community may find joy in peace. Summertime was my favorite growing up. There were several recreation centers in South Dallas that offered free activities for children and we had so many great times doing art, music, playing volleyball or tether ball. Growing up in the... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Friday, March 10, 2017
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