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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...

Help on the Slab

Sometimes the simplest stories are the sweetest. Leann White has a passion for homeless ministry in Dallas and saw first-hand how faith, social media, and willpower can make a big difference.  I met Linda Brown on a Tuesday afternoon at City Square in downtown Dallas. We sat and visited. She had lived on the street, on "the slab" as she called it, and slept in the shelter at night. She did that for two years. Linda recently was able to get an apartment but didn't... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Let's Shatter Labels

We're talking about  "When Labels Blind Us" this Sunday and Rev. Clay Horton can't help but be reminded of MAD Camp. Read his story and join us this Sunday. It's now been a couple months since MAD for Jesus and I still wake up thinking about the great camp. Nearly 200 Wesley-Rankin students came to Trietsch for a week filled with music, arts, dance, drama, and of course Jesus. Perhaps one of things I have been thinking about the most are the... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, August 17, 2017
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God's Perfect Timing

Michelle Hahn's Life Group has walked alongside her and her husband Grant during a time of unexpected change. Click here to learn more about Life Groups! My husband Grant and I are in a Life Group together on Wednesday nights. When I first heard about Life Groups last year, I knew it was something we needed to be part of. I thought it might take some convincing to get Grant to do it with me. So, one night when Grant and I were in bed about to fall asleep, I rolled over and... Read More
at Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Teach the Children

Pam Taylor shares her passion of sharing Jesus's love with children. Click here to sign up to serve with Children's Ministry! Trietsch VBS 2017 was a BLAST! One of the things I loved was helping guide my 3-year-old granddaughter's class with a few of my good friends: Pam Richardson, Sherry Stewart and Rebecca Eckroth; and two really awesome youth helpers – Emily Martin and Caroline Chraska. We had 15 beautiful children that were so loving and attentive to learning... Read More
at Thursday, August 3, 2017
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Volunteer Spotlight: Taryn Cain

Amy Parsons interviewed Taryn Cain as our Volunteer Spotlight. Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Email Amy at amyp@tmumc.org . We are excited this month to recognize Taryn Cain as our Volunteer Spotlight for August! Taryn has been at Trietsch for many years and is the daughter of members Chuck and Peggy Moseley. Her ministry focus is Stage Right , Trietsch's Youth Drama Group. While growing up, Taryn was in both theater and choir. She attended Trietsch... Read More
at Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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