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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...

It's Not a Coincidence

Alyssa Robinson served on No Selfie Saturday and made connections that have nothing to do with her and everything to do with God. Do you have a story from No Selfie Saturday? Share it at TMUMC.ORG/mystory . This past Saturday, three people from my small group served with Dallas Ramp Project . We traveled to South Dallas near Fair Park and built a wheelchair ramp at the home of an elderly woman. She didn't want us there. We showed up with a trailer of tools, supplies, countless... Read More
at Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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My Miscarriage Journey

Catherine and Daniel McNealy recently baptized Benjamin Leslie McNealy in worship. The joy of this occasion was unmatched because of the struggles leading up to this day. Read Catherine's story, and remember God always makes way for hope.  It was five years ago this month, at 4 am on a weekday before work, I first saw those two pink lines. I couldn't believe it. We'd only been trying for two months but here they were. I immediately pulled out my phone to calculate my... Read More
at Thursday, October 19, 2017
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I Am Forever Changed

Cindy Gullo shares where she saw God on her mission trip to Mozambique. Mozambique Scholarships is one of the causes you can support through No Selfie Saturday! Click here to browse causes and serve with us on October 21. "Did Mozambique Meet Your Expectations?" This is the number one question I have been asked by friends and relatives after returning from TMUMC Mozambique Mission Trip 2017. My answer remains, "I went with no expectations." I have supported... Read More
at Friday, October 13, 2017
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Our Daily Bread

For Neal Brady, an invitation to serve became an ongoing passion. This is why we do No Selfie Saturday! Choose a cause and serve with us on October 21. Click here to browse all causes. Towards the end of 2013, knowing I would be retiring in a few weeks, I began to think about what I would do. Three friends from Trietsch, Mike DeFord, Jay McReynolds and Tom Agase, were volunteering one day a week at Our Daily Bread (ODB)  in Denton, a community soup kitchen. Tom was about to go back... Read More
at Thursday, October 12, 2017
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Small Gestures Matter

Linda Norman received a thank you note from No Selfie Saturday last year, and now she's helped organize the event! Read her story and sign up to serve on October 21 at TMUMC.ORG/no-selfie . One card. One minute. One person. Sometimes, we think that our small gestures are just that – small. For Linda Norman, however, one small gesture changed not only her life, but many of the lives that then were touched by her actions and her heart, all because of one small... Read More
at Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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Volunteer Spotlight: Dianne McDougal

Amy Parsons sat down with Dianne McDougal, our Volunteer of the month. Thank you, Dianne, for all you do! You can sign up to serve at . October's Volunteer Spotlight focuses our appreciation on Dianne McDougal. Dianne has been at Trietsch for over 30 years, first attending when the church was held in an elementary school! Dianne, husband Bret, and kids Stacy and Matthew have loved being a part of Trietsch and participating in many different ministries.... Read More
at Thursday, October 5, 2017
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Not Perfect, But Blessed

Lucy Wineman's Life Group has helped her work through low points in her faith journey. Lucy is now leading a Life Group at 7 pm on Tuesdays in her home. Click here to join her group or browse other open Life Groups. Last year, changes in the life of the church uprooted the way I worship and rearranged scheduling so I could no longer attend my Sunday school class and the worship service I preferred. I was suffering with my faith as my close friends were in Sunday School when I... Read More
at Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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Feeling Troubled

Rev. Daniel Humbert reflects on the devastating events of the day: As I got into the car early this morning to workout at 5 am, I turned on my car radio as usual. The first thing I heard was the request for prayers for the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas. My heart hurts. I was both deeply sad and angry all at the same time. Another shooting. Another loss of life. Another senseless act of violence. Another time to mourn what should not be. I immediately reflect on Orlando,... Read More
at Monday, October 2, 2017
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