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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...

Hope Never Dies!

Rev. Daniel Humbert shares his personal journey through the death of his sister, support of the church, and the hope that Christmas brings. Read his story and join us on Sunday to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Learn more at TMUMC.ORG/christmas . It's the kind of phone call no one ever wants to receive. Not only do you not expect to receive such a call, but you are never prepared to respond to it, and you certainly don't want it. This kind of phone call shatters all... Read More
at Thursday, December 21, 2017
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Let's Get Planting!

Rev. Clay Horton believes it's never too late to start planting seeds. What seeds are you planting this Christmas? Join us on Sunday for Christmas Eve worship! Learn more at TMUMC.ORG/christmas . There's a Chinese proverb that says, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." The Ghost of Christmas past continually reminds us of the trees we did not plant and certainly reminds us of all the weeds we,... Read More
at Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

As Rev. Doug Meyer looks to the Christmas future, he hopes it will involve unplugging from the craziness of the Christmas present. Read his thoughts and join us for worship. Learn more at TMUMC.ORG/christmas . As I consider "Christmas Yet To Come" I am intrigued with the idea of unplugging as much as I can from the Christmas craziness. I imagine that by so doing I would capture what I believe to be at the heart of Christmas – loving and serving others . Some... Read More
at Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Sing Like You Mean It

Rev. Karen Chraska has seen that music has the ability to bring the divine into the present for moments of peace. Celebrate Christmas with us with joyous carols! Learn more at TMUMC.ORG/christmas : My memories of Christmases past are filled with family, friends, food, church, and presents. My "Ghost of Christmas Present" is the same as that past, but peppered with a little stress that comes with being an adult and all that entails. In this season of love and good... Read More
at Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Ghost of Christmas Present

Rev. Doug Meyer 's granddaughters remind him of the awe and wonder of Christmas. What helps you be fully present? Join us on Sunday for worship and learn everything happening at Trietsch this Advent and Christmas at TMUMC.ORG/christmas . I am a "Scrooge" in recovery! For years I have been a reluctant Christmas participant, often you would hear me echoing the phrase bah-hum-bug. Why? Well, much of it has to do with unfulfilled childhood dreams. That is a long... Read More
at Thursday, December 7, 2017
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But we've always done it like that!

Rev. Clay Horton chooses to remember and cherish the past, but places his hope in the present and future. Read his thoughts and join us for Advent and Christmas worship and events. Click here to learn more. "We've always done it like that."  Have you ever said those words? I know I have. The times I've said that, the unspoken, implied meaning is that I hope things remain the same. My hope is focused more on the past than it is on the present or... Read More
at Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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