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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...

Everyone Needs Joy!

Tony Campolo is an American sociologist, pastor, author, public speaker and former spiritual advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton. In the below video, he shares an interesting story from a time when he was in Honolulu and somehow found himself throwing a birthday party for prostitutes. Everyone deserves a celebration in the church of Jesus Christ! Thoughts to Consider What evidence of God’s transformation in your life (perhaps through practicing spiritual... Read More
at Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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Rejoice!

"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete."  (John 15:11). "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!"  (Philippians 4:4) "Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy." (Psalm 47:1) "Let us rejoice and be glad and give him the glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready."  (Revelation 19:7) "A... Read More
at Monday, March 26, 2018
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Teenagers, Depression, & Addiction

A note from  Rev. Doug Meyer   Adolescence is a time of change for teens. As their bodies, home lives, and even brain chemistries change, teens may have a hard time coping. Parental guidance is crucial during this period. Without it, a common case of the adolescent “blues” can develop into teen depression and possible substance abuse. Many teens turn to alcohol or drugs to self-medicate for depression. Teens suffering from depression often appear sad or... Read More
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The House of Healing

Chris Martin and his son Henry are two of the newest members of Trietsch. Chris has an amazing story of healing from cancer, finding connection to the church, and hearing the voice of God during his recovery. Please join us in welcoming him to the church by reading his story and giving him support and encouragement. From Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kin g , Chapter 8 (J.R.R. Tolkien) "Here is a grievous hurt and a heavy blow. Alas! For she was pitted against a foe... Read More
at Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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Fear of Missing Out

Rev. Clay Horton shares his views on fighting for justice and how it's connected to fasting. See: Do you have FOMO? It's the “Fear of Missing Out.” I know I sure do. I don't want to miss out on those important or memorable things in life. When I was younger, FOMO meant that I'd stay up late with friends to ensure I didn't miss out on great late-night conversations. Now that I'm older, I have FOMO when I think about time with... Read More
at Thursday, March 8, 2018
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Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Johnson

Nancy and Art Johnson first visited Trietsch on Christmas Eve in 1997. Both having been "privileged to grow up in faith-filled homes" as Nancy lovingly says, they were excited to find a church home at Trietsch.  They have three children and two grandsons and have enjoyed being involved since joining 20 years ago in January. Nancy refers to herself as a "Professional Volunteer," having not worked outside the home, but being very active in their previous church... Read More
at Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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What to Expect When Fasting

What can you expect to experience during a fast? Hunger... your physical body needs food and is trained to expect food. You will probably experience both a physical and psychological craving for food (or for the food groups you are fasting from). Here are some ways to turn your physical hunger into spiritual growth: Turn hunger and craving into prayer. "God, as my body craves food, I crave Your presence." Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat... Read More
at Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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Pray With Your Kids

Our focus this week has been Lectio Divina. Did you know you can also do this spiritual practice with your kids? It might be a little different than if you were trying it by yourself (possibly more entertaining). Rev. Clay Horton and his wife Errinne led their kids Coleson and Brenna through Lectio Divina. Watch his intro video and try it with your kids or grandkids. He even included the full video of their time together and what scripure they read. Click here for a more... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, March 1, 2018
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