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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...

What am I getting into?

ReNew starts this Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Ministry Center! Rev. Doug Meyer shares what to expect and what you might experience. CLICK HERE to learn more about ReNew: Considering attending ReNew? Let me tell you what are you getting yourself into. In the beginning, the hardest part will be deciding to show up. Every Wednesday you will have a million excuses as to why you are too busy.  The next hardest part will be the walk from the parking lot... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Monday, September 24, 2018
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Listening Ears

Debbie Campbell has learned that listening is at the core of mentoring. Although I taught forty years with the L.I.S.D. school district I made a decision after I retired to give a little of my time back to the children of this district who I felt were in need of some special time. The first year I participated in this program I was placed as an afterschool academic coach. At the first meeting I was surrounded by a group of kindergarten and first grade students. They blew me away with... Read More
at Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Simple Moments of Mentoring

Barbara Willcox shares the simple moments that make mentoring at Hedrick Elementary the highlight of her week. I just returned from my time with my 2 nd Grader at Hedrick. She is bright and full of vigor! Today I met her outside her classroom as the class was going outside for recess. We shot hoops outside the CIS room and then she beat me playing a game. It was lunch time so we went to the cafeteria and brought her lunch back. Next we built with legos and then it was time to get... Read More
at Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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The Joy of Education

David and Leann White sponsored a student through Mozambique Missions and built a relationship with lasting impact. Click here to sponsor a student. Just select "Mozambique Education" from the drop-down menu.  It was just 4 years ago when David said his 8am Sunday school class was looking for folks to help sponsor some recent High School graduates in Mozambique to go to University. He felt this was something we could do…so we signed up! We helped sponsor a young man... Read More
at Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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How Are You?

Sam Scheider shares her journey through postpartum depression/ anxiety and how her Life Group supports her through the ups and downs. Learn more about Life Groups at TMUMC.ORG/life . "How are you?" This is a question new moms get all the time. I had my third baby in December. When I would get that question I would smile and say "fine," then turn around and wipe my tears. I felt like people were asking how things were with the boys and the baby as far as... Read More
at Thursday, September 13, 2018
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1.5 Miles

Rev. Clay Horton has learned a lot from the elementary kids he mentors each week. Read his story. 1.5 Miles = 10 Light Years For the past three school years, I've volunteered on nearly a weekly basis at Hedrick Elementary. To be honest with you, if I were a teacher, I would not teach elementary school. It would be my last choice of all the schools. God bless elementary school teachers, but I just know that job would not be for me. Despite my feelings about not... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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Say Yes!

Laura Sennott , Hospitality Coordinator, shares how meaningful feeling welcomed is to her. Stop by the Connection Center over the next few weeks to learn how you can be the person welcoming others into the church with love. I clearly remember the first time I visited Trietsch about 5 years ago. I was so impressed that someone was in the parking lot waiving me to an empty spot. Then as I got to the door there was a friendly face greeting me and welcoming me in. And then yet again... Read More
at Thursday, September 6, 2018
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