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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...

Talking About Suicide With Your Family

Clint Donaldson, Licensed Professional Counselor with The Center Counseling , shares how you can talk to your kids about suicide and self-harm. Clint offices out of Trietsch on Tuesdays. Learn more about Clint and how to make an appointment with him at  tmumc.org/counseling . It’s August. In Texas that means extremely hot days, slightly less hot evenings, and “back- to-school.” For those with kids, you’re immersed in new schedules, practices, band... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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Bullying and the Gift of Transformation

Laura O'Reilly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and member of Trietsch. On August 26 at 8pm she will be one of the therapists on our  Facebook Live  podcast panel. Below, Laura takes us on a deep dive into bullying. If you have a kid in school at any age, this is a helpful read to better understand the impact of bullying and what you can do to help depending on the age of your child. Learn more about Laura's counseling practice and make an appointment at ... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Be Strong and Courageous

Julie Hawkins is Trietsch's Director of Children and Family Ministries. She understands the stress and anxiety that comes with the new school year. Read her personal experience below and keep up with all things happening in Children and Family Ministries at TMUMC.ORG/children . Join us this Sunday (Aug. 18) to celebrate going back to school with an ice cream truck, video games, and blessings for your kids! A few weeks ago I sat at the kitchen counter with my fall calendar,... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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Walking Out of the Wilderness

Chris Robinson is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and member of Trietsch. He has a deep understanding of anxiety and depression, and shares his perspective through the lens of faith and relationship with God. To learn more about his counseling practice or make an appointment visit  cjrcounseling.com  and join us in worship this Sunday as we start week 1 of "Reality Check," a worship series centered around mental health. As a counselor of many clients who... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, August 6, 2019
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