Blog - March 2022

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  • Who is your shepherd? Wednesday, March 22, 2023
    by Alyssa Robinson Rev. Gracie Millard recently preached about Jesus’s claim, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11) In h...
  • Who is I Am? Thursday, March 9, 2023
    by Alyssa Robinson Rev. Gracie Millard and I recently recorded a Life + God Podcast episode about Jesus’s “I Am” statements, and I wondered aloud whether Jesus was intentionall...
  • Are you ready to return? Wednesday, March 1, 2023
    by Alyssa Robinson I have been working through depression and anxiety for almost two years now. One of the ways my anxiety has manifested is that I feel overwhelmed in large groups. This has mad...
  • What makes a sacred space? Wednesday, February 22, 2023
    by Alyssa Robinson I started attending Trietsch when I was 9 years old in the summer of 1998, right before I entered 5th grade. At that time, the current Sanctuary, Family Life Center, and Faith ...
  • What is the meaning of Lent? Wednesday, February 15, 2023
    by Alyssa Robinson Access Lenten worship services and resources at .  When asked about the meaning behind Lent, my thoughts diverge down two paths. One, is the i...
  • 40 Reasons to Fast Wednesday, February 8, 2023
    Are you preparing for Lent? Now is a great time to think through the spiritual practice of fasting. Learn more about fasting and practical ways to get started at . ...
  • How do I listen for God? Wednesday, February 1, 2023
    by Alyssa Robinson Learning to slow down and listen is one of the most difficult lessons of growth for me. Listening typically isn’t one of our core values. We live in a culture tha...
  • How do I shift from change to transformation? Wednesday, January 25, 2023
    by Alyssa Robinson In 2019 I went through a pretty rough divorce. It was not something I wanted, and it took me a while to accept that it was actually happening. It felt like almost everythin...
  • Am I ready to love change? Wednesday, January 18, 2023
    by Tammy Hise This month our worship series has been Ready or Not. We all know that no matter what, change happens. It is the only constant. As we’ve talked about life changes, it made me ...
  • Am I strong and courageous? Wednesday, January 11, 2023
    by Alyssa Robinson As I step into the motion of the new year, I’ve reflected on how I handle change. Am I “strong and courageous?” The Bible repeats this phrase in m...
  • What are you searching for? Wednesday, January 4, 2023
    by Alyssa Robinson As the Digital Strategist of this church, I get a unique look into the analytics of our website, social media channels, Google account, and more. To many people this mi...
  • Am I ready for change? Wednesday, December 28, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson Jesus’s birth changed everything, but are we ready for that change? We’ve just spent an entire month anticipating the birth of Jesus, and Jesus is here! But ...

Lessons Learned From the Garden

Alyssa Robinson shares what Laura Sennott taught her about God's restoration, using her garden as a teaching tool. I bought my first house in 2020. I was so proud and excited, and my family and friends shared in my excitement. But here’s the thing. Nobody warned me about the rude realities that come with homeownership. They were probably colluding with each other and whispering, “We got another one to take the plunge!” Why does every little update cost at least $1k? Wh... Read More
at Wednesday, March 30, 2022

20 Years of Restoration

Bob Mersereau shares his story of restoration. It took 20 years to learn how to trust God and give up on anger and resentment, but when he did he found a bottomless well of peace and love. My wife committed adultery. Four words no husband ever wants to be true. Yet they were. I knew. Yet I didn't know. At first, it was the little things in our relationship that were different. Not quite right. Even in good relationships, there are times when things seem a bit off. What troubled me i... Read More
at Monday, March 28, 2022

A Vision of Restoration

Dana Phillips is in the midst of God's restoration, and it began with a vision: Jesus restores us in the middle of our failures, mistakes, hurts, and brokenness. Sometimes it is one step backward, two steps forward. Sometimes it is a defining moment, other times it is a long journey. No matter what, Jesus’s willingness to go to the cross for us is the doorway to restoration. We have a multi-ethnic family built through birth and adoption: we have two white kids, one Korean kid, and... Read More
at Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Restoration in a Lonely Pew

Rev. Daniel Humbert shares how God's restoration can be a time of quiet support from a friend: I’m the youngest of four—three boys and a girl. There were roughly 3 years separating each of us in age. Throughout my childhood and even into young adulthood, I admired the creativity, tenacity, and fortitude of my sister Diane. She was, after all, one female amongst three strong-tempered males in the family. She could always hold her own. Like many adult children, we drifted into... Read More
at Tuesday, March 15, 2022

God Restores Hope

Van Nguyen is our Butterfly Ministry Coordinator at Trietsch and today she shares her personal story of restoration: I met Nate in 2011. We went on a first date and instantly felt a connection. After that date, he came over for dinner every night for a year. After that first year, we decided to move in together, became engaged, and married in 2013. It was a whirlwind and so exciting, fun, and amazing, until 2016. It became common for us to get into arguments that I didn’t understand. I... Read More
at Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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