Blog - June 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 ...

Do you wrestle with God?

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 Old Testament to find truth and hope for today. The list of weird stories is long, so we hope you’ll tune in to the Life + God Podcast and read our weekly blog posts to explore even more weird stories beyond Sunday morning. Maybe the perfect story to start with is Jacob wrestling at the Jabbok in Gen... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Where is the Holy Spirit?

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 often. I guess I thought everyone did. She taught 2nd grade Catechism for as long as I can remember. To be honest, I don’t remember really praying to Jesus (he was our example), but praying specifically either to God the Father or God the Holy Spirit. Anyway - I have encounters with the Holy Spiri... Read More
at Thursday, June 23, 2022

What if the church has hurt me?

by Alyssa Robinson In every church I’ve been part of, there is a huge emphasis on seeking the “unchurched.” They want to reach people who didn’t grow up in a church to share the Good News. It makes sense. Every organization wants to reach new people and bring them into the fold. It’s exciting to share the love of Jesus with someone who’s never been exposed to it. I’ve attended webinars, special events, read articles, and watched videos on connecting ... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Where did the Trinity come from?

by Alyssa Robinson I don’t want to mislead you… I don’t know the answer to this question. Rev. Dr. Nick McRae educated me about about the Trinity, where it came from, and why it’s in our doctrine in this episode of the Life+God Podcast. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. Having the conversation with Pastor Nick about where the Trinity came from led me to the root self-examination, what was I taught about the Trinity? The way we teach God, three in ... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, June 15, 2022

What does God want from me?

by Alyssa Robinson I tend to put too much pressure on myself. I’m always looking to what’s next and examining the things left undone. At work, home, or even with hobbies, once I finish a project, I’m immediately reflecting on how I could have done it better. Historically, I’ve put everything I have into everything I do, and that worked for me for a long time – until it didn’t. Like many people, I powered through the pandemic and thought I was doing okay. T... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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