Blog - September 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 ...

How do I start spiritual practices?

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. When I try to eat healthier, I over plan my meals and leave no room for cheats. Trying a new hobby? I’ll spend hours on it every day until I feel like I’ve mastered it. Baby steps just aren’t part of my lifestyle. And that usually means any new habit that I try to instill crashes and burns ... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, September 28, 2022

What does the Bible say about prayer?

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 wish I was taught about prayer growing up that I’m just now beginning to understand is prayer is a journey. I was under the illusion that everyone else was getting something that I wasn’t. People would tell me about the power of prayer and how they felt God’s presence, but I just didn’... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, September 21, 2022

How do I breathe in God?

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 bars during recess, I tried to test my abilities by skipping bars and broadening my swing. My hand slipped on a bar, and I fell flat on my back. I remember staring up at the clear blue sky when the realization set in that I couldn’t take a breath. I panicked. Looking back, it felt like a dream. I sc... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, September 14, 2022

What habits do I need to stop?

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 become more adept at their craft, spiritual practices train us to be more like Jesus. Click here to make Trietsch your home church and receive weekly reading plans. The Day 1 reading ended with three reflection questions: What am I currently practicing that does not make me more like Jesus? Who do I ne... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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