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  • 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 if the church has hurt me? Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    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 s...
  • Where did the Trinity come from? Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    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 ...
  • What does God want from me? Tuesday, June 7, 2022
    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 fin...
  • God Restores The Broken Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares her thoughts on God's restoration. God heals brokenness. Come celebrate the ultimate restoration with us this week for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter . May a...
  • Restorative Time Alone Wednesday, April 6, 2022
    Denise Robinson shares her realization that restoration doesn't have to be work; it can simply be a time of rest: 2020 and 2021 were especially tough for me. I know what you’re think...
  • Stripping Your Paint Monday, April 4, 2022
    Rev. Doug Meyer thinks about his personal restoration compared to restoring furniture: A number of years ago I decided to tackle restoring an old piece of furniture. It was your basic 100 year...
  • Lessons Learned From the Garden Wednesday, March 30, 2022
    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 ...
  • 20 Years of Restoration Monday, March 28, 2022
    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 wi...
  • A Vision of Restoration Tuesday, March 22, 2022
    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 b...
  • Restoration in a Lonely Pew Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    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 separa...
  • God Restores Hope Tuesday, March 8, 2022
    Van Weaver 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...
  • How does God see me? Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    This month we are challenging ourselves to “See What God Sees” in other people. As Christ-followers, we are on a journey toward greater compassion, empathy, and love for all of God&rsquo...
  • Meaning Behind The Magnificat Thursday, December 9, 2021
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares why the Magnificat is so meaningful to her: Special songs signify special occasions: “Happy Birthday” at a birthday party, “The National Anthem&rdqu...
  • The Millennium in Revelation Sunday, November 21, 2021
    Revelation 20 refers to the millennium. Please see the below explanation of the 1000-year period mentioned in Revelation. Wnat to know more about the Book of Revelation? CLICK HERE to read Rev. D...

Category: MAD Camp

Grateful for MAD Camp

Pam Taylor has been the organizer of MAD Camp since 2015, and although MAD Camp looked different in 2020 and 2021 - the deep love for the kids stays the same. For those that haven’t heard of MAD Camp for Jesus, let me give you a little background. MAD stands for Music - Arts - Drama & Dance.  It’s a camp we provide for the kids from the Wesley-Rankin Community Center (WRCC) in West Dallas. The community around the WRCC is very low income, primarily... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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A Lesson I Learned at MAD Camp

Pastor Doug Meyer shares the impact MAD Camp had on him personally: Everywhere you look or listen, people are talking about taking a break, going on vacation, heading to the lake, or going off to camp. I don't know about you, but somehow that kicks me into chill out mode. I want to sleep later, eat more, become a bit lazier - you get the picture. For the most part that works because many of the folks I know are in the same state of mind! Then along comes a wave of unstoppable... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, July 3, 2019
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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Randee Paraskevopoulos talked to MAD for Jesus servants about their experience last summer with Wesley-Rankin kids. "Thank you for teaching me about Jesus." "Thank you for letting me pray." "Thank you for loving me." "This program was one of the most spiritually rewarding gifts I’ve experienced," said Pam Taylor, the director of the annual MAD Camp at Trietsch.  MAD camp 2014 was Pam’s first experience with MAD –... Read More
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I Made a Friend

David Taylor shares his experience from serving at MAD Camp. I made a friend last week. His name is Caleb. Caleb is a bright intelligent young man from West Dallas who is going into the sixth grade. Caleb's family struggles to make ends-meet but he knows his mom and dad love him. Caleb is also worried about family he has along the border. He worries for their safety. I am an old white guy, born in the fifties, and live in South Denton County. Being in Flower Mound and almost fifty... Read More
at Monday, July 2, 2018
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Love the MAD Kids

Ted Hyde didn't expect to build such strong relationships with the kids from MAD Camp. Read his story and click here to learn more about it! Unless they belong to me, kids are not really my thing. That is until I attended MAD for Jesus camp last year. I have no idea what led me to volunteer . . . (Oh, I know, I'll blame it on the Holy Spirit).  When I signed up, I was told all I had to do was show up about 9:30 am and lead a group of kids from one activity station to the... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, May 18, 2017
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