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  • 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...
  • What We Believe About Revelation Tuesday, November 9, 2021
    Senior Pastor Rev. Daniel Humbert shares context around the Book of Revelation and how The United Methodist Church interprets this Scripture. For many, the mere mention of the Book of Revel...
  • The Four Views of Revelation Thursday, November 4, 2021
    In the Methodist tradition we believe that there are multiple ways to interpret Scripture, and Revelation is no exception. Rev. Daniel Humbert has outlined below four of the most popular understandin...
  • Messages & Symbols in Revelation Thursday, November 4, 2021
    Do you want to read the book of Revelation, but not sure where to start? Rev. Daniel Humbert compiled a list of symbols, messages, and the meaning behind each to help you get started. Looking fo...
  • Live Simply, Spark Generosity! Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    Alyssa Robinson shares where she is currently with her giving and how she wants to grow. You can learn more about living generously at TMUMC.ORG/pledge . In 2019 along with all the other Netfli...

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Response to Removal of Mask Mandate

Rev. Daniel Humbert writes a letter to the church family in response to Gov. Abbott's lifting of the mask mandate: Trietsch Family, I hope you’re well and as ready for spring as I am!  I also pray your commemoration of Lent is growing your soul and helping you to move from empty to full. Today, I feel compelled to write to you in follow up to the recent unexpected announcement from Gov. Abbott regarding Covid-19.  As you know, as a faith family, in addition to... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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How to Pray the Psalms

Today Pastor Nick shares how to pray the Psalms. This is a great way to get started in your Lenten fast each day because the Psalms are both encouraging and challenging: As I’m writing this, I’ve just finished my morning prayers. One of the psalms I prayed today begins with these lines: “I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where is my help to come? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth” (Ps. 121:1-2). Those are beautiful words. The truth... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Monday, March 1, 2021
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Why Pray the Psalms?

Over the next 6 weeks, Rev. Dr. Nick McRae will share what the psalms mean to him in his prayer life and how you can start the practice of prayer with the psalms. But first, why pray the psalms? Pastor Nick shares his answer: The season of Lent is a time full of possibilities. It’s a time for fasting. It’s a time for self-examination, confession, and repentance. It’s a time for anticipating the victory of Christ over sin and death at Easter. It’s also a time for... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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Spiritual Discernment

To discern means: to separate or distinguish (from Latin, discernere ); to test in crisis or to distinguish good and evil (from Greek, diakrisis ); to find the authentic and valuable and to recognize the counterfeit; to see the heart of the matter with spiritual eyes—from God’s vantage point; to locate the immediate & particular within a vision of the broad & distant landscape; to possess immediate and direct insight   Biblical... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Friday, July 3, 2020
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Share Your Story

This Rev. Daniel Humbert focused on what it means to be a witness for Jesus. It's not about converting people or Bible-thumping; it's simply sharing your story and listening to other people's stories. This week's spiritual practice is witnessing. You can submit your story at TMUMC.ORG/mystory . Spiritual Disciplines Handbook , Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, pp. 159, 161 “Our communication of the gospel depends not on human strategies or well-polished... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Friday, June 26, 2020
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Anybody Can Serve

Today in Go Beyond , Alyssa Robinson and Rev. Daniel Humbert talk about treating service as a spiritual practice. Check out the ways you can serve others right now at TMUMC.ORG/summermissions . Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, p. 146 Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Friday, June 19, 2020
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Confession and Self-Examination

In today's episode of Go Beyond , Rev. Daniel Humbert and Alyssa Robinson talk about the spiritual practice of confession. When you think about confession, maybe you think about the Catholic practice of confessing to a priest.  Daniel discusses how we can practice confession in our personal prayer lives. Click the below button to view the Confession and Self-Examination document that Daniel and Alyssa explored together.  Confession Worksheet→ Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Friday, June 12, 2020
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One Anothers

Rev. Daniel Humbert and Alyssa Robinson discuss the practice of relationship in this week's episode of Go Beyond . They talk about the "one another" verses in which we are called to love and care for one another. See a full list of "one anothers" below. ONE ANOTHERS “Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, Are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.” 1 Corinthians 10:17 Just as the Trinity is one, so followers of... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Friday, June 5, 2020
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We Can't

Rev. Daniel Humbert responds to the travesties that have continued to be committed against the African American population. I was born into privilege. I didn't ask for it. I didn't seek it. I didn't even know I had it for a long time. The privilege I share is shared by many. It doesn't mean my life was easy or that I got everything I ever wanted or that I didn't have to work to earn my comforts. It does mean, however, that my privilege has never caused me to need to... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Bishop McKee Responds to Shootings in El Paso, Dayton

All below information can be found at  https://ntcumc.org/news/bishop-mckee-responds-to-shootings-in-el-paso-dayton . Bishop McKee Responds To Shootings In El Paso, Dayton Last Saturday morning, 22 people were killed and 24 were injured by a young man at a Walmart in El Paso. It has been discovered that, prior to his solo act, the man wrote a racist and evil diatribe that echoed demeaning, hateful language that has become all too common. Early Sunday morning, a lone gunman... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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"Fun" & "Budget" Can Go Together!

Rev. Clay Horton shared his personal experience with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University while he was at Trietsch: My life is more fun and full because I budget.  Seven years ago I never would have connected “fun” with “budget.”  Taking Financial Peace University was life changing for Errinne and me.  Because of the class, I am a better husband, father, friend and church member. For years I avoided taking Financial Peace University because... Read More
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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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