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 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...
at Wednesday, June 22, 2022
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 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...
at Wednesday, June 15, 2022
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 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...
at Tuesday, June 7, 2022
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 all who feel broken be healed!
I am extremely fortunate that I have enjoyed good health throughout my life. The things that have caused me physical pain make me so grateful that typically I live in comfort.
Just this week I had a root canal. Ugh. Unfortunately, not my first one. On...
at Wednesday, April 13, 2022
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 thinking…wasn’t it tough for everyone? Yes, of course. I experienced emotions and feelings that I had never experienced before. It was a time of extreme pressure, extreme loss and then extreme burnout.
I have experienced times in my life where I was so exhausted that I needed to take...
at Wednesday, April 6, 2022
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 old chest of drawers.
It was nothing fancy: a heavy oak dresser, 4 drawers, straight clean lines, covered with multiple layers of paint.
How hard could it be?
After a waltz around the paint aisles at Home Depot, I came upon the recommended toxic chemical used for stripping furniture. The...
at Monday, April 4, 2022
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 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...
at Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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 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.
at Monday, March 28, 2022
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 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...
at Tuesday, March 22, 2022
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 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...
at Tuesday, March 15, 2022
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. 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...
at Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Thursday, December 17, 2020
This Christmas, we are partnering with Refuge for Women of North Texas to help bring hope and support to survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Twenty-five percent of our Christmas Eve offering will benefit this worthy organization. CLICK HERE to learn more about them and where your Christmas Eve donations are going.
The below poem was written by a graduate of the Refuge for Women program. It's a beautiful example of the Unstoppable Joy of Christmas we've...
at Thursday, December 17, 2020