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Bike Through Traffic

 Daniel Lemke is biking across America with a message of hope. He’s raising awareness and funds to fight human trafficking. And he needs your help to complete his journey. Follow him on your social networks and if you’re able, help meet new friends along his route out west.   Check out Bike Through Traffic here and follow him…

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Haiti Insider Mission

We’re thankful for friends Doug & Nancy Stevens who are continuing their ministry in Haiti in January. Doug and Nancy will be returning to Haiti in January, 2016, with teachers (and sisters-in-law) Kristy Klays and Tracy Kays from Phoenix, to complete another teacher training seminar and continue the Pastoral instruction. How can you get involved? …

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The Seat of our Emotions

“I’ve got a gut feeling about this.” That’s a phrase that you’ve heard or maybe have used. The fact is we casually assign a lot of emotional responses coming out of our lower region. “I’ve got a sinking feeling that this isn’t going to work out.” In the ancient world, it was thought that the…

Thanksgvg Food Drive

Thanksgiving Food Drive

As you’re running about this week gathering supplies for your Thanksgiving Feast, let us remember to SHARE THE STORY of God’s love with those who may go without. Restoration is celebrating our friendship with The Storehouse Food Panty in Pflugerville by hosting a pre-thanksgiving food drive. Please bring items on Sunday, Nov 22 as we…

Why so nice?

I’m THAT guy. The one who makes conversation with cashiers and people in the street that I pass. I think I have a sense of appropriate space and time, but yeah, I’m that guy, who’s always talking to people. And now, my kids are starting to notice. I took Sabrina with me to HEB. She’s…

Daylight Savs

If I Could Turn Back Time

Every year, we’re given the opportunity to fall back one hour, which always leads to think, “If I could get one hour back, which one would it be?” September ___, 1994, 9-10pm: I was sitting courtside at the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York for a great match with Mats Wilander vs someone else….

Peer pressure

Last night, I had another conversation with my boys in an ongoing series about Peer Pressure. Peer Pressure is a powerful, mysterious force that can drive us to be someone we really don’t want to be. We can want to be liked by people we don’t really like ourselves. Be lured to desire things that we…

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EduConnect at Old Town Ele

Some time ago, church leaders in the Austin area began to ask city leaders what they could do to make the most positive impact on our community. What they heard surprised them… Studies show a strong link between third-grade reading proficiency and future prospects for a positive adult live. A student who moves through the 3rd…

See You At The Pole

It was a stretch to get all 5 of our kids up a little earlier today but we made it (late) to See You At The Pole. In the past, we’ve maybe made it with just a couple of our kids or I think last year we sent our older kids to it, while I…

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Opening Up Space

For weeks now, we’ve been busy raising the roof… I don’t mean the dance move, I’m mean literally taking up the ceiling line in our sanctuary. The space that we lease for our church has ceiling tiles set at 9ft. For the most part this didn’t bother us much. Nice facilities are a luxury in the…

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