Share It Tree

Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. [1 Timothy 6:18 NLT] As we move into the Holy-Days, we want worship our Lord and give Him the gift of our joyous service to people…

Sing A New Song

Just this morning I stopped by my local convenience store for a gas. I love convenience stores because their small and I feel like I there I encounter regular people who are living regular lives. There was a pretty young guy sitting in his very nice pickup that he had just filled with gas and…

HE IS RISEN!

HE IS RISEN INDEED! Here’s a rundown of Holy Week activities at Restoration… Good Friday: Group Reading of the Crucifixion narrative from Mark 14-15. Join in at 6pm. Good Friday Worship and Message: “The Exchange.” Starts at 7pm. Resurrection Sunday: Worship services at 9a & 10:30am BYOPicnic with Easter Egg Hunt and games for all…

Going Viral

I was in an airport terminal recently and noticed something that honestly, I could have seen in any other public space these days… Everyone in the waiting area was using a portable device. I know, this is not big news at all. I confess that I had mine out too. I was listening to music,…

What is a church?

What intrigued me the most in my reading of the 3rd message thread from John (@TheElder) is the world of early church and how that model contrasts so much from what we know today. John is excited to have heard reports that his friend @Gaius is walking in the truth and loving well. He hears these reports…

Men’s Vacation: Sacred Friendships

I’m finally recovered enough to report on what happened at Men’s Vacation, our retreat that was this past weekend in Glen Rose, TX. Fourteen men took time away from their work and families to drive up and create space for new friendships to form. Before we left, many of these guys didn’t really know each…

They Will Know Us For How We Love

I was walking through Home Depot today looking for things. I didn’t talk to many people and actually felt for a while that I was being stalked by the employees as a potential shoplifter. It was because I was meandering around looking for weird theme gifts for some friends. I thought it was amusing that…