Come a little bit closer

Worship is a very important part of the ministry at Restoration. We are extraordinarily gifted by the commitment of our Worship Leader, James Jean, who has a reputation in the Austin-area as a talented singer/songwriter, a passionate follower of Christ and a mentor. James is also my friend. And it’s from that strength of our friendship…

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…

Children’s Ministry Transition

Hello everyone, The other day, my boys blew me away when they were able to state the main theme for each book in the Old Testament! At that proud papa moment, I realized that I didn’t teach them this stuff! Once again, I was reminded of how grateful I am for David Gaddy and his…

In, Through & Around

At our monthly council meeting and again at our weekly staff meeting, I asked everyone to share their responses to three questions: How is the Lord working IN you? How is He working THROUGH you? How is He working AROUND you? These questions might provide a helpful framework for a spiritual conversation between brothers and…

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…