CHIC Day 2: Getting #Lecraed

First. Full. Day. CHIC 2015!!!! All of the students and leaders can talk about is how everything is better than they dreamed or imagined. If you ever wonder if what the Bible says really rings true in real life, well it did today for us. I was walking with a student to MainStage and I…

SHIFT Day 1

We made it!!!!!!! 3 hrs to Dallas, TX 12 hrs to Knoxville, TN 1 Epic day of fun, worship, and friendship! CHIC Day 1 is always off the chain! The staff does a great job of pulling out all the stops for the welcome party! After we got all settled into dorms, and changed from our…

You did this

Every three years, the Covenant church calls together thousands of high-schoolers from churches all over the world for what is known as CHIC: Covenant High In Christ For the better part of 18 months, Restoration youth have fundraised by washing cars, serving meals and doing odd jobs. And our church has contributed and encouraged them all…

Career Day (Pt2) Listen

So I was invited to Career Day at the school where my kids attend and my wife teaches… No pressure! What’s especially interesting is how differently wired my wife and I are. She was honored this year as “Teacher of the Year” for her school—which was a nice way to honor her love of her…

Career Day

Last week, I was invited to participate in Career Day for Fourth Graders at Old Town Elementary. The format was a rotating around 5 classrooms with 10 minutes in each class. Being a Pastor, I found was going to be a challenge. I knew I needed to offer a description of what I do in a…

Our Own Worst Critic

Everyday, we hear voices of confusion, condemnation and criticism. And, if we’re honest, they come mostly from ourselves. This past Sunday, we looked at the call to protect ourselves from negative voices in Colossians 2:8-19 “Don’t let anyone take you captive with philosophy…” “Don’t let anyone judge you for (how or when you worship)…” “Don’t…

Back Up & Running

We apologize for our website being down recently but grateful that it is again up, running & virus-free. I’m not exactly certain how our website was hacked but then again, I’m a computer super-user—I don’t understand programming. I am thankful for those among us that do! Our friend, Paulo, who hosts our site had his…

Waistline

I can tell when ministry is happening… Because I start to gain weight. 🙁 It’s true though. As I write this I’m currently 5-7lbs over my base weight, which is actually a brick more than my target weight. But this post isn’t about me needing to diet (although…). The extra weight I’m carrying right now is…

Covered In Ashes

Once again, Restoration Youth lead our annual Ash Wednesday service. It was actually one of the better attended “special services” we’ve had in a while. Wednesday evening is youth night, so typically if a special event falls on that day, we give it to the youth to lead us. I always love the way that…

The Path Less Traveled

There have been 4 significant times in my life when I’ve really enjoyed biking… And this is one of them. I recently picked up a new bike which has been a lot of fun. Normally, I’m a tennis player, but my passion for biking has surged again. The first time was when I was 12. I…