We were there!

Our youth and leaders who attended CHIC2015 are now back and (nearly) recovered from their week in Tennessee.   As the pastor, to be hear that stories of how their lives were shifted is so exciting because I know how much prayer and work was done in sending and covering over them. This was truly an…

CHIC Day 3: Are You Kidding Me??

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!?!?!?!?! TONIGHT WAS OUR NIGHT ON THE FLOOR!!!!!! TONIGHT WAS THE NIGHT FOR KING AND COUNTRY!!!!! TONIGHT WAS THE BIGGEST SURPRISE REVEAL!!!!!!! Can you tell I am and we were really excited???? Well tonight as we entered early and got floor seats right next to the stage, we were ready to worship…

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…

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…

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…

Protective Father

“And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.” [2 Corinthians 6:18] This week, there was some praise given to former MLB star Curt Shilling’s defense of his daughter’s reputation. He had posted, proudly, of her selection to a college softball team and…

True North (Men’s Live It)

Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33). Cranky kids, wounding words, the loss of a job, a broken body, a painful marriage—”trouble” comes in all shapes and sizes. The Bible calls it groaning. While everyone has trouble in life, not everyone has learned how to respond to it well. That is,…

Semi-Annual Celebration (PICS!)

On Sunday, August 24th, Restoration members and friends gathered for our Semi-Annual Celebration The Semi-Annual Celebration includes our ministry reports and budget update… and afterwards, many gathered at Avery Ranch pool for a party sponsored by our Men’s Ministry! See more of the pics here. I think it is vital that the church be a…

To Pray That Way

These are sad, sad days. Christians and Christian leaders are not the only ones falling into gross sexual perversion. But it is more sad when they do, because it’s an anti-testimony to the promise of gospel to yield new life. This week, I had to witness the tragic story of a Christian leader—a 24cialisitalia.com man…

Live The Story Week #5

When we think of the command to love Others, how many of us think of it as a theological construct, rather than a call to actually and practically change the way we relate and forgive the people around us? Pull up a chair and join us Sunday June 1 at 9a for a ‪Live The Story‬ Discussion…