In sickness and in health

At the time I didn’t really understand what it meant. It was 25 years ago on this day—I was living in New York—and got a call from my mom. Her voice shaking, “There’s been an accident. Noe was on his motorcycle and…” For the last quarter century, my older brother has been without the use…

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…

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…

Abound in Hope

My first career was in broadcast news, where I served a creative services producer. My core task to was help present and promote the news to be as compelling as possible. I was responsible to “make” as many people as I could feel like they must watch the news.  So I’m well aware of the ins…

Love Your Neighbor

A Big Question Today is “What is Meant By Command to “Love Your Neighbor?” More often, the call to “love” today implies some form of acceptance or even avoiding any sense of judgement. This is isn’t how loving your neighbor is thought of biblically or practically. The Good Samaritan One day an expert in religious…

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…

Need Each Other

I’ve been off on a family vacation for the last two weeks & am so thankful to be refreshed for the new year at Restoration. I say refreshed but rested isn’t usually a part of our family vacations. Just about every break we get in the year, we make the trek up to Michigan to…

Happy HolyDays Everyone

Yesterday I found myself in the middle of a cultural discussion about Christmas. For some say that there is a war on Christmas happening right now. As our culture desires to be less expressive about the Christian roots behind the celebration of the season, many hear “Happy Holidays!” as a concession that “God is not…

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,…