Turn the other Lego cheek

Midsouth Covenant Camp was a powerful experience for many kids, including mine. Not only was it fun (which would be a whole other post to share about that) but the theme of this year’s camp was Bullies of the Bible—essentially about forgiveness and loving others well. Each day was crafted around a biblical value of…

CHIC Day 4: Hump Day

Today was the day everyone fought being tired. Starting with the Project Blue 5k run in the morning after an especially long night created an experience for everyone, even if we all didn’t run or walk in the morning. If you’d like to pretend you came along the 5k imagine something like this:  600 people…

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…

Career Day (Part 3) “Lead”

Career Day seems like a memory, especially as we’re closing in on the end of the year. But I wanted to complete this short series on, essentially “What a Pastor does,” by sharing the third part of my job that I talked about with the kids. One part of my job is Learning. I read…

Because of Us

It’s Earth Day today, which is a day that we have come to reflect on the state of the planet and especially its health. Our President echoes the voices of the scientific community in saying that “climate change is real.” Naturally (ahem), leaders are divided if global climate change is a real or at least a…

Digital Bulletin Sunday Sept 7

Welcome Order of Today’s Worship Worship    Gaius & Andrea Cameron Message    Simon Guevara “The Story of Purpose” Responding in Worship Prayer is available for everyone in the Prayer Space at the back of the Sanctuary   Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions  God’s Story reveals our: IDENTITY (Who we are) MEANING (What is our value)…

Lies, Lies, Lies… Yeah

How often would you say that you tell a lie? Daily? Once a week? Often. NEVER. Okay, now tell the truth. This Sunday (August 31st), we’ll share “The Truth About Lying.” Where do they come from? What draws them out of us? When are they appropriate? Guest Jayne Gaddy (who serves on Restoration’s leadership team)…

Bitterness

Our upcoming series A Summer of Second Chances is always challenging to me personally. I know that I can have a habit of cutting people out quickly when my heart or pride feels threatened in anyway. I’m reminded that letting the sun set on our anger is a way of entry for the devil (Ephesians…

Meals on Wheels

Often, people who are served by Meals On Wheels are the only real face and meal that many shut-ins and seniors will see all day. My grandfather, Simon, lived to the age of 92. He lived alone for the last couple of years of his life, except for his last year when I came to…

That You Would Expand My Territory

Several times this week, my phone has offered me an “Alert” that someone I’m following on Twitter, is now following someone else. Is this really “breaking news?” I participate in a few social networks. At heart, I’m a content producer (going back to my days in broadcasting) and I have a very active mind, so…