Baptism and Rules and Regulations

Several weeks ago we celebrated baptisms at RESTōR and it reminded me how we humans are inclined toward measurable outcomes, rule-keeping and man-following. Unfortunately, this seems especially true when man-made rules and religious traditions have been part of our...

Judge and Jury

August 18, 2019 Series: Sermon on the Mount Talk #11 Judge and Jury (Matt 7:1-6) The counter-culture lifestyle of a follower of Jesus is not individualistic. It is in relationship, in community, with accountability and, God knows, we all need some help along these...

Monday Musings

Week 5 of the James series is behind us at RESTōR church but my Monday morning reflections take me back to the part of yesterday's talk when I addressed the issue of habits and how a renewed mind will help us break the negative patterns we've established over time. ...

Sons and Daughters | the 4 R’s

Last weekend, in the final week of the Sons and Daughters series, I pointed to the book Cleared For Takeoff as a resource that was incredibly helpful for Brenda and I as we navigated the challenges of parenting. The author, Wayne Rice, writes about the 4 R's that act...

The stories of “just BE. you”

one more story from kelsey!  as i mentioned in her intro on tuesday, she’s back in school.  here’s her journal entry from may 10:   “Tonight, I attended my first Thursday evening class at Bethel College. Usually when I attend a new class with a new group of people I...

The stories of “just BE. you”

meet sam:  samantha is married, works FT and also volunteers upstairs with the restór kiddos. she wasn’t on the panel sunday, but i did read a couple of her answers to specific questions i asked.   here’s a story with a few more answers to some of the questions from...

The stories of “just BE. you”

hello friends! i hope you’ve been enjoying the stories and the simplicity of tuning in, being aware and taking steps. meet anna. she is married, works part-time and is a busy mother of 4 kiddos. here are a couple of beautiful nuggets in the middle of her crazy days…...

The stories of “just BE. you”

hey friends - meet kelsey. she helps out in kids at restór church, is married, works AND is going to school again…yes, b u s y! she wasn’t on the panel sunday morning, but followed the same guide, purposed to hear/see the Holy Spirit in her very busy everyday life....

Just BE. You – week 4 journal guide

A word from my love, Brenda, who is guest blogging all this week. -g thanks for joining me on this journey of intentional, Holy Spirit-guided living…a ”grander vision living of radical inclusiveness”. of exploring what it looks like to let my day be ordered by the...

100 Word Challenge

1 Peter‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭NIV‬‬ “But in your hearts revere (honor) Christ as Lord (Master). Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” Last week, as part of the Sunday...

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