Baptism and Rules and Regulations

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

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

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...
Sons and Daughters | the 4 R’s

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...
The stories of “just BE. you”

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...