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Counting Down

Counting Down

Kings and Queens. They rise and fall. But the enduring relationships of our lives are filled with royals who trudge through all the dark and treacherous places with us. My queen is a royal of royals navigating life with me for over 30 years and this week we begin...
Taking Our Clothes Off

Taking Our Clothes Off

image by: 1924us Revelation 10:9 So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey. 10 I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand...
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...