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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...

All Is Not Lost

All Is Not Lost

It's Good ‪Friday morning‬ 2018. As I clear the fog in my head, my thoughts wander in wonderment to what the inner circle of His friends, Peter, James and John, must have thought as they woke up (if they slept at all) and remembered what happened the night before.You...

The Good Life

The Good Life

This coming Sunday, January 14 is LAUNCH SUNDAY for RESTōR.church. We've experienced three experimental gatherings. We called them pre-launch gatherings. These events allowed us to introduce ourselves and begin clarifying what it is that we've been called to as...

RESTōR.church

RESTōR.church

As the earth revolves on its axis and the seasons change so, seemingly, does my writing. My last two posts have been all about major announcements. So, today I'll keep the apparent tradition...announcing a baby of sorts. No! While I can't wait to be a real gpa, that's...

NEW THINGS

NEW THINGS

Hello friends, In June, when my resignation as campus pastor at Granger Community Church Elkhart became known, (previous post) many of you asked about our future plans. At that time and for the ensuing weeks, I was diligent in my response:   “There are many...

Hard Things

Hard Things

https://youtu.be/PRGnftH_g4I Whether it's a song or a well written book, there are few things I love more than immersing myself into a great storyline. One of my favorite storytellers is Carrie Newcomer. Her words speak to my heart and cause me to think deeper and...

The Intersection of Stories

  This ministry that found me several years ago here in Elkhart continues to challenge and stretch me in ways that are important and necessary. I've learned that pain and suffering are not exclusive to celebration. In fact,...

In Pursuit

In Pursuit

This is a blurb from a talk I gave a couple weeks ago that helped us think about the extent to which we go to serve others. If you're interested in hearing the entire message you can find it here. (Please pardon the less-than-stellar quality of the video.) ...

Outlaw Saturdays

Outlaw Saturdays

Saturday mornings! I love them so much! At this stage of life with Refresh Hair Design Studio in full swing and Brenda immersed in everything that goes into building a new business, I'm usually on my own. Guess what one of my favorite things is?? Well, a year ago when...

We do

We do

A couple of weeks ago Branford Marsalis played the Goshen College Music Center and, since I purchased season passes for the music series at the college, Brenda and I attended the concert.  I enjoyed it. Brenda didn't.  After 28 years of marriage our...

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