Standing Strong
Standing Strong

Daniel is one of the most important books in the Old Testament. It is about a young man who is completely out of his element. He’s lost his home, his culture, and his identity. Despite all of the difficulty, discouragement, and disappointment, he...

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STONES
STONES

Stones may not seem like an exciting subject, but every stone has a story to tell. They have outlived us, they have made up roadways, houses, temples, theaters, parliaments, and pyramids. Throughout the Bible, stones have spiritual significance...

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G E T

Last week I attended not one, but two ribbon-cutting ceremonies. I know, I’m kind of a big deal. One was a community event in New Port Richey and the other was the dedication of the new dorm at Trinity College (where Restoration meets). At the...

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B I R T H D A Y
B I R T H D A Y

I’ve heard it said, “The more birthdays you have, the less you celebrate them.” I hope that’s never true at Restoration. I’ve believed this community has been a gift to my family, to our families, and to the community since the day it began and...

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RSPACE
RSPACE

Have you ever had a conversation where you knew the other person wasn’t listening? Like, they were checking their phone or looking away or their eyes were glazed over? I was in a band in college because in college you have to be in a band. Right?...

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M I S T A K E S
M I S T A K E S

Have you ever just horribly, irreversibly, unbelievably messed up? Me neither. jk. jk. Seriously, I can’t even count how many of these failures I’ve had. It’s that awkward moment you realize your mistake. You feel a pit in your stomach. You...

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S N A K E S
S N A K E S

A few months ago I took my family on vacation. Well, kind of a vacation. It was another city where I had a speaking engagement. As pastors kids, you learn that your vacations are wherever your family gets free lodging and an honorarium. We spent...

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T E N
T E N

Each year, there are predetermined readings for Lent. The readings are on a three-year rotation. In 2018, we are in Year B. In this third week of Year B, we find a reading which is one of the most common in the entire Bible but can often be taken...

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H A M
H A M

We’re in the second week of Lent. If you’ve been observing Lent so far, that’s awesome. If you haven’t yet, it’s not too late to start. It’s never too late to start. If you’re like me, when we miss the starting gun, we’ve missed the race. If I...

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