Renewal
Renewal

The Fall is always an important time in the life of our community. We’ve said it many times, but we believe more growth happens with seats around a table than rows around a stage. This Fall, we’re going to be diving into the theme...

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Real Love
Real Love

As a culture, we are obsessed with the idea of love. Watch any movie, listen to any song, read any book, look at your App Store, – even just watch a sappy commercial – and you’ll find images of what love...

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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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