Have you ever felt certain you knew the lyrics to a particular song only to discover the REAL words are totally different? (Come on – admit it. You actually thought Johnny Nash was singing, “I can see clearly now Lorraine is gone…”) That happened to me today. I found this […]
I have a question – or perhaps better put, an observation. If Joseph traveled to Bethlehem, his hometown, for the census and consequently the birth of his firstborn (albeit not of his loins) – why then was there no “lodging” available to accommodate his family? Scholars insist the factual Nativity scene is […]
My daughter amazes me! Ruby is 13 years old going into 8th grade this Fall. Her first mission trip to the Dominican Republic happened when she was just 9 years old. (And I know adults 5 X her age afraid to give it a try!) I’ll never forget that first […]
I’m declaring war on negativity. The level of vitriol coming from those who call themselves believers is concerning. “Vitriol”, by the way, was an older name for sulfuric acid – an appropriate description for the impact of a corrosive critical spirit. It seems during this election cycle entire campaigns are built […]
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Take some time as a family to hear a brief word from Pastor Tim as we begin our Christmas festivities!
We are thrilled with how The Restoration Project is coming along! Tremendous progress has been made over the past couple of years with over 500 attending our holiday events this past weekend. One comment we hear again and again is how wonderful it is to see this historic structure being repurposed and opened again to the public. […]
“OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!” Most instantly recognize the oft-quoted indictment from the iconic Queen of Hearts in Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice in Wonderland”. The ill-tempered monarch was quick to decree death sentences for the slightest offense. With the world’s focus on a terror group using similar tactics, a strange but thought-provoking […]
I was thinking today how Christians are excellent label makers. We look at people and instantly give them a “label” based on our assessment – – She’s such a gossip – He’s a total jerk – You know they’re homosexual – That church is so spiritually shallow I’m not sure […]
We had such an amazing morning at Restoration on Mother’s Day! Two of our ladies shared their personal stories of Restoration. We were honored to capture them on video and now release their testimony online! Watch both right here!
WOW!!! What a great inaugural weekend for the newly retooled RESTORATION KIDS! It was so fun watching the kids (and adults!) enjoying the newly finished and expanded classroom spaces. Thank you to everyone who served and helped make the first weekend a great success. An important part of this pioneering journey […]