Category Archives: Restoration

How can I know he means it?

Unlike forgiveness, reconciliation of a broken relationship is a process conditioned on the attitude and actions of an offender. Those who commit significant and repeated offenses must realize that their responses and actions affect the timing of the process. Those who are genuinely repentant will accept this fact with brokenness and humility. Use the seven signs here to be sure someone is truly sorry. Continue reading

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Restoration is our deepest need

Restoration is not just a matter of a vacation by the quiet sea; it’s what we need from the moment we enter the world. It’s our deepest need. Continue reading

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Final Restoration of all things

Great statements on final and full restoration of everything. Continue reading

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Turn the light off in your eyes

A female cop was preparing to go undercover as a prostitute and part of her preparation involved an exchange with an actual prostitute. The prostitute looked closely at the cop and said, “Turn the light off in your eyes.” The cop then did her best to look as if her eyes were in some way without life and hope. Continue reading

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Suffering in silence

She finally gained the necessary courage to tell me a story that she had kept to herself until that point. Continue reading

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In Step with the Master Teacher

According to the Master Teacher, the person who fails to make deep connections between earth and heaven is living in unreality. If he thinks this is his only life, he is not a realist. Continue reading

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What does it mean to be gospel-centered?

Three tenses and two confessions are essential to gospel-centered living. Continue reading

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