The Restored Orchard

On a personal note – Fruit of the Tongue

The words we speak have the power to shape our situations, relationships, and futures. So why do we use them in such a careless manner? I think it’s because we don’t really recognize the fruit of what we’re saying.

On a personal note – Trusting God’s Sovereignty

Looking at things may seem harmless, but it can open your heart and mind to discontentment, jealousy, and mistrust in God. When we look, we begin to

On a personal note – Creating Comfort in Chaos

Sometimes temporary pleasures can quickly usher us into chaotic situations and environments that we have no desire to stay in. Yet we linger, out of habit, comfort, and complacency. There’s this story people tell about a

On a Personal Note – Finding Purpose in Pain

When we refuse to engage in situations because they are uncomfortable, we may forfeit walking in the fullness of God’s will. This means there are certain painful and uncomfortable situations that God is ultimately using for good things.

On a Personal Note – Vulnerability in Suffering

If we’re honest, complete reliance on God does not come naturally. But there are seasons where God allows suffering to make us remember where our help truly comes from.