Calling For Back Up

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH… Pastor John I recently spent a few days visiting my mother in Kentucky—my 91-year-old mom who lives alone, walks slower and remembers less every day, and yet still has a belief she will get better! She is both a strong and strong-willed...

My Greatest Possession Is…

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH… Pastor Dustin Hello Journey Friends and Family,“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and...

Greetings From Egypt

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH… Pastor John Several years ago, I ran across a new genre of greeting cards called “Dysfunctional Greeting Cards.” Have you seen any of these? Here’s a sample: I always wanted to have someone to hold, someone to love. And now that...

Family Stress

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH… Pastor John From schoolwork and peer relationships to meeting high parental expectations or living with conflict in the home, childhood can be a very stressful time. No surprise there. And yet scientists have discovered a difference...

The Healing Balm of the Bible

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH… Pastor John Robert L. Briggs is President and CEO of the American Bible Society. In a recent article for the Christian Post website, he tells about the trauma millions of Africans endured in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s during the...

Not So Far From God

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH… Pastor John Here’s a challenging question to ponder today: Who is too far away from God to reach? Who is so far away from God that there is no chance they could ever respond to His invitation of grace? Who is so resistant that it’s not...