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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 between...

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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 Second...

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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 even...

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Treasure Hunt

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John The Apostle Paul once gave this counsel to a younger pastor regarding teaching Christians about money: Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain,...

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The Bash

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor Dustin Hello Journey Friends and Family, One of the biggest events of the year in our student ministry is called our Back to School Bash, and it took place this past Wednesday. Pastor Christian Wilson, our Family Pastor, along with...

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The Call

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John Sometimes a single phone call can change your life. A few days after I first met Melinda Skaggs, I called her on the phone pretending to be the Dean of Students from the college I attended. Melinda had planned on enrolling in...

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Thank. You. God.

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John Sydney McLaughlin is a track star for the United States. I have casually followed her career since she was a Freshman in college--not because I follow women’s track events--but because her choice of college was the University of...

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Restart 3.0

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John For the first time in four weeks, we will re-gather for worship in our buildings this Sunday, August 8, at 9:30 and 11:15 AM. We paused all in-person worship gatherings in early July due to a sudden and severe Covid surge that...

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A Class Act

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor Dustin Hello Journey Friends and Family, On Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns to win the NBA Championship. As I was watching the post-game interviews, I was shocked when I saw the actions of the losing...

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It’s Not Over

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John This is not the July any of us expected. I didn’t expect to be writing this column this week. But I felt I needed to so that we can be aware, be in prayer, and exercise the greatest of care during these troubling times for our...

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