Loving The Journey

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A Grateful Pastor

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to tell you one (actually two) of the things I’m most grateful for: our new Lake County Campus pastor and his wife, Russell and Kelly Cushman! Pastor Russell begins his ministry at Lake County...

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A $487 Tip

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John Bob Russell tells a story about a mutual friend we have named Howard Brammer. Howard ministered at Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis for over 25 years before retiring several years ago. Howard and a group of board...

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Another Tilt-A-Whirl Trip

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John This past week, I celebrated my 59th lap around the sun on this gigantic tilt-a-whirl that we call earth, and also the 30th anniversary of becoming a dad for the second time. Translation: it was mine and my youngest daughter’s...

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A Unique Perspective

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John J. Wallace Hamilton (a famous preacher from the mid-20th century) used to tell about a mother cat with a baby kitten in her mouth, trying unsuccessfully to get across a busy New York City intersection. She would meander timidly...

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The Service That Matters Most

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John One of the most interesting and entertaining people I enjoyed getting to know from my Bible College days was Dave Stone. Dave recently retired from leading the large and influential Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY....

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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...

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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...

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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 you've come...

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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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