I almost missed it all

James UlmerBlog, Christ, Culture, Family0 Comments

When I woke up this morning all was despair even the very washing of my face, I despised. To me there was a coldness in the air. I wanted to give up. As I sadly walked toward the tomb I remembered no more the Words He spoke for all things seemed certain for doom the only thought was, how can … Read More

Is it time to go fishing?

James UlmerBlog, Community, Culture, Discipleship0 Comments

“Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.” Luke 5:10 What wonderful and reassuring statements that our Lord proclaimed to his disciples. It was not, “I hope you become or perhaps with lots of work you will become”, rather it … Read More

The Aroma of Life

James UlmerBlog, Christ, Community, Culture, Discipleship0 Comments

Is there an aroma, a smell that draws you to a memory or an experience in your life? A particular meal that was cooked when you were a child? For me it is the smell of fresh cooked yeast rolls that was a daily treat at one of my childhood friend’s house. Even to this day after 55 years have … Read More

Sipping Lattes in Munchkinland

Erik ReedCulture, Discipleship, Ministry0 Comments

“My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;” Proverbs 3:21(NIV) I typically refrain from writing or weighing in too much on politics. As a pastor, my greatest concern is not the function of the United States government – though I certainly stay informed – or to campaign for any particular candidate, … Read More

Little More Talk

The Journey ChurchCulture2 Comments

There is a trend that has developed within American Christianity.The development is terrifying. What is it? The lessening of sin and dismissal of any such notion in the Bible that God deals with sinners. It seems the gospel message has become all about the love of God with the absence of any warnings and set standard which God upholds. The … Read More

Do What The Hypocrites Tell You

Erik ReedCulture1 Comment

There is a lot of accusation today that Christians are hypocrites. There is some truth to this charge at times. After all, Christians proclaim truths that they cannot perfectly live out. In that sense, Christians are hypocrites. In that sense, everyone who has any ideals or values is a hypocrite because nobody can live out their ideals perfectly. Nobody is … Read More

Denying Gravity While Falling From The Sky

The Journey ChurchCulture0 Comments

The last several weeks have been quite entertaining. Taking into consideration I am a fan of going to the symphony, getting lost in a book store, watching a dude get “Ezekiel” choked out after a sweep, and hockey, you can safely say my definition of entertainment is broad. Perhaps the better word would be “revealing.” We had the big reveal … Read More