Drawing Away to Draw Near to the Father

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Psalms 1:28-33 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me, Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord. “They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof. “So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And … Read More

Tending the Garden of Your Soul

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There are times we simply need to tend to the Garden of our Souls. There is much talk about tending the garden of the body in this world. All types of media espouse the idea of taking care of one’s body, so we can be healthy, attractive and live longer. But what of the Soul? Surely, it has importance as … Read More

Is it time to go fishing?

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“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

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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

TJC Stories: Walker & Amber Woods

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Walker Woods – Bridgers Teacher   My family and I have been attending the Journey Church since 2008. These years have been instrumental in my spiritual growth and grounding. TJC has always provided ample opportunity as well as a strong emphasis on serving. Initially, I wanted to serve just in order to be a part of what was going on with … Read More

Sipping Lattes in Munchkinland

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“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

The Shadow Ministry for Christ

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Do you feel like you are always in the Shadows of others? Are you in the background and feel that what you do does not count or that no one cares?  Let’s look at a shadow ministry that happened in one of the biggest stories of the New Testament Jesus was having supper with Lazarus during which time Mary, Lazarus’ sister, … Read More

Spiritual Prayers

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“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”  John 4:24 From the first time prayer seemed to be invoked; “Then men began to call upon the name of the Lord.” Gen. 4:26, unto the last prayer written in our Bible: “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus, The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.” Rev. … Read More

Cultivating Stewardship

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Genesis 2:15 “Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.” Matthew 20:1,2 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 And after agreeing with the workers for the standard wage, he sent … Read More