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Permission to Slow Down

Permission to Slow Down

Christmas is coming fast! As I write this, it’s three weeks from today already. If you’re like me, realizing that you’ve got less than three weeks left to finish all the preparations for the holiday might make you start to panic! Three weeks to...
Meet the Pastor!

Meet the Pastor!

As we near the end of Pastor Appreciation Month, we gave our very own Pastor Matthew Starner a short list of questions – and opened it up to you on Facebook – of things we thought you might like to know about your pastor. So here it is! [Almost] everything you wanted...
Are You Losing Your Marbles?

Are You Losing Your Marbles?

936 What do you think that number represents?  Seems like a big number if you are talking dollars, days until that dream vacation, or stairs to reach the top of a sand dune for a lake view. Several months ago, I was shown a large glass jar with 936 marbles in it. ...
Uncomfortable Generosity

Uncomfortable Generosity

Pastor Matthew and I were grabbing lunch yesterday, waiting oh so patiently for our food at Five Guys so we could get to our grueling agenda of devouring a bag of french fries, when a stranger approached our table. “Can I get some advice?” the man says – “I’ll help if...
Giving Up on Giving Up for Lent

Giving Up on Giving Up for Lent

What are you giving up for Lent?  It’s a common enough question to be asked around the start of Lent, the season that leads us up to Easter. It’s been a practice of Christians for a long, long time to give up something for the season of Lent as a kind of...
More Like ‘Little Dumber Boy’

More Like ‘Little Dumber Boy’

Before I start, I want to mention that I don’t hate this song. There’s actually two versions of this that I really like – one by MercyMe, one by Pentatonix. That being said, I really used to hate this song. It’s weird. What the heck does “pa rum pum pum pum” even...

A Thanksgiving Psalm

A Thanksgiving Psalm Spend some time this week reading Psalm 136 – a psalm of thanksgiving from the Jewish people. In this psalm, they praise God for the great things He has done specifically for them – delivering them from their enemies, parting the Red Sea for them,...
Faith 5 – Talking About God @ Home

Faith 5 – Talking About God @ Home

Care to have some fun, keep your family communicating every night, and grow in your understanding of yourself and God? Try this simple five-step process for the next six weeks and see if it doesn’t help! Here’s how you do it: Whoever is going to bed first in your home...

Celebrating 10 Years

On Sunday, September 11, we celebrated Journey of Faith’s 10 Year Anniversary with our annual Tailgate Sunday. Over the last 10 Years, Journey has experienced many joys and struggles, but through God has been with us through it all. Enjoy these pictures from the...

Back to School Blessing

Back to School Blessing It’s time once again for the “Back to School Family Blessing!” We hope this will be a special time for your family to gather together to talk and pray about the upcoming school year. Starting a new year of school can bring on some...