On The Journey


  • March 20, 2023

    Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about the YouVersion Bible app!

    The YouVersion Bible app is free and makes it possible to view 73 English translations of the Bible!  There are currently 1,942 languages available!  If you ever want to try out another version of the Bible, you don’t have to buy a printed copy of the Bible.  You can just read it on the app! ...

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  • March 13, 2023

    Have you seen the movie Jesus Revolution? Seeking God is the best way to experience revival.  Sometimes a person will come across the message of Jesus, and they immediately know they have found the truth.  One of the characters in the movie, Greg Laurie, was in high school. He was having a really difficult time because his father had left the family and his mother was an alcoholic. He was... 

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  • March 6, 2023

    I watched Jesus Revolution at the movie theater.  What an awesome story from 50 years ago of how God worked in the heart of a traditional pastor to teach hippies about Jesus in California!


    The hippies were searching for love and peace.  They were searching in all the wrong places—mostly in sex, drugs, and rock and roll.  As a few hippies realized that they were in a dark place, they kept searching!  Thousands found Jesus, the Prince of Peace, and ...

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  • February 27, 2023

    When we seek to comprehend the reality of God who is so far beyond our ability to comprehend, it’s not unusual to experience doubt.  What are we to do then?  Well, what if we were to decide to doubt our...

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  • February 20, 2023

    Do you need a healthy dose of religion?  A study reported in the Health and Medicine section of the Harvard Gazette says so.  It states that regularly attending religious services is associated with lower risk of ...

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  • February 13, 2023

    Have you ever had the experience that you have to go backward to go forward?  What if before you can move forward in the journey of faith, you need to unlearn some things you learned in the past?  Until you unlearn some things, you’re not able to learn the new things God wants to teach you for you to go forward in living a more Jesus-like life. Among the first words Jesus spoke in Mark, the first gospel to be written, was the command to ...

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  • February 6, 2023

    Do you truly know “who you really are”?  There may be times when you don’t feel it, but you are a beloved child of God.  That is who you are. 

    Henri Nouwen writes:  “You are not what others, or even you, think about yourself.  You are not what you do.  You are not what you have.  You are a...

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  • January 30, 2023

    Why do so many people talk about Jesus but not read the Bible?  It’s a question put forth by Shane Pruitt.  He says that we’ve all heard people say things like:  “I love Jesus, but I don’t like the Bible.  I have a deep respect for Jesus, but I don’t agree with the Bible.”  Is the main reason we don’t have an issue with Jesus because it’s a Jesus that we’ve created by our own imagination? (Click here to read more.)

  • January 23, 2023

    Do you have regrets?  I do.  But I can say that my relationship with Jesus helps me deal more gracefully and redemptively with my regrets.  How about you?  If you’re wondering why you might experience regret, here are some of the common reasons for regret that...

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  • January 18, 2023

    I had the privilege to serve with a team of Journey youth this past weekend at the Bland Ministry Center.  Our youth gave out grocery boxes in freezing temperatures and snow, encountered more chicken juice and moldy produce than they probably cared for, but most importantly they...

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  • January 9, 2023

    What spiritual practice are you embracing to deepen in your faith in this new year?  There are lots of options.  I want to share with you what I’m doing as an example (though I hope you’ll discover whatever spiritual practice is meaningful to you.). I’m engaging in ...

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  • January 2, 2023

    As this new year begins, when you look in the mirror, who do you see?  In many ways, the person you see in the mirror is the person you are in the process of becoming.  Do you see someone who is ... 

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