On The Journey


  • February 19, 2024

    “My Strategy to Survive a Toxic Political Year” is a blog that Marion Aldridge wrote.  He says he’s going to . . .

    • Keep Jesus central in my life.
    • Stay active in a church that focuses on Jesus.
    • Pray for elected officials, whether I agree with them or not...
  • February 12, 2024

    Rebecca McLaughlin wrote about “How Gospel Community Can Overcome Loneliness”:  “We know the cure for loneliness.  So why do we suffer?”  Journalist Nicholas Kristof posed this question in a New York Times op ed.  

    Citing warnings from the US surgeon general, Kristof reports that, “Loneliness is as deadly as ...

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  • February 5, 2024

    Journey Collaborative is debuting a copyrighted new original song each month.  Here are part of the lyrics to the second original ...

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  • January 29, 2024

    I was in a conversation with someone who recently started attending Journey. He was trying to describe his experience of the Journey community of faith.  At first, he began to use words to describe Journey, like “accepting”, “caring”, “transparent”. But he was struggling to ...

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  • January 22, 2024

    Do you find it difficult to connect with God in a meaningful way?  You’re not alone.  Henri Nouwen was a priest and a professor.  He taught theology at divinity schools.  He authored books on ministry, spirituality, and community.  Still, he wrote:  For most of my life I have struggled to find God, to know God, to love God.  I have tried hard to ...

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  • January 17, 2024

    This past weekend, youth of Journey Church embarked on a mission to serve people in need in Bland, VA. Our plan was to depart on Friday night, dedicate our time to service on Saturday and Sunday, and then enjoy a well-deserved day of fun at Winterplace Ski Resort as a reward for our hard work.

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  • January 8, 2024

    The Bible says: Do not be bitter or angry or mad. Never shout angrily or say things to hurt others. Never do anything evil.  Be kind and loving to each other. Ephesians 4:31-32a (ICB) Jim White suggests reasons why he thinks people in our culture oftentimes are not kind and loving.  He writes...

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  • January 3, 2024

    “Who” before “do”.  That’s the priority.  Uh, what?  “Who” before “do”.  That’s the order to follow when considering a new year’s resolution—or any other goal for life-change any time of year ...

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