When Are You Going to Build?

I was out for a walk with my dog last night when I was stopped on the trail by a guy who lives down the road. He knew I was connected with Journey and asked how the church was doing. We stood there politely chatting for a few minutes when…

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Rebuilding Homes and Rebuilding Lives

Here’s an article I wrote for an upcoming issue of Michigan In Touch. I though I’d give my readers an advanced copy since the actual magazine won’t be out until June. –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – Rebuilding Homes and Rebuilding Lives It’s no…

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Don’t all religions teach the same thing?

Wednesday night at Merge, Journey’s take on a weeknight Bible study, we tackled the notion that most of the world religions basically teach the same thing. It’s a growing idea in our world today that most of the religions out there are all about the same basic things: being good/a…

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Planning out the year ahead

I just got back from a 2 day planning retreat where Pastor Bob and I got away from the office to focus on plotting out the series for the upcoming year. It was a whirlwind trip as we pretty much drove an hour north, worked all day (and I do…

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Time to Catch Up…

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged – too long actually – so I thought I’d take a minute and catch you up on the happenings around here. I haven’t been on vacation or anything like that – quite the opposite. Things are already moving at break-neck speed and we’re…

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Merge Kicks off Tonight

Last year, we had a bible study a couple times of month called “God in the Garage” (so named because we held it at Logan’s Roadhouse in their “garage” – each Logan’s is built like a house with “rooms” like the living room, den, and even a garage). While it…

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