Because The Power Of Influence Is A Privilege From God We Shouldn’t Take Lightly

  by Cristina Felix I have been told many times how awesome it is that a teen girl like me could have so much passion and love for God and ministry.  There are some things you encounter in life where you say “That could only have been God.”  Well, that is me.  I grew up in the church and for as long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to serve. I thank my parents for that. “Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” (Proverbs 31:30). This has been […]

All About The Scouts: Because Boys Become Men And We Need Them To Lead Us…

  by Janene Hodgkins   It is my pleasure to announce that Journey Christian Church is now chartering a Cub Scout Pack (boys in grades 1-5) and a Boy Scout Troop (grade 6 through 18 years). I have been a part of Scouts since my son, Ian, was a first grader and have seen firsthand what a positive impact scouting has had on him. When we started Scouts I knew little about the organization but I did know some amazing men who had been shaped by Scouting in their youth. I knew before we started that I wanted my son to have the same […]

Lovely Feet

  by Carolynn Scully The rain was coming down in buckets. I waited for it to let up and hoped that the life group meeting would be cancelled. Patrick was working late at school so I was alone in this adventure. Minutes before the meeting, there was still no change of plans, either from God’s weather or our group leader’s choice for the meeting, so I went. Rain continued to pour down hard as I parked the car near their mailbox at the end of the driveway. I opened the door just enough to poke my umbrella through and pop […]

The King Who Pursues Peasants

  By Stephanie Metzler The steed’s thundering hooves came closer as my heart kept up in time. I could see a shining, brave knight in the distance, approaching with a fervor, stopping at nothing to reach me… Does your heart ever wildly miss a beat reading stuff like this?     I am a hopeless romantic, I just can’t help it. It’s in my blood and being and runs through every part of me…my poor husband. He really has stepped up to the unattainable calling of fulfilling my Love Language: Being Treated Like A Disney Princess- At All Times. Sorry, […]

Praying For A Man

  By Samantha Schmidt Like many women Relationship Road has been a bit bumpy for me. I had two long term relationships and a slew of dates before the age of 22. The majority of which I managed to mistake for true love. I had this dream in my head of a wonderful fairy tale with a handsome prince, so whenever I saw a handsome prince I tried to force the fairy tale, but it didn’t take long before that fairy tale became a drama. At the age of 23 I began to follow Jesus, and at the top of my […]

Dine ToGetHer Conversation Topic {August 2016}

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Journey ToGetHer Women’s Bible Study Fall 2016

  Please join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:30am (starting Aug. 23rd) or Thursday evenings at 6:30pm (starting Aug. 25th) in the Anchor Room for a 7-week Fall Bible study of The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. The book is available at and Please contact Sheri Austin Anderson at for more info. or any question. Sign up online or at the connection center.

Faith and Fitness

by Megan Williams Does God care about our fitness? Are we seeking him and giving him honor by what we eat and what we do? Most Christian women love to serve others, fellowship, and live a God filled life with Jesus in the center of all. But there’s more! Lets take it a step further and consider something else; we are “fearfully and wonderfully made…”(Psalm 139:14).     We are called to honor him by how we treat our bodies, both with the food we eat and the movement we create, how do we handle the struggle of gluttony and […]

Dine ToGetHer Conversation Topic {May & June 2016}

  For more information on Dine ToGetHer or to learn how to host this simple gathering, please click HERE.  

Celebrating Mother’s Day Week: {Mother’s Day and the Childless Woman}

  By Anita Burns I can remember my first Mother’s Day at Lakeview (at the time Journey was called Lakeview Christian Church).  All the moms in attendance received a little Chinese-takeout carton filled with chocolates.  I was given a mother’s day gift as I left church that day, but I didn’t have the heart to tell the person handing out the gifts that I wasn’t a mom.  I accepted the gift and passed it on to my mother later that day, telling her it was a gift from my church.  That experience reminded me of the awkwardness that is associated […]