By Don Gentry
None of us intentionally make mistakes, and I still haven’t met anyone that intentionally set out to destroy their families. However, I have seen many, many, many, (are you getting the point) families and relationships destroyed by a little word that all of us have to figure out how to handle.
The little word that is the unintentional killer of relationships is the word “time.”
Time is not really to be blamed; it is actually how we fail to manage our time that is so destructive.
I have sat across the table to many couples and parents and asked them to help me understand when they saw the relationship start slipping. Two things happen: No one ever agrees upon how long ago the slippery slope started, and once I ask a few key questions, a much longer time has passed than they originally thought.
Is “Time” attacking your family relationships and values?
By Zack DeBerry
One of the things that I treasure about Journey Church above other churches that I have been a part of is the transparent and authentic culture that exists here. Everyone is real and will be very open with you about anything you may want to know. No one acts like an expert, but there is a sincere desire to be open and honest about everything.
This is especially true with our guests. We welcome the feedback and the opportunity to answer ANY questions that they may have about Journey or faith in general. I like to believe we have a true AMA Culture at Journey.
Just wanted to let y’all know what was going on the Journey Blog over the next week or so. We wanted to take the opportunity to take a break over Christmas and get ready for everything that 2015 has for us.
We hope that you might be able to join us this Wednesday evening, on Christmas Eve, for our Journey Family Christmas services at 5 or 6:30pm. We’ll have childcare available for babies under 2, and we invite you to bring the rest of the family into the service with you! There’s going to be lots of laughs, lots of Christmas songs, and simply a time for us to remember why we celebrate Christmas.
This is the PERFECT opportunity for you to invite your friends and family to join you at Journey. Christmas Eve is a time when more people would love to come to church if only one of their friends or family would invite them. Take the step to humbly point everyone to absolute hope this Christmas season.
We will also have an online service this Sunday, December 28th, called “Be Still & Know That I Am God.” This brief, online experience is a great opportunity for us to take a break from meeting every Sunday, and will allow us to take a breath before the new year starts. Trust us, this is an easy way to gather with your family in your own home but still connect with your Journey family.
We hope you will join us for both of these events, have an incredible Christmas with your friends and family, and we’ll see you back on the Journey Blog for a Weekend Preview of UNITED on Jan 2nd!