Category Archives: Staff Blog

New Beginnings by Joan LaViolette

It is time to use what I learned about myself during my winter of reflection. I seem to always go deep within during November and December, then come January I am ready to begin anew and refeshed spiritually. My goal for … Continue reading

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Digging Deep in Israel by Julie Miller

On September 25th, over 40 people gathered at the Journey Center to “Dig Deep” into archaeology and the excavation of faith insights in the Holy Land with Julie Miller and Sylvan Eidelman. The evening was especially fun for me as … Continue reading

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Transitions by Dick Meyer

Late summer and fall has become my favorite time of the year, the angle of the sun, the softness of the air that feels almost liquid. One of the benefits of fall is I tend to slow down and reflect. … Continue reading

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Lessons of the Ocean by Joan LaViolette

This past few days I have been thinking a lot about the Ocean.  I spent a weekend at the coast and marveled at the beauty of it all. The color of the water that changes during the day with cloud … Continue reading

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Summer Endeavor by Joan LaViolette

This morning I stopped in at the coffee shop to see my usual homeless buddies, but, not a one was there.  I looked all aroung then saw a young man sitting at a table with a very large Bible opened.  … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Grace by Joan LaViolette

One morning I was in the coffee shop where some of my homeless friends hang out.  I offer to buy them a cup of coffee listen to their stories, pray for them if they want, and try to show them … Continue reading

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Contemplating Scripture by Ruah Bull

Last Thursday , July 14th, my dear friend, Ray Noll, spent an evening sharing his experience of the Gospel of Luke, and how living with that scripture for many years has transformed his understanding and his life. Ray is a … Continue reading

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Love and Patience By Joanna Quintrell

Dear friends, I love sweet peas- the flowers smell so wonderful! I planted a whole long row of them in one of the last remaining spots on our property, knowing that it wasn’t the very best location for them (a … Continue reading

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Standing in Chaos By Joan LaViolette

When I came in to work this morning I saw all the beautiful flower arrangements that had been used for a celebration here at the Journey Center over the weekend.  I noticed how strong and tall the Gladiolas appeared.  It … Continue reading

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Quiet Places By Joan LaViolette

A while back my daughter, grandson, and I had the good fortune to go stay at a lovely place just outside of Yosemite. On the way up it began to snow on us. I had not seen snow fall for … Continue reading

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