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December Reflections and Resources by Joanna Quintrell

Greetings from the Journey Center staff! The Advent season begins this Sunday and we invite you to join us in a movement away from “busyness and hubbub” and toward a simpler and more peaceful experience of the month ahead. The … Continue reading

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Light in our Darkness By Joanna Quintrell, Executive Director

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness    a light has dawned.” (Isaiah 9:2) In the winter season there is less light and more darkness in the world around … Continue reading

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Reflections and Resources for October

Greetings from the Journey Center staff! It was very early in the morning, just as dawn was breaking. I was walking around Spring Lake, enjoying the cool air and the way the trees look at that time of day…silhouettes against … Continue reading

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Reflections and Resources July 25

Greetings from the Journey Center staff! As I prepare to go on vacation this week, I’ve been thinking about how we were created to need times of rest and quiet in order to flourish in the rest of our busy … 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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Reflections on Aging by Joan LaViolette

This year begins my seventh decade of life. I thought turning 40 or 50 was big, but, this turning 70 is much bigger! I have been doing a lot of reflecting of my past life experiences, especially those with my … Continue reading

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Have you ever seen God? by Joan LaViolette

My husband (Ray) and I took a day trip to Armstrong Redwoods recently. We walked among those majestic trees, enjoying the blooming wood sorrels and trilliums. I am amazed that wild flowers can grow in the shadows of the Redwoods. … Continue reading

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Journey Center Reflections by Joanna Quintrell

Greetings from the Journey Center staff! I remember the first time I was in Montana, in Glacier National Park. My husband and son and I were camping and planned to go river rafting the next day when a big storm … Continue reading

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A Journey Center Story, introduced by Ruah Bull

Kathleen is a member of our Thursday evening Centering Prayer group, and as part of the ‘faith sharing’ after the prayer she began to tell us what a refuge the Journey Center had become for her- a place of healing … Continue reading

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“Watching Over You” by Joanna Quintrell

When an unexpected crisis comes and life is turned upside down, it can take a long time to find our bearings again. The familiar routines, the things we thought we could count on to stay the same, “the way things … Continue reading

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