I’m still reeling from our Christmas Eve services at Journey. It’s crazy how much work goes into them, how much prayer how much enthusiasm and preparation! Then to see them blow up in wonderful way is so gratifying and encouraging.

Here are a few thoughts and bunch of great pics by the great Dan Matticks

  • You Journey-ites were INVITING ANIMALS! You all went beast-mode on the invite. I LOVED meeting so many friends, family members, work mates, neighbors, class-mates, people from the gym etc etc etc! Wow!

  • All the services were pretty full – Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at 4:00 were packed! I love the energy and challenge of speaking at these services with so many visitors!

  • Our music is so good! Making Christmas music feel like Journey is a challenge! Balancing the set with some of standard worship music to give people a taste of a regular service is crucial. And we always seem to find a great connection / performance song.


  • I never get weary of reflecting on, speaking about and highlighting the incomprehensible mystery of the INCARNATION. Even the Apostle Paul never stopped marveling. Toward the end of his life he wrote

1Tim. 1:15 It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.