After a week away on a little family vacation it was so good to roll back in to the weekend services as someone who just enjoyed the services. What a great weekend!

It was great to have our worship pastor, Jason Denison, back and looking a lot like Jesus.

Jason has been back and forth from his wife’s home country of Norway for this last year in which he took a sabbatical. Jason is an anointed worship leader and also incredibly effective at raising up emerging worship leaders. Just to be clear, HE’S BACK FOR GOOD. Pray for his families transition back to San Diego.

Our friend Mick Wilson brought a spectacular message on THE VINE from John 15 this weekend. Mick has the unique insight as the owner of a vineyard and Winery – Wilson Creek Winery (click here). I LOVED the message. I also loved the great quotes that Mick used in the message.

Here are a couple of gems:
“What comes to your mind when you think about god is the most important thing about you.” A.W. Tozer

“When I’m in the cellar of affliction I look for the Lords choicest wines.” Samuel Rutheford

It was also great to have the return of Vinnie – a 40 year old Syrah vine. God is a master of Vineyard Manager and although pruning is uncomfortable, He asks us to trust His wisdom and goodness.

Since Mick was last at Journey, he has been treated for cancer. So this was not just theory but living truth for him and for us.