I've been listening to Aaron Sorkin for a few years now. Sorkin is the screenwriter behind The Social Network, The West Wing, Sports Night and much more. If you've been listening with me, you know there is something forceful in his words, something that champions excellence and points to a deeper, truer beauty.
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The Monday evening started like any other. However, when my husband called his work to say he was running late, the response was unlike any other. His supervisor, who doesn’t work the same shift, answered. He requested that Jack arrive as soon as possible. So my husband hurried to get ready and jokingly said as he left, “I hope they aren’t closing us down.”
Summer is fast approaching! For many of you, the next few months will be filled with travel, adventure and increased opportunities to spend time together as a family.
These are some pretty big shoes to fill. Women throughout Christian history have aspired to emulate this woman’s behavior. And the character qualities beneath the behavior give us insight into how she was able to live such a significant life, particularly in how the text primarily describes her as “excellent.”
“What we thought was a cyst is actually a rare, locally aggressive, but non-metastasizing malignant tumor.”
What is the difference between condemnation and conviction? I have seen a tremendous amount of confusion within the body of Christ on this question. This misunderstanding can have dangerous implications for believers when it comes to repentance of sin, mortification of sin and freedom from sin.
You’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard about the Newtown shooting. On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and shot and killed 20 children and six teachers before taking his own life. It is a gruesome tale that has induced grief and outrage on a national level.
My wife and I just told our 9-year-old daughter, Katherine, that all her hair is going to fall out. She has been growing it out since she was 3, and it has been a source of joy for her over the years. I held her hand and stroked her head as she cried and told her how sorry I was. Watching her weep, my wife and I then broke down in tears ourselves.