Early in my 20s I read Jonathan Edwards' “Resolutions,” a display of intent toward holiness written by a man desiring to please God with his life. I read the list over and again, taking in his precisely crafted hopes. Then I made my own list, copying some of Edwards’: “Resolved, to live with all my might while I do live.” “To take advantage of every hour given to me and to ...
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It would not be an exaggeration to say that for the whole of human history, mankind’s activities have centered around sleep.
Unless you live in a cave, you’ve probably heard some chatter about this little show called Breaking Bad—perhaps you’ve even watched it. The AMC TV series, which just ended after five strong seasons, will surely go down as one of TV’s greatest feats—not necessarily because it drew a massive audience but because its technical qualities and artistry were top-notch, some of the finest ...
When I became a parent I found myself frequently getting drawn into vicious thought cycles of pessimism concerning my son. It would usually start with a simple observation like, “My son doesn’t like naps” or “My son’s hair is thin.” That would lead to a series of fearful and often ridiculous what ifs.
Despite the fact that we sit under outstanding preaching each week at The Village, our lead teaching pastor reminds us consistently that the monthly prayer meeting is the most important time in the life of our church. But what makes this statement true? How can a prayer meeting be more important than preaching?
If you have grown up in the Church, you may have heard conflicting messages about anger. You may have been taught that it is wrong and sinful to be angry, only to read about Jesus turning tables over in the temple and beating people with a whip. So, what’s the story on anger?
They say to always read the fine print. To be honest, I rarely do. And if you’re anything like me, you can’t even begin to count the number of times you’ve signed up for something after checking a box or agreeing to 1,000 pages of terms, conditions and legal mumbo jumbo. Ain’t nobody got time for that! I’ve got some tweets to tweet, pics to post, ideas to pin and videos to vine.
A question I’m often asked about Recovery Groups at The Village is, “What’s the difference between Support and Steps?” My hope for this post is to address some of the distinctions and differences between these two types of Recovery Groups.