The Village Blog

Learning How to Grieve

Author: Beth BroomCategory: Community , Suffering

There’s an elephant in the room, and its name is grief. We don’t know how to grieve, and we don’t want to learn. We’d rather distract ourselves with a myriad of gadgets, movies, drugs, food and social media. But grief doesn’t go away if we ignore it.

You Own Nothing

Author: Kyle WorleyCategory: Finances

If you had walked through the crowds at Occupy Wall Street, you might have heard singing. Sung to the tune of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” these lyrics floated through the air: “Solidarity forever, solidarity forever, solidarity forever, for the union makes us strong.”

Summer Family Activity Book

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Family , Church Life

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. As you begin to think about and plan how you will spend the next few months, we’d like to once again present you with the Summer Family Activity Book. This resource gives you ideas on how to be intentional with your time ...

True Sin or False Guilt?

Author: Zach LeeCategory: Theology

I often feel defeated over things the Bible never even says I need to do. Though I believe that God’s Word is completely sufficient, “that the man of God be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:17), I find that I don’t always act that way.

Your Clothes Tell a Story

Author: Jenna LuskCategory: Culture, Finances

Growing up, my family didn’t have a lot of money. When the new school year rolled around, clothes shopping more often involved sifting through hand-me-downs than trips to the mall. In high school, I discovered the thrill of hunting for clothes at thrift stores.

Show Honor on Mother's Day (Even When It's Hard)

Author: Jen WilkinCategory: Family

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, sending children of all ages scurrying to the greeting card aisle to find just the right sentiment to send to Mom. This celebration touches all of us. Though we may not all be mothers, all of us have a mother. And for the people of God who delight in the commands of God, Mother’s Day holds a special meaning, going far beyond a mere calendar date that ...

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