By the time I married, I was 34 years old with seven years of pastoral ministry experience. In many ways, this experience prepared me for marital disaster. I’ve seen the tragic effects of adultery, addictions, abuse, anger and apathy. I’ve heard stories revealing the worst of the worst.
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I have a confession to make. I don’t love the great outdoors. I don’t get excited about traveling to a national park and hiking. I start sweating and itching when someone even tells me about their camping trip. But, while I don’t enjoy the outdoors, I do love the popular NBC comedy Parks and Recreation.
History gives us the ability to stop and remember significant past events that have shaped the world in which we live. This is why every year the month of February is designated as Black History Month. In 1926, Carter G. Woodson initiated Black History Month to raise awareness and acknowledge the accomplishments and influential experiences of black men and women. Black history is not merely the ...
It’s cold outside. Though the sun is shining, the air is filled with winter’s chill. But I sit inside with my coffee in hand. I am safe. I am comfortable. I hear the heater click on; a rush of warm air fills the room. I am not worried about having enough food to eat. I am not worried about whether my children will freeze to death in the night. I am not worried about being hunted down for my ...
We are pulled in many directions: work, family, ministry, fitness and many other activities tug at our schedules. The more we are tugged, the more we have to work to guard the time we give to personal study of our Bibles. When we are at last able to sit down to read, we want every precious minute to count.
My mother would tell you that I came out of the womb kicking and screaming. I was a headstrong, willful and independent little girl. Then I was saved at the age of 9, and God began to transform my heart. And now, at the age of 39, I am still being transformed.
Walking into The Village Church, you will see a welcome center, more commonly known as “Connection Central,” before you make your way to the worship center. The individuals who serve in this ministry are called “Connectors,” and their purpose is to serve you. They have been praying for you and expecting your arrival.
I’m not sure what this verse means. Many great thinkers have offered their varied interpretations of the meaning behind Paul’s words, some of which seem plausible; however, regardless of their opinions, it remains a difficult verse.