Some women think they’re “too much”: too loud, too dominating, too far from feminine. They speak their minds, broadcast their opinions and win high school yearbook awards such as “Most Likely to be a Lawyer.” Others think they’re “not enough”: not enough to be understood, noticed, known. These women live in their minds, keeping what opinions they do have to themselves. And if ...
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Why is it so difficult for women to trust the headship of men in the home and church? During my straw poll, I heard three common answers.
Recent events have tuned the eyes and ears of Americans toward news sources in ways we have not seen for quite some time. And, as ceaseless reports of disease outbreak, brutal violence, tragedy and genocide plaster our plasma screens, believers must be mindful of how we receive our news and what we choose to do with it.
Being single when you’d rather be married can sometimes be downright lousy. I was single for almost the entirety of my twenties and, although I wasn’t desperate to get married at the time, I remember seasons when I strongly felt discontentedly alone.
When I hear the word “gift,” I think of birthday parties and Christmas morning. I think of wrapping paper and toys. I think of a present someone bought to bless me. When I hear “good gift,” I think not only of getting something, but also of getting something that I want. The good gifts are the ones on the holiday wish list.
When I think about what it truly means to be a Christ-like man, three words quickly come to mind: “Leave her alone.” Jesus spoke these profound words while rebuking a group of men for harassing Mary as she perfumed His feet.
Each year, The Village Church is privileged to consistently celebrate hundreds of new creations in the baptismal waters. With every baptism, we witness a drama that visually and viscerally presents the reality of God’s power to rescue those whom He calls His own. Those being baptized share their stories of redemption from the platform. Again and again, we hear that these stories are being used ...
I have always wanted to be in charge. I get uncomfortable watching home videos from my childhood because I can see the roots of my pride, entitlement and selfishness play out as I watch little Kyle work as hard as he can to control the room.