Valentines Day. Love is in the air...or is it? Let's face it. Many of us are single and ready to mingle, but there is no one in sight for us to hold onto on this beloved holiday. So what can you do? Here are some creative ways to celebrate Valentines Day as a single person...
Well, here we are, just a few days shy of being halfway through January. It’s crazy to think, isn’t it? After months of Christmas hype and shopping and general frenzy, the day came and went and before we knew it 2016 was here. Now that we’ve got a full week of the new year under our belts, what have you been up to?
It's almost Christmas, which means there are presents to wrap, parties to attend, and an endless to do list. For many of us, church is just another thing on that list to do, and we get that. We know you're busy and because of that we've gathered some dates together so you don't forget what is going on at Vintage City Church!
Now that we’ve all had our fill of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie for another year, it’s all down to the shopping, right? Even though Christmas has been in our faces for about a month or so, now that we’re officially past Thanksgiving, the Christmas season is on full blast. And what better way to kick it off with Black Friday?
It’s Thanksgiving week, so this post will be short and to the point – no long stories, no rambling thoughts. Many of you will be traveling or cooking or trying to maintain your sanity around your families, so we know there are other things on your mind.
In light of last weekend’s attacks in Paris and the subsequent debate that has sprung up in the United States over the admission of Syrian refugees to our land, it seems necessary to start a conversation about the role of the church in all of this. This isn’t a post about easy answers, nor is it one about solutions – it is solely intended to help us revisit what it means to be a follower of Christ, even in the face of tragedy and fear of the unknown.
How often do you turn to television shows to learn something? Certainly there are shows aimed at teaching you a wide variety of things, whether it’s how to install a hardwood floor in your kitchen, what the life cycle of a penguin looks like, or what that crop circle in the middle of Kansas means. But these are all fact-based shows, more like documentaries than anything else. How often do you turn to television to learn something from a fictional show?
If you keep up with any Christian-focused magazines or blogs, or particularly if you’re a millennial and you read publications like Relevant magazine and the articles they post online, you’re probably familiar with the idea of finding your calling. In fact, if you go to Relevant’s website and do a search for that phrase, “finding your calling,” you’ll find several pages worth of articles related to the topic.
When was the last time you stood at the edge of the ocean and just looked?
Most of us probably enjoy visiting the beach during the summer or some other time during the year. According to its official website, Myrtle Beach attracts more than 14million visitors every year – and that’s just one beach in a country with more than its fair share of beautiful coastline. And most of us probably do at least some of the same things when we visit the beach – lay on the sand, play in the ocean, build sandcastles, fish off a pier, get massively sunburned. Annual traditions all, for many Americans.
Consider the following scenario: you’ve been living in a new apartment for about a month or two. Your downstairs neighbor is an older gentleman who lives by himself, and if he sees you in the hallway or outside the building he will usually stop you to talk, going far beyond the standard greeting and not picking up on your cues that you need (or just want) to leave.