The Village Blog

When you get a no, trust that God has a good plan for you and He is protecting you in every situation.

Trust Your Gut

I should have trusted my gut and went with it. It was Friday afternoon in late October. I was in the middle of a difficult

Let your light shine every day.

Let Your Light Shine

I saw this stat yesterday that said we just experienced the cloudiest February in 57 years! Then the comment was, “Now I know why everyone

Is the Bible Reliable?

Is The Bible Reliable?

Bible Stories Even if you weren’t raised in the church, you still know more bible stories than you think: Noah and the ______. Jonah and

he first thing we should do is stand still an ask for God’s help

Stand Still And Trust

When you were a little kid, did you have trouble standing still? I’m 46 years old and I have trouble standing still. I like to

All you have to do is begin! Get started! And God will bless your efforts.

Small Beginnings

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin… (Zechariah 4:10 NLT) This was a verse I clung to

Praise God and give thanks like a child does.

Praise God And Give Thanks

Since my husband and I became parents, we have been fortunate enough to take a trip every winter. We head to the Wisconsin Dells to

Take time to slow down, stop , be quiet and listen to God.

Stop, Be Quiet and Listen

We live in a busy world and it can be difficult to stop and just slow down. Ask any person how they are and chances

It's important to stop and take care of yourself so you can fight life's battles.

Finding Joy Within The Battles

As you continuously fight life’s battles, it’s important to take time to stop and take care of yourself. This will allow you to have the

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Dreaming Big Dreams

When Did It Stop? When did I stop dreaming big dreams? Have you ever asked yourself that question? In my life, I never stop dreaming

You have an opportunity today, right make a difference for Christ.

You Will Do Even Greater Things

I’m a visual learner.  Always have been.  Draw something on a piece of paper and I’ll understand it much better than you telling me with

Going off to college is both a beginning and an ending.

Ending And Beginning

This past weekend, my wife, Rachelle, and I dropped off our oldest son Kaden at college. It’s an ending, but also a beginning. Now…before you

The Village Christian Church in MInooka, IL has youth group for students.

Girls, Noise, and Jesus

I have two teenage sons.  They are AWESOME!  We play sports together, go to events, eat great food, and get along great. My wife, Rachelle.

Find your purpose and answers to questions about God, Jesus, and the Bible at Rooted.

What Is REAL Life-Change Worth?

What is REAL life-change worth?  It is a powerful question. Is there a set time limit or dollar amount you are comfortable investing to experience

just get up and do it is tough when dealing with depression, the Wall Between

Get Up And Do Life

I knew I needed to get up because there were a ton of things to do. Tasks to accomplish, dishes to clean, floors to sweep,

The Village Christian Church in MInooka, IL gave away $100 to 55 people to use in their community to make a difference.

People Are Brilliant

One of my most trusted mentors and friends in life has said to me thousands of times… “People are Brilliant.” His point is that God

The people are getting off their donkey to help others at The Village Christian Church in MInooka, IL

Get Off Your Donkey To Help

How many times have you seen people in situations that just break your heart? How many times have you said to yourself, “If only there

The Most terrifying emotion is joy

The Most Terrifying Emotion

 “As someone who studies shame and scarcity and fear, if you asked me, ‘What is the most terrifying, difficult emotion we experience as humans?’ I would say joy,” says Dr. Brene Brown. How many of you as parents

Does God Answer Prayer?

A common question I hear is, “Does God answer prayer?” Here are the facts: God wants to hear from you, and  He wants to know

The last thing on my mind was being obedient as I shopped.

Obedient to the Opportunities

The last thing on my mind was being obedient. After a long day in the office and a stop at the doctor’s office with a

Invest In Your Marriage

One of the very best things you can do for your marriage is to go a marriage retreat once a year.  In fact, studies show