For a Season of Lament

We've been experiencing a long, harsh winter season here in Nebraska. We were already setting all kinds of records for coldness, snowiness and grumpiness, when a catastrophic blizzard and flooding event took place last week. It seems fitting in light of the heaviness of this winter season, to look at how we grow in times …

The Joy of Knowing Jesus

Last Tuesday, we had the privilege of hearing Joy Armstrong's story. The daughter of a preacher, Joy made the decision to follow Jesus at a young age, but for years, a bent towards legalism kept her from truly knowing God's heart. Here's what she's learned about finding true joy. When I started having kids, I …

Image of God

A few weeks ago, Claudine shared how she learned to worship God in person. We might call that a practice of being in God’s presence. It’s much different from corporate worship where we come together to praise and celebrate, even confess. A personal practice seeks to listen and respond to God in solitude. Today, we’re …

Never Forget

By Carey Helmink As a musician, probably one of my greatest fears is “forgetting.” As a piano major in college, we had something called “juries” every semester. And it really was as horrifying as it sounds. Numerous pages of music had to be memorized and played for a “jury” of professors so you could receive …