Lessons in Gratitude

By Carey Helmink Well friends, the holidays are fast approaching once again. I don’t know why I am always shocked when this time of the year occurs again. We KNOW it’s coming – every year – but the older I get, the faster it comes it would seem. 😊 Of course, the subject of gratitude …

This I Know

By Carey Helmink This past Saturday I experienced the joy of spending the day dress shopping with my daughter. Not just any dress, mind you, but THE DRESS. We were just getting started with our first appointment when I got a text from my dear friend Patti, saying that her son-in-law had just passed away. …

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 …

Christ is Enough

By Carey Helmink If you are an attender at Lincoln Berean church, you know that we have spent the last couple of weekend services talking about whether Christ is ENOUGH for anything and everything we face in this life. It’s easy to sing or say those words, but if I’m honest, I would have to …

Psalm Tuesday

  Last Tuesday we had the privilege of joining together in a time of corporate prayer and introspection. If you missed our worship time this week, take some time now to read the following prayers. Then, click on the song title listed below each prayer to listen to the songs and spend some time in …