Posts by Christine Berlier

Posts by Christine Berlier

The Apostles’ Creed

Several weeks ago, we recited the Apostles’ Creed during a worship service. In preparation for that service and afterwards, I talked with a few pastors about the significance of the Creed. These conversations prompted me to start memorizing it, and to encourage you to join me!   Bernard wisely says that “Though liturgy often gets a bad rap, much thought went into prayers and creeds we’re familiar with, like the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles’ Creed, and the Nicene Creed. There…

Found in Christ

A few weeks ago, we looked Philippians 3:1-11 in bible study. One person said “This text challenges me.” It’s challenging because Paul had such a deep trust in Jesus that he could say “I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Jesus Christ my Lord.” He counted earthly things (like his lineage and education) as rubbish, and counted knowing Christ as worthy. Can we say that with the same passion or confidence? Not me! I confess…

Hannah is My Name

Today I have the honor of posting a poem written by a beautiful woman in our body. In the poem, she shares a part of her heart and journey. As you read, may the Lord speak to you of His faithfulness, grace and strength. Hannah is My Name My Faithful God Will Never Let Me Go Hannah is my name Grace favored From the one who saves Comes incredible gift You have pulled me out From the wreckage Now for…

A Prayer for Families

Each of us has different challenges during this season, whether we’re single or married, working or not, young or old. As the school year begins, families are on my heart. Though distance learning was a thing in the Spring, virtual learning is different this time around. My post today is a prayer for families, and I invite you to pray along with me. Father God, We come to you recognizing we don’t have control over every aspect of our lives.…

One Mind

I’ve been reading Philippians over and over again, and a verse keeps coming to mind. Paul says in Philippians 2:2, “make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.” What does it mean to be like-minded, to be of one mind? If you’re like me, you’ve thought about this question in the context of current racial tensions and in the context of your personal life. I was going to write…

A Day to Remember

What comes up for you as you think about Father’s Day? Do you think about your relationship with your dad? As a father yourself, do you reflect on your relationships with your kids? As a wife, do you think about the kind of dad your kids have? Do you have someone you consider a spiritual father? Do you wonder who your biological father is, if you haven’t met him? There is much reason to celebrate on Father’s Day, and it’s…

Journeying with the Lord

Imagine being on a road trip with a couple kids in the backseat. You’re headed to… (insert a destination of your choosing). The kids ask “Are we there yet?” You smile empathetically because you know how the kids feel. To them, the drive seems never-ending. They’re bored or frustrated and they wonder if they’ll ever make it to… (insert destination again). You of course look forward to arriving, but you can also appreciate the ride. You enjoy the scenery, an audio book or music, and…