Lent Day 23 Reflection

"But remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth." // Deuteronomy 8.18Today we are praying for "seeking God for the business people". I laughed a little at the irony of the title as I read thru the prayer in my Lenten guide because my husband, Joel, is quite the businessman and it just happens to be my turn to blog today. How fitting!As Joel and ...

Read More

The Power of Our Words

Have you heard of Lauren Bush? I had not until recently. She is your typical 8th grade girl attending a Texas school. She also happens to be the winner of a nationwide contest for creating the winning PSA called "Word Play" for the "Unite Against Bullying Commercial" campaign. Her commercial is compelling and unfortunately true in our world today in regards to how words can be destructive and negative influences ...

Read More

IF:Gathering Simulcast Event

Please join us at our Sunwest Campus to experience a unique women’s simulcast "If God is real, THEN what?". Well known authors Jen Hatmaker, Jennie Allen and Ann Voskamp are among several women who are part of the IF : Leadership Team. Aren’t familiar with the IF:Gathering? Visit their website at www.ifgathering.com to find out more. Our goal is to offer a place where women can connect, hear God’s calling for ...

Read More

Sharing Our Stories

Have you ever shared your shame story with someone?  Maybe not, but I encourage you to with a trusted friend. Currently, the women on staff at Harris Creek are reading “Gifts of Imperfection”, by Brene Brown. We have shared stories, insight, and “ah-ha” moments as we have dived into her book. Brene Brown is a social worker and also a shame researcher. She has spent several years researching, reading, talking ...

Read More

He is Truth

He is TruthPosted on October 12, 2013 by christinpeelI have always enjoyed reading and studying the different books of the Bible, but I really enjoy studying the four Gospels in the New Testament.  While each book gives the account of the life of Jesus Christ in a different perspective, each book still displays and holds so much accuracy and validity.  I marvel at the fact that four different men were able to accurately record ...

Read More

Adopt-A-School Program

Harris Creek participates in the Waco Independent School District’s Adopt-A-School program and has partnered with Bell’s Hill PDS Elementary School so that we will be able to deepen our church body’s roots in the city of Waco. Although there are a number of schools in Waco that are in need of partnerships, we purposefully chose Bell’s Hill for a couple of reasons.  To start with, Bell’s Hill has many corporate partnerships, ...

Read More

Fore!

Every year my family travels to Colorado for a summer vacation and the trips usually involve my husband and I playing several rounds of golf during our stay. We play at various locations, with various people, sometimes it is just the two of us, but we often branch out and play with the locals. As we played this year I began to think about the similarities there are between a ...

Read More

It’s Personal – Not Private

In TA's sermon this past weekend he said that the Christian life was meant to be personal, but not private. Since then my husband and I have been talking about the sermon quite a bit. We continued this conversation at Life Group in conjunction with David's story in 2 Samuel 11 and 12 regarding the dangers of spiritual isolation. This idea of being private, or isolated, comes with ...

Read More

Jade’s Story

Check out Jade George’s adoption story below as part of Adoption Awareness at Harris Creek. For more information on how to get involved with adoption, check out our website: www.harriscreek.org/connect/missions.Jade's StoryI love adoptions! As my mother said, “you didn’t have a choice” whether you wanted to be adopted or not, but I am glad that someone else did. I never considered myself different or not part of a family because ...

Read More

Pam’s Story

Check out Pam Watt's adoption story below as part of Adoption Awareness at Harris Creek. For more information on how to get involved with adoption, check out our website: www.harriscreek.org/connect/missions.A Better Definition of Love            I once heard a parent assure an anxious mother-to-be, “We don’t just love our children—we fall in love with them.”.             That always summed it up for me.            When my children were born, I fell, and hard.  ...

Read More