Why Is It My Turn?

I walked into Harris Creek a few months over 6 years ago – a bright eyed, 18 year old, freshman at Baylor who visited for the first time with her roommates because they were offering free lunch (and what college student doesn’t love a free lunch ammiright?). There was only one service being offered at the time and probably about 300 people attending that morning – Harris Creek was a ...

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2014 Sermon Graphic Recap

Each year, our Lead Pastor, Brady Herbert, does a Sermon Recap where he revisits and reflects on his favorite/least favorite sermons/sermon series from that past year. I love reading his thoughts on each series he liked or maybe didn’t like -- it also brings out a little nostalgia in me from the past year. A lot can happen over the course of a year. In 2014 there were 52 different sermons ...

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One Question Every Twentysomething Could Live Without

I want to start off by saying I am guilty of asking this question and I might even venture out to say that probably everyone is. It’s a question every college student gets asked repeatedly when they go home for the holidays, but unfortunately even after graduating, the question still arises: “So, what’s next?” Cringe. The scariest question when you have no answer. Paul Agnone, in a Relevant article he wrote, put ...

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The Perfectionist In Me

I recently read a feature story in Graphic Design USA called, “100 People to Watch” in the creative industry. Each profile would list out each "person to watch" and their favorite font, favorite color, favorite gadget, etc. and the last two questions were “What is your biggest strength?” and “What is your biggest weakness?” As I read the profiles of these graphic designers, creative directors and artists I began to ...

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Lent Day 38 Reflection

Extravagant worship. What does that even mean? Extravagance, to me, sometimes brings a negative connotation with it -- as in “extravagant living” or “extravagant taste” or an “extravagant personality.” Anyone who lives or acts extravagantly brings negative attention to themselves wouldn’t you say? So when I hear a phrase like that, like “extravagant worship,” some part of me wants to stay away from anything having to do with it. Why? Because ...

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Lent Day 1 Reflection

“Lord Jesus, only you can lead us to God. We have wondered if nearness to God is something reserved for spiritual mystics.” I find myself believing the latter part of this statement instead of the beginning more often than not. I let myself believe, or rather, allow Satan to seep into my thoughts and think that somehow I am not “spiritual enough” to experience closeness with God. And oh my gosh, what ...

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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Designs

Design is everywhere. Especially in church. Which I guess means I get to keep my job for awhile. But it also means more and more people are having to jump into a field they never knew they would need/have to jump into. More and more people are designing on social media, for their latest business endeavor, for their churches, at work, and beyond. I'm sure I don't have to try too ...

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Pour In to Pour Out

Days when it’s my turn to blog are brutal. I feel this immense pressure, (initiated by no one except myself) to write something extremely thought provoking and life changing. Landon and I joke around by repeating the phrase, “Changing the world one blog post at a time” on days we write blog posts we are really proud of. Normally, it’s pretty easy to write about something that God has been ...

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