Something for Everyone: A Case for 12 Step Recovery Work

It seems we all have well-shaped mental images of 12 step recovery programs from a favorite series.  A person shamefully tries to slip inside a church or non-descript retail building without notice, pours an awful cup of coffee, and slips into an uncomfortable folding metal chair. Then they awkwardly wait for their turn to say “Hi—I’m (wishing I didn’t have to use my real name) and I’m (broken in some ...

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Struggling in our Humanity Together

Harris Creek kicked-off two support groups in our community this week through Reclaim Ministries. Women facing the painful and confusing road of infertility gathered on Tuesday evening to work through their grief and share their experiences at Reclaim Infertility Support. Yesterday, a year of planning, training, and prayer came together at Harris Creek’s first Reclaim Recovery meeting. The Reclaim Recovery team beautifully demonstrated vulnerability throughout our training, and we were all encouraged as our first participants openly shared and ...

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Social Media Detox- The 1st Month

Our last all-staff  meeting had one looming bullet on the agenda- the “Social Media Experiment”. Brady and Joey introduced an opportunity to the individuals of our staff to take a break from a habit in our lives as engrained as brushing our teeth. The challenge was met with clenched jaws, crossed arms, and audible sighs. A social media-free summer? Is that even possible? An image was created the very same afternoon, replacing the ...

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Let the Forgiven Forgive

“The first and often only person to be healed by forgiveness is the person who does the forgiveness… When we genuinely forgive, we set a prisoner free and then discover that the prisoner we set free was us."             -Lewis Smedes                                                   ...

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