Finding God in Weakness and Discomfort

“I hadn’t experienced anything like it the first time my brother got shot. I hadn’t experienced anything like it the first time I saw, from my bedroom window, a man die from a gunshot wound in the streets. Y’all are weak!” These pointed words were expressed to our group from one of the Sunshine interns during our final debrief. The previous day we had been within a block of multiple shots between two ...

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Lessons Learned As A Young Mom

Just in case you’re curious, here’s the week at a glance with my two-and-a-half year old son, Judah: he paints his doorway with POOP from his diaper during nap time on Sunday; we pull up to the museum on Monday and he says, unprompted, “I’m going to share, Mommy”; on Tuesday, he calls himself a rabbit and hops everywhere he goes; and on Wednesday, he throws a remote at my ...

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Redefining the “Win”

This article was written by a volunteer and member of Harris Creek, Erin Musgrove, as a recap of the Kids Ministry "Parenting Hacks" event. This past month my husband and I attended “Parenting Hacks”, presented by Dr. Nicole McAninch, a professor of Child Development at Baylor. Our goal for the evening was simple: to gain some insight on parenting techniques to guide us as we parent a preschooler and infant over the ...

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10 Ways to Influence Your Child’s Faith at Home

1. Make faith conversations part of your daily rhythm This can be as simple as taking time to pray about a situation that is difficult for your child or asking them about how God would want them to respond…you may be surprised by what they say! We offer Parent Cue sheets for all our graded ministries that can help you incorporate faith into your daily activities and reinforce what we are ...

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The Myth of Busyness

I cannot even begin to count the number of times I’ve had this exact same encounter. “Hey [insert college student’s name here]! How are you doing?” “I’m okay! I’m just in a very busy season of life right now.” Now, there’s nothing wrong with that answer.  It is completely understandable, even expected, for the college life to be filled with seasons of busyness. From tests, to friends, to work, y’all have things to ...

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Choosing a Name (Round 3)

Yesterday, I witnessed our third child, Warren Kyle Herbert, enter the world. It was every bit as exciting, nerve-racking, and wonderful as the other two times I’ve witnessed one of my children take their very first breath. Witnessing new life come into the world for the first time is one of God’s best gifts that He can give us. “Gift” is the word that comes to mind because there are ...

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Owning Your Faith

Joining in the mission of the “Our Turn” campaign supports what is going on in the Youth Ministry, as well. We tell our students to “own your faith” and we are seeking to equip, create opportunities, and make space for our students to do just that. This semester, we have seen a lot of changes in our Youth Ministry. Obviously, the biggest change has been moving all of our youth programming to ...

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Kingdom

Good afternoon from beautiful, Buena Vista, Colorado. While the youth are out on various activities, I’m sitting in my hotel room, at 28 weeks pregnant writing this blog to you guys back home. Before we get into the blog, everyone’s having a blast, learning lots, and being super safe, I promise! (Also, If you want to follow along with our trip, download the app Periscope & search forHcreekyouth)   This year’s Youth vs ...

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Youth vs. Wild: Season 6

THEME I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in ...

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Training a Toddler

Toddler or Terrorist? I recently entered a new stage of life that I didn’t see coming: the joy and privilege of parenting a toddler. Camden is a great kid and is almost always easy. Becca and I are very spoiled in many ways. However, Camden is not perfect, despite what his grandmothers will tell you. In recent weeks, he has officially entered “terrorist mode.” I’ve been told the only difference between ...

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