Why Family Worship?

Have you ever seen that painting of Jesus where all the children are climbing to sit in His lap and surrounding Him at His feet? It is a beautiful picture of Christ and, in fact, it is probably my favorite way to think of Him – welcoming all children to be near Him. And yet, far too often in the life of the church we see less and less of ...

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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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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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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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Choosing a Name

Now that Camden Beck Herbert is born, I wanted to let you in on the process Becca and I went through in picking his name. Let me start by saying I believe names are very important. I believe there is power in a name and it can set a person’s life on a particular course. Madeleine L’Engle says, “To be given a name is an act of intimacy as powerful ...

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