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Warrior Poet: John 6:44

John 6:44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.” Dear Warrior Poet, Father draw me once again unto yourself.  I wander and stumble, falter and fail, and it is you who draw me […]

Warrior Poet: Isiah 53:4-5

Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we […]

Sermon: Ghost of Christmas Past

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sun., Dec. 8, 2013 “Unwrapping Christmas: Ghost of Christmas Past” Sermon Devotional Q. What lie from the past have you allowed to dictate your future?  Where have you let your past define you? Q. What past accomplishment are you resting in instead of “pressing on”? […]

Thoughts on Nelson Mandela

I wore a free Mandela T-shirt in the 80’s like thousands of college age idealists only faintly understanding Apartheid (apartness in Afrikaans) and the wickedness of the South African regime. In the 90’s, I would walk the alley’s of Soweto only smelling and sensing the atrocities of a policy that […]

Warrior Poet: Psalm 130:5

Psalm 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. Dear Warrior Poet, The power of hope is a tsunami in the soul. Hope is the spark that ignites the fire of revolution; it is the strength to carry on; it […]

Sermon: The Jesus Perspective

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sun., Dec. 1, 2013 “Unwrapping Christmas: The Jesus Perspective” Sermon Devotional Q. In today’s message we considered the difference between man-made traditions that happen during the Christmas season and the true meaning of Christmas. Consider the traditions your family celebrates and evaluate honestly to […]

Team Harris in the Race Pit

At 6 a.m. in the darkness that only a lonesome highway in the Midwest can cast, we ran over something fierce in the roadway. The familiar clunk of a blown tire at 80 mph as our van careened to a stop on the shoulder and all six of us wide […]

Dodging Bullets

The two 17 year olds sat across from me with their faces towards the floor. In my calmest voice I said, “The total bill is around $3,400.”  They each fidgeted in discomfort. I went on to say, “Now since both of you have exposure here we are going to split […]

Journey into independence

Last week I drove my oldest to college and dropped her off to start her journey into independence.  I have grieved this day for months now and the waves of profound heartache and excitement swirl within me, like freezing rain in a summer storm.  I can’t resolve my happiness and […]