published by Pastor Harry on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 10:57
Harvest Family Fellowship is a church that strives to provide a laid back, causal environment in which people can experience God in a real way. Our mission is to build stronger families for a better tomorrow.
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, and yo no habla Ingles. We welcome those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds.
We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or if you can’t carry a tune in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up, or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more spiritual than the Pope, or haven’t been in church since Uncle Joey’s wedding.
published by Pastor Harry on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 17:22
5 Things for a Lasting Relationship
Today, July 1, 2014, is my 25th wedding anniversary. My wife Brenda and I were high school sweethearts. We started dating 30 years ago, when I was in 9th grade and she was in 10th grade. We got engaged in her senior year of high school and were married the summer before her senior year of college. The last 25 years have certainly had their ups and downs. We’ve had good days and bad days. We’ve had good weeks and bad weeks. We’ve had good months and bad months. We’ve even had good years and bad years. Fortunately, the good times have far outweighed the bad times, but it is in the bad times that the greatest growth happened. I can honestly say that my life is so much better with my wife in it! She is my best friend, my lover, my number one supporter, and my biggest fan. Marriage is one of the best things that has ever happened to me, but that’s not the case for everyone.
published by Pastor Harry on Fri, 06/13/2014 - 15:03
I am an avid motorcycle rider and love every opportunity I have to ride. Over my many years of riding motorcycle I have found myself in several situations that have some great spiritual lessons. I’ve decided to write down these lessons in a series called “Lessons Learned While Riding.” Here is my first installment:
Several years ago I was out for a ride with my oldest daughter, who was around seven years old at the time. It was a beautiful day with clear blue skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s – a perfect day to ride! We were travelling down a 2 lane country road thoroughly enjoying ourselves. In fact, I was enjoying the ride so much that I was not really paying attention to my surroundings like I should have been, and suddenly realized that there was a car stopped in the middle of the road in front of me. I hit the brakes and started downshifting as fast as I could. I honestly thought that we were going to hit the car, but thankfully I was able to stop the bike with about 6 inches between my front tire and their back bumper. (click the Read More link to continue)
published by Chosen One on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:25
7 Things for Tough Seasons
On January 23, 2014 I read a quote on the Facebook feed of Kris Vallotton that really hit home for me. Here’s what it said:
“It's been a tough month. In times like these I feel like I want to just drop out of the race, lick my wounds, and be a spectator. But I remind myself that:
1) I have been here many times before.
2) This too will pass.
3) The Father carries me in these times.
4) These tough times mold my character and strengthen my faith.
5) Many people care about me and want the best for me.
6) All these things will actually work out for my good.
7) I am doing a great work for God and I can't let these momentary light afflictions stop me from fulfilling my God-given destiny.”
I think many of us can relate with Kris’ opening paragraph. We’ve all experienced tough seasons in life. Some of these seasons are short, some of them are longer, but the fact remains they are there and we need to deal with them. I think that understanding these seven reminders will help us to deal with these times in our life in a much better way. Let’s take a brief look at each reminder: (click read more link below to continue reading)