Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Healing Tears

Healing Tears

As a counselor, one of the staple office supplies we have is tissues. Actually there is a special cabinet for them in the workroom as you would guess folks shed a lot of tears in counseling. This past week, I found this drawing on the table in waiting area  that caught my eye is it was drawn on you guessed it...a tissue.

A tissue, a symbol of tears, grief and sadness and troublesome issues...but on this one, instead, is something beautiful. Just a reminder that in our tears the Lord is painting something beautiful.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Life is a Matter of Perspective

 Over Christmas break I was able to spend time with family which allowed me to recharge, laugh till I cried playing Balderdash and reflect on the year. Even as I return home life has taken a new set of  turns and twists as I consider what God might have for me over the coming year.
I really liked the reflection of my sister Brittany in this shot taken over the break as we took the train up to Pike's Peak. It reminds me that life is about perspective, this photo has two perspectives. We have choices regarding which perspective we choose to see something. In light of the circumstance or in light of who God is in the midst of our circumstances. Happy New Year!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Social Workers can be super Classy for Christmas

These shots are taken of the talented Josie, a fearless social worker who is saving the world one progress note at a time. She and I had a blast taking a creative journey through barns, frolicking in the grass and making up stories about a local tree (we named Earl). Our time was a reminder for me that taking pictures should  be full of spontaneity and laughter.Thanks Jesus for a  fun and productive time and go Josie :) Cool to see your beauty shine inside and out in these photos.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Missions and Mental Heallth Conference

Took this picture of someone as they relaxed during a break.I loved how the sun would stream in the room during certain points of the day. Good food, wild missionary stories, counseling  and a cozy fireplace. Yeah...I met a few kindred spirits or two.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bryan is going to be a missionary


Pictures I took of my friend Bryan White, who recently has said yes to on the missions field with SIM, a missions organization in Charlotte. We celebrated by taking pictures for her support cards. This picture was taking in a house of some of our friends. Thanks guys...we broke in your house sorta cause we like your map. It is awesome.

Walk at Umstead

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cute Kid

I had a fun day chasing and taking pictures of this kid while his mother tutored a student. As the photo shows, he has a cute smile and clear blue eyes. Hudson also likes baths, reading books, playing with trains and eats Mexican food. Blessings on ya as you grow Dr. grin-a-lot. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wanted to send a huge thanks to all who prayed and gave financially towards this trip. Our team had a great time serving about 140 street children alongside of Abby Tracy, her husband David and their team. We had a wonderful time loving these kids during camp though at times was a challenge because they are operating out of survival mode due to life on the street. However, we hear their experience at camp greatly impacted their lives as several accepted Jesus in their heart and Abby's programs have increased in size since camp. Above is a short clip capturing some of the scenery, our time with the children and you may even see me holding an interesting animal!

Several mentioned that they forgot or were unable to donate towards the trip before I left. Have no fear there is still a need as I am still raising the final amount for my trip. If you would like to contribute, please mail checks to Providence Baptist Church 6339 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27612. You may make your check out to Providence Baptist Church and place a sticky note on the check with Jenny Harris Uganda Missions trip 2012.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Mission Trip to Uganda


On July 18th a handful of folks and I will venture for  13 days to the bustling city of Kampala, Uganda. While there, we will partner with Abby Tracy and her husband David (missionaries who live in Uganda) to host a vacation bible school for street children at a christian camp in the outskirts of the city. Also, in coordination with the local church, we will host a men's conference in the slums and participate in community outreach efforts in a local village. Through these events it is our central desire to share the hope of Christ and encourage those who serve faithfully in this region of the world.

This past spring God touched my heart for the needs of street children in Uganda through a book called Kisses for Katie, a page turning story of a young women in her 20's who radically gave up a comfortable and predictable life to live in Uganda and adopt 14 girls. Her story inspired me to sign up for the trip to love on Ugandan street children and not be afraid to eat goat meat while doing it:)

Ways you can help
1. Pray.
please pray for unity in serving together, that we would be the hands and feet of Christ, that we would be an encouragement/blessing to the missionaries and believers, for receptive hearts who hear about the hope of Christ, for us to have flexibility and for health and traveling mercies for the duration of our trip

2. Give. 
the trip cost is $2,900 and am raising support to cover all expenses

Send checks to:    
Providence Baptist Church
6339 Glenwood Ave. 
Raleigh, NC 27612
***Note: please make checks out to  
Providence Baptist Church and make sure to write in the memo line Uganda Missions Trip: Jenny Harris