Debbie Harris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Education, a Master of Performance Studies degree from Bob Jones University, and a Masters of Science degree from Texas A & M University at Commerce with a double emphasis in School Counseling and Community Counseling. She has also served as an Assistant Professor of Speech and Drama at Grand Rapids Baptist College and Seminary (now Cornerstone University) and as Adjunct Professor of Drama at Dallas Baptist University. She is currently a School Counselor and has been a volunteer Chaplain at Parkland Hospital. She is a proud member of Redbud Writers Guild, Authors Guild, and a member of the American Academy of Poets. She is proud 2017-2018 C.S. Lewis Fellow at the C.S Lewis Institute.
Her passion is to further the kingdom of the Savior through Christian poetry and exalt the name of Jesus Christ, name above all names.
She has been featured in the 2012 March/April issue of Southern Writers Magazine as a Christ Centered Contemplative Poet and has written two articles for them as well as one blog spot on their online website.
A portion of her poem “He Is Able” was included in the August 2013 issue of Conversations Journal.
The poem, “Breathe In Christ, Exhale Spiritual Wealth”, will be featured as a guest blog spot in Faithful Devotions September 9, 2013.
Her poem, “Impossibilities Become Possible With An Amazing God” will be featured in an upcoming issue of Christian Quarterly Magazine.
Her poem, “Celebrating Christmas All Year Long” is in the 2013 Reader’s Circle section of the November/December Gaither Home Coming Magazine.
She was blessed and honored to do a guest blog post on Marlena Graves beautiful blog on November 8 2013. The article was on The Beauty And Goodness Of Our Precious Triune God.
The poem, The Crucified Life Brings More Of Christ And Less Of Self, is featured in the 2014 March/April issue of The Old School House Magazine.
Poet, Debbie Harris has been contracted by The Old School House Magazine to write a Christmas poem in their November/December 2015 issue.
Her poem, Grace Always Abounds Over Sin And Triumphantly Raises Us Up, was shared on Levi Thetford’s blog.
Her poem, He Is Able, was featured on Sharon Hoover’s wonderful blog on January 12, 2015.
Her poem, Sonnet on Psalm 62:8: Trust In Him At All Times, was featured on Bronwyn Lea’s beautiful blog on 1/28/2015
Her poem, He Is Risen. And So Are We will be featured on Maggie Winterton’s beautiful blog, Devotional Diva at maggiewinterton.com Below is the link
She is a Life Line writer on The Life Notes: The Café Blog.
She is a ALTARWORKS writer- a new voice for Christian writers, musicians, & artists.
She is also listed on women author speakers.
Proud member of Redbud Writer’s Guild.
Member of Academy of American Poets
Member of Author’s Guild
Her first poetry book, Which Church Am I? has been featured in World Magazine, Home & School Magazine, Southern Writers Magazine and listed on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Christian Bookstore Distributor Websites. Which Church Am I? is available as an E-book available on Kindle and Sony. Written in skillfully crafted free verse, poet Debbie Harris blends elegance, beauty, and sensitivity into Christ centered portraits. Which Church Am I? is a compelling and thought provoking poetry series challenging both seekers and believers to thoughtfully ponder the modern day church. The reader is invited to enter each church as a participant. This poetry series is a must have for those who desire an intimate personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Her second poetry book, 365 Christ Centered Contemplative Poems, is a daily devotional encouraging all believers to claim Jesus Christ as their source for victorious and joyous living. Her second poetry book is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in paperback and e-book formats. Debbie Harris second book of poetry is featured in Southern Writers Magazine October 30, 2015. See link below.
Featured at Southern Writers Magazine with an authors page
Mentioned on the following blog
2017-2018 C. S. Lewis Fellow In Training at the C.S. Lewis Institute http://www.cslewisinstitute.org/
Article on Writing Christ-centered poetry will be include by Southern Writers Magazine on their Suite T. It will be posted on August 28, 2017.
Included on Bible Gateway’s Grid of Bloggers
Passionately Pursuing Christ-Christ-Centered Poety by Debbie Harris
Member of Biblegateway Blogger Grid
Poems, “Like A Deer Upon High Ground” &” Etchings Of Gold And Boquet Of Roses”http: were featued in local newspaper Blue Ribbon News Febrary 1st,2018
Poetry Reading of “When We Pray In Jesus Name” for C.S. Lewis Fellows on February 2, 2018
Poem, ‘When We Pray In Jesus Name’ by Debbie Harris published in Blue Ribbon News on March 12, 2018.
The poem, “The Lord Mighty In Battle” will be published in the Episcopal Cafe on May 27, 2018.
The poem, “Weary” was published by the Foreman Magazine, July 2, 2018
Blessed to be included in this list of top 25 Christian poetry blogs
2019-2020 Year Two C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow