Verse of The Day

In God I trust; I will not be afraid, What can man do to me?



Psalm 56:11




Thursday, January 27, 2011

Life!!!

Life is often hectic and crazy. You can so often get caught up in the moment and forget to look at the picture as a whole. Its like the expression "you miss the forest for the trees". You look at what is right before you and get so engrossed with that, you forget the reason you were created.....for Him. Its is so easy to get wrapped up in what may be good things, yet they are distracting you from focusing on He who created you. I know personally, I do this often. For instance, I can be so focused on teaching Children's Church, or doing dramas or cleaning this or that, and I forget that on my own.....it amounts to nothing.

So my goal for myself today is,
Be like Mary instead of Martha....focus on Him, instead of what I can do or accomplish. Look at what He is doing as a whole in my life and His ministry. Let me always remember that my life and everything I do is HIS ministry...not mine.

Listening and focusing on Him,
Hannah

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Best Time of the week!!

I have to say without a doubt the best time of the week is 1:00-8:00 Saturday. The reason? DC CAFE!!!!
     At 1:00 we have accountability which is a completely awesome time where we cry out to God and worship Him with all our heart. At about 3:00 we go out into the neighborhoods and invite people to come to our free dinner. I love it when we have sodas or candy to pass out....that makes it much more fun!!! People actually want to talk to you then!!! I love driving up in the big bus to a certain street where a lot of kids live.  They come pouring out of their houses and start a riot trying to talk to you and trying to get a soda...they are CRAZY!!! But tons of fun!!!
     After we have invited people, we head back to the church for our instructions and food. Then we open the doors and start ministering to people who need Him.....We then have a short service and a dessert bar....good stuff...But the best part....Children's ministry!! I love talking to the little kids and just having a good time being with them. After its all over....we take everyone home in the bus.....scary!!! But incredible!!!! We have everything from riots to parties, contests to fights....but we always make it home....and have a GREAT time!!!
     God has blessed us so much and I am excited to see what he will do in the future!!
Having fun serving Him,
Hannah
    

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tell'em

We as Christians have a message like no other message. We have a message of hope and redemption. We should not be ashamed of what we have!! We need to tell the world about Who we have!! No matter how many times we mess up, we got to get back up and continue to tell'em!!! Even though we are sinful human beings, we need to step out, take the forgiveness He offers us, and tell the World!!

 No matter what we MUST tell'em!!! Check out this video.....Level 3:16 - Tell Em (Internal Conflict) Music ...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Don't Waste Your Life!!

Recently my dad and brother have been preaching about not wasting your life. This is a message I love!!! God gave us one life to live and we should live it completely for Him!!

Lecrae has a music video we have shown often at REALITY and Victory Dream Center, and I believe it is an awesome representation of the truth.....check it out...Don't Waste Your Life Video - Lecrae

Not Wasting my Life,
Hannah

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Harlem Globetrotters

I just got back from the SIU Arena where I went with some of my family to watch the Harlem Globetrotters. It was one of the craziest things I have seen!!! I personally think they were more like clowns then basketball players....but they were good at dunking!!! They would dunk from everywhere and made it really fun!!! They had pretty good attendance and did a good job involving the crowd. It was a cool experience and one I will never forget!!! Thanks for taking us Dad!!! Hannah Btw... Blogging from my iPod so kinda difficult!!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Shopping!!!

I LOVE to shop!!! Theres just something about going to the mall, or any other store, and looking for the "perfect" outfit for you!!! Sometimes I don't even buy anything, but just the act of shopping can be soooo much fun!!! My favorite stores to shop at are: Rue 21 (I love that place cause it is so cheap!!), Aeropostale (i like their jeans), Old Navy (loooove the flip flops!!), Kohls (a little bit of everything), and last but not least.......TJ Maxx!! (this place is CRAZY). Its most fun to go shopping with your friends or family....shopping by yourself just isn't the same.

Sooooo my point today.....i don't really know.....just enjoy life!!!
Hannah

Friday, January 7, 2011

Competition!!!

I don't know about you, but I am pretty competitive. The littlest thing in life can become a competition for me.  I want to win in everything I do, and be the best at every opportunity that arises. Sometimes this is good, and sometimes it can get me into trouble. For instance, when I am in the middle of a basketball (like I will be tonight), my competitive spirit will rise up, and I will do anything to win that game. But sometimes I can become so focused on winning in everything, I can hurt other people on the way to victory. I want to be the kind of person who wants to win, but takes people with me to success, instead of pushing them into defeat.
     So my suggestion today.....take people with you to victory instead of pushing them behind.

Completely Competitive,
Hannah

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Where is True Life Coming From?

With Christmas and New Years behind us, we often feel empty and bored. We must recognize once again that we should not draw our life from the things of this world. Just as my dad was talking about today in family devotions, we must draw our life from the life-giver and not the life-drainer!! His Word will sustain us!! We often get wrapped up in what we are currently doing, planning or looking forward to, but we should be wrapped up in what He is doing!! The life God offers us, is much more fulfilling than what the world is offering us. So my point today is, live every day focusing on Him instead of the disappointments, difficulties and brief excitements of this world!

Stay focused on Him,
Hannah

Monday, January 3, 2011

About Me

Hi!! My name is Hannah! I am passionately in love with my Creator and I am focusing my life on Him!! I have 3 sisters and 6 brothers, 1 sister-in-law, 1 brother-in-law, 1 niece, 1 nephew, and another niece or nephew on the way!!!! I created this blog(with the help of my sister-in-law) to simply enjoy life!!! I hope that as you read my blog you will be inspired to live life to the fullest for Him!!! I want to leave you today with Psalm 56:4 which says "In God, whose Word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?"

            Keep trusting in Him,
            Hannah