Such a wonderful organization that is helping the persecuted in Iraq. Consider donating! The love of Jesus is more powerful than anything!
Yesterday there was an unexpected downpour during a drought and heat wave. This was not in the forecast. Thank you, God! :) We had just prayed for rain! There was even a big rainbow over our apartment during and after the rain!
The last time I was in a downpour like this that came suddenly was three weeks ago in Brazil. We had all just finished singing “Our God is an Awesome God” in English and in Portuguese. The song has lyrics that say, “He’s got thunder in his footsteps and lightning in His fists.” Both times, in Brazil and here yesterday, we were singing that song and immediately after there was thunder, lightning, and rain!!! God IS awesome!! This occurrence has really encouraged me to keep praying because God does hear!
We will never forget 9-11. We will never forget the moment we heard what had happened. We will never forget the images of terror, the heroes, the bravery, the loss, the personal stories. God bless all those affected by this tragedy and may your loss be replaced by blessings of every kind. May God protect and bless our nation and the world!
This is the conference that my family was a part of in Brazil! God bless this great ministry and organization, ORMIBAN! Please pray for one of the heads of this ministry. He fell off of his roof and it is SERIOUS. Please pray for God to do a miracle and heal him! Thank you!
Esta é a conferência que a minha família era uma parte do Brasil! Deus abençoe este grande ministério e organização, ORMIBAN! Por favor, orem por um dos chefes deste ministério. Ele caiu de seu telhado e é sério. Por favor, orem para que Deus faça um milagre e curá-lo! Obrigado!
Last night’s sky looked like it was on fire. It was beautiful, intense, and only brought awe of God, no harm. That’s the kind of fire I want in my life.
This is how I got distracted earlier this morning during my prayer/exercise time. I will try to turn this into something productive. Here goes: “We all leave tracks in life. If a lost person found yours and followed them, would it help lead them somewhere good?”
I had an amazing time in Brazil with my family!!! The people were wonderful, the ministry was powerful, and the country is beautiful! My music cut through language barriers and many told me that they cried and were impacted because of the presence of the Holy Spirit. I’m trying to learn some songs in Portuguese, too. The universal language is LOVE and I’m so thankful we got to speak in that language!!
Eu tive um tempo maravilhoso no Brasil com a minha família !!! As pessoas foram maravilhosos , o ministério foi poderoso, eo país é lindo! Minha música cortar as barreiras linguísticas e muitos me disseram que eles choraram e foram impactados por causa da presença do Espírito Santo . Eu estou tentando aprender algumas músicas em Português , também. A linguagem universal é amor e eu sou tão grato que chegamos a falar nessa língua!!
The morning after the conference finished I met this couple who had attended. Through my translator he explained to me how he was so touched by my music. He said he is from a region in Brazil where men don’t show much emotion but that my singing made him, a grown man, cry like a baby every time. He said he never does that. It was the Holy Spirit! Then another lady said she cried whenever I sang, too. These people felt the love and power of God and I thank Him for answering my prayers to break through the language barrier. So many people have said that they experienced God’s presence through my songs, even though they were in English. It is ONLY His grace and power, not my ability, that touched lives and I humbled and honored to be a part of His work!:) Now I’ll be practicing songs in Portuguese, too!:)
I had a great time at the worship leaders’ appreciation luncheon put on by K-Praise! Thanks so much to all of the sponsors!! The French Gourmet catered it, Chuck Fromm spoke and Tim Tim Timmons led worship. We were really blessed by this free event. Thank you sooo much!! I pray that the whole world will see how worthy Jesus is of our worship and that revival and another Jesus Movement happens! 2 Chron 7:14!!
I was picking out songs to lead in worship and I came across two songs that remind me of the persecuted people in Iraq chased on top of the mountain with no food or water. These worship songs are probably unknown to them but I pray that they make their own and that they experience the loving and powerful hand of God at work for them, even in the midst of such agony.
1)- “Never Once” by Matt Redman.
“Standing on this mountaintop, looking just how far we’ve come
Knowing that for every step you were with us…
Scars and struggles on the way but with joy our hearts can say…
Never once did we ever walk alone. Never once did you leave us on our own
You are faithful. God, You are faithful.
2) “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”- by Martin Smith
Over the mountains and the sea, Your river runs with love for me
And I will open up my heart and let the Healer set me free…
I could sing of your love forever…
Jesus said He is the way, the truth, and the life. May the nations trust in Him and receive the Holy Spirit. He is the only eternal hope of the world. He is PURE LOVE. People hate Him because He says He is the ONLY way to the Father. He was either a liar, crazy, or telling the truth. No religion thinks He was a liar or crazy, but no other religion thinks He’s the THE way, truth, and life. You decide. As for me, I believe. He is the WAY to ultimate freedom. He is the TRUTH that will lead you to everything good. He is the LIFE that will fill you and illuminate you forever into eternity. It was His LOVE for YOU that brought Him to be crucified. It is His resurrection power that conquered death that will be yours if you believe, trust, and receive Him.
In light of the the horrible tragedy that is happening in the world, particularly in Iraq right now, I’m posting this picture from the Action Bible to remind us that God can do miracles and that we need to pray! A Christian genocide is taking place at the hands of ISIS terrorist group and is resulting in children being beheaded with their heads being paraded around on sticks, women raped and killed and men hung to death. It is a crime against humanity, it is EVIL, and it is real. Pray with me for these persecutors to get knocked off if their horses like Saul of Tarsus. When you persecute God’s people you are persecuting Him. Saul met Jesus and went from being a Christian killer into the first missionary who wrote many books of the New Testament! I am praying for the Holy Spirit to work miracles like this all over the world!! Please join me and pray for a mighty deliverance for these persecuted people. If anyone understands what persecution is, it is Jesus Himself. Pray for God to work miracles! Thank you!
The other night I went on a bike ride starting at sunset. Absolutely gorgeous and refreshing to my soul. “Thank you, God, for your blessings. They are not taken for granted. Help us to find beauty in every day the best we can. Bless the suffering in the world that they would also have joy, beauty, and peace, no matter what the circumstance. Let us always look to You with hearts full of hope and promise. Thank you for your promise of eternity with you. This earthly beauty is only a small reminder of what is to come. Love, hannah”
This little collage is a glimpse into my heart for the people living in Israel and Palestine. I gave away 200 of my cds there that I hope that they will still minister to them. I planted my “Jesus, Hold the Children” song there and I pray that the prayer is answered. I seeded my “Mercy” song there and I plead for mercy now. From the Israeli soldiers to the precious little Palestinian girl, may they all be safe, protected, and brought to a place of peace. More than anything, may the meet Jesus, the Prince of Peace, the Light of the World, the Savior for all who will believe.