The collision center had to give me a rental and the only thing left on the lot was a minivan or this cool truck. I finally get to drive a Ford. It’s only right. :) Love it.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our military and their families who have sacrificed so much for our freedom! God bless you and God bless America! Thank you mostly to Jesus Christ, who willingly became the greatest sacrifice for the greatest freedom- eternal amazing freedom and life.
Teaming up on Pentecost Sunday with Heather Sanford! She’s a powerhouse preacher! :) We need more of the Holy Spirit!
Revival talk from Pastor Saeed, who is in chains for Christ- “Change starts with us. Revival starts with us. The first step to revival is praying together in unity as a nation. The National Day of Prayer is a great opportunity for us to come out and use the freedom that we have been given. So many Christians around the world are imprisoned and martyred for their faith in Jesus. You have the freedom to gather across the United States at your state capitol to pray. Please use this opportunity. Please use your freedom for the Kingdom of God.
We see in Ezra chapter 10 that despite the heavy rain and their shivering the people still gathered together. People should stand under any pressures to pray for their nation, for the Lord to bring revival, and to stand under the rain of the Holy Spirit to be filled by His manifestation.
Remember my chains in your freedom and chain together in unity for our beloved America. Know that I am chained with you in prayer on that day in seeking God for America.
There is no other way but to be crucified with Christ so that we may experience the power of His resurrection in our beloved country.”
Being that it’s National Day of Prayer, I thought I’d make a simple recording and upload this song today. It may not be the best quality, but my prayer and heart are big for all of you. I really pray that God answers this prayer for everyone in the world who is suffering in any way. What began as a song triggered by Pastor Saeed and the Jordanian pilot, martyrs and persecuted, etc. quickly hit home and became a song for everyone in my life and for everyone I know of. I pray that God meets you right where you are. Please pray with me! :)
Ok, so I missed the boxing match. I still had fun, though. :) Manny Pacquiao- I’m your big fan! Keep the faith! You’re an inspiration!:)
There are lots of hard things going in the world right now. I found a happy place and I pray that the photo exemplifies the coming blossoms of life and beauty that will arise, even out of tragedy. Praying. Romans 8:28
#Nepal #America #MiddleEast
It brings me a lot of joy to see dancers dance their hearts out to my song. I pray that it ministers to many! :) Last month I was contacted by the director of the Healing Rooms at Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London, England (Nicky Gumbel- pastor, Tim Hughes- worship leader.) They were going to have a healing conference and they wanted know if they could use my song in a dance. “We discovered ‘Healing is Flowing’ on YouTube a few months ago and have been really impacted by it. A worship song that so directly speaks to people who are engaging with God over their healing is rare.” I’m so happy to see that God is using my song with dancers to free people! This dance was used in the ministry time of Bethel guest speaker, Chuck Parry. Thanks, Giles Uddy, for making this happen! May God heal many around the world with His power and love! (Healing is Flowing is on the “Radiance” album.)
Sunday I was a guest worship leader at La Jolla Christian Fellowship. I led there for almost four years so it’s fun to visit and see friends, especially on baptism Sunday!:)
What a wonderful retreat we had partnering with the US Military, Credo, and Half-Time Organization!! We’re so thankful to be a part of such a wonderful team! I did a 2 part concert in the evening, led worship for their morning devotional time, and also intermingled additional songs throughout the retreat. We heard amazing feedback about how God has used the music in their lives and we are so grateful!
We heard that the people coming to this retreat “are the care givers who rarely get care” so our vision was to have people join us in this opportunity to give back. We were able to make 35 awesome care packages full of books, music, a movie, Starbucks gift cards, munchies, a very moving letter of appreciation, and more. Wow, great job everyone for pitching in! Several of the chaplains told us that often their jobs are thankless and that we had no idea how healing this whole retreat was for them, including the music and the gift bags.
One of the chaplains was dedicated at 11 years old to the Buddhist temple in Thailand and is now a Buddhist chaplain in the US. He told me that my songs were full of life, love, and peace, and he even paid extra for two of my albums so I could continue to do what he called very important and good work. Pray for Jesus to reveal Himself to our precious new friend! We also had a great time with the RPs, who are the body guards and assistants for the chaplains, and they were touched by God’s presence, too! I ended up singing songs from all three albums, from my “coming soon” album, as well as a brand new one that I wrote last month, inspired by Pastor Saaed, the Egyptian martyrs in Lybia, our soldiers, and the Jordanian pilot who was brutally killed. Many of the songs I sang I haven’t sung in quite a while. As I prayed and prepared, however, God brought to mind certain songs that relate to PTSD, the need for restful sleep, etc. “Love Lullaby” became a favorite to some, as well as a warrior song that will be on my next album! :) God used seemed to use all of the songs to touch people in a variety of ways. Thanks to all of you who donated and prayed! It was a beautiful & powerful time! :)
Several years back, Nathan Chapman, Taylor Swift’s producer, was interviewed and my song, “Fire In My Bones” (from my Fervency album) was part of the interview. My producer of that album, MD Thompson, just told me that they re-aired the interview on Nashville radio on Sunday night. Pretty cool! :) The Hannah Ford/MD Thompson section starts at 48:30.
Today I’m teaching and I came prepared. “Green skirt, green toes. No pinching kiddos!” :) All joking aside, St. Patrick was an amazing man and he used the shamrock to explain the Trinity to people. Three leaves (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) and one God. I wrote a song about it last year for a radio station. Have fun watching! :) Green bacon!!