Last week I was sooo sick with major migraines and who knows what. ?? The good thing about days like those are that they remind me to pray for everyone I can think of who suffers…. I guess that’s everyone. But some people suffer a lot more. Another good thing that has come out of pain is that God gives me songs of hope that encourage people. I’m so thankful that I feel better now and that I could enjoy the day yesterday leading worship and enjoying His creation outdoors! The spring flowers remind me of the beauty that God can bring even through the storms and attacks that come against our lives. Stay tuned for “Together Beautiful”- a song about this that will be on my next album! :) God bless you all! Enjoy the blessings in life and don’t take them for granted! God is so good! Romans 8:28.
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Creating Albums With My Creator
“Many years ago I felt like God told me that I was going to make an album. I had songs that I had written that God was using in people’s lives already, but I didn’t feel very capable or qualified to make an album. Still, it was something that I knew God called me to do. I remember opening up to the passage in scripture where the angel, Gabriel, told Mary that she was going to give birth to the Son of God. She pondered Gabriel’s words within her heart, even though it was hard to believe. In the same way, I pondered God’s words within my heart, knowing that no matter how small I am, nothing is impossible with Him ….” To Read More Click HERE.
A couple of weeks ago I was being interviewed above at the Pan Pacific Film Fest in Los Angeles where I sang. The interviewer asked me about Christians being in entertainment and I have some thoughts, some of which I didn’t get a chance to share in the short interview. I feel we should shine for Him in all we do. I lived in LA for so many years and I had people telling me that I needed to dress more sexy and basically be like the world to a point of major compromise to “make it.” It seemed ridiculous to me and still does, why Christians I went to church with would think they were “making it” in when they were in films like “American Pie” which degrade values in young people and lead to hurting them not furthering them into truth and freedom. Like I said, we should SHINE like stars in the dark!:) So what if the world doesn’t like the light. We can expect that. They rejected Jesus. But we can also expect that many will be touched by the love of God and will be changed. Christians should be the BEST artists of every form because our GOD is the creator of art and of the whole cosmos, of music, of joy, and of everything good… and He lives inside of us! I have a long way to go on my music skills, etc. but I strive with all of my heart to be the best to make it in God’s kingdom as an obedient daughter, reflecting His light and beauty. I’d rather have that any day than all of the money, fame, and hopelessness that the world can offer when you “make it.” God will always love taking care of our needs and wants, but He defines success so differently than most of us do. I’d rather think His way. In the words of Katy Perry, “I wish I knew then, what I know now. Wouldn’t dive in, wouldn’t bow down…” I pray God picks her up in His loving arms full of grace, speaks to her heart, and releases her with the talents He gave her to be a world changer … and one who has learned what “making it” really is.
Hi Friends, I wanted to share with you something that I’ve been working on — nature photography. Some of my photos match my song titles and music and all of the photos have a spiritual message. I have tons more photo more but here are ten of them to start. I’ll be selling them and taking donations for them to help me raise money for my next worship album! :) Click on the photo below to view more photos. Bless you!
Keep pressing on in your adventure with God. You’ll go by calm streams, rest in peaceful pastures, climb crazy cliffs, wrestle enemies, pass through rough waters…. but God is with you and the victory is already yours. He already finished it on the cross, so keep pressing forward in His victory power. And when things don’t make sense and you feel confused about where He’s led you, His timing, etc…. don’t worry. Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28. Spread the truth and keep shining and don’t ever lose hope! :) We are sooo blessed to have such an amazing God who loves us sooo much! Keep loving Him with all you’ve got! :) Love, hannah
Wow… crazy car we spotted in Oceanside Harbor! See how many Jesus photos u can find in all of the colored bling. :)
Gino and I had such a great time ministering in Kansas! It was a very busy time with concerts, a youth rally where we spoke, and special prayer visits, etc. We were so happy to stay with our friends from the Jamboree KS event! We stayed on their farm with sheep, pigs, and fields of soybean! :) God did amazing things while there and I pray that He keeps watering the spiritual seeds, as well as bring them literal rain for their planted seeds. No more drought! Click below to hear video and read the full article online. :)