That's Real with Hannah Lynn

October 26, 2019
My Friend Kathy

My Friend Kathy

​My friend Kathy has trouble with her eyes. She is a part of my church's youth group. I watched, heart broken, as she had to stay behind most youth group activities. One day, Kathy shared something with me that made me think. As Christians there is something we need to say more often...

Anxiety

Anxiety

​I've had a really hard time sleeping. How about you? Did you know that not only has modern psychology proved this, but the Bible provides a great way to keep from letting anxiety rule our lives. Philippians 4:8 says, "Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is...

God Walks

God Walks

​One of my first jobs during college was working as a life guard in the heart of Chicago. One day I walked out of my studio apartment and found that my bike’s tires were all missing. Discouraged and tired I walked to my job knowing I would be half an hour late. Out of the blue, I saw my dad walking...

Lessons from Judah

Lessons from Judah

Do you know what a dynamic character is? The person who changes the most. When we think of Joseph we usually would say he is a dynamic character. But guess what...he’s not. He’s not even what the story is about. God uses Joseph’s dream to accomplish his plan. His plan? To save the Israel people...

Take Off

Take Off

Sometimes we are not ready for what God has in store for us. That's why you find yourself learning the same lesson over and over again before the lesson really takes off in our lives. I think that’s why God gave us examples in the Bible of people who had long waiting periods in life. David had...

Adult Kids

Adult Kids

​Three powerful words you can speak into your adult kids. I am not a parent, but I know that when my parents said those words to me I didn't even know I needed to hear that, but I did! Advice is good, but encouragement is even better.

Taking Communion Seriously

Taking Communion Seriously

I was convicted when a youth group student decided not to participate in communion. I don't know his intensions, but it showed me he took this time with the Lord seriously. Here are three ways we can prepare our hearts before taking communion.

The Bible + Conflict

The Bible + Conflict

Do you have conflict in your life? If you have any type of a relationship with another person you probably have. When was the last time you went back to the Bible to resolve your conflict? This is what my friend essentially told me. Go back to the Bible. Use the Bible as a tool during conflict....

God is Love

God is Love

​I fell in love with this quote from C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: "All sorts of people are fond of repeating the Christian statement that 'God is love.' But they seem not to notice that the words 'God is love' have no real meaning unless God contains at least two Persons....

Healthy Disclosure

Healthy Disclosure

​I know I probably shouldn't compare marriage to a gym membership, but the analogy works so well! Have you been roped into a gym membership contract? I know I have. Before I let that happen, I looked around. I asked the right questions, like is there a spin class? Afterwards, I signed the...

The Rise of Skywalker

The Rise of Skywalker

Living in isolation was not an option for Rey with the kinds of friends she surrounded herself with. Rey is a character from the newest Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker. I have seen every Star Wars movie and this new one was no exception. Rey and her friends learned that the best way to fight...

He is Pruning Us

He is Pruning Us

​My dad taught me about flowers and why we sometimes need to prune them. Flowers and our lives have something in common – they sometimes need to be pruned. John 15:2 “every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”

God is Good

God is Good

​God is good. From the very beginning. Because it is a new year, I wanted to share what I have been learning in the first few chapters of the book of Genesis. In Chapter 2 I realized God gave Adam the good news before the bad news.

Mr. Rogers

Mr. Rogers

​I watched the movie about Mr. Roger's life called, Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. I was so inspired to be like Mr. Rogers I wanted to wear Kedds and sweaters and learn to play the piano! However, those three things are not what was inspiring about his life. What was inspiring was how he...

Own It

Own It

​My pastor started preaching in Genesis 14 months ago and we are still in Genesis. I think this is the first time I’ve actually heard some of these stories over the pulpit. One example is the story of Judah. Yes, the guy who’s great great great a few times over great-grandson was Jesus. It was his...