That's Real with Hannah Lynn

October 26, 2019 - 12:54 AM
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...

Jesus is a Friend

Jesus is a Friend

​I take my friends Christmas shopping because they know what is already in my closet. I'll have no excuse when I try to buy something for myself instead of Christmas gifts. They know that I already have five pairs of black jeans! Friends know things about us that others may not. That's...

Find a Mentor

Find a Mentor

We are called to be disciples. So when a junior high student came to me and asked if I would mentor her, I couldn’t say no! We meet every Wednesday, It’s so easy for us to say well, yea she needs a mentor, but forget –– Hey I need a mentor! Did you know that even Jesus felt the need to sit before...

Find Your Purpose

Find Your Purpose

​Find your purpose! What is my purpose? How do I know? I had this realization the other day while talking on the phone with my sister: We both discovered what we wanted to do career-wise while really serving others. My sister discovered she wanted to be a school counselor when serving as an RA in...

Answered Prayer At the Last Second

Answered Prayer At the Last Second

​I leave many things until the last second. My homework plans –– even filling up the gas tank. Many times, when I am praying, I feel confused. Is God listening? Will He hear me? Will He answer me? I feel like He waits until the last second to answer me. However, unlike me, He's not frantic. He...

Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

​There are studies that show how keeping a gratitude journal every day can give you better sleep, more optimism, and feel more connected to those around you. I need more of that! This week we are going to learn what the Bible says about Gratitude. The best place to look is in the book of Psalms.

Presets and Filters

Presets and Filters

​I remember when Instagram first launched. I would use a filter on a photo and suddenly my college life looked a little better. In Philippians chapter 4, God gives us 5 filters to look at life through.

A Fish Fry and Christian Unity

A Fish Fry and Christian Unity

I went to my husband’s home town for a fish fry. I learned something from an odd encounter. When we come to know Christ we have something in common with people we would usually have nothing in common with. In John 17:23 we read about this unity "so that they may be brought to complete unity....