That's Real with Hannah Lynn

October 26, 2019
Where Did Esther's Bravery Come From?

Where Did Esther's Bravery Come From?

​I was reading Esther chapter 7 when I had to pause. I stopped at the point when she revealed her true identity to the King. What a terrifying and courageous moment. She told the King she belonged with the people group who his right hand guy wanted to wipe out. I can’t help but think that belonging...

Don't Get the Gospel Message Backwards

Don't Get the Gospel Message Backwards

​Do you have the Gospel message backwards? Maybe you've kept God at arm's length. Sometimes we feel like we need to be "better" before we start a relationship with Jesus. This isn't the Gospel message at all. Actually, trying to clean up your life before starting a...

Date Successfully

Date Successfully

​Proverbs 4:23 says to guard my heart. But how do I do that when I am dating? ...I’m glad you asked. There are four things you need in your personal life to date successfully. Dating successfully doesn’t always mean the end is marriage. We grow and learn valuable lessons in dating. Dating is meant...

2 Corinthians 15:2 - An Artist on a Budget

2 Corinthians 15:2 - An Artist on a Budget

​I am an artist on a budget, so what do I do? I go to thrift stores and find used canvas. I take the old canvas and turn it into a new creation. 2 Corinthians 15:2, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” Believer, you have been...

Three Ways Discontentment Can Take Over

Three Ways Discontentment Can Take Over

​My life was feeling a bit out of control. I came to realize my discontentment grew wheels and took me for a ride. I’ve come to realize that there are three categories of discontentment. Are you discontent in the season of life you’re in? You want to finish school, have kids or retirement? Are you...

When Leaders Fall

When Leaders Fall

​When leaders fall, sometimes our faith takes a hit. Let's talk about how and why this isn't the Gospel message. As always, let's look at scripture. If your faith has taken a hit because of a fallen leader, let's go back to the Gospel.

How to Get Wisdom

How to Get Wisdom

​My 3rd grade Sunday school teacher taught about wisdom. He was a college professor during the week. I learned so much from his Sunday class because he talked to us like we were adults. What he said about how to get wisdom is something I will never forget and have done ever since.

How Do You Respect Your Parents When You've Moved Out

How Do You Respect Your Parents When You've Moved Out

​Honoring your parents isn’t an easy task. When you’re a child this is simple. It looks like obeying well and doing what you’re told. — But what does this look like when you’re older… When you no longer live in your parent's basement?

What You Do is Not Your Worth

What You Do is Not Your Worth

When I graduated college I didn’t know what I was going to do next. I didn’t have an answer to the question, “so what do you do?” Our culture values what people do more than the person. God values something different.

Lay Your Burdens Down

Lay Your Burdens Down

I have to walk a few blocks from my car to my apartment. It's almost impossible to carry the groceries in from that distance. I figured out a way so that I don't have to carry the groceries a few blocks. Just like groceries, we carry burdens in life that we don't need to be carrying.

Your Life Smells of God's Love

Your Life Smells of God's Love

​I was walking in a smelly high school gym when a cheerleader started asking me questions about my faith. I barely remember what I said, but she did. I recently heard from her and this is what she said.

Do the Impossible

Do the Impossible

​My day job is working as a radio sound engineer. I remember the first time a radio emergency happened at my job. I was panicking. I yelled out, “I can’t do it!” I don’t know what to do.” I don’t remember what went wrong. I probably accidentally played the wrong song on the radio air waves. My...

How to Deal with People Who May be Power Hungry

How to Deal with People Who May be Power Hungry

​Jesus knew who is ultimately in power. Not a human, not a fallen angel, but God. C’mon, can I get an amen!? What!? Yes! Praise God! AND Jesus came to overcome the world. It’s already been won. He didn’t have to prove anything. And believer, neither do you.