That's Real with Hannah Lynn

October 26, 2019
A Different Type of Peace

A Different Type of Peace

​What is peace and is it working for us? Those are the thoughts I have about peace. When I took a deep dive into what the Bible describes as peace, it's not at all what a hippie with a yoga mat would say. Jesus promises that He will give us peace.

Why We Should Laugh

Why We Should Laugh

Laughter is good medicine. You've heard this before right? Psychologists agree. Did you know God laughs? We are talking about why it's good to see God laugh in the Bible and why we might be able to join Him.

What Does Repentance Look Like?

What Does Repentance Look Like?

​Jesus called us to repent and believe. What does repentance actually look like in our lives? Recently someone illustrated repentance to me in a way that I will never forget. Repentance looks like turning around because your life depends on it. Just like turning around if you were going head on...

The Jealousy Cycle

The Jealousy Cycle

​I didn’t realize I had said something that hurt her until it was too late. My sister is nine years younger than I am. We’ve had the classic big/little sister relationship. God used a recent conflict to teach me a huge lesson — how sneaky jealousy can be.

Being Single During a Pandemic

Being Single During a Pandemic

​I’ve lived completely by myself before. It wasn’t very long, but it was a few years. I enjoyed having the advantage that, when you’re single, you can be “single-minded” or “focused” on what the Lord has for YOU (1 Corinthians 7:34). However, some days were easier than others. If you are single...

Make Space for Prayer

Make Space for Prayer

​Prayer is so powerful! Susanna Wesley is the mother to John and Charles Wesley who both were used by God to lead a great revival in England. Susanna had many children and very little resources. She was often found sitting in a chair with a blanket over head. That was her way of getting alone with...

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.