That's Real with Hannah Lynn

October 25, 2019 - 10:54 PM
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....

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

​Why do bad things happen to good people? She asked me… I didn’t know a lot of things. I thought she was bad at gym class like I was and that was why we were walking around the track. I didn’t know she had cystic fibrosis. I mean I did, but I didn’t know what that meant. When she passed away my...

Coloring in the Lines – Grace and the Law

Coloring in the Lines – Grace and the Law

​I have always been bad at coloring books. When I was in grade school the "cool girls" colored their coloring books in the lines beautifully. And then there was me… I couldn’t, no matter how hard I would try, color in the lines. When I think of grace and law I think of coloring books....

Psalm 49

Psalm 49

​Although we have messages every day telling us we need more, we need to be more –– the important thing is we know that God is enough. He is the only one who can make our lives count, pay the price for our mistakes, and redeem us. Rich or poor our lives do end and we need a savior.

God is in Heaven

God is in Heaven

Have you ever gotten ahead of yourself? You know I have. I was taking a tour of the Chicago Lyric Opera. I had so many questions… at one point the tour guide said, “I was getting there…” So I stopped talking and listened to the expert. In Ecclesiastes, the narrator of the book is addressed as a...

I Thrive

I Thrive

This was the summer of the scooters. Scooters were everywhere in the city. My cousin told me she thrives on scooters. I laughed so hard at her comment. How do we thrive? Here's a verse I found that will help you thrive not only in the summer but in life.

Why Marriage

Why Marriage

There was a time I didn't have a very good marriage. I was dating just to date. I realized after talking to a friend, that I needed to change the way I date. Why are you dating? You may need to change the way you date.

Unevenly Yoked with Culture

Unevenly Yoked with Culture

​I went to Bradford IL to their annual parade. It's not too often that I am around that many tractors. I felt lost. That’s also how I feel when I read II Corinthians 6:14-18, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?" I don’t...

Count the Verses

Count the Verses

You wouldn't listen to a doctor or psychologist who never went to school and answers questions based on their own opinions, right? Well, the same is true about spiritual things. Whether you are listening to a Christian author or a pastor on Instagram, you need to make sure they are going back...

God is Faithful and Will Forgive You

God is Faithful and Will Forgive You

My husband and I have a couple's journal. The last time we went on a date the question from the journal sparked an interesting conversation about confession. Confession allows us to have a deeper relationship with Jesus.