July 8, 2019

From Hannah’s Heart: You Can Be Healed and Whole

I’m a part of an amazing ministry that has one of the best choirs and music in the world. So, I’m embarrassed to say I’ve always been a terrible singer. I did not grow up singing… anytime my family attempted to sing we would end up laughing at how bad we sounded. You know the feeling you get when you think about sky diving? That’s the feeling I get when I try to sing.  A few years ago I started taking voice lessons. “Singing will be a joy in my life not an intimidation,” I decided. My voice teacher, Sarah Grandpre, has me practice small techniques over and over and over to break old habits and train new ones. Some techniques are so small they seem silly to practice but they are important. Sarah once said, “Practicing a technique over and over again is like creating a new hiking path.

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Welcome Without Shame

“As Scripture says, ‘Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.’” – Romans 10:11 Today, I want to address something that I think too often causes Christians to feel bad, even though it shouldn’t. In some of the churches I went to growing up, there was an unwritten rule that you should read your Bible and spend a certain amount of time with God every day. While in theory this is a good thing to do, the reality is that it’s not always possible. Schedules change, things come up, and sometimes we just feel too tired. Though it’s always helpful to read the Word and to pray, our tendency if we don’t do it perfectly is to be mad at ourselves, to beat ourselves up, and to feel shame. This, however, is not the heart of our Heavenly Father! Hannah’s Dad (who everyone affectionately calls “Doc”) gave

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