Well hello! I’m so glad you stumbled upon my little blog! My name is Hannah – a child of God who loves to write, learn, take pictures, and just genuinely enjoys living life to the fullest in the light of Jesus’s promises, currently, as a college freshman in the PNW!
I’ve always been drawn to writing; my heart jumps for joy at the prospect of what I might be able to convey through the simplest words. Writing carries a hope within it, even down to each single letter – strung together, their power is endless.
As a lover of writing, I am, by definition, a lover of books. J.K. Rowling, who is among one of the greatest writers of all time, said the following, “Words are the most inexhaustible form of magic we have.” This quote rather ingeniously sums up the affection I feel towards the written word.
C.S. Lewis – yet another author with impeccably perfect writing skills – explained, “We read to know that we are not alone.” And I’m not sure that I have ever heard a truer statement than that. For it is for the same reason we read that we speak, write, draw, and photograph – to tell others they are not alone and remind ourselves we aren’t either.
That’s another thing – along with my extensive love for words – I have an undeniable affection for that which is expressed without them. It is possible to freeze one moment of creation and keep it for the rest of time. Photography – “Painting with light” – it is indescribably wonderful.
Yet, in photography in writing in reading and other things, I’ve found one truth to remain constant – the greatest fulfillment is in living knowing the Truth. It’s in living loved, living fully, and living joyfully.
I’ve learned you must live. Just as Jesus says in John – “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
If Jesus has called me to live to the full, that means getting out in nature, taking one more picture, writing one more line, and reading one more book. Most of all, though, it means walking in Jesus’s will for my life – “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5:16-18)
There is an abundance of joy that has been promised, and that is why I proclaim eternal promises “with songs of joy” even in the midst of sorrow and pain – there is hope and eternal glory resting on each little step we take.