~2015~

Click here to read some random things about my blog and who visited it in 2015!

Thank you, and congratulations to the top five commenters mentioned (except myself–I can’t believe I commented on my own blog more than almost anyone else!)

And thanks to all of you for sticking around and reading my blog!

~Hanna

P.S. If you click on the link, you have to scroll down to see anything real. ¬†Totally threw me off at first, so I thought I’d mention it! ūüôā

Snow!!!

I’m crazy.

I’ve often thought so, but This?

This proves it.

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It’s been snowing all morning–big, fluffy, beautiful¬†flakes–and I went out for a few minutes earlier and did archery in it.

I can now say I have done target practice in the rain and the snow. ¬†Granted, I didn’t stay out very long this morning due to cold and frost-covered arrows that make your fingers feel like they’re about to fall off; but I’ve done it.

There has to be a story where someone shoots arrows in the snow, right?  Or do I have to write that one too?

Anyway, enjoy the snow, if you have it, and if not, then enjoy whatever weather you’re having!

Happy Monday!

A Gift

It’s Christmas!!! ¬†The greatest gift in the world was given today!

And that’s why Christmas is a time of giving.

So I thought I would post these now, as a present to all my faithful readers.  These are three pictures I drew of things in The Sacrifice, and I thought I would post them to tide you guys over.

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Unfortunately, I wasn’t considering the Christmastime busyness when¬†I planned our fall/winter schedule, and I haven’t been getting in as much writing and editing as I had hoped. ¬†And editing is turning out to be a bigger job than I had expected, and I’m considering leaving out a character because he doesn’t play a very major role. ¬†So. . . The Sacrifice might be a little later than I thought. ¬†I’m very sorry, and I’ll get it up here as soon as I can.

Thank you all for your patience and your enthusiasm!

‚ėÖ ‚ėÖ ‚ėÖ ¬†Merry Christmas!!!¬†‚ėÖ ‚ėÖ ‚ėÖ

The Word Made Flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. . . The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

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-John 1:1-5, 14

Christmas Cheer

I drew a couple pictures recently, and then realized they were a little Christmas-y, so I thought I would post them.  Enjoy!

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I was inspired to draw this squirrel when we left a cup of tea outside by mistake (a while ago, when it was much warmer!), and I found the teabag torn open like something had tried to eat the tea-leaves!

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But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. ¬†I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. ¬†Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”

-Luke 2:10, 11

Something More

When someone in your family has a birthday, it makes you want to do something nice for them. ¬†You want to make them feel special. ¬†It’s easy to tell someone “happy birthday!”, and it usually makes them feel good. ¬†But would we be willing to do something more?

We can have the right mentality about Christmas, but that doesn’t feel like enough, does it?

Continue reading Something More

If Christmas Isn’t So Merry Anymore

The older you get, the less exciting Christmas becomes.  (My sincere apologies to all my readers who are younger than I am.)

You begin realize that it’s not necessarily the best time of year, it can be kind-of stressful, and¬†there’s always that inevitable after-Christmas-let-down.

So when you get old enough to realize you shouldn’t center the season around presents and you’ll probably just be disappointed if you do,¬†you were never crazy about the food or decorations, and you like the music but you can’t live off jingle bells–what next?

Well, you turn to what¬†should have been our focus in the first place–Christ.

You don’t go to a birthday party just because you want the cake (I least I hope you don’t!), you go because you want to encourage whoever is having the birthday.

The last song on Rend Collective’s Christmas album is called “For All That You Have Done”. ¬†Jesus has a birthday because He was born to be tortured to death. ¬†He¬†has done everything for us. ¬†Given us everything.

The least we can do is celebrate His birthday for Him.