It's that time of year where I start feeling sheepish about posting photos of our daily sunny adventures when my friends up North are either biking in the freezing mud or just hoping for one sunny day a week with maybe enough snow for a ski outing.
Know that I think about you when I complain that 24 C is too hot for biking... And then I shut up.
| Reality St. Pete is tonight! If you’re 18 - 28 come hang out! You’re gonna spend eternity with these people, so you might as well start to get to know them. Also, the great @cleanjuiceutc will be there for all your juicy needs. 7:30 at @nova_535. |
| C.S Lewis once said, “we need others physically, emotionally and intellectually. We need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves.” In a way we find out what we believe by what other people say about us, actions speak loud and people always are watching. I’m grateful for these people that are doing life with me, my man Zach said it best, there’s something special here in St. Pete, and I think we can feel what he’s talking about. |
I love being a small business owner in Charlottesville because I’m only one of hundreds of AMAZING people taking risks and pursuing their dreams like @linnea_white. She runs @shopatdarling and she is killing the game. If you haven’t stopped by her adorable store on the downtown mall, you MUST! So fun getting to model for something she’s introducing soon!
I’m in that zone where I have no idea what to put as a caption. What I really wanna say is something corny, like...”when two seasons meet in the middle”....boom. mic drop.⠀
In all reality, this two-seasons-meeting-situation is a leeeetle iPhone pic that quickly became my new wallpaper, taken in 35 degree weather - that felt more like 28. We visited St. Charles MO for the past 3 days and though it has been cold as balls, it’s been another wonderful break from work full of relaxing, exploring and local biz supporting. On the road back to KC right this second, ready to dig through all my loot, and get ready for a productive work week ahead!
Got to shoot at @albemarleestate this week and if y’all had been with me when I saw this place for the first time you would have experienced my complete shock that this insane place exists within 30 minutes of my house. SO FUN getting to shoot here!
| Fun Facts about Spencer Brown: - I’ve known Spencer Brown for a long time, He’s the only friend that I can remember how we actually met. We got stuck together at a David Crowder band and Seabird show and that was it. -I’ve been leading worship with him for almost nine years which is crazy, but he’s probably my favorite person to lead worship with. - He’s one of the few men that I call and consider a brother without being one of my actual brothers.
Happy birthday my man, remember to look up. |
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about fear, purpose, & how I have put God in a box for a long time. God keeps putting 1 John 4:18 on my heart. It says, “Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment & this shows that we have not fully experienced His perfect love.” I can’t even count the number of times I have not done something or held myself back from saying something I felt was on my heart because of fear — fear of rejection, fear that I’m not equipped, fear that I’ll be judged... the list goes on. But I realized I fear when I’m not trusting Jesus — when I don’t believe that He has created me exactly as I am. But there is so much power when we live with a fearlessness & a trust that God is in control & is actively using us if we let Him & obey Him. Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” The last few months in my life have been crazy. I’ve dealt with anxiety that completely came out of nowhere, sleepless nights, & have spent so many hours questioning who I am & doubting God’s ability to use me. But in these months I’ve also had to put every ounce of my faith in God to get me through & while it has been hard, it’s also shown me what happens when we do choose to run to Jesus. Hard seasons are ultimately for our good because they produce perseverance and give us a greater appreciation for the simplest of things when we come out of those seasons. God has been showing me that when I seek Him & I sit at his feet in prayer, He transforms me. He gives me courage & frees me from feeling like I have to do anything or be anyone other than who He created me to be. & that truly is the best feeling & something I hope everyone has the chance to experience. On the other side of choosing Jesus is more joy, peace & contentment than you’ll find anywhere else. When we stop seeking fulfillment in our jobs, in our friends, in our relationships & find identity in the One who chose to create us & put us on this earth for a deeper purpose, that’s when we experience what we were meant to experience & live a life that we wake up excited to live.
This just in: the #googlepixel3 is WAY better than the broken phone camera I had for five years that turned purple if my phone was on longer than five seconds. Watch our latest video to see how good it really is (LINK IN BIO)
The Savé River winds through the concession, the lifeblood to its inhabitants in these dry months. Through effective management and anti-poaching, elephant populations have grown to a point where they are starting to have a negative impact on the environment. This presents the opportunity to use their numbers to repopulate areas where poaching has previously wiped them out - who said modern wildlife management would be simple?
never been more honored to serve such a rad community of people in one of the most exciting seasons of their lives (!) the belly laughs & proposal stories, being invited into the intimate moments, and never wanting to give that last goodbye hug because you know by the end of the night they feel more like old friends than anything else...wouldn’t trade this tribe for the world 🤘🏻✨ #hspcouples
I recently had the privilege of spending some time in the Save Valley Conservancy in Zimbabwe which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas I’ve been to. We were there to document a part of the translocation of 100 elephants back into the Zambezi Valley where poaching has drastically reduced their numbers.
This is me, and I’m kinda a workaholic. And this is the first time I’m admitting it publicly. I can’t help it, when I love what I do I pour into it like crazy. And I just so happen to love what I do right now more than I’ve ever loved any other job in the past. ⠀
I struggle to take breaks. I love traveling but knowing travel will take me away from work will make me love it less. It’s weird, and kinda lame. ⠀
Yet every single time I walk away - even for just a little while, I always feel so refreshed! It takes no time at all for me to forget my endless to do list and just breathe a little easier. Why I can’t remember that feeling when I’m eyeball deep in work, refusing to walk away, is beyond me. But, it’s how it goes...every.single.time. ⠀
This past weekend I hopped on a train with my hubby + inlaws and visited the states capitol, #JeffersonCity . We toured the MO State Penitentiary and my little true crime loving heart was engulfed. We checked out some local shops + stores (like this one!). We toured the Capitol Building. I had the best caesar salad of my life from a local cafe. I ate a lottttt of ice cream. We went to a cute little cinema. We walked a lot. We laughed even more.⠀
And it felt great! I feel totally refreshed today, back in office and ready to tackle the work I hit pause on. My anxiety over my todo list and my workaholic mentality is already starting to creep back in but I’ll try my best to keep them at bay - and that’s my encouragement to you too if you also are a workaholic - to try and remember the importance of breaks, the goodness of rest. Take a break my friends! ⠀
Riding the rails from #jeffersoncity back to #kansascity after a fun filled weekend and a nice little break from the hustle of busy season! This local spot was definitely on our list and it did not disappoint, an old school ice cream shop with endless flavors and for less than $5 you get more ice cream than you know what to do with!🍦🍦🍦 I know some of you have been here because I got a few DM’s, but if you’re someone else who’s visited this spot, tell me!
there’s no recipe for a grateful heart like recounting the ways Jesus has lifted you out of the dirt and placed you high on his shoulders (piggyback style)
Its wild to think how this time last year I was touring the holy land!! Being here changed my life. I can remember the exact words I prayed when this picture was taken and the specific ways he met me there.
BEFORE this trip: I was at a fork in the road. waiting for healing yet believing in my subconscious the messiness of my health was burdening those around me. But you know what he spoke to me? “You are not too much for me. You never could be! Do you know that you are light, my sunshine and greatest delight?, fully loved and fully known by me? At the foot of the cross, Hannah. Its where I want you to leave that weight of being too much and discouragement of not being (healthy) enough. Once you stop reaching down to pick up what I already paid for you’ll see that your suffering is not in vain. Lyme disease is not your name & I am using this to make you new.”
That moment changed everything for me. You see what I realized is that tomorrow will always be uncertain but I know the one who has brought me through my yesterdays. And he is faithful. As I reflect on this year, I can see so visibly Jesus carrying me through when all I could do was crawl. Grace that was always more. Strength not of myself. That we weren’t made to struggle, but to flourish in the midst of life’s challenges. if my story sounds the slightest bit relatable to yours, I just want to encourage your heart: know that the mountain has a view & your pain is not in vain. October 2019 may barely even recognize the warrior you’ve become. Stick it out sister! These are the moment you were made for and the mountains you were designed to climb #heartnoteswithhans
Hey everyone! We just wanted to say thank you for everything over the past few months. On Spotify alone we have over 2000+ plays on two of our songs and others over 1000 as well. We’ve had people write about our music in Australia, the UK and various other places. We’ve seen our songs get added to playlists with thousands of followers and even get added to the Southeastern University’s orientation playlist. We know it’s not a lot, but coming from two dudes with only 200 followers, it’s cool for us to see. Thank you for everything, we mean it. We are working on new songs for you all and we think you’re gonna love them as much as we do. - Harbingers