For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Romans 8:24-25

December 1, 2014 – Happy Birthday, Hannah!

 

Happy 13th Birthday, Hannah!


Four years ago, one month before her 9th birthday, our precious Hannah went to be with Jesus.  We miss her more and more each day, but with each day we are also that much closer to seeing her again.  Looking forward to that day, and to the fulfillment of our greatest hope, when we meet our Lord and Savior Jesus face to face.

Happy Birthday precious one!

 


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November 7, 2014 – A Shoebox for Hannah

It’s Shoebox time again. We will be packing Shoebox’s for Hannah and sending them out. If you pack a shoebox for Hannah, we would love to hear about it. This last year we received a message from a mother in Colombia, thanking us for the shoebox her sweet daughter received. These shoeboxes really do make a difference in children’s lives! Beyond the toys and other gifts that the shoeboxes are filled with, they also receive the greatest gift there is — learning about Jesus!

Don't Be the New Kid – Pack a Shoebox!

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October 15, 2014 – Remember Them

This week at GriefShare we were discussing how most people are afraid to talk about your child, spouse or other loved one who has died.  It is such an uncomfortable subject for so many people, and I’ve even heard several times that people are afraid to mention Hannah because they don’t want to upset me, make me sad, or even make themselves sad.   I ran across this quote from Elizabeth Edwards, who lost a son, and thought it was so appropriate to share with everyone.

If you know someone who has lost a child or lost anybody who’s important to them, and you’re afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn’t forget they died. You’re not reminding them. What you’re reminding them of is that you remember that they lived, and that’s a great, great gift.’

We miss our precious Hannah, we talk about her all the time, and we can not wait for the day we will see her again!  Jesus is alive and thanks to him, so is Hannah.

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October 6, 2014 – HOPE

Our Hope is found in Jesus, and nowhere else!  He is the Hope of all the world!

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September 19, 2014 – Every Tear

One day, Jesus will wipe away every tear!

 

The New Heaven and the New Earth

21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

 

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August 2014 – GriefShare

Starting this September we will be leading a GriefShare Seminar and Support Group at Friendship Baptist Church in Fairview, TX.  GriefShare is for anyone experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one, and will be held Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm starting September 9th and going through December 16th.  The cost will be $15, which includes a workbook. If you are interested in joining us or have any questions please email us at  griefsharefbcfairview@gmail.com

To find out more about GriefShare you can visit  www.griefshare.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 6, 2014 – Bracelet

Many people who have lost a child (or another loved one) become passionate about fighting the cause that took their loved one from them…it could be cancer, food allergies, texting and driving, drugs, the list goes on and on.  These are all great things to fight against and/or bring awareness to which is admirable and much needed.

Our primary focus after the death of Hannah has been on the life saving relationship with Jesus and our eternity with Him!  In honor of Hannah’s life and a reminder to everyone who knew her here on Earth, we created a special bracelet that we feel she would like while providing a daily reminder that Hannah is with Jesus and one day we will be reunited with her in Heaven!

Shown below are pictures of the bracelet.  If anyone would like one, please email us at thehopeofhannah@gmail.com and we will get one to you free of charge.  We appreciate your support of our family and our ongoing ministry!

 

 

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July 15, 2014 – Happy Birthday Jacob!

Today we celebrate Jacob’s 10th birthday. It’s hard to believe that it has been a decade since this amazing little man was born. He has been through more in his brief 10 years than most people have in a lifetime, and we are so proud of the young man that he has become. Happy Birthday Jacob, we love you so much!

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July 13, 2014 – ‘It’s Tough To Live Without Hope’

The lead story on the front page of the Dallas Morning News this morning heralded this headline ‘It’s tough to live without hope’.  The story is about the border crisis, but it applies to everyone…anyone, anywhere at anytime.  Without Jesus Christ we are all ‘hopeless’ and there is nothing that will fill the void – not money, power, possessions, people or anything else.  Yes, it’s tough to live without hope, but you don’t have to.  There is a hope that is eternal…life may be hard here, but once you accept Jesus as your savior He will never leave you and after this short life, there is an eternity with Him awaiting!

Where is your hope?

 

 

Everything rides on hope now!

 

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July 11, 2014 – The Reason For The Hope That Is In You

This past week was VBS at our church.  The verse for the week was 1 Peter 3:15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.

We had a great group of 3rd graders, and it was a wonderful week.  One of the girls brought her sweet friend Hannah who was with us during the week.  On the last night, an older girl came over to talk to Hannah and as she walked away I saw her name tag….Hope.  Hannah told me that her sister Hope was just looking for their brother Jacob.  I smiled, and thought of how the Lord can always reminds me in such amazing ways of the hope that I hold on to.  I am so grateful to serve a God who is even in the smallest of details, He never leaves us, is always encouraging us and He is coming back again!

Thankful for a sweet reminder of the Hope we have and of our own sweet Hannah, who we will see again soon.

Our hope is in Jesus Christ alone!

 

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