Named after Hannah

1 Samuel 2

English Standard Version (ESV)

Hannah’s Prayer

And Hannah prayed and said,

“My heart exults in the Lord;
    my horn is exalted in the Lord.
My mouth derides my enemies,
    because I rejoice in your salvation.

“There is none holy like the Lord:
    for there is none besides you;
    there is no rock like our God.
Talk no more so very proudly,
    let not arrogance come from your mouth;
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
    and by him actions are weighed.
The bows of the mighty are broken,
    but the feeble bind on strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
    but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
The barren has borne seven,
    but she who has many children is forlorn.
The Lord kills and brings to life;
    he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
    he brings low and he exalts.
He raises up the poor from the dust;
    he lifts the needy from the ash heap
to make them sit with princes
    and inherit a seat of honor.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's,
    and on them he has set the world.

“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
    but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,
    for not by might shall a man prevail.
10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces;
    against them he will thunder in heaven.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
    he will give strength to his king
    and exalt the horn of his anointed.”

"Jesus doesn’t avoid those who mess up. Jesus runs to those who mess up."

- Matt Chandler  (via littlethingsaboutgod)

(via thedisciplethatjesusloved)

"Jesus’ teachings are often very difficult to stomach. By sharing his teachings, we are often rejected along with his message."

- Francis Chan (via amartyrschallenge)

(via amartyrschallenge)

"The devil is attacking you right now. He comes to destroy those who make a difference in the world. Let that be a compliment to you. You are supposed to make a difference. You are strong and he wants to make you weak. I don’t want to preach at you, and I’m not preaching at you because I’m also saying these same things to myself. But you can’t let him win. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy. You know that."

- Shawn, my coworker, encouraging me to stay strong in the Lord (via victorydeclared)

(via lifeofpraise)

"I want to pull you back into this reality, that it doesn’t matter what you’re guilty of if Christ washes your guilt away."

- Matt Chandler (via katweenah)

(via talithak0um)

"We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright."

- Ernest Hemingway   (via a-quiline)

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quotesfromfiction:

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars." - On the Road (Jack Kerouac)

quotesfromfiction:

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars." - On the Road (Jack Kerouac)

(via each-beat)