Friday, December 11, 2009

Free Song Download - Merry Christmas!

Some of you may remember me mentioning working on a "Hannah EP" earlier this year, and then, with no announcement of an available product, you may be wondering "Hey! What's the deal?" Well, I'll tell ya. Richy helped me get the basic structure of 5 of my original songs recorded, mixed and ready for listening, and we put all of these on a CD. I still wanted to do some work on the arrangements, as well as record a few more tracks, before I release it as a final product, but I also wanted to make something available in the meantime, so I titled the release the "Show Me Your Face - PreRelease EP" and began to sell it. So, in short, it's not what it will be, but what it is is available for your listening and worshiping pleasure.

I've made one track (called "Satisfaction") available for free download as a Happy Christmas present. Clicking on the banner below will take you to the place where you can download that song and listen to the others.

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If you'd like to go ahead and purchase all 5 songs on a physical CD, please hit up the "Buy Now" link below:


Many many beautiful blessings to you this Christmas! And a Merry New Year! :)


Friday, November 27, 2009

Faith - In the Secret Place

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Heb 11:6

This morning I was meditating on the ways faith was illustrated in Hebrews 11. I was struck by Sarah, who received a reward of faith because she judged Him faithful who had promised. Moses was counted as faithful because He caught a glimpse of the covenant and plans of God for the nation of Israel, and counted the things dear to God's heart as more valuable than all of the treasures in Egypt. Noah chose to believe the seemingly ridiculous predictions and instructions given to him by God, enough to devote a large portion of his life to following them, and because of it his whole family (not to mention the human race) was saved in the flood.

All the patriarchs acted on a reality that they couldn't see with their eyes. They chose to live as "strangers and pilgrims on the earth," counting the unseen things, and an unseen Kingdom, as more valuable and worthy of pursuit than what is seen.

When we shut our doors and go into the secret place to meet with the Lord, it is an act of faith. We are choosing to put duties and cares of the seen realm on the back burner, and seek after what is hidden. We are deliberately rejecting the things that constantly vie for our attention and affection in order to experience the reality of an unseen realm. We are testifying that this world is not our home, but that we are looking for a different home... a city whose Builder and Maker is God. We are transferring our hope from what is seen to what is not.

This is faith. And oh, how it pleases Him. :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

West USA - MidTour Update

There's something about a high school campus that causes my heart to yearn. It may be that I'm a nerd and stepping into a classroom full of learning materials actually excites me; or it may be that seeing a sea of young people, each carrying such potential, opens my eyes and allows me to dream of what God might have in store for the campuses of America.

I saw a glimpse of revival in my own high school; kids burning brightly with the love of Christ and affecting everyone they came into contact with; and many lost being saved and set free. May we see the power and light of the Gospel going forth across the campuses of America.

Today half of Radiant (in the midst of our 3-week West Coast tour... w00t!) stepped onto a local high school campus in Madera, CA to meet with the Christian club there to encourage them and spread the word about the show tonight. It was so refreshing to be there, somehow, in their world. Many times, with our touring schedule, we blow in and out of a city/youth group in one evening, so it's easy to loose sight of the reality that the kids we minister to live in. We were able to speak a word of encouragement to them about responding rightly to trials and difficulties; and then pray for them. It was a sweet time. The meeting tonight was a full house, with kids from several different youth groups in the city and surrounding areas. It was so good to watch them encounter and behold the Lord in worship and then repent of sins and be washed by the blood of Jesus. May they be burning and shining lamps in their schools, spreading the hope of Christ to their friends.

Tomorrow - a VERY long drive to Utah to stay for a few days, and then we hit the ground running for our next run of ministry which will take us back to the great state of Texas.

Amen!




Thursday, October 1, 2009

October 2009 Newsletter

Hello all! For the rest of the story on DC, follow this link to my October 2009 update letter. If you would like to receive this letter by mail, please email your address to hannah(AT)radiantworship.com.

Also, if you want more information on Bound4Life Houston or the 6-story abortion hospital being built there, you can read this blog from one of the girls involved in praying for the close of the abortion industry in Houston.

Blessings!

Hannah

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

JHOP DC Day 1

Hannah here, coming to you from the headquarters of the nation, Washington, D.C! trEd is spending a week up here partnering with the Justice House of Prayer in intercession for our nation, government and leaders.

It's already been such a trip, such an honor to be here. Just a quick summary of today's activities:
  • Meeting with Matt Lockett, director of Bound4Life & JHOPDC, to discuss plan our week and brainstorm as to what issues are on our hearts and how we should pray for them
  • Devotional and intercession together as a team in the JHOP prayer room
  • Silent Siege in front of the Supreme Court. We will be sieging daily for at least an hour while we are here.
  • Had the honor of attending a small prayer meeting in the office of Sen Sam Brownback with some of his staff and associates. We felt incredibly privileged and even amazed that he would welcome prayer so fully into the place where he works daily. And to see him encouraged when he walked in and saw 15 people praying for him and the nation... Pray for that man; he is listening for the voice of God. Pray for clarity of hearing, and courage to walk out what he hears.
  • Attended a VAT (Values Action Team) meeting, led by Brownback, in which Pro-Life and Family Values Representatives and Organizations convene to discuss strategies, network and encourage one another. VERY fascinating and informative opportunity for us, to see the policies and action strategies that we pray for being discussed and fleshed out.
So, fairly eventful for our first day. Will try to blog some prayer coverage points for you tomorrow, for those who would like to be praying for us and the nation.

Much love!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Awakening Teen Camp + Pix Link

Well, Awakening Teen Camp was a blast. I was so blessed to serve at about 10 of the sessions on stage as a musician and/or singer. I believe that part of the reason I and the Clarks are in Kansas City is to labor in prayer and service for the mighty youth revival we have been dreaming about. The ministry of the Holy Spirit that we saw this summer among the teenagers has been enough to bring tears to my eyes; I saw Him move corporately and touch individuals with the power of His love that is powerful enough to set them free from sin, depression and rage; and I saw Him seal kids' hearts with His love, and call them to live set apart lives and change the world. It is so incredible to be in the will of the Lord; there's nowhere I'd rather be.

When the whole team was here, we had the privilege of being photographed during a live set by the amazing Shelley Paulson. Please check out the photos here! She did an incredible job.

OK. Onward Christian soldiers... Amen.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Just another night in the life...

I need to step up my blogging frequency, no?

OK, July has been a pretty productive month. I think I've actually been in the same state all month, so that's an accomplishment in and of itself. I've gotten to spend lots of time in the office getting our records caught up and trying to improve systems. So that's always good.

Techno-80s explosion + Conga Line: just another night in the life at IHOP... wait, what?

OK, I was working on getting some photos or something of Awakening Teen Camp and Fascinate 09. Even tried to edit some Andrew-cam, but in the end I realized that it will be better to wait. I know, I am sorry. There will be some seriously awesome video clips and pics at some point.

Leading worship for the youth camps has been so great. Richy and Daniel and I have been working with a team up here, leading several times for the camp and for the Fascinate High School Conference. Seeing young people encounter the Lord is just absolutely the best, and He has been faithful to meet with them at every service.

When our other two Radiants (Nate and Matt) came up these last couple days, it was just over the top. I think that ATC exploded all over the FSM building last night. There were beautiful times of repentance, intimacy and worship, but I gotta say my favorite was the altar call at the end. After 45 minutes or so of ministry and prayer, we decided to end with some praise. Now, high explosive praise demands high explosive music, correct? So a techno-80's groove during "O clap your hands all you people" and some nice ska/punk/Supertones rhythms for "Your Name is Holy" wouldn't be totally out of place, would they?

And neither would a 300 person conga line and an encore...

Right?


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Awakening!

Hello all!  It's been a while since I've updated.  

PLEASE NOTE: New address for support and correspondence!  Beginning July 2, we will be receiving mail at 3905 E 107th Terrace, Kansas City, MO  64137

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It's been a great couple of weeks.  Last weekend I drove down to Texas to dance with trEd at a women's conference in Houston.  A 12 hour drive, alone, is not something I get excited about, especially when I have to make the return drive a mere 3 days later.  But as I was sitting there at that conference, I thought to myself:  "How could I ever complain? Who gets to live a life like this?"  I remember coming down from the stage after singing an original song (which Adrian so gorgeously interpreted with dance) and seeing a woman in the very back just leaning back with her eyes closed, soaking in the love of God.  If people are having encounters with God through my little offerings, it is all worth it.

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Then last night I was able to help lead worship at IHOP's Awakening Teen Camp with our JPR worship team, which includes "RAD" (Richy, me and Daniel) and some other very cool dudes we've picked up around here.  Man, there was such a spirit of revival and praise and deliverance in that room last night.  These kids want to worship!  They want to encounter God!  During "You Are Holy" we really felt the release of the presence of God and angelic activity, and then we took it up into high praise with "Our God Reigns."  All those kids singing "He reigns!!!!" over and over again - that was definitely a highlight of worship.

Then Corey Russell spoke, and that is always intense.  Altar ministry was amazing.  Kids getting delivered from sins and stuff, especially dealing with sexual immorality.  I remember one kid right in front of me, shouting (almost screaming) "I close the doors! I close the doors! I close the doors!"  Seriously, those kids are changed.

It felt so effective.  We may be leading at the Fascinate conference in July, which is a OneThing-like event they do annually.  Stay tuned.

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A BIG THANK YOU! to all who gave this month.  My bills were actually all covered by mid-month, with some left over for groceries and gas!  Great job, team!  :)

Many blessings!

~han~





Monday, June 8, 2009

Back in KC

It's been a great run this last few weeks.  Thank you to all who were able to help with and attend trEd's first fundraising event.  A great time was had by all, and we are so much closer to our financial goals for the ministry trips coming up this year, including a likely trip to England and Wales.  We also had a great time in Little Rock, Arkansas this weekend.  Ministered again with Keith and Sannah Luker, and it was a beautiful time.

And I, here I am back in Kansas City after 6 weeks of Texas and the East Coast.  I think it will take me a few days to readjust to being here, but then I will settle in and start running.  I'll be helping out in the JPR, helping lead worship for IHOP's Awakening Teen Camps, and be buckling down in the Radiant office (aka: the basement) with all of our expenses and receipts, creating systems and getting all the craziness under control.

That's it.  Just a quick little update of where I am and what I'm doing.  Love you guys.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

George Tiller


After all my writing about our prayers during George Tiller's trial, I decided to post this as a blog. Tiller was shot and killed this morning in his church in Wichita, Kansas. My heart is heavy with this news. Please pray for his family.

The following is a statement released by Bound4Life, a national organization (associated with TheCall) that exists to organize prayer for the ending of abortion in America.

BOUND4LIFE RELEASES THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:

WE ARE DEEPLY GRIEVED AND SHOCKED BY THIS MORNING’S NEWS THAT ABO
RTIONIST GEORGE TILLER WAS MURDERED IN WICHITA, KS. BOUND4LIFE BELIEVES IN AND ENCOURAGES THE PEACEFUL, LEGAL METHODS OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER. WE DENOUNCE THE VIOLENT ACT COMMITTED TODAY AGAINST MR. TILLER AND HIS FAMILY. WE BELIEVE THAT ALL HUMAN LIFE IS UNIQUE AND PRECIOUS TO GOD.  PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYING FOR THE TILLER FAMILY DURING THIS TRAGEDY.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Day 16: Home!

Ah the sweet air of Texas. Today has been the chillest day ever, compared to how we've been running for the last 2 1/2 weeks. Nothing but driving today, and nothing but home awaits. A bit more space in the van, since the KC half of the team parted ways in Nashville. That's been nice. No offense, Jess.

This was a great trip. The team was daily praying apostolic prayers (the ones Paul prayed over his churches) over the Body of Christ during our drives. Prayers like Eph 1:17 - that they would receive the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God, Eph 3:19 - that they would know the love of Christ which passes knowledge, Col 1:9-10 - that they would be filled with the knowledge of His will and be fruitful, etc.

As I prayed these Scriptures, I felt myself becoming more aware of God's heart for the people we were ministering to. These Scripture prayers gave us more direction and purpose than I feel we have yet had in our touring. Personally, it helped me to see past my own individual desires and needs to the needs of the Church and the desires of the Lord for His bride.

There was a great response at each of the 12 ministry locations. So much repentance, and then afterward so much refreshing and encouragement. The entire team participated in giving encouraging prophetic words, words of knowledge and ministering physical healing.  Several reported healings, accurate words, encouraged hearts.  Such an honor to participate in the Lord having His Bride, and having her more fully, until she shines like Him.  

Here is a clip of altar ministry at Freedom Fellowship in April.
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Monday, May 11, 2009

Day 11, I think: Hamden, CT

Today we are shooting over to Hamden, CT to play at Frontline Church. We have awesome history (dating back to 2003) at Frontline, a church of mostly young people who are hungry for the Lord and love to worship. It’s going to be great.

Last night we were with some old friends (our history with them dates back farther, to 1999) in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts at a church called Lighthouse. It was really great. The ministry was pretty energetic and direct, due to the fact that we were more rested than we have yet been on this trip, and due also to the Mountain Dew Richy consumed pre-service. And the people were very receptive; the whole room basically responded to the Lord at the altar call, and we prayed for healing and ministered prophetically.

We’re on the last run of the tour, and all feeling pretty good. We had a day off Saturday, and have had short drives Sunday and today, so it’s been so nice to have a more relaxed schedule. Definitely needed it.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Day 7ish: Virginia Beach

I blog from the van, thanks to Matthew Traylor's Sprint card.  Hollah.


We are on our way from Aiken, SC to Virginia Beach, VA. We’ve had ministry every night and not a whole lot of sleep, so the whole team is tired, but there’s grace. Tonight we have ministry in Virginia, tomorrow we’ll be in D.C. (or is it Massachusetts? Somebody get me a schedule), and then Saturday is just a drive day (which translates as a more restful day, hopefully).

I enjoy the long drive days. Even though we have to wake up earlier and get less sleep. For one thing, I don’t drive so I normally get to nap while we’re driving. But besides that, it gives me lots of time to quiet my soul before God, and get to the place where I can hear His voice and feel His desires for the meeting. It’s unfortunate that it takes me so much time to get to that place. The goal is to be always in that place. But it is helpful to be able to soak in the Word for a few hours as we drive.

We have a team reading plan for our drives. We’re all reading through John and Acts in these weeks on the road. Today, John 8 and Acts 12. (Somehow got a light reading day on a heavy drive day… I’ll probably read ahead.)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Day 3,4,5

Well my plan to blog every day did not work out, so I'll have to settle for a little update every few days.

We had a great time of ministry in Nashville Friday night, then drove to Anniston, AL to minister Saturday night and Sunday morning.  We got lots of good response from the people; they expressed appreciation of the fact that we were not there to entertain them but to actually lead them into worship to God.  We took some time at the end to minister to people who were grieving events in the past, and the Holy Spirit was sweet to come and comfort and begin healing them.  We also gave a repentance/restoration call, which several responded to.

We are now in Bradenton, FL.  The plan is to hit the beach this morning before we head over to the church.  Woot!

Drive thoughts
(Husbands, love your wives, just as) Christ also loved the Church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. Eph 5:25-27

Christ is longing to be united with His bride. His heart is stirred with longing for her to be sanctified and washed and reconciled to Him.

It puts touring in perspective. As I’m going to all these different churches sometimes I forget the reason behind what we’re doing. But what a privilege – to be a minister of reconciliation between Christ and His bride. Totally worth the inconveniences and discomforts of travel.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day 2: Tour Orientation

This morning I awoke, ran a couple miles at the park, ate a very interesting breakfast of rice, eggs and cheese, and headed over to "The Foundry" to lead worship (just me and my piano) for about 12 young adults who are doing an internship at the Thunder School here in Nashville.

It was being put on a stage first thing in the morning, before tour has actually "begun," that sobered me up last night.  Realizing I had wasted a lot of my van time yesterday.  But God has been so gracious to me in that He's been doing a deep work of love and consecration in my heart.  So I was able to pull from what He has been doing in me in order to minister to the kids here.  And He was sweet to meet with us this morning and encourage the kids with His presence.

Elsewhat today, we had our tour orientation meeting with the whole team, establishing rules and protocol and all things useful for maintaining a spirit of unity and accomplishing all God has ordained.  

And now, we're practicing music.
As you can see, I'm working really hard... ;)

Day 1: Drive to Nashville

I have just now been reminded that the life I now live is not my own.  When I'm at home, or just living my regular comfortable life, I can get away with living pretty much for myself, sad to say.  I mean, there's give and take, and I get to navigate relationships, but for the most part, no one's depending on me to be spiritually overflowing.  I can live life and get by with the little revelation that I glean from day to day as I'm going my way.  

But on the road, as things begin to get uncomfortable, I realize why I'm here.  Why I'm spending 12 hours days in a 15 passenger van, and then being thrown into social situations that are out of my comfort zone.  Why I'm eating fast food and gas station food and no food at all.  Why I'm living for weeks at a time out of a suitcase.  It's for the people God loves.

And all the sudden everything comes into perspective.  And now my time in the van becomes a time of preparation, where I am clearing my spirit and moving in closer to the Lord, rather than a time where I'm just looking for something to keep me busy so the hours pass more quickly.

My time is not my own.  God, teach me this lesson of love.  How to lovingly use the precious resource of time, and not squander it.

Pics from LA




Thursday, April 23, 2009

TrEd in LA (Louisiana...)

Well, the combination of location (Texas) and trEd (dancing, in an a/c-less studio) has left me a few pounds lighter, but don't worry, I will get it back as I drink water.  All the blood, sweat and tears (well, minus the blood and tears, for now) is definitely going to be worth it.  

We've been gearing up for ministry in Lafayette, LA, and we think it's gonna be awesome.  We'll be doing both spontaneous dance and choreographed pieces on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night.  Then we'll drive back home very late Sunday night.  Please keep us in your prayers as we go out.

A couple days at home to recover, and I'll be off again on a Radiant East USA Tour 2009!  Woohoo!

My goal before leaving for tour: Finish getting all Radiant's finances in order from 2008 and then create systems for this year.  It's been a great project for me, researching and learning how to file taxes for a 501(c)3 and how to keep proper records.  I'm excited about us getting our Radiant "house" in order financially; I feel like the Lord will be able to entrust us with open doors and greater opportunities for ministry if we are faithful and excellent in stewarding what He has already given us.

On the Hannah EP:  Sad to say, though we had played with the idea of having it ready by this month's tour, Richy and I decided to wait until after the tour to get it done.  We wanted to wait til we had time and money to do it excellently.  So stay tuned for updates on that!

Much love to ya all!

Hannah


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Texas, Driving, Missouri, and What's Next

Tuesday the 7th:

Well, we did it.  We finished up our Texas ministry and drove back to Missouri yesterday, stopping only a few hundred times to change dirty diapers or buy beef jerky.  Made it back around . . . eh, 1:30am?  Woke up a few hours later to lead our intercession set in the JPR this morning.  

I now feel quite energetic as I have not crashed from caffeine and exhaustion yet.  Mmmm, I'm gonna sleep good tonight.  :)

Texas
So our little Texas circuit was such a blessing, even more so than we expected.  We got so many testimonies of lives changed and hearts blessed, and we Radiants were blessed and encouraged to be doing ministry together as a team.  And we were blessed by the love and support we felt from the churches we ministered at.  We appreciate you!

I would love to post pictures on here of each event, but alas I have none.  If anyone would like to donate a digital camera to the cause, I will put oh so many pictures on following blogs.

Driving
Fairly uneventful, if you don't count all the stops.  I did drink coffee at 11pm, and still fell asleep when I got home.  Somebody put that on the record.  I must have been tired!

Missouri
Settling back here in Kansas City, where I will be busily working on practicing and playing with our JPR team, praying with our JHOP friends (the ones we went to Wichita with), finishing 2008 taxes and 1st quarter 2009 taxes for Radiant, working (possibly) on recording my music (I said possibly), and all manner of other things.

What's Next
And in 2 weeks I head out to Texas again to get ready to dance with trEd at a conference in Louisiana, and immediately afterward Radiant leaves for a 2 1/2 week mission tour to the East Coast.

This is when life gets nice and busy!  Here we go!!!  :)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Tiller Update / Tour Schedule

On the Tiller case:
Friday the jury found George Tiller "not guilty" on all 19 criminal charges.  Appears as though we lost a battle in the natural; God, open our eyes to see what was accomplished in the spirit.  We can still stand in prayer, believing that our prayers were and are effective in ending Tiller's practice.  In light of the outcome of the trial, the Kansas Board of Healing Arts just filed a complaint against Tiller's medical license on 11 counts, closely resembling the ones that were just dismissed.  They too have authority to revoke his medical license.  So we can keep praying!


This Week's Ministry Schedule:
Our ministry schedule began yesterday morning at the Epicenter in Sugarland, TX.  Besides the fact that I slept in and got there 30 min before 'go' time, and therefore didn't get to use my uber-cool new keyboard setup, it was a great service.  The testimonies that we heard spoke of profound repentance and new hope and vision.  The altar time at the end was about the Lord being our Rock and our Salvation.  It was sweet.

That morning was followed by an afternoon bbqing in the blazing Texas heat in Nik and Adrian's new backyard, and then we headed to Cut-n-Shoot to do a concert (concert = evangelistic worship and ministry) with our friends and family at The Father's House.  We love those guys.  It was awesome.

Still to come this week:
Click here to find details on our myspace page.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Back to Wichita

I'll be heading back to Wichita in the morning to stand at the courthouse again.
Tiller's main defense is scheduled for tomorrow,
so we'll be standing on the wall in intercession outside the courthouse from 9am-3pm.
Please pray for strength and stamina for our team,
and above all, that righteous judgments would be passed
and the stronghold of abortion would be broken in the heartland of our nation.

Update: 10:10pm

It was a good day.  As we stood and prayed we began to receive good reports from inside the courtroom.  Tiller was beginning to stumble over his words and contradict himself a little bit, and the jury was taking notice of the inconsistencies.

At this point the lawpeople inside the courtroom are saying the case could still go either way.  But we are believing that God was weighed this man in the balance and he has been found wanting, and that his kingdom is being divided and taken from him, just as in Daniel 5:25 with the writing on the wall.  And that his house and the house of abortion are being broken into bits, as in Amos 6:11 (or 12?).

Please over the next few days continue to pray for the jurors in this case.  Pray that their hearts would be turned toward righteousness and that they would judge in favor of life and truth.  Pray for mercy for the man Tiller, that his heart would be changed and he would see the value of a human life and repent and not come under judgment for the shedding of so much innocent blood.  Pray for the prosecuting attorney, Disney, that he would have divine wisdom.

Love you guys!  

Next blog: back to Texas for ministry with Radiant.  Leaving this Friday!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Prayer for the Tiller trial

Well, today was an intense day.  We went with our JHOP (also Bound4Life) friends to Wichita, KS (about a 3 hour drive).  There we stood "on the wall" of intercession, with LIFE tape on our mouths, and prayed from 8am-5pm for God to bring forth justice in the case of a man named George Tiller.  Tiller is responsible for tens of thousands of abortions, many of them late-term and partial birth abortions.  He's one of the most well-known abortionists in our nation.  He has been charged with performing 19 abortions without proper signatures.  Minor technicalities, say we who know the real crime is the murder of so many innocent lives.  But the fact is that if he is convicted on these 19 counts, he could lose his medical license and receive anywhere from 19 years to life in prison.  His clinic would be shut down, and lives would be saved. 

His defenders are claiming he is innocent, and are now pleading with the judge and jury about how compassionate a man Tiller is, and how the medical field needs such a good and benevolent doctor.  And truthfully, people who interact with him describe him as kind and compassionate.

What we are praying against is not the man, George Tiller, but the spirit of death that is working through him.  God, give this man a revelation of the value of a human life.  We have a window here to see his practice ended and many lives saved.  

The case will be in court this week, ending as soon as Monday, but possibly as late as Friday.  Please pray with us that the judge and jury in that court would be bound to issue the judgments that God is issuing from His throne.  Pray that God would release faithful witnesses in the courtroom, who cannot speak lies but will expose every dark and truthful thing.  Pray for mercy for this man, and for America.  And that righteousness would be the victor in this battle.

I encourage you to research George Tiller for more information on his trial.  Stay informed so you know how to pray.  :)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Worship with the Word

Richy and I got to lead our first two-hour set in the JPR (Justice Prayer Room - the smaller, untelevised IHOP prayer room) on Thursday, with a team of friends we have found here in Kansas City.  (Some of them will be permanently on our JPR team, some were just subbing)

Worship with the Word sets are times devoted to singing the Scriptures.  It combines music and worship with meditating on God's truths.  What you do is take a portion of Scripture (we did Psalm 27) and break it down into sections (2-3 verses).  For each section, a singer will sing the section through, verbatim, to introduce it.  Then the singers and the prayer leader will begin to take it phrase by phrase, meditating on each word and building on each idea by repeating it, rephrasing it, and referencing other Scriptures that pertain to the same idea.  

It really is a beautiful way of meditating on the Word and renewing your mind.  And the feedback we were getting afterward from people on the team and in the room was that the anointing and the flow were remarkable.  People love the presence of God.  We are trying to do what Radiant normally does (creating an atmosphere of the presence of God), even as we fit ourselves into IHOP's structure.  And we're excited to be able to serve the people here and IHOP in this way.

Next Tuesday:  our first JPR intercession set.  Here we go!!!

:)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Radiant Weekend

I returned to Kansas City, closely followed by two strange fellows from Houston.  It was a bit disconcerting.

Kidding.  The two guys who followed me were our bass player and drummer.  Having the whole band in one city is very helpful when desiring to practice or minister as a team.  We spent Friday and Saturday practicing and helping our new drummer (enter Matt Traylor) get familiar with our songs.  We also spent time praying together and meeting to discuss where the ministry is going and the things God is emphasizing to us about the coming season.

We're getting ready for a quick week-long Texas tour at the end of March.  We'll be hitting Sugarland, Magnolia, Conroe and more.  For a schedule of events, go to www.radiantworship.com and check out the events page.

While the guys were up here in KC, we had the opportunity to lead worship for IHOP's youth group.  We really had a great time.  We have a vision for revival to break out among the youth here; Richy and Jess have both had dreams about a youth revival in this city, so we are honored to be able to sow into this by helping encourage passionate worshiping fiery young hearts.

Here's to awakened Jesus kids changing their schools and worlds!


Monday, February 16, 2009

All about how the conference in Houston went...

Well, I made it back to this great, though somewhat Missourian, city of Kansas City, driving the whole way with oil leaking out of the bottom of my car.  Thought I had a stripped oil pan plug, but it turns out the dude that changed my oil just didn't tighten it tight enough.  (No names to protect the Remm... remainder of innocence... ;) )

Kingdom Glory Conference
The conference we dance at in Houston turned
out to be explosive and sweet.  Just as we had
felt in prayer that the Lord was saying, the 
conference began with strength and aggression,
as people came in ready to be free from the 
weights they had been carrying.  trEd was able to present our piece "Payback" at the very 
beginning of the first night.  The piece is all 
about the Lord being the One who takes vengeance on our enemies and brings them down under our feet.  It is a powerful and aggressive piece.


trEd and another dance company (HIS Company) traded off dancing spontaneously during the worship set, which Julie Meyer (out of IHOP Kansas City) was leading.  Between worship and the message, we also presented a piece to "Holy" by Matt Gillman, a very "throne room" type of song, exalting the holiness of God.  



Over the course of the conference, there were many blessed times of joy, freedom, victory, intercessory prayer and worship.  The last night there was such an anointing of joy, that I danced so hard I was almost sick.  What else can you do but dance with all your might, when God is so good and the victory of the cross so complete?  

We had prayed and felt like the Lord wanted to kiss the people with intimacy the last night.  And, oh man, was it beautiful.  Pray for Leah, our "captain."  She and her husband Nate had been scheduled to do a very intimate piece that night about Christ and His Bride; it's a piece that brings people into a love encounter with the Lover of their soul and rarely leaves a dry eye in the place.  But at the end of worship, Julie was singing spontaneously, and the Lord gave one of our other dancers a spontaneous dance that released exactly that kiss of intimacy that we had felt would come.  It was a good thing, too, because as we found out later, the injury Leah had sustained to her foot (and was going to dance on anyway) was actually a very nasty fracture.  Please keep her in your prayers for a complete and speedy healing.

So all in all, the conference was a beautiful success.  God revealed His to His people His victory, His love, His joy, His might in battle, and His overwhelmingly sweet love and desire He has for us.  We had many testimonies of people who said they were "energized" to live as overcomers instead of victims; there were many who wept at the revelation of Jesus as One passionately in love with them; I was even able to pray for a girl for deliverance from various things, and healing for an injury in her back.  She said she felt heat in her back, but I haven't heard whether the healing was complete.  But I believe God was doing something there.

Thanks to all of you who give to help me be a part of a ministry which encourages the Church to reach her full potential, living the life Christ died to give us.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Back in Texas with trEd

It is good to be back where the sun is shining and there is water in the air!  Just want to say a thank you to all those who have partnered with me financially so far this year.  You are a blessing!  Here is another level of what your support is allowing me to be a part of:

trEd Prophetic Dance
The Lord gave me a gift about a year and a half ago:  the opportunity to be a part of a company of friends who seek God with complete abandon and have given their lives over to see His Kingdom come on the earth - - - and whose primary expression of this is dance.  

I am home in Texas to get ready to dance at the Kingdom Glory Conference this weekend at Encourager Church in Houston.   (http://www.celebrationministries.com/web/pageid/79052/pages.asp)  We feel that the Lord wants to release His people from spiritual and emotional bondage this weekend, and that we are to dance for their deliverance, so that afterward He can come to them and kiss them with sweet intimacy.  Pray with us that His will would be fully done in that conference.

"trEd is a company of intercessors that interprets music through the power of spontaneous movement.  Their unique calling is to see breakthrough and deliverance through an aggressive style of dance.  Unified in heart and mind, they desire to see God's glory manifest on the earth and to see a generation consumed by the fire of God."

Please check out the videos on our new website (still under construction):


trEd will be ministering across the nation and the nations this year.  Stay tuned for updates on that as well!

Blessings!

Monday, January 19, 2009

More on this season

Hello all!

Well, I could not feel more like I am in the right place at the right time.  Doors are opening for Radiant, and I am personally gaining so much from this intensive season of seeking God through prayer, fasting and studying the Word of God.  

Not only am I worshiping and receiving strength and peace for the present; I feel like I am just beginning to gain understanding of the Word and the times we are living in that will fuel my life, love and ministry in the coming seasons and years.  I know that what God has called me to requires me to know Him intimately, to consistently drink from His rivers, and to be rooted and grounded in the Word of God.  That is what I am learning here.  And I am so grateful for it.

Day to Day . . . 
As for my days, right now they consist of seeking the Lord in the house of prayer in the mornings, and then spending 2-4 hours in Radiant's office, tending to finances, records and various administrative projects.  I am also able to spend time working on writing songs, and recording them.  (Consider this an informal secret announcement that there may be a Hannah EP coming this year with some original songs...  Sssh, don't tell!)

God likes Youths!
It looks like Radiant is going to have the opportunity to be involved with the IHOP youth group, leading worship occasionally.  It is still in the works, but I am incredibly excited about the possibility.  I have attended two youth services since I've been here (I plan on attending every week to support the leadership and help serve and pray for the kids) and both times felt like it was exactly where I wanted to be.  There's something about youth - I think God likes 'em.  :-)  

I can't help but be able to envision revival among the young people and in the high schools:  kids lit up with the brightness of God, invading their schools with conquering joy and love . . . praying for the sick and seeing them healed . . . lost kids coming into the youth group and experiencing the presence of God.  If we get the opportunity to contend for that here in Kansas City, I am so all over it.  :)  Kansas City is a "hub" of sorts; a place where movements and ministries are birthed and then sent to the nations.  If we can get a youth revival here . . . it would just be great.

Well, that's it for now.  If you guys want to leave me comments, it will help me feel like I'm actually talking to someone on here.  :-)

Blessings!



Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Welcome and Support Video 2009

Hi lovely people!  Welcome to my blog!  

I have created this blog for those of you who would like to stay updated on my activities here in Kansas City, with Radiant and TheCall, and would consider partnering with me financially during the coming year.
  
God has been good to me!  He has given me an incredible opportunity to seek Him like never before, while allowing me to work with effective ministries like Radiant Revolution, TheCall and the International House of Prayer to advance His Kingdom on the earth through prayer, worship and preaching the gospel with power.  We want to see souls saved, the Church matured, and the earth prepared for Jesus' return.  

The video below is a short summary of what I'll be doing in 2009.

video

I appreciate you all!  Stay tuned for updates and don't forget to pray!  :-)