The Lord will fight for you

The Lord will fight for you

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. -Exodus 14:14

In the midst of heartbreak, hopelessness, or even happiness, the Lord will fight for you. All you have to do is be still. Be still and know that the king is always for you, not against you. He will never give up on you and never leave you. He is ALWAYS on your side.

So go through every day knowing you constantly have the King of all kings fighting for you. Be still in the midst of your greatest battles because you are taken care of and being fought for.

Love, Laura Finley Hasenbank

 

 

Peace, Peace

Peace, Peace

“The Lord says, Peace, Peace.” -Isaiah 57:19

While spending time at the lake, I quickly realized how much of my life I spend speeding through it or constantly occupying myself. I rarely take a moment to thank God for what I have around me or to stop and simply breathe. I no longer can sit at a cafe by myself without my phone or go a day without checking social media. I’ve gotten so unconsciously obsessed with my phone and the lives of others online that I don’t live my life to its full potential. My phone is one issue, but another I came across in Europe, that is very common amongst Americans, is the inability to be patient. Most of us feel such a need to have everything ready to go and hurried. For example, fast food, coffee to go (instead of sitting in the coffee shop), and angry drivers when traffic gets backed up. When did life become such a rush?

I’m not saying phones and fast food is bad. It’s just the fact that we are all so caught up in the busyness of life that we never slow down. So take a moment…breath…thank the Lord…and take life as it comes, step by step with the Lord leading you because I promise life will be so much more peaceful!

Love, Laura Finley Hasenbank

p.s- I really needed this reminder and am trying to slow myself down, so let’s do this together!

Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls have recently been my go to summer breakfast. They’ve been such a huge trend but tend to cost a lot. So here’s my favorite recipe that’s super easy to make!


Smoothie

-2 heaping cups frozen fruit

-1 fresh or frozen ripe banana

-1/2 cup coconut water or almond milk

Toppings

(toppings are optional and the amount depends on your liking)

-Unsweetened coconut chips

-Gogi berries

-Blueberries

-Banana

-Strawberries

-Unsweetened cacao nibs

-Granola

-Chia seeds


 

This recipe is super easy to tailor to your likings and SO yummy! Also…the smoothie doesn’t always have to be in a bowl. I’ve put it in a coconut half as well as a pineapple. So get creative with it and make it your own!

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Be You

Be You

BE YOU…because there’s only one you.

I wanted to sit down and write a short post about being you…so here it is! I’ve recently come to the realization that I spend far to much time worrying about the likes I get on social media, if I’ll be loved and accepted by others, and what everyone thinks of me. I constantly look to others to show me my worth and identity. Seriously…WHAT A WASTE OF TIME. Spending time trying to fit in the world’s standard of who you should be is simply stupid. BE YOU, knowing that you are loved and accepted for who you are. No one else can be you, so let’s just be who we really are.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. -Romans 12:2

 

Love, Laura Finley Hasenbank

 

Beginning my Blog

Beginning my Blog

Hello! Because this is my very first blog post (yay!!!), I thought I’d share a little bit about myself..

I’m originally a big city Texas girl, but I now live on a small farm in Franklin, Tennessee. A day doesn’t go by where I can survive without a lot Jesus in my life and a bit of creativity. Whether it’s trying a new recipe, testing out a Pinterest DIY, snagging my camera for a quick picture, or as simple as rearranging my room, I LOVE LOVE LOVE being creative. I’m a rising freshman ready to take on ANY and EVERY challenge high school has awaiting me, but in order to do that, I’m trying my best to give myself FREEDOM to be myself to the fullest. I want to do more of what I love and less of trying to be like everyone else. With that said, my ultimate goal for this blog is to share my creativity and any words God puts on my heart. I can’t wait to see where this blog goes!

Love, Laura Finley Hasenbank

 

Trust Him

Trust Him

As I was reading Jesus Calling, I realized that I often say “I trust in you Lord” without genuinely meaning it. I constantly fall into my humanly wants of having my own plan. I convince myself that I’m following Gods path yet I still rely on my own plan.

This is for me as well as you! Trust him with everything. Pour out your heart and concerns to the Lord. Surrender to Him and let Him lead you. Trust him completely and let go of the need to lead yourself and release the desire to be in control. Go forth trusting God completely and know that he always wants the best for you.

-Laura Finley Hasenbank