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Going Home January 28, 2014

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Today I had the honor of singing at a home going for a friends mom. At one time we attended the same church and as the years went by, we saw each other less frequently . But Mom would often cross my mind when I would pass her home, always saying I would stop in and say hello. That time never happened and now I’m singing at her home going. I know I will see her again in glory so I don’t weep, I rejoice in knowing she is in His presence. The service was lovely and the tributes to this woman of God were heartwarming.

I saw friends and acquaintances I hadn’t seen in a while and it occurred to me that I’ve only seen some of them at funerals lately. It was a pointed reminder that I we are often so busy that time slips away day by day, and before you know it, years have past. Relationships are so important we must cherish them so much more now that we see our loved ones passing from his life. If you haven t seen a friend or loved-one in a while, give them a call, RIGHT NOW. Don’t wait.

Like my Grandma used to say, “Give me my flowers while I’m living so you won’t have to weep over me when I’m gone”

Until next time

Blessings and Peace
Stephanie

 

New Beginnings January 25, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — steviehanc @ 8:18 pm

“After a Few False Starts”

Here I am, writing. I want to be inspiring, real, energetic, pithy and consistent. After a few false starts I’m taking another run at it. I had to ask myself why have I started and stopped so many times. I have but one conclusion; Fear. What am I going to say that hasn’t been said by a million people in a million different ways? But that’s just it! I am one million and one. We all have a part to play in the great mosaic of this universe, each of us needs to place our piece in the mold so when the Father looks down He can see us come together in a beautiful pattern of light, music, sound.

I hope to engage you in thinking, pondering and considering your own journey. I want you to get in the game. Don’t be spectator, but a participant in your own life. It’s like that time you drove home, but don’t remember how you got there. This is a prime example of sleep walking through your life. I have decided to WAKE UP! No more sleep walking, this is a call to be engaged in your life. Dust off the dreams you had years ago that are still unfulfilled. They are still good. Do you think they were just put there randomly? I don’t. I believe God had a plan and purpose for them and as long as you are alive they can still become reality. Time, age, distance has nothing to do with it. If you are willing God is able! This is what I feed my soul with. This is what keeps me going at 50+ years old. If I didn’t believe it, I would have given up the first time I tried to walk out this dream and it didn’t go as planned. The ”failures” give me a chance to look at what worked and what didn’t. I am an artist; I’m a writer and vocal musician. God has given me a unique gift unlike anyone else, and I intend to use it for His Glory and to share the musical message He has given me with everyone I can. It may resonate with some and not with others, that’s OK. I will run in my lane and the people who need to be touched will be touched, but God gets the increase and the Glory.

My dream is to live my life full of purpose, striving to be the best writer, vocal musician and evangelist that I can be. I will continue to share with you this journey. Walk with me, talk with me, share with me. Lets support, encourage and challenge each other. We will all grow.

Until next time…

Blessings and Peace.