A blog.

A blog. Something I've always wanted to maintain, just never have.

Actually, that's a lie ... I started one when I moved to Baton Rouge in August of 2009; I named it "A Life in Progress". I blogged almost daily about my journey through the Summer Band audition for the "Golden Band from Tigerland", which turned out to be a week. Then blogged again in December of 2009, and that was it. Just never took the time I guess.

It was so fun to go back and look what I had to say about life then, compared to what I have to say about life now. I wouldn't say I've changed too much! I've just grown up and lived life one day at a time.

I look forward to having a blog available whenever I feel so compelled! Hope you readers enjoy it half as much as I know I will. It's funny how now that I've created a new e-mail address, it's as though I have a new identity! I've been the 'hlpanahi' girl for so long ... and now, letting go and moving on to 'jhendresen' is a bigger deal than I thought it would be. And I want to blog about it! Is that weird? 

For now, I'll leave you with the Bible verse I've decided to use as the title of this blog. It's one that Jake and I have always turned to and believed in. :)

1 John 4:13-19

13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.19 We love because he first loved us.

Until next time!