August 22nd, 2013

Creative Artistic Photography

2014 Senior Portraits
Creative artistic on-location photography. Up to 2 hour session. Includes fully edited photos on DVD.
Prices will be increasing in 2014.

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Specializing in creative artistic photography for marketing, musicians, and photography for seniors, family portraits, engagements, and weddings.

A.A.S. Degree
Professional Photography

Check out my Facebook page on the link below for additional visual examples:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessalyn-Photography/127391873998257

Contact information:
jessalynphotography@gmail.com
Also available by office appointment at 763-262-2607.

Jessa Sorenson of Jessalyn Photography, Jaran Family Ministries and The Arts Expressed is is a vocalist, dancer, keyboards, and holds an A.A.S. degree in Professional Photography. Jessa Lyn Photography specializes in art photography for marketing, musicians and photography for engagements, weddings and graduations. She has been featured on the CD releases of Kelli Rae & Sole Remedy and Cameron Wright, both from the Twin Cities.

Jessa was a Top 8 Finalist in Spirit 92.9 Opening Act Competition, and has served in worship ministries at Living Waters Church, Living Word Christian Center Driven Youth Group, and Substance Church in the Twin Cities. She is currently a vocalist with Kelli Rae & Sole Remedy, WASETI (We Are Strong Enough To Inspire with Sam Reeves), and is networking both her photography & music with Soullections of the Twin Cities.

May 8th, 2013

Sharing the Needs of Others

This is a story carried by WCCO about a family here at RMH. We want to share because we so intimately know their journey:

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/05/07/from-egypt-to-minn-a-boys-trip-for-a-new-kidney/

May 8th, 2013

To The Ends Of The Earth

To The Ends Of The Earth

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(I can’t help but note Today’s Verse on this site as I post: “However, as it is written: ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9/NIV)
Last night we took a photo of Josiah sitting on Ronald McDonald’s lap at the RMH. This a.m.‘s dialysis brings scattered thoughts & a heart that simply needs to sit in my Heavenly Father’s lap. I am wearing a ‘Courageous’ t-shirt that reads, “My Husband is a Rich Man: He has a strong faith, children who love him, & a wife who adores him.”This is truly our family’s definition of rich, & I purposefully wear every word…I’m sending frequencies into the atmosphere that will prayerfully bless the man behind them. I am/we are so very thankful for Kevan, my husband of 32 years, & the father of our six children; the man my Heavenly Father so perfectly chose, specifically & especially for me/us. There are so many things about him that mirror the very heart of all our Heavenly Father is at work in behind the scenes of our family’s current journey. Kevan is truly a faithful friend of God (who’s married to a woman after God’s own heart so we make a great team 🙂 Kevan is wholeheartedly loving on & providing for us, both near & far, with both the big picture & the minuscule details covered at the heart of both ends. He is truly a picture of our Heavenly Father’s love in every way. Kevan has gone through a really rough season over the past eight years, but those rough seasons profoundly reveal to us how we are truthfully defined in the eyes of our Heavenly Father, what is truly most important in this life…& what’s not.
Back in my worship leader, house of prayer days (I still worship, I still pray – but the things of earth grow strangely dim the deeper we walk with the Lord), I used to sing the song, “To The Ends Of The Earth,” by Hillsong. I wholeheartedly & intently sang:“Jesus, I believe in You, & I would go to the ends of the earth…to the ends of the earth. For You alone are the Son of God and all the world will see that You are God…You are God.”In my wildest imagination, I would never have dreamed while singing those words, that going to ‘the ends of the earth’ would mean the current journey we’ve been on. At the time, I envisioned a grandiose call of going to the nations to point large numbers of children – a fatherless, forgotten generation – to Jesus, & train them up in His ways. In reality: we did go to the nations to bring back an older sibling group of three to become members of our family of five. We’ve trained up our three biological kids since the womb (yes, I read Scripture, prayed, & played classical/worship music to each child throughout pregnancy 🙂 in identity in Christ, the Word, & worship in Spirit & Truth; our adopted kids since the moment they entered our family at ages five, eight & ten. I would never have dreamed that ‘to the ends of the earth’ would literally mean stopping ‘life’ for ‘one:’ sitting in dialysis three times per week awaiting a creative miracle or a transplant (which, by the way, we remain confident that we’re going to get a ‘ram in the thicket’ before this journey ends (Genesis 22:1-13)). It’s like we’ve been given a ‘time out’ from life, to really press in deeply to knowing & trusting in our Heavenly Father to completely heal every detail needing His touch. Stopping the busyness of this life: stopping the schedules, the goals, the agendas, the visions, the have-to/want-to-get done’s, the serving, the ministry, & so the list goes on. We have been positioned to trust our earthly father AND our Heavenly Father to do all that can be done to take care of our needs so we can literally ‘check out’ from the goings-on of life & focus on the only need at hand: Josiah’s dialysis schedule & his need for a new kidney.
Until one has walked the path of serious illness, either personally or by taking care of a loved one with a serious illness, the lens of this life will never reveal what ‘stopping for the one’ really looks like, feels like, or encompasses. I still can’t quite wrap my mind around this reality, yet, there is no choice in the matter…I sense Josiah beginning to wrestle with that reality in the midst of resiliantly adjusting to what is presently his new normal. He is intently focused on finishing his school year, my daily playing frequencies with scientific research to back impacting his kidneys, listening to Mozart, & serious prayer time.If there’s one thing I know that I know that I know: similar to our earthly husband & father being about our family’s business/needs on our behalf as a devoted demonstration of how much he loves us, how much more is our Heavenly Father about His family’s business in good way far beyond anything we could ever hope for, imagine or dream. So yes, my heart today again sings the following lyrics, surrendered to however my Father desires to dream/plan it, simply because I trust in His goodness, His faithfulness, & His infinite love for me…for Josiah…for our family…and for the ‘one.’ Period.TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (copyright Hillsong 2003)

LOVE UNFAILING, OVERTAKING MY HEART,

YOU TAKE ME IN

FINDING PEACE AGAIN, FEAR IS LOST IN ALL YOU ARE

 

AND I WOULD GIVE THE WORLD TO TELL YOUR STORY

‘CAUSE I KNOW THAT YOU’VE CALLED ME,

I KNOW THAT YOU’VE CALLED ME

I’VE LOST MYSELF FOR GOOD WITHIN YOUR PROMISE

AND I WON’T HIDE IT, I WON’T HIDE IT

 

JESUS I BELIEVE IN YOU, AND I WOULD GO

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

FOR YOU ALONE ARE THE SON OF GOD

AND ALL THE WORLD WILL SEE

THAT YOU ARE GOD, THAT YOU ARE GOD

April 14th, 2013

Global 4/14 Day

 

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February 26th, 2013

Up the Mountain

I recently returned from a flight to Nashville, celebrating our oldest son’s birthday, a drive through the Smokey Mountains to North Carolina, & four days of continual worship/fellowship with Kingdom-minded creative prophetic musicians & artists who’s lives exist to express the glorious & eternal worship of Heaven on the Earth. We pressed in for four days of His amazing presence, hearing the colors of Heaven & seeing Heaven’s sounds. There are no words to express an atmosphere of that nature except amazing freedom, peace, & healing.

Throughout the week, I was confirmed/encouraged in training up our six children in His Kingdom purpose, giftings/skills & plans for each one, 12+ years of amazing prophetic personal words/inheritance Scriptures waiting to manifest, & journaling my Father’s heart over the years. My journey has been in alignment with the perfect heartbeat of Heaven: I heard correctly all these years, I didn’t miss it, there’s a company around the world who have been hearing & responding accordingly, & it’s been for such an appointed time as this. (As a creative, prophetic forerunner, part of the journey is learning to discern the timing of what He shares/reveals, & it’s easy to succumb to discouragement, disappointment, doubt, etc. – it’s all part of the overcomer’s journey in this life.)

I know all too well how the enemy & circumstances over the years have tried to shift the focus off our eternal Source & Destiny through the manifestation of/battle with of the exact opposites of what we know to be eternally true. The Scripture for the Prophetic Creativity Retreat I participated in was Jeremiah 33:3, ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ I have countless posts throughout this journey on our websites (www.TheArtsExpressed.comwww.jaranministries.com, & http://tammysorenson.com) of being awakened repeatedly at 3:33, on prophetic words, prayers, visions, dreams, specifics I have heard Him speak in my quiet times/prayer walks, the prophetic signficance of various signs in nature – eagles, hawks, etc., appointed times, etc.. At this retreat, so much of it was confirmed/renewed & my focus/perspective was affirmed, encouraged, refreshed & stirred to higher heights, deeper depths & wider widths. The focus/perspective was shifted away from all that ‘is’ in the natural realm, & shifted back to the only place it should ever be: on our King & His Kingdom here on Earth as it is in Heaven.

The vision on The Arts Expressed web page is our Heavenly Father’s vision for this generation, not mine. He truly is looking for a multi-generation who will release His heart/His songs/His life on behalf of a broken world through the mountain of the arts and entertainment, as well as every other moutain shaper of nations (government, education, family, church, media, business). We truly become what we focus on, & the nations are experiencing the fruit of focusing on earthy self-centeredness, rather than focusing on the Good News of the Kingdom of Heaven: the infinite eternal love of our Heavenly Father in all of His goodness, grace & mercy, the sacrificial love of Jesus, our Savior, Lord & Friend, & the power in His shed blood to set all captives free from everything than binds, the glorious presence of Holy Spirit & His peace, truth, joy, comfort, delight, revelation, & all that our Lord is for & to us made manifest in our very being. When we literally shift our focus Heavenward in the here & now – on Him & who His Word says He is, as eternal beings, we can pull His abundant life, the life that so many think exists only in the future, into our present, on behalf of all those hurting & needing to intimately know & be known by their Heavenly Father.

The Lord is seeking intimate lovers – worshipers who know who Christ has made them to be & understand their entire existence is to carry the heartbeat of Heaven, using their gifts/skills to release it wherever He calls them: wholehearted, delivered from self’s agenda & surrendered to Him. He is preparing an army to release His songs, His art, His dance, His poems, His literature, His movies, His businesses, His education & instruction, His creative inventions, His leadership, & all of the creativity of the Creator Himself into Earth’s atmosphere in preparation for His return. One only has to listen within to hear the Earth groaning in eager expectation for the manifestation of the sons & daughters – the Abrahams/Issacs/Jacobs – the Davids (Acts 15:16), the Esthers, the Daniels, the Josiahs – of the Most High God (Romans 8:19) here on the earth.

I vividly remember when the Lord spoke the words, ‘choose life’ to me. He has walked me through a journey of revelation where, as a follower of Christ, that revelation must impact our every thought, our every word, & our every action in this present life, because when we release them into the atmosphere they become our reality & our eternity.

Thank You, Father, for flying me to Nashville on an eagle (Frontier Airlines has a plane that literally has an eagle painted on its wings & tail – even that was His sign to me.) Thank You, Holy Spirit, for the countless eagles I was able to observe soaring on the drive both up the mountain & down. Thank You, Father, for literally take me up the mountain to meet with You & to connect with gifted/skillful Kingdom brothers & sisters/worshipers from around the world. I give wholehearted thanks & praise to You for always knowing what we need & when to encourage us along life’s journey: for Your appointed times never being early, but also never being late. Thank You, Jesus, for making a way for us to be one with our Creator, our Heavenly Father, for connecting us to the Source of His infinite Creativity. Thank You, Holy Spirit, that You always guide us into all truth when we seek…when we listen…that Your presence is always tangible, sweet & healing. Thank You, Father, for creating us to live in a continual position of worship in Spirit & in truth, in conjunction with Creation itself. Thank You, Holy Spirit for empowering & equipping us to release the song of Heaven in this generation. With You as our complete focus…soaring eternally from Heaven’s perspective, we will powerfully impact the nations. My focus, my perspective, & my expectation is for intimacy with You to move throughout the Earth beyond our wildest imaginations…I have my wings & my surfboard ready to catch both the winds & the waves of Your Spirit, & I am believing that for all who profess Your Name, as well as for all those who will soon say, “Yes!”

Oh, mountains majestic in blankets of white

Why do you beckon my soul?

As your heights engulf the skyline

A longing is heard

To walk in your midst and your whole.

Eternal I dance with my glorious King

And someday Mt. Zion to reign.

In His Light I see why the mountains of Earth

Sing Heaven’s song

For each unique listener’s gain.

Tammy Sorenson
(received on a recent flight while basking in the glorious sunshine over an endless sea of billowing white clouds, followed by a majestic view of the Rockies calling out my name)

February 2013


 
March 26th, 2011

Find Out About Hyland – New Tooth & Nail Band

Check out this new YouTube video on Hyland:

Our oldest son Jaran is currently touring with Hyland playing bass guitar.

December 16th, 2009

A Season of Faith

Anyone seeking the Lord and His Kingdom in this season, praying and believing in faith for His long-awaited promises to manifest, can sense faith being stirred, activated, and increasing in our spirits. We have been in a season of learning to remain steadfast and to persevere, which strengthens our faith to not only move mountains, but to invade them with the glory of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth: more of Christ in us, our hope of glory.

We have been learning to stop striving, controlling, and acting independently of Holy Spirit. We have been learning to let go, and to let Father God through Christ in us take the lead. We have been learning to walk in deep intimacy and relationship, as opposed to religion and “good works.” We have been learning to discern powers and principalities at work in regions/nations, as opposed to being personally offended or frustrated with people. We have been learning to see our own circumstances and all that’s going on in the world around us from Heaven’s perspective and not our own. We have been learning to exchange a life that vacillates between the natural and the spiritual, for a life completely dependent on Holy Spirit in a supernatural way. In that place, we have been learning how to cooperate with Holy Spirit in order to bring His Kingdom to come and His will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

We have been on a journey that others before us have traveled as our examples. What Mary and Joseph must have incurred as they humbly and obediently trusted in God to walk them through the incredible calling He had purposed for their lives! Their unyielding faith and trust in Heavenly Father brought forth the birth of the Savior and Restorer of all mankind: the one and only reason we even celebrate Christmas today!

Our own unyielding faith, humility, trust, perseverance, and obedience will result in the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, who came to Earth first as a humble babe and the Lamb that was slain, being revealed in every sector of society in every nation: government, media, education, arts and entertainment, science and technology, business, church and family. The glory of the resurrected Jesus Christ, through the power of Holy Spirit, has been prophesied to rise and manifest through His Kingdom people.

I believe He has prepared a people even for such a time as this: a people who have said, “Yes, Lord, I will follow, regardless of the cost. I will seek You and I will obey. You are my Savior AND my Lord. My heart’s desire is You, Lord, and I say, ‘yes,’ to the identity Jesus purchased on my behalf as Your son or daughter. I say, ‘yes,’ to You fulfilling and advancing Your Kingdom plans and purposes on Earth in and through me. I say, ‘yes, Lord!’ Let the world experience Your love and compassion through more of Jesus in me…whatever it takes, Lord, I am Yours. I am learning to surrender my heart, my will, my mind, my emotions my circumstances, and my all to You, Lord!”

“Cancer will not defeat me. Financial disaster will not defeat me. My family being broken will not defeat me. Being isolated and alone will not defeat me. Depression will not defeat me. Losing it all will not defeat me. The enemy of my soul will not defeat me. Yes, Lord, I am learning to overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the words of my testimony!”

We are most certainly living in difficult times, yet from Heaven’s view, these are amazing and exciting times! ‘Tis the season to let faith arise, and to give Him all the praise, thanksgiving, glory and honor! ‘Tis the season to seek and find Him. I absolutely love to celebrate the miracle of the first Christmas! There is such joy to be experienced in this season if we allow Joy Himself to manifest in our lives and in our families! He truly desires to exchange our sorrow for His joy, and our ashes for His beauty. He delights in turning our mourning into dancing!

I am counting down to Christmas and 2010 with greater anticipation and expectation of His glory being displayed for all the world to see and experience! There may be those who wonder if they’ve been forgotten. ‘Tis the season to focus on His truth: “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.”

I love a word Holy Spirit spoke through a 10-year old boy in December of 2007. For specific details concerning this word please read my article, entitled: A Season of Expectation. Below is a promise awaiting His manifestation:

Word Received in Kingdom Kids – 12/16/07 – Danny (age 10, grade 4)

The 2008 Christmas Gift!
I herd (heard) God say “I am giving you a gift to all that no one haves (has). It is so precious that the glory of it is shining briter (brighter) than the sun! It’s power is felt all over the earth!” I herd (heard) God say agian (again).”What I speack (speak) is important. It’s might is so far beyond yours.” He said agian (again), “This Christmas I am giving you a restorement (restoration?). My perpose (purpose) is berdond (burdened) on your harts (hearts) so now you know what to do! For now all will (be) and are healed. I am soon coming so rase (raise) up mighty warriors to win the battle that has allready bine (been) won by the blood of Christ. We won and now are going to flood your homes with the glory of me!!!!!”

September 20th, 2008

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