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In these difficult economic times, I completely understand that you can’t donate, but would ask then that you share this link with your friends in your emails or on your social media or blogs. If you do this, let me know so I can give you a public thank you on all social media sites. This is handy if you have a blog as I will also promote your blog or book for doing so! So share this link and help a friend out: www.gofundme.com/TRCMagazine


It’s Not About Numbers

God is leading me to become a

Churches worry about numbers.

Bloggers worry about numbers.

It’s good to show that kind of growth, but our main concern and focus should be on the people we retain on our blog and in our church. That’s where I am at now. I am working on growing my platform, but in calling it a platform, I can forget the humanity of it. In fact, I don’t publish stories that are controversial if I am only publishing it to be controversial and to grow my numbers. I am focusing on you as a person.

In social media speak, you are my neighbor. I care about your problems.

In 2015, I will change from this blog to http://www.cataclysmmissionsintl.com because blogging here at Life Upside Down is ending. That part of my life is done. I look at life upside down still, but I have grown, healed, and moved on. My intentions are still to help those that struggle, but my mission has changed.

I want to mobilize people to get online and befriend others. I want to educate people. I want to reach those who have been hurt by church and take their hand to help them walk back to real life church whether its a house church or a traditional church. I want to unite our Christian, Bible-only believing churches in solidarity. I want to teach them to forget about the color of the carpet, past hurts, and what kind of music might be playing, instead to focus on people and the message of Salvation, to grow as a Christian family.

So in 2015, you will find me at these three web addresses:

http://www.thehahnhuntinglodge.com (as I will continue to work on getting published)



Eventually, I would like to make Cataclysm Missions International a non-profit. I would like to work full time on all three websites so I can focus on my new mission more completely to educate and equip the believer while working at reaching the unbeliever with the message of Salvation.

But I need your help.

Non-profits don’t pay much in salary, and my husband and I live paycheck to paycheck with my current wage. Would you consider donating to my new mission?  Click here to learn more.


#BagThePeak Challenge Coming Monday!

TRC Magazine and bagthepeak.com have come together to create this awesome challenge. A few people were let in on it early so we can make this challenge go viral. While ALS had their controversy with embryonic stem cell research being done and a small percentage of the donations being used for research, #BagThePeak challenge is about raising awareness for #missions (International Sports Federation) to raise funds for bagthepeak.com, but also to spread a positive message and help you see that the obstacles or fears in your life aren’t a roadblock, but instead, something you can learn from and overcome. This can be anything from trying a new sport, smashing a spider, climbing a new and difficult trail, or doing a creative project that requires skills you aren’t sure you have.

The fact that you tried says a lot about your courage. I hope you will join us. The challenge will go from Monday, September 1 til the end of the fundraiser on Saturday, September 27, when a group hike will happen to the top of Mount Humphreys in Arizona to celebrate sports missions and bagthepeak.com fundraising. Information will post tomorrow how to do the challenge. Please participate. Make this a fun way to spread a positive message and make people mission-aware, because missions is every Christian’s responsibility. Recognize your own apathy.



The internet at home was knocked out by a storm. So instead of a blog post, please click here to read the July issue of TRC Magazine.

Also, bagthepeak.com is in desperate need of your help. I need to raise $7500 by September 27 for International Sports Federation–a mission organization. Two people have signed up and together we have raised…$10.

If you have questions, please ask.

Writing Updates

Hi friends,

2015 has been highly stressful and very busy. The Anomaly was completed in February. It was critiqued by several people. I will be editing and rewriting both The Anomaly and The Rose Door til the end of the year to submit to various traditional publishers. I am also writing a short novella to publish as an ebook while I am waiting. That is also being critiqued.

Meanwhile, I am expanding on my social media ministry and have acquired clients. You can read more about my social media ministry at www.thehahnhuntinglodge.com.

Don’t forget that TRC Magazine is still accepting submissions for its July 31 issue. Please query your article or story to one of the editors. If you feel your idea is not a fit with any of our editors and their departments, feel free to query me at nikolehahn@thehahnhuntinglodge.com.

Thank you again for praying for me. I know some of you are, and I really love you for it!

Thanks, Nikole Hahn

ReBlog: Bost Family Traditions

img_1876Playing bluegrass music is a family affair, if you are a Bost.  Based in Bisbee, Arizona, Bost Family Traditions have been named, “Arizona’s Family Band of the Year,” at several bluegrass festivals around the state for many years running. The Bost family band, known as Bost Family Traditions, consists of Jeff and Pamela Bost and seven of their eight children. READ MORE

Interview with Nikole Hahn by #15minr@dio Athena Moberg

Earlier I had been interviewed by this sweet woman, Athena Moberg, from 15 Min R@dio. Today is the day our magazine also goes live for its third edition. You can read the magazine here.

Click on the image below to hear the interview: