What does it mean to become a Christian, and when did that happen in your life?
I heard when I was little that Christ died on the cross for our sins and that when we accept Him into our hearts we’ll have eternal life in heaven. I didn’t understand it back then, but as I got older my understanding grew more and more.
When do you spend time with God, and what is your favorite Bible verse?
I know He’s always with me, but I spend most of my time with Him at night. That’s when I think about things that happened during the day and study my Bible and pray. My favorite verse is 1 Peter 3:15-16, “But in your hearts, set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.” That verse is inspiring to me, and I also love Song of Songs.
What difference does God make in your life?
He gives me strength to do things and helps me throughout my day. He helps me with things in my life like knowing when relationships aren’t healthy. I’m also able to give advice and help others. I feel so blessed to know Him.
Can you give another example?
It was hard switching schools when my family moved. I really liked my old school, and my new school was so different and so much bigger. It was overwhelming. But I knew God would be there to help me, and He did. Through it all I’ve learned that you’ll go through tough times, but God is still there and loves you. He is my best friend and is always with me. I get chills when I feel the Holy Spirit!
What desires has God put on your heart? What do you love to do?
I love to dance and have danced since I was five. I’ve done worship dance, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and contemporary/lyrical. I also enjoy swimming, cheering, figure skating, gymnastics – especially trampoline, along with guitar and photography.
What dreams do you have for your life?
I’d like to be an obstetrician because I’d love bringing new lives into the world. I could also be an elementary school teacher for 6-8 year-olds in a Christian school, because I love kids that age. But I definitely want to be a mom and have five kids!
Hailey’s ‘Favorites’ . . .
Favorite Colors – bright purple, lime green, turquoise, and hot pink
Favorite Foods – strawberries, cookies and cream ice cream, and pasta
Favorite Quote – “When life knocks you on your knees you’re in the perfect position to pray.” Ethel Barrymore
Best Quality (in her humble opinion) – My personality
Fun Fact – I have visited 18 countries
HeartDream Chat – Thanks, Hailey, for chatting with us! Have a comment or question for Hailey? She’d love to hear!