Category Archives: Advent

  1. Joy that Creeps … and an announcement

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    December 15, 2014 by Beth Hess

    The heat rises slowly. But the frost does not give way. It can be stubborn like that. Cold and unfeeling. …
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  2. Peace for those with Empty Arms (Unforced Rhythms Linkup)


    December 8, 2014 by Beth Hess

    Empty arms carry some of the heaviest weight. Maybe it’s Distance. Divorce. Depression. Deployment. Death. A relationship unreconciled. A wound …
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  3. For When a Flicker Lights a Way for Hope to Come (Word of the Week)


    November 30, 2014 by Beth Hess

    Longing for a word from The Word to guide me through the week, I come before Him expectantly. He leads …
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  4. We waited. He came. Now what?


    December 26, 2013 by Beth Hess

    Among the trash bags filled with wrapping paper and Internet searches for leftover ham recipes, a different air hangs around the …
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  5. My Christmas Wish is WITH

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    December 24, 2013 by Beth Hess

    “She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” (Matthew …
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  6. For When Your Spirits are Dampened — or even Soaked

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    December 21, 2013 by Beth Hess

    I have been chewing on these words for days. Feasting on their richness. Because we all know the feeling of …
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  7. Fountains of Hope

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    December 3, 2013 by Beth Hess

    Where do you go to be filled? All My Fountains, by Chris Tomlin (video link below) This dry and desert …
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