Category Archives: Overcoming Obstacles

  1. Peace for those with Empty Arms (Unforced Rhythms Linkup)

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    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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  2. Why a Manger? (the part of the Christmas story I missed for 40 years)

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    December 3, 2014 by Beth Hess

    Sugar-free for 63 days, and I have reached the bargaining stage of my grieving its loss. Creeping as close as …
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  3. For When a Flicker Lights a Way for Hope to Come (Word of the Week)

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    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. a person I used to be

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    November 24, 2014 by Beth Hess

    The tattered remains of tissues rest in my lap. Another clenched in my fist. My young world has turned on …
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  5. For When I Tap my Toes & Trust the Driver (Word of the Week)

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    November 16, 2014 by Beth Hess

    In the days before SUVs and seat-belt laws, I spent my days in the back of a station wagon. Exploring …
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  6. For When He Pushes Past my Resistance and Holds Me Close (Word of the Week)

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    November 9, 2014 by Beth Hess

    I did not expect anger to be the first feeling to find its way¬†past the numbness. As the pumice stone …
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  7. What “Fall Back” is Teaching Me about the Dark (Five Minute Friday: Turn)

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    November 6, 2014 by Beth Hess

    Even the full moon hides its face in the clouds. It’s darker than it could be. The clocks turned back …
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