Category Archives: Renewal

  1. Youer Than You

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    December 10, 2014 by Beth Hess

    Growing up is hard. Even when you’re almost 41. Even when it’s not the first time you’ve had your feelings …
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. All My Fountains (Three Word Wednesday)

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    November 26, 2014 by Beth Hess

    I have tasted a perfectly seasoned steak. And the most decadent of chocolate desserts. I have drunk from a frigid …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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