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Becca Hermes

When Your Story is Not “The Norm”

  From a young age, my story has not been “normal.” I am one of six children, and most people thought that was weird. As an adult, I was single well into my 30s. Then I married a man who... Continue Reading →

Introverts in Ministry

  I still remember the first time I met an introverted youth pastor. (Yes, they exist!) I was fourteen or fifteen years old, and our youth group went on a mission trip to Jamaica. Stacking cement blocks on rebar on... Continue Reading →

The Food of Beautiful Simplicity

  I recently read a book called The Scent of Water. My sister had been telling for quite a while that I should read it, and finally she just gave up waiting on me to find it for myself and gave... Continue Reading →

He restores my soul

  He restores my soul.  ~ Psalm 23 This is one of my favorite phrases in the entire Bible. So comforting! So reassuring! So peaceful! Soul restoration is like a summer rain shower passing through, making everything vibrant with life. It’s... Continue Reading →

Middle Age: Friend or Foe?

My birthday is in the first week of January, so the start of each new calendar year coincides with the start of a new age for me as well. This year, I hit not only a new decade, but a... Continue Reading →

Feeding your soul in suffering

  A few months ago, I found myself asking some questions: in the sufferings of life, what feeds my soul? What keeps me in tune with the heart of God? What keeps me in tune with my own heart? I’ve... Continue Reading →

Sharing our stories of sanctification

  I grew up in the world of evangelical Christianity. As I was coming of age, I was part of a culture that really valued sharing your testimony – the story of how you came to know Jesus. But I... Continue Reading →

A New Season

  Back in college, I was part of a ministry that is now called Cru. It was a wonderful avenue for my spiritual growth, and when I graduated, I decided to spend a year in Asia working with Cru to... Continue Reading →

Waiting in Advent… and Life

  Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! ~ Psalm 27:14 A few months into our marriage, I asked my husband what his favorite Bible verse is. He responded with the... Continue Reading →

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