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Becca Hermes

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Are you anxious?

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, o LORD, supported me.When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.~ Psalm 94:18-19 I don't know about you, but I often go through periods of of... Continue Reading →

Life Lessons from Curly Hair

“Miss Becca, your hair is undisciplined.” It was a summer afternoon many years ago, and the small (straight-haired) damsel I was babysitting was clearly a bit disturbed by the effects of the humidity on my curly tresses. I laughed. I... Continue Reading →

Give Me Jesus

People are musical. You might not consider yourself musically gifted, but it doesn't take a musician to love music. We constantly have music on - in our cars, in our homes, in our TV shows and movies. Melodies and lyrics run... Continue Reading →

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 is... 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 me... 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 →

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