Browsing Archive: September, 2011

Just As I Am

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, In : writing 

Hopefully, you will find inspiration in this devotional I wrote recently.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

 

 

            I saw a bumper sticker the other day which stated one of my favorite Bible verses; “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” Jeremiah 1:5a. This verse always produces a mental picture of God working in a lab poring over my parents ...


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A Mail Carrier Remembers 9/11

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : writing 

Remembering 9/11

by Karen R. Hessen

 

            On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, most of us here on the Pacific coast, left our homes before we knew America was under attack. Some of us with longer commutes heard the news on our car radios. Others, like me who lived just a few blocks from the post office, didn’t know anything was amiss in the United States until my co-workers; unusually sullen and reserved, began arriving and talking.

            In the small Forest Grove post ...


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Child Abuse at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, September 9, 2011, In : child abuse 
My husband and I traveled to the Grand Canyon recently. It is impossible to stand there on the rim and not be in awe of the majesty of God's creation. It is also not possible to stand there and not face the reality of the canyon's rugged and treacherous terrain. The elements that make it lovely to look at also make it deadly to venture into. While there, I purchased a book, Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon, by Michael P. Ghiglieri and Thomas M. Myers. The book goes into detail about e...
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Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
I received official word this week that the story I submitted to Chicken Soup for the Soul about my son Kurtis' years of hunger has been selected for their upcoming book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love. This story tells of how Kurtis had a ravenous appetite when we adopted him because he had frequently gone without food in his young life. I titled the story, "The Way to a Boy's Stomach is Through His Heart." In the wisdom of the folks at Chicken Soup, the story has been retitiled, "...
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Browsing Archive: September, 2011

Just As I Am

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, In : writing 

Hopefully, you will find inspiration in this devotional I wrote recently.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

 

 

            I saw a bumper sticker the other day which stated one of my favorite Bible verses; “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” Jeremiah 1:5a. This verse always produces a mental picture of God working in a lab poring over my parents ...


Continue reading ...
 

A Mail Carrier Remembers 9/11

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : writing 

Remembering 9/11

by Karen R. Hessen

 

            On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, most of us here on the Pacific coast, left our homes before we knew America was under attack. Some of us with longer commutes heard the news on our car radios. Others, like me who lived just a few blocks from the post office, didn’t know anything was amiss in the United States until my co-workers; unusually sullen and reserved, began arriving and talking.

            In the small Forest Grove post ...


Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, September 9, 2011, In : child abuse 
My husband and I traveled to the Grand Canyon recently. It is impossible to stand there on the rim and not be in awe of the majesty of God's creation. It is also not possible to stand there and not face the reality of the canyon's rugged and treacherous terrain. The elements that make it lovely to look at also make it deadly to venture into. While there, I purchased a book, Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon, by Michael P. Ghiglieri and Thomas M. Myers. The book goes into detail about e...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
I received official word this week that the story I submitted to Chicken Soup for the Soul about my son Kurtis' years of hunger has been selected for their upcoming book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love. This story tells of how Kurtis had a ravenous appetite when we adopted him because he had frequently gone without food in his young life. I titled the story, "The Way to a Boy's Stomach is Through His Heart." In the wisdom of the folks at Chicken Soup, the story has been retitiled, "...
Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: September, 2011

Just As I Am

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, In : writing 

Hopefully, you will find inspiration in this devotional I wrote recently.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

 

 

            I saw a bumper sticker the other day which stated one of my favorite Bible verses; “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” Jeremiah 1:5a. This verse always produces a mental picture of God working in a lab poring over my parents ...


Continue reading ...
 

A Mail Carrier Remembers 9/11

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : writing 

Remembering 9/11

by Karen R. Hessen

 

            On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, most of us here on the Pacific coast, left our homes before we knew America was under attack. Some of us with longer commutes heard the news on our car radios. Others, like me who lived just a few blocks from the post office, didn’t know anything was amiss in the United States until my co-workers; unusually sullen and reserved, began arriving and talking.

            In the small Forest Grove post ...


Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, September 9, 2011, In : child abuse 
My husband and I traveled to the Grand Canyon recently. It is impossible to stand there on the rim and not be in awe of the majesty of God's creation. It is also not possible to stand there and not face the reality of the canyon's rugged and treacherous terrain. The elements that make it lovely to look at also make it deadly to venture into. While there, I purchased a book, Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon, by Michael P. Ghiglieri and Thomas M. Myers. The book goes into detail about e...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
I received official word this week that the story I submitted to Chicken Soup for the Soul about my son Kurtis' years of hunger has been selected for their upcoming book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love. This story tells of how Kurtis had a ravenous appetite when we adopted him because he had frequently gone without food in his young life. I titled the story, "The Way to a Boy's Stomach is Through His Heart." In the wisdom of the folks at Chicken Soup, the story has been retitiled, "...
Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: September, 2011

Just As I Am

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, In : writing 

Hopefully, you will find inspiration in this devotional I wrote recently.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

 

 

            I saw a bumper sticker the other day which stated one of my favorite Bible verses; “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” Jeremiah 1:5a. This verse always produces a mental picture of God working in a lab poring over my parents ...


Continue reading ...
 

A Mail Carrier Remembers 9/11

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : writing 

Remembering 9/11

by Karen R. Hessen

 

            On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, most of us here on the Pacific coast, left our homes before we knew America was under attack. Some of us with longer commutes heard the news on our car radios. Others, like me who lived just a few blocks from the post office, didn’t know anything was amiss in the United States until my co-workers; unusually sullen and reserved, began arriving and talking.

            In the small Forest Grove post ...


Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, September 9, 2011, In : child abuse 
My husband and I traveled to the Grand Canyon recently. It is impossible to stand there on the rim and not be in awe of the majesty of God's creation. It is also not possible to stand there and not face the reality of the canyon's rugged and treacherous terrain. The elements that make it lovely to look at also make it deadly to venture into. While there, I purchased a book, Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon, by Michael P. Ghiglieri and Thomas M. Myers. The book goes into detail about e...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
I received official word this week that the story I submitted to Chicken Soup for the Soul about my son Kurtis' years of hunger has been selected for their upcoming book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love. This story tells of how Kurtis had a ravenous appetite when we adopted him because he had frequently gone without food in his young life. I titled the story, "The Way to a Boy's Stomach is Through His Heart." In the wisdom of the folks at Chicken Soup, the story has been retitiled, "...
Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: September, 2011

Just As I Am

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, In : writing 

Hopefully, you will find inspiration in this devotional I wrote recently.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

 

 

            I saw a bumper sticker the other day which stated one of my favorite Bible verses; “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” Jeremiah 1:5a. This verse always produces a mental picture of God working in a lab poring over my parents ...


Continue reading ...
 

A Mail Carrier Remembers 9/11

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : writing 

Remembering 9/11

by Karen R. Hessen

 

            On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, most of us here on the Pacific coast, left our homes before we knew America was under attack. Some of us with longer commutes heard the news on our car radios. Others, like me who lived just a few blocks from the post office, didn’t know anything was amiss in the United States until my co-workers; unusually sullen and reserved, began arriving and talking.

            In the small Forest Grove post ...


Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, September 9, 2011, In : child abuse 
My husband and I traveled to the Grand Canyon recently. It is impossible to stand there on the rim and not be in awe of the majesty of God's creation. It is also not possible to stand there and not face the reality of the canyon's rugged and treacherous terrain. The elements that make it lovely to look at also make it deadly to venture into. While there, I purchased a book, Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon, by Michael P. Ghiglieri and Thomas M. Myers. The book goes into detail about e...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
I received official word this week that the story I submitted to Chicken Soup for the Soul about my son Kurtis' years of hunger has been selected for their upcoming book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love. This story tells of how Kurtis had a ravenous appetite when we adopted him because he had frequently gone without food in his young life. I titled the story, "The Way to a Boy's Stomach is Through His Heart." In the wisdom of the folks at Chicken Soup, the story has been retitiled, "...
Continue reading ...
 
 
 
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