Adoption Awareness Month 2015

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November is #NationalAdoptionMonth. As an adoptive mom, this month is a time for me to celebrate everyone who made our family a reality. Of course, I’ll take any excuse to celebrate my children, their heritage, and the beautiful way God brought us together! Here are some pieces I’ve written about adoption, to get your adoption celebration started: How to Talk …

Why I Will Never Arrive

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By Beth Demme I don’t know if you have experienced this, but one of the places I go regularly has a terrible parking lot. The asphalt is smooth, there aren’t any potholes, the lines are freshly striped, and the size of the parking spaces is adequate. Sounds nice enough, so what’s the problem? It’s the layout. The layout is all …

Back to the Future

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By Beth Demme   The day I have waited for since 1985 has finally arrived: October 21, 2015. Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) zoomed ahead to this day at the end of the first Back To The Future movie. Initially, Marty accidentally went to the past (1955), but at the close of the movie, Doc (Dr. Emmett Brown …

Rest Isn’t Earned, But It Is Created

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By Beth Demme Did you know that the word “business” is actually derived from a word meaning “anxiety” and “busy-ness”? Google says so! I like to be busy. I might even have an unhealthy preoccupation with accomplishing enough tasks to feel like I am enough. If I can make a big enough impact, or live my life well enough, or …

Four Thoughts on Forty Years

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By Beth Demme It’s my birthday! This blog post publishes on the day I turn … wait for it … FORTY years old. On the one hand, ugh. I’m 40. But at the same time, I find myself thinking: “I’m 40? Wow! Time flies when you’re having fun!” In celebration of my first forty years, I have some very random …

A Lesson In Humility

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By Beth Demme “They are the problem. Not me,” I said, completely unaware of how sanctimonious and unfriendly I sounded. “They don’t seem to know how to express the love of God.” I went on, still unaware of the growing plank in my eye. “Some Christians are just closed-minded and they wrap that mess up in a cloak of false …

How to Write a Spiritual Autobiography

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How to Write a Spiritual Autobiography By Beth Demme A Spiritual Autobiography is the story of your own life and how God has been present in it. It can include your journey in, and out of, organized religion and all things spiritual. Writing your Spiritual Autobiography is an opportunity to identify specific experiences of God and to reflect on how …