The Old Testament is the Story of My Life

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By Beth Demme Plenty of people today dismiss the Old Testament as a collection of ancient writings with unknown provenance. I think that’s a mistake. I don’t think we should idolize the Bible, but there’s a lot of room between dismissal and idolatry. I fall somewhere in between, where reverence and belief intersect faith and hope. One of the reasons …

Does God Want Me to be Happy?

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By Beth Demme My focus for 2016 is to let my heart prepare Him room. This is my prayer: I was inspired by the song, Joy to the World. It starts out, “Joy to the world! The Lord is come. Let earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room…” Do you know the last verse of that song? He rules the world …

Living Loved Is Like Being Adopted

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By Beth Demme When I talk with my children about adoption, I ground everything in that precious four-letter word, L‑O‑V‑E. I think #NationalAdoptionMonth is a great time to explore what it means to Live Loved. When my children were toddlers, they learned their adoption story as part of their bedtime routine. I would tell them: