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Candles Out! ~ lessons from a Baptism ~

This weekend, our sweet Rita Lucile (known affectionately as Rita Lu) was Baptized into the Roman Catholic Church. Which means that she got wiped free from Original Sin, and I got to spend the weekend sniffing the holy baby head. … Continue reading

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When Your Mom Is Too Cheap To Buy You Spinners

Teachers everywhere hate them, and Pope Francis used them to explain the Trinity.* Fidget Spinners are the latest fad to achieve the magic balance where adults are annoyed and kids are happy to drive them crazy. They’re the latest “must have” … Continue reading

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How To Get Along With Your In-Laws

It’s been seven years since I first wrote this post, and I still stand by it today. With my eldest daughter engaged to be married, and soon to have a mother-in-law of her very own, I decided to dust it … Continue reading

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Abortion Severs The Family Tree

Seventy-something years ago, this woman was pregnant with her first child. When it turned out that her adoring fiance was actually a married man with a pregnant wife, she made the brave decision to let him live, and place him … Continue reading

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The Land Where Nerds Are King

Once upon a time we had friends who spent their free time in a land of chivalry and make-believe. They put on costumes, went by different names, and pretended to be a part of times long past. I found the … Continue reading

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The Old Broken Fork

Once upon a time, my husband’s grandmother was a young woman who was engaged to be married.  (It’s hard to think of her as that young woman in her early twenties.  She was old as long as I knew her.) Her … Continue reading

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Wheelchairs, Skating, and Gratitude

Three years ago, I dragged Ella to a skate park. If she’d been able to move her legs, she would have been kicking and screaming. As it was, she went under extreme protest. “I don’t want to do this,” she huffed. … Continue reading

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God Bless the Chreasters

Easter Sunday morning, the church and the parking lot will be packed. Extra chairs will line the aisles and spill out into the narthex. Even with all the extra seating, the Sunday Masses will be standing room only. It’s a sight … Continue reading

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Four Perfect Hands

**My daughter was given an assignment to write about forgiving the unforgivable. This is what she gave me instead. two sets of hands hands that knew work strong capable rough holy one set the sacrifice the other the one that … Continue reading

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Caring for Our Clergy With Holy Week Survival Kits

We spent this morning putting together “Holy Week Survival Kits” for the priests and deacons from our parish. Holy Week is a marathon of rites and liturgies which will test the limits of their strength and endurance. When we started … Continue reading

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