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Wake of Positivity

By Stacy LaMorte I have always loved being on and around water; it is a form of rejuvenation for me. With the beautiful weather we have been having, we have been spending a lot of time boating as a family. I love sitting at the back of the boat and watching the wake that is made from […]

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Take Care of Creation Responsibly

By Stacy LaMorte Our Holy Father has asked us in the month of September to responsibly use our resources that God has given us.  He is not only asking us to pray for this change, but to model it as well. It is hard to know the right things to focus on: composting, rain barrels […]

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Storytelling

By Stacy LaMorte Storytelling is one of the oldest pastimes and ways to teach.  Jesus himself understood the importance of parables to get his lessons across in a way that listeners would be able to relate, remember and retell his word.

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Keys to the Kingdom

By Stacy LaMorte We had an important new milestone in our home this week: our oldest child got her driver’s license. This is an exciting, yet understandably unsettling time. She went through a driver’s education program where the new drivers (and their parents) were taught the gravity of what they were about to undertake.

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Heaven on Earth

By Stacy LaMorte Every time we are able to attend Mass, which is becoming more frequent now that we are slowly progressing out of quarantine, we are called to recognize that this is the closest we can be to heaven and to Christ while we are here on earth. And, we are not alone as […]

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Distance learning (and loving)

By Stacy LaMorte In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, school closures and now even church closures, we are entering unprecedented territory for our families.  Since these announcements started several Fridays ago with my own school closure as well as the closures of my children’s schools, I can’t help but look on the bright side.

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Appreciating the Seasons

By Stacy LaMorte I love the t-shirt in New Orleans that says, “The Four Seasons of New Orleans: Carnival, Crawfish, Snowball and Football.” While we don’t have the most defined weather seasons here due to our relatively mild winters, we do have definitive seasons of our lives. It took me some time and “wisdom highlights” […]

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Faith Not Fear

By Stacy LaMorte We have a responsibility as Catholic parents, now that Masses around the city have been cancelled to continue to profess the word of God to our children. They are not getting this reinforcement at school in daily prayer and Religion/Catechism classes so we, being their parents, need to step up and make […]

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Do Unto Others …

By Stacy Lamorte I feel safe in saying that all of us have had a time when our child felt left out, isolated or ostracized from their friends. It is not easy to watch. We knew the best advice we could give our child was to look for someone else at school who may be […]

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The Servant Song

By Stacey LaMorte Want to see a grown woman cry? Watch me when “The Servant Song” is played during Mass. I wish I were kidding. I have always liked that song and how it speaks of being a servant to others and being Christ-like.

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In with the good, out with the bad

By Stacy LaMorte Take time to breathe.  Breathing is an involuntary action, like our hearts beating or our digestion working.  However, we can make it a conscious action when we are about to lose our temper or need to calm down even for a good reason.

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