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Teaching Humility

By Sarah McDonald This week, the world is watching the one-year delayed Olympic games. This past weekend, I watched my son and his incredible teammates accomplish a dream on the baseball diamond. Through these competitions, it would be easy to get caught up in the glory, but what has stood out to me the most […]

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Lift Me Up To The Lord

By Gina Sternfels Heading into the adoration chapel, I saw a father bringing his baby inside. The father’s face was bright with a smile, and he was beaming carrying his son. As I prayed, I was touched by the sounds of that sweet baby that I guess was around 9 months old. The father tending […]

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Holding God’s Hand

By Stacy LaMorte As I was walking into school on yet another rainy morning this week, I was following behind a preschooler and her mother. They were both decked out in their rain boots and ponchos, and mom was carrying an umbrella. She was holding her daughter’s hand with her free hand as they made […]

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The Rhythm of the Rosary

By Leslie W. Bertucci Imagine a child sitting in his mother’s lap, murmuring to her while fingering the beads of her necklace, while she shows him the pictures of a book. Each page she turns takes the child deeper into a beautiful spiritual mystery. Perhaps they’re sitting in a rocking chair, and the rhythm of […]

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Fearless

By Greg Zambrano   The passion of Christ is a very violent and horrific event, but we should never be afraid of a crucifix – just respect and honor it.   Many courageous Christian men and women have stared at, venerated and exalted one. Valiant saints like Maximilian Kolbe, Edith Stein, Maria Goretti and others […]

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The Gratitude Journal

By Ana Borden One of the most well received gifts on Christmas Day was a gratitude journal for our oldest child. During a year where the focus has been one of what went wrong versus what we should be grateful for, it has definitely been a good addition during our nightly routine. In just a […]

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Glorifying the Lord and loving my neighbor

By Ty Salvant God has gifted each of us with a variety of talents – mental and physical, personal and social.  Coupled with our personality, our talents take different forms. Some manifest outwardly as with a singer, while others focus inwardly such as songwriters. But these are all talents nonetheless. 

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‘Bluey’ on Disney+: Choosing the better part

By Kristen Bourgeois There are a lot of children’s television shows nowadays. So many options. And they all fall into different categories.   Some have great quality when it comes to learning and problem solving. Some are shows that have no value at all. Then there is another group of TV programing that is good but […]

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Time to Clean House

By Ty Salvant When I am hosting an event at my house, I want to create an inviting atmosphere. I focus on the rooms that people can see first. Then, there is a hierarchy to my process. First, declutter then clean larger spaces, the floors, surfaces, seating and so on. A few years ago, I […]

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Cleaning out the Fridge

By Mary Bruno  The other night, Chris and I were watching a TV show which showcased a journalist husband struggling to support his pregnant wife. The refrigerator had broken again, so the camera caught him tossing spoiled food into the trash with an incredibly sad look on his face. The pain of disappointment was evident […]

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Being Thankful

By Charlotte Phillips Over the past several years, it seems to be a trend on social media for people to post something they are thankful for everyday during the month of November. This year, the trend seems to be a bit different, though; more people seem to be counting down the days until 2020 is […]

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