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Forgiveness

By Casey Sprehe In our family, we have a routine of sorts when a wrong has been done. The wrong doer must say, “I’m sorry. Do you forgive me?” It’s a pattern my mom taught me as a young girl, and I’ve continued to use it in life.

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The Importance of Our Family

By Gaby Smith I love my family. Most of my traveling goes toward visiting family members. We are all spread out across various states and countries. My husband and I both have siblings in military families, so there’s a lot of moving around.

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Doing Unto Others …

By Gavin Lewis True story: When I was younger, I was extremely selfish, mainly because I felt like God owed me for the many trials and tribulations that happened within my family. I was not a sharer nor someone who was willing to help others. I took, and rarely gave.

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The Silent Power That’s Always Available to You

By Courtney Elmer One of my favorite parts of my day is my early morning walk (or bike ride) with my son AJ. But lately, I’ve been opting to leave my earbuds at home and challenge myself to a solid hour of silence with nothing but my thoughts (and an intermittent giggle from AJ) to […]

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The Heavenly Chorus of ‘Mom’

By Sarah McDonald My baby recently turned 1 year old. It’s hard to believe that my sweet “Happy Face,” as I call her, has reached the milestone. Along with her first birthday came a few other milestones: first steps and the addition of “Mama” to her baby vocabulary. Of course, there were the occasional “Mamama” […]

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Finding God in Dreams

By Kristy Solis Have you ever tried to explain the importance of dreams to a child?  I tried with my daughters, and it was humorous to say it best. The actions of dreams are important not only in the physical sense but the spiritual sense.

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Delivering Christ to Others

By Charla Spalluto Misse My father brought me to Jesus. He brought me to weekly Mass and ensured I received the sacrament of first holy Communion. He served as Eucharistic Minister when I was a teen and modeled deep respect and appreciation for the body and blood of Christ throughout his life.

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Will You Forgive Me?

By StacyLaMorte Our main job as parents is to help our children get into heaven, when it is their time. I know it sounds a little morbid, but if we are all striving for heaven every day – and, that is our main goal for the day – we can pretty much guarantee we are […]

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Finding God in Nature

By Gaby Smith I love the city. I love the lighted buildings at night, the events, the restaurants, juice bars and coffee shops that are within walking distance. I love the closeness of the stores.

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Get Involved in Your Parish, Know Your Priests

By Greg Zambrano Many times, you might hear about movements to help preserve trees and the environment. People dedicate their time, talent and treasure towards these causes. This conservation effort is a great idea because we are called to be good stewards of the Earth.

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Family Priorities

By Sarah McDonald Total disclaimer even before I get started, I am a very proud mom. My children all have individual talents, and I have seen each (even at their tender ages) be successful. Please forgive what might come across as a little bragging in the writing that follows …

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