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The Beauty in the Moment

By Gaby Smith This morning, I was laying in bed with a cup of coffee. It’s my morning tradition and a little “reward” for getting up at 5 a.m. for work. I love coffee in bed and look forward to it every day. After my son was done with his breakfast, he ran and jumped […]

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The truth that’s worth It: One I wish I’d known sooner

By Courtney Elmer Have you looked in the mirror today? I’m sure you have at least once … what did you tell yourself? Was it something positive? Or were you silently kicking yourself for something you did or didn’t do? Something you have or don’t have?

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Engaged

By Kim Roberts So, my first-born, eldest daughter became engaged on Good Friday. While she has been out of college for three years and working and supporting herself as a graphic designer for some time now, I can’t help but think of her as my little girl.

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Forged by Fire

By Charla Misse When I was young, I suffered severe headaches. My friends really never knew. I carried on throughout the day as best I could until I was home and able to retreat into my family’s care.

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A family that prays together

By Kevin Sprehe Praying with my children could often be better described as a circus, herding cats or a fire drill.  Half the time they are jumping on my shoulders, running around throwing toys, doing cartwheels or simply not paying attention.

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Let Fathers celebrate Father’s Day the only way we know how

By Gavin C. Lewis Father’s Day holds so many different meanings for me, because I grew up without my father. What I realized growing up and watching other families celebrate, is that there is no standard way to celebrate Father’s Day, unlike  other holidays.

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Veni Sancte Spiritus

By Greg Zambrano “Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.” Amen. You can also find the Latin version which is also spectacular, “Veni Sancte Spiritus.” We pray […]

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Pentecost

By Casey Sprehe Feasts and fasts. Purifications and celebrations. The church’s extremes throughout the year are chances for me to model for my kids what liturgical living looks like. Pentecost – the birthday of the church – is a time we draw them into the celebration more than Sunday Mass.

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Making Time for Just One

By Sarah McDonald As I have written about before, we have five children; a pretty large family by today’s standards though it is perfectly normal for me having grown-up the oldest of five. I had an incredible childhood filled with opportunity and never wanting for anything.

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Searching for Balance? Do This Instead

By Courtney Elmer You might’ve heard the rumor about this thing called balance. In case you haven’t, it’s nothing more than an idea, really. Something that sounds really nice and that everyone wants, but that no one has ever defined.

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Little things can make a difference

By Charla Spalluto Misse I look for ways to encourage prayer and devotion in my home and in our school.  I try very hard to discern and carry out the Lord’s Will. I am so frequently humbled, however, struck by the enormity of another’s work toward the glory of God.  So much more than I […]

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