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Swinging into fall, hats, the joy of soccer, prayer lives, and more (7 Quick Takes)

Between soccer, Sunday School, and learning all the states in the U.S., we don’t have much free weekend time.
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Finding God in a geography lesson

Our fourth grader has to be able to label all the states in the U.S. on a map in five minutes.
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How did Jesus become the friend that everyone tries to avoid?

Jesus is present from the moment I wake up, and he is with me until the moment I fall asleep at night. How do I interact with him? How much of that time do I ignore him?
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Peter Claver vs. Immanuel Kant

Immediately after caring for their physical and psychological needs, the saint commenced to instruct the slaves in the rudiments of the Christian faith.
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School days, backup cameras, fun homework, and our brush with Dog Man fame (7 Quick Takes)

As I was walking our boys toward the school entrance yesterday morning, Leo ran on ahead to get inside. Daniel stayed back with me, but when we were still a distance from the school, he said, “Can you walk back to the car now?”
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Talking birthday wishes and what a little boy wants to be when he grows up

It’s not often I get one-on-one time with one of my nieces or nephews, and I love learning more about each of them.
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A Moving Story, Part 2: Packing Party

As I adjusted to life with the few necessities that would prepare our food, I kind of liked the simplicity of having less.
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Catapulting into a new faith opportunity

God gives us each different talents. Some of us are better with cats or catechesis than catapults, but there’s a role for each of us.
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Mothers are detectives, celebrating brothers, a lesson in humility, and a trumpet (7 Quick Takes)

At the end of each school day, you might think that our children happily share every detail about recess, math class, lunch, what their teacher told them, and how many friends they made.
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A Moving Story, Part 1: The Sign

Sometimes when God gives us a sign, it is literally a sign. At least that’s what happened to us.
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The emotions of the first day at a new school

Today, you see, was not just the first day of the school year. It was the first day of a school year at a new school.
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The cat at the crab feast

He wasn’t even supposed to be there. The 15-year-old cat had been at the vet the day before. His health was failing, and there was nothing more that could be done.
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