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Ready or not, here comes God’s grace

In the case of First Reconciliation, we just need to do the very best we can to prepare our children and trust that God will take care of the rest.
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Seize the day this Advent season

Let’s look at Advent as a chance to welcome Jesus into our lives in a new way.
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Awaiting Advent with train gardens, home-cooked dinners, and birthday party planning (7 Quick Takes)

Advent usually creeps up on me without warning, but having the extra week between Thanksgiving and Advent has left me impatient for it to begin.
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Having a few laughs while designing the family Christmas card

It’s one of the most stressful and exciting aspects of the Christmas season: creating our family Christmas card.
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Thanksgiving leftovers with plenty of gratitude: 7 Quick Tastes

It was all fun, and there is leftover pie for today. What more can anyone expect from Thanksgiving?
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Being thankful even when it’s difficult

It’s easy to be grateful in the happy moments, when the turkey and stuffing are on the table and a fresh pumpkin pie awaits. But can we also be grateful in the sadder times?
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Week in My Life 2017: Sunday

Our 7-year-old climbs into bed next to me, and I know I should get up. But he wants to make conversation, and I can never get enough of that.
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Week in My Life 2017: Saturday

Saturday starts as all Saturdays do, with children who bound out of bed before their parents do—a good sign since we were at the pediatrician’s office yesterday.
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Week in My Life 2017: Friday

Our children are off today, so the morning starts with a sense of calm. There are no lunches to pack, no last-minute homework assignments to do, no field trip forms to forget.
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Birthday celebrating, toy shopping, and doing more holy things today (7 Quick Takes)

I’m chronicling our daily lives on the blog this week in the Week in My Life challenge, so I could probably have given myself a break from 7 quick takes.
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