5 easy ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year, chocolate rats, bacon, and a button (7 Quick Takes)

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the Year of the Rat, here are a few simple things you can do.
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An open letter to the former royals during #Megxit

I don’t really know what’s going on with this whole #Megxit situation—though I have to admit I am a fan of the hashtag. I just wanted to let you know, you’re not alone.
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Olives, a lesson from Annie’s mom, a forgotten trumpet, and a flat tire (7 Quick Takes)

Our pediatrician once told our children that you need to try a new food 16 or 17 times before you can decide that you don’t like it.
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The little plant that (maybe) could

I’m just not good with plants. I’m not sure whether they don’t care for me or I’m just not destined for plant greatness, but my plants never survive.
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Discovering the last of the daylight on a winter evening

As I’m walking across the parking lot, I sense that something is different, but I can’t put my finger on it.
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My favorite thing to do when it snows

When I hear snow is coming, I can’t wait to start baking.
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Reflecting on a spontaneous trip to St. Anthony’s Shrine

Maybe 2020 will simply be a year to be open and receptive to how God wants us to experience His love, wherever we are.
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Still celebrating Christmas, homemade donuts, and hopes for the New Year (7 Quick Takes)

Are you still celebrating Christmas? It’s only the 10th day of Christmas, and the Three Kings haven’t yet arrived. Our tree is still up, and we have been exchanging final gifts with friends and baking cookies.
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Embrace all the New Year brings

We can’t know what lies ahead. As much as we might not like uncertainty, there’s also a gift in not knowing what the future holds.
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Discover a beautifully told story with the new ‘Little Women’ film

"Little Women" has been performed many times, but my favorite rendition doesn’t feature Elizabeth Taylor or Winona Ryder.
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