Three kisses for Tomie dePaola

We could never get enough of Tomie dePaola’s illustrations and stories. But what he has left behind for us will have to be enough to read over and over again.
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A slice of apple cake a day to keep the quarantine blues away

Do you like to bake while in quarantine? Here is a recipe for a delicious apple cake.
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Pie plate connection

Small acts of kindness show how connected we are – and can be – in a world that sometimes feels so focused on individual happiness.
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A Lenty Lent, benefits to working from home, pants with nobody inside them, and more (7 Quick Takes)

We have only two weeks left until Easter, and I can’t decide whether Lent has been fast or slow. It’s just been…very Lenty.
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A quarantine concert

Letting things be might be the hardest thing about this crisis. Recognizing that things are outside my control is never easy. But it’s especially hard to know that the greatest and most selfless gift I can give to others is to do nothing.
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An Annunciation Reflection: What God may be asking of us

Often it doesn’t matter what you decide to do for Lent. Sometimes your Lenten journey finds you. So, here we are.
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A lesson in God’s love

Our younger son hurried into the room holding a water glass full of forsythia he had cut from the bushes in our yard.
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Love is greater than distance

Going to the cemetery can be emotional, but it can also be very peaceful and spiritual. I think about what a fleeting time on earth this is for each of us.
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An evening walk, March Madness fun, working from home, and more from our week (7 Quick Takes)

Want to read about that topic that’s on everyone’s minds? Then you probably want to click away. These quick takes are distancing themselves from that conversation again this week as I share bits from our lives.
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Making our own March Madness fun

In the midst of my nephew's disappointment, he came up with an idea. Everyone in the family could pick two favorite fictional characters, and he would build a bracket.
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It’s an Irish lullaby

There’s something about the rhythm, the soothing tones. You move from words into humming, holding the baby until he’s just tired enough that you can slip him into the crib. Then you tiptoe off to bed, fingers crossed that you can get a few hours of sleep.
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Spring blossoms, old photos, baking, and everything except what’s on everyone’s minds in 7 Quick Takes

Many of us have one topic on our minds right now, but my mother challenged me to write a 7 Quick Takes post that doesn’t mention it. And I do love a challenge. So, here we go.
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