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How to prepare for the best Lent yet

In these days before Lent begins, you—like me—might be trying to figure out what to give up or take on for the 40 days that lie ahead. I still haven’t decided, but these are some questions I am considering.
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A Valentine’s Day proposal, chicken soup with rice, sending valentines, and more (7 Quick Takes)

Sixteen years ago today, John asked me to be his wife during a beautiful dinner at the Candlelight Inn in Catonsville, Md.
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Small acts of love can mean the most

I often think that the small actions, the little kindnesses, are the ones that touch your heart in a special way.
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The $8 bridesmaid dresses

My mother and I still laugh about how she bought the dresses before we were even engaged—and without me or any of the hypothetical future bridesmaids there.
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Our first dance: Can’t help falling in love with you

You give your whole life, your whole self, to each other every day—and you accept the gift of your spouse in return.
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With the spread of the coronavirus, be on guard against racism

As coronavirus spreads around China and starts to reach other parts of the world, we need to be on guard not to let fear of a new disease translate into racist comments and actions against Asian-Americans.
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When I grow up

It’s past bedtime, and our little boy should be asleep. But when I go to check on him, his mind is too full to sleep.
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Are you ready to see the Light of Life?

Every day is a gift from our Heavenly Father. May we not take it for granted but live it as such, and allow the light of Jesus to shine in and through us so, as to illuminate and brighten our often dark and troubled world.
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The Year of the Rat, meeting a friend in real life, plans for Lent, and more (7 Quick Takes)

Are you celebrating the Year of the Rat? We had some friends over last weekend to mark the Chinese New Year, and it was so good to be together.
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The three questions you should ask your family every day

Take some time to ask your family these three questions today. You may have a laugh and learn a thing or two about life and the people you share it with.
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