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A visit to New York City, a family dinosaur, and vying for aunt of the day (7 Quick Takes)

Last weekend we decided—somewhat spontaneously—to head into Manhattan to go to the American Museum of Natural History.
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Creating a gift for a legend

Jaime Bramble Schell has known Augustine Miceli, Sr., for years as a dear family friend. When he was visiting her parents this past May, he noticed a collage Jaime had made hanging on their wall.
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Because of your support

… College campus ministry is thriving at Towson University
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Showering a growing family with love

Just 10 years ago I was sitting at my own shower, opening gifts for our son who was waiting for us in China.
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Sorry for your loss (yawn)

To me, the most mundane, unoriginal and programmed words uttered to someone who has lost someone else through death is, “Sorry for your loss.” Really? Is this the best we can think of?
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Staycationing fun, Berger cookies, and other wishes that come true (7 Quick Takes)

My sons and I have been staycationing this week, and I don’t know how we can ever fit this week into only 7 Quick Takes. Sit back, buckle up, and let’s go!
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A day trip from Baltimore: Our first time on Utz’s factory tour

I don’t remember when we first heard about the Utz factory tour, but was have been wanting to go for years.
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Welcome, baby girl!

You don’t know me, and I don’t know you. But I can’t wait for us to get to know each other a little bit every day.
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A blooming bush, staycation plans, the wurst dinner, Father’s Day fun, and more (7 Quick Takes)

The butterfly bush that was my Mother’s Day gift has started to bloom! I’m looking forward to seeing the butterflies come from far and wide to visit.
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A profound moment of my priesthood

One of more profound memories from my priesthood involved a visit a few years ago with an elderly man in the hospital who was dying.
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Where did I go wrong with my children’s faith?

I am no longer in control of my children’s faith. I was then; it’s impossible now. I can pray about it – and I do. I ask God to pull them back into His arms. Touch them with His grace and mercy. Help them to see it’s the only way to joy.
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