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A graduation address by the rider-less Preakness horse, Bodexpress

If you run the race you were meant to run, if you do it with heart and conviction and joy, you will discover you don’t need the winner’s circle. Because you will already have won.
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How to celebrate Mother’s Day, losing teeth, little league lessons, and more (7 Quick Takes)

Our Mother’s Day tradition is to go to the florist on the day before Mother’s Day to pick up a flowering basket for our back porch. It’s simple and fun and everyone enjoys it.
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Find the fun

From now on, I will try to look for the positive things that are happening around me before it’s too late.
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May is for Mary

Joshua transformed a quiet, simple place into sanctuary. He inspired me to create such a place in my own home.
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Be Brave in the Scared (A book review)

You’ll find love and life and transformation and beauty in Mary Lenaburg's new book, Be Brave in the Scared.
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When you’re kind of a big deal but mostly not, birthday celebrations, fish for dinner, and more (7 Quick Takes)

You might think we just breezed into the advance screening of Detective Pikachu earlier this week. But you know there's always a back story.
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Students show generosity to prisoners in Haiti

The Archdiocese of Baltimore Missions Office partners with the Mortel Foundation to serve and educate the poor in Haiti. Through this partnership, the Mortel Foundation operates schools in Saint Marc, Haiti with a focus on forming the entire person- not just their intellect.
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Anything Can Happen (If You Let It)

Robyn Barberry's family experiences a very special production.
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Take a Pika-Pika at Detective Pikachu

You could sit and imagine a world where Pokémon are real, live creatures, walking the streets with their human counterparts. Or you could simply go see Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.
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A prayer gathering for a baby on the way, chaperoning a field trip, dipping chocolate, and more (7 Quick Takes)

If you have come to one of my parties, you know that what I focus my energy on are the favors, inviting people the morning of the event, designing veggie trays, and scrambling to get the rest of the food together at the last minute.
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A surprise package from a friend

A few weeks ago our friend Annie traveled to Israel to visit family there. Her airplane landed there on Palm Sunday, and she even texted me from the airport to tell me she was there.
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The four kinds of helpers: A parable from the kitchen

Most of all, ask yourself, “what role should I play in serving God?” The answer is simple. Show up and give everything you've got.
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