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Snow, snow, snow, birthday spaghetti, an anniversary gift, and more (7 Quick Takes)

It snowed yesterday! I had seen that snow and sleet were in the forecast, but so often storms don’t amount to much—especially in mid-November.
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When your jug is nearly dry

You wonder why God would ask that of you at a time when your jar of flour is nearly empty and your jug is nearly dry.
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Grieving Together offers couples support after miscarriage

Grieving Together is both beautifully and practically written. It is, in fact, the book Laura and Franco wish they had had when they miscarried their third baby.
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Hometown Saints: Baltimore Hispanic community celebrates St. Oscar Romero

The recent canonization of St. Oscar Romero was a moment of pride for many in our community.
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A mistake that turned out just fine

This pot of slops wasn’t looking very exciting, so I pulled a packet of onion soup mix out of the pantry. Onion soup should be able to jazz almost anything up.
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Me-me-me Birthday Prayer

I’ve never done that before – prayed only for myself in a single prayer session – and yet it felt suitable. No way I could have survived 59 years without God.
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This Halloween even the soup is scary

The pumpkins are carved. The costumes are ready. The decorations are up. Even the chicken noodle soup is disguised as a ghost.
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What’s in a name?

As a young adult Catholic, I aspire to emulate Ms. Joyce’s behavior, and become a Proverbs 31 woman.
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Pokemon tournaments, not winning $1 billion, what we had for dinner this week, and more (7 Quick Takes)

There was a time where I was not proficient in Pokemon. I’m still not an expert, but I can at least speak the language.
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What would you do with $1 billion?

We’re all thinking about it, right? What exactly would we do if we were to win more than $1 billion in the Mega Millions jackpot?
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