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Everything you ever wanted to know (and then some) about our kitchen renovation

This story begins six years ago when John and I dropped our sons off at my parents’ house to go house hunting.
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Surviving a kitchen renovation, late-night school supply runs, cake decorating, and more (7 Quick Takes)

Our kitchen renovation is complete! It took exactly three weeks from start to finish, and I can’t believe how different and beautiful the space is.
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Take your children to church (but don’t feed them in the pew)

I think parents need to be cautious as to the message they’re creating with distractions of milk and Cheerios as they attempt to teach their children about God.
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Because of your support for the Annual Appeal

Catholic Chaplains in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are able to minister to those at area hospitals who are seriously ill, and to bring solace to their families. 
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Back to school, kitchen renovations, the end of summer, and a big decision (7 Quick Takes)

We are officially back to school! I’m so grateful that both our boys seem to have transitioned back to school smoothly—even though we are all exhausted from the week.
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Why can’t I memorize the Nicene Creed?

It’s been since 2011 the Roman Catholic Church has updated the verbiage to the Nicene Creed and still I have failed to memorize it.
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Waiting for a trumpet

Have you ever waited and waited and waited for something?
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Deacon created shepherd’s crosier for Bishop Brennan

Bishop Brennan's new crosier was crafted by a longtime friend who imagined what King David's crosier may have looked like.
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Back-to-school emotions, staycation fun, and life without a kitchen (7 Quick Takes)

~1~ Our older son boarded the bus for middle school orientation this morning. I’ve been so focused on trying to make sure he was ready for sixth grade that I completely forgot to prepare my heart, too. His little brother and I watched him board the bus from our window because our mature sixth grader...
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I can’t tell you what happened at the Spy Museum, but if I could…

The boys loved stealthily crawling through ductwork and looking for secret codes with magnifying glasses. I enjoyed seeing the spy disguises and watching the video aspects of the exhibits.
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