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Easy ways to celebrate Chinese New Year, homework issues, a road trip, and the Statue of Liberty

Today we start the Year of the Dog, which is somehow much more exciting than the rooster or the goat. We are all quite excited about it.
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Praying our way through Lent: A basket of prayer intentions

It’s such a simple thing. It’s not particularly creative. And the intentions are spilling over onto our table.
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Looking for God’s love: When Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day

Those signs of love, and Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice and expression of love, tell us even more about the Giver and our relationship with Him than the paper valentines my sons will sign and deliver.
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Finding a new focus this Lent

Sometimes it takes a child to remind you of the challenges God places before us, the ways He wants us to refine ourselves more and more so we can be all He wants us to be in this world.
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Bread and butter and memories

Every time I spread butter on bread, I stop and think of our friend, Father Tom.
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Fresh chocolate chip cookies, Groundhog Day, potato peeling, fun at the office, and more (7 Quick Takes)

Last weekend when I made chocolate chip cookies, I made a big double batch and ended up with way too many.
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Celebrating the small victories of an ordinary workday

In life, it’s the little moments that add up to the big ones. The small wins become the larger ones.
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Thank you, God, for the usual

Every morning when I ask, “What would you like for breakfast today?” our fourth grader says, “The usual.”
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Enjoying a behind-the-scenes look at a local, family-owned bowling alley

When friends of ours suggested we get a group together and go bowling last weekend, I knew I wouldn’t have any trouble selling my family on the idea. We love bowling.
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