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Marriage As a Vocation

I was asked to speak to a local vocations club (mainly elderly people who pray for and support young men & women who are discerning the Religious life) about marriage as a vocation. I expanded on this in person, but … Continue reading

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A Dance A Day

I love it when my prince goes on retreat– he always comes home with presence for me–the best present of all :). This year, he also brought back a vision, a resolution which he presented formally a few days later, … Continue reading

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Indoor Fishing Date

As we were tossing a beanbag (dried cherry pits sewn into a scrap of fabric) back & forth over conversation the other day I noted that we could make a carnival-type beanbag toss game where you aimed for holes to … Continue reading

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Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Belaying

The woman climbing the cliff is a pretty good metaphor for me in the middle of a sewing project. I need a belayer! I need someone at the bottom of the cliff hanging onto my rope, ready to cinch it … Continue reading

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Let Your Face Shine

You are the light of the world… Let your light shine before men -Matthew 5:14, 16 That begins at home. You are the light of your Sweetheart’s world. Let your light shine! Yes, it does refer to good deeds, to … Continue reading

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Thinking Cap Date

A priest friend recently sent us a couple of logic puzzles he’d devised for our amusement. In preparation for using them, I cobbled together a couple of “thinking caps” out of brown paper & masking tape to set the atmosphere … Continue reading

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Rubber Ball Marble-Go-Down Date

My creativity was on a low ebb this week. It’d been another rough weekend & I wasn’t sure what would go over well, so I kept things basic. We’d found super balls (party favors) at a dollar store that are … Continue reading

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