Praying With Leigh

   My favorite moment recently was praying with Leigh.    When we say our nightly prayers as a family, sometimes we say vocal prayers, each taking a turn to speak to God about our gratitude and intentions.  Whenever Leigh goes, she speaks on and on; she prays for every sick person in the world, for…

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For having been a Christian so long. . .

     For having been a Christian so long, Faith is STILL such a hard topic.  How do you pray with faith?I was recently praying for something, and the reading that day was Jesus calming the storm.  He told the disciples that they should have had faith.  So I prayed, “I have faith!”  But what…

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Happiness is. . .

Happiness is:1) Having gotten 12 hours sleep2) Having already exercised for the day3) Loving your spouse as much as you did when you were engaged. . . or more4) A three year old singing “Hide it under a bushel. . . NO!” at 6 AM while you are trying to say your prayers, and letting…

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Test Last Saturday

     Well, Jake took the test yesterday, on Saturday.  There were SO MANY APPLICANTS, more than usual.  I think his mathematical chances of getting in are 9%.      So in my sadness about those odds, I have leaned heavily upon this beautiful story:     “Mother Pauline traveled to Sao Paolo to serve the most marginalized: orphans, children…

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