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The Postcard Poem Challenge

When: December 1st-31st Where: at Postcard Poems And here’s how it will work. Every day during the month of December, I will make sure there is a post up. This post may contain a...

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Jesus Christ was an Immigrant

Following the appearance of the Wise Men in Israel, King Herod decreed that all male children under the age of two must be killed. Prior to this directive, Jesus’ adoptive father, Joseph, had been...

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A Small Epiphany about the Church

(painting by Sue Orchant) I had a minor epiphany a few weeks ago. It’s not like I hadn’t known it before, but this idea rang home anew after a conversation with a friend. The...

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Exponent II Classics: The Interview

The Interview Judy H. Wright Missoula, Montana Volume 17, Number 4 (1993) The interview I remember most vividly was not one about a Church calling but one for an account executive position with a...

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Virtual Oases, November 24

Join Justine on a spending fast . . . Or at least think about buying a homemade gift . . . Or a water buffalo . . . BiV rethinks “women are more spiritual”...

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Buy Nothing Day

May I invite you all to celebrate today’s holiday, “Buy Nothing Day”? In our family, the day after Thanksgiving starts with leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast (yum!) and other snacky leftovers throughout the day....

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Thanksgiving Sides: Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Last year, I posted my favorite sweet potato recipe with tons of butter and sugar. This year, I have one of my favorites from Giada De Laurentiis. It’s more healthy, and I think it’s...