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Tagged With: prayer

Refugees and Samaritans

Tonight’s bedtime prayers with the kids had a good “teachable moment”. I prayed that the refugee situation would end well, with all of the displaced and frightened people having their needs met. My inquisitive kids asked what refugees are, and I explained in simple terms that didn’t involve discussing terrorism, Syrian politics, or Islamic extremism. … Continue reading »

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A Prayer for Spouses and Parents

I was recently absorbed in some selfish introspection (“Why do my kids seem to go out of their way to drive me nuts?!”) when my conscience reminded me of a better direction to channel my thoughts. I suddenly recalled a famous prayer that had more personal relevance than I’d considered. Called “Make Me an Instrument … Continue reading »

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Graceful Lily

This cute little milestone for Lily is a few weeks old, but I didn’t get around to blogging about it until now. Every evening before we eat dinner, Amanda and I lead Alex and Joel in saying grace. One evening a while back I noticed that Lily (about 9mo at the time) was staring at … Continue reading »

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Faith Meets Child Psychology

I’ve read (and continue to read) a lot about developmental milestones, discipline, and child psychology in general. Just about every book I’ve read (and several articles) have mentioned the need for quiet time before bed. Heck, adults need it, too! It’s especially important for kids, though, and the sanity of their parents, because it can … Continue reading »

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Religious Education Is More Than Books

We’re starting to see some fruits from the seeds of faith we’ve sown in our children. Both have been going to mass with us every week. Heck, Alex went at six days old and Joel went at two days old! We say grace before meals and a prayer before saying goodnight. Alex has been able … Continue reading »

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