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By: Padre Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9725-12/7/17
By: Rachel Swenson Balducci
Originally Appeared in : 9725-12/7/17

Our neighbor Monique died last week. We are so sad to see her go. ​

 

By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : 9725-12/7/17

Dining out has become extremely commonplace, but getting to sit at somebody else’s overly-lacquered table and feast on freshly fried chicken fingers, all-you-care-to-eat sliders or Ronald’s choicest pommes frites still holds a level of mystique and awe for our crowd.

 

“Do we actually get to eat inside?” is a regular question from any of our speaking-age children.

 

By: Father Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9724-11/23/17

Read in Spanish

 

At the Ascension of Jesus two men dressed in white appeared and announced to the discouraged disciples, “This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.” These words gave the frightened men something to look forward to – Jesus would return. 

 

By: Rachel Swenson Balducci
Originally Appeared in : 9724-11/23/17

This is the time of year when I’m most excited about the holiday season. We are a few weeks ahead of things and I’m able to have a sense of joyful anticipation about it all. It’s so exciting and wonderful – I can hardly wait.

 

Of course, give me some time and I’ll start hyperventilating. 

 

The further we get into things, the crazier I get. Parties. Shopping. Interacting with all those people. If I’m not careful I can lose focus completely and the Season of Joy becomes something to be endured.

 

By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : 9724-11/23/17

Heading into this year’s soccer season, I made it clear to Simon that the only person standing between himself and his personal best was one Simon A. Halcombe.

 

A head taller than nearly every other player, built like a storm shelter in Iowa, and with a foot like that of U.S. Soccer stud Clint Dempsey, Simon can be almost unstoppable when he puts his mind to it (High emphasis on, “When he puts his mind to it”).

 

By: Padre Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9724-11/23/17

Leer en Ingles

Después de la ascensión de Jesús dos hombres vestidos de blanco aparecieron y dijeron a los discípulos, “¿qué hacen ahí mirando al cielo? Este que les ha sido llevado, este mismo Jesús, vendrá así tal como lo han visto subir al cielo.” Estas palabras seguramente llenaron de esperanza a los pobres hombres – Jesús retornaría.

 

By: Rachel Balducci
Originally Appeared in : 9723-11/9/17

Oh hi there, mom of that boy. I see you there. And not because your kid just scaled the shelves at this giant store we’re both in. I see you trying to gently redirect, to encourage him, using your best “we’re in public” voice to tell him to climb down and behave and walk properly next to you as you push the cart.

 

By: Father Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9723-11/9/17
By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : 9723-11/9/17

As part of our continued efforts to “divide and conquer,” Magan and I have made a point to always bring at least one tag-a-long for quick errands. It’s an opportunity for them to feel special, and it also protects the sanity of the parent left behind with the remaining five munchkins.

 

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