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I’m still not sure the Holy Father actually resigned. When will that really sink in my brain? I wasn’t able to watch the coverage yesterday, but I did tune in to local Catholic radio. As I listened to the reporter, I could feel the tears coming. Then, my phone buzzed and I saw the Pope’s last tweet. Game over. I had to pull the van off the road and collect myself. While the heart is sad, it’s hard to stay that way when I know Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is doing God’s will. He was a gift to our church and I can’t wait to see what the Holy Spirit has in store for us this Easter. How blessed are we?
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I am giddy about next week on the blog. I’m hosting a five-part series, all about First Communion. There will be giveaways (THREE!), free printables (TWO!), your 411 on the day, photos, flowers, food, clothes, gifts and more. Here’s your sneak peek. Be sure to join me on Monday at 7:30!
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I found myself saying a huge ‘thank you God’ on Tuesday. The A/C went out and I had to take it in for repair. The service manager comes out and sits down. Ooh, bad sign. He delivered the fantastic news that our compressor had gone out. I almost stroked when I saw the $600 parts figure scribbled on the paper. Then, he says, “And the best part is, everything is covered under warranty, even your rental van while we fix it.” Thank you God!
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We had our first social media lesson with our oldest son a few weeks ago. Over at Austin Catholic New Media, I shared how we almost failed him as parents, but then the Holy Spirit intervened: the 10 commandments of social media use for teens.
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Basketball is officially over for our three oldest. Out of all the sports the kids play, basketball might be my favorite. That’s probably largely due to the fact all games are held in a climate-controlled building with clean restrooms. On tap this weekend is a three-game baseball tournament and a soccer game. Giddy up.
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This week, I finished my Love & Logic parenting class. That might’ve been the best thing I’ve done thus far during Lent. After nearly 12 years at the parenting gig, I was sure we had it mostly figured out. HAHA. But, at the urging of a friend, we signed up together and took the class. Here’s your ringing endorsement. If you ever get the chance to participate in L&L, do it. It is changing our household, positively, one bad habit at a time.
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We had some great quotes of the week around here.
“Mom, do you know who founded Wal-Mart? I’ll tell ya, Sam Walnuts, that’s who.” – John Paul, where does he come up with this stuff?
“So, can I MOVE to Switzerland and be eligible to be a Swiss Guard?” – Will, trying to figure out how to be one of the coolest guards on the planet.
“It’s a good thing they own a doctor.” – John Paul, regarding the broken arm of a friend. Her dad is a doctor.
“Yeah, that’s a good idea.” – Luke, using his favorite new phrase on everything. So darn cute.
For more great reads, check out Jen over at Conversion Diary.