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Timing is everything

Dear Peanut, It was one of those rare times we actually made it to church a little early. Munchkin led us all the way up to the front row, in the direct line of sight of our senior pastor. He’s … Continue reading

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Snowmageddon

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Last Saturday night, a “polar vortex” blew in, dumping snow on us and basically shutting down the entire metro area. Even church services were cancelled Sunday morning, and that’s never happened as far as I can … Continue reading

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Munchkin’s Catholic Godparents

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Munchkin’s Catholic Godparents are the ones we see fairly frequently, since they live in the area and are members of Daddy’s parish. They host gatherings several times a year, too, where even more of our village … Continue reading

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Mommy’s Home Church

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Yesterday I attended a hymn festival at my church. Daddy stayed home with you so I could focus on the worship experience. Sitting alone in the pews reminded me of when I first decided this was … Continue reading

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Munchkin’s Lutheran Godparents

Dear Munchkin, We were planning your Baptism before you were born, carefully considering who we would ask to be your sponsors. We settled pretty quickly on asking Aunt B and Uncle P to be your Lutheran Godparents. Aunt B and … Continue reading

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Single Parent in the Pew

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Last Sunday, we sat in front of a mom and dad with a little boy and girl who appeared to be pretty close to your ages. A little way down from them was a woman who … Continue reading

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Upsizing

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Well, kiddos, we took the plunge. We bought a king-size bed, and it’s being delivered this morning. All four of us in a queen-size bed just wasn’t working, so we’re hoping the extra 16 inches will … Continue reading

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The Reason for the Season

Dear Munchkin, During Christmas Eve Mass tonight, we had the following whispered conversation: Munchkin: How did God get on the cross? Mama: Well, Jesus came to earth as a person like us, and some very mean people put Him on … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Bethlehem

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Yesterday our family went to an event at my church called “Breakfast in Bethlehem.” The goal of the event is to kick off the Advent and Christmas season with a focus on Jesus. We all had … Continue reading

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Church Community

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, We are blessed to have not only one, but three church communities. Of course, your dad works at St. Dominic’s. My church is St. Paul’s. And on Sunday evenings, your dad helps with a Mass at … Continue reading

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