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The Christmas Story by Munchkin, Age 4

Jesus was born and He was in the manger, sleeping. And Mary was watching over Him and wise men came and gave Him presents. And shepherds came to look at Jesus and see Him, too. And they loved Him. And … 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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Stolen Moments

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, One morning a few months ago, Peanut woke up very early. I already felt like a wet noodle from an intense workout the night before, and having to get up with Peanut meant I only had … 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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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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Advent Devotions

Dear Munchkin, Throughout December, we’ve been working through an Advent countdown book for kids from one set of your Godparents, Aunt B and Uncle P. Each devotion includes a short commentary on a particular topic, a Bible verse, a prayer, … Continue reading

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Devastated but not Despairing

My darling babies, A few days ago, a very disturbed man shot and killed six adults and twenty children in their school, in addition to injuring others. Those little children were only 6 or 7 years old. Babies. Darling babies … Continue reading

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