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The Joy of Mothers

The Joy of Mothers

This weekend our nation celebrates a holiday that is officially just over one hundred years old: Mother’s Day. Church attendance will see a slight bump, and restaurants will be packed as families gather to honor “the hand that rocks the cradle.” Since the beginning of time, mothers have had an important place in the home…

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Taking A Stand That Matters

Taking A Stand that Matters

This weekend the holiday of Cinco De Mayo will be celebrated here in Itasca, and in many communities in the American Southwest. No, it is not Mexico’s Independence Day. It is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, which occurred over fifty years after Mexico declared independence from Spain. In the aftermath of the Mexican-American…

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Slow & Steady Wins the Race

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Elizabeth Swaney is a very average skier from Oakland, California. She’s certainly not a bad skier, but there is nothing about her skills that stand out. Yet, last week she caught the world’s attention by competing at the Women’s Half-Pipe event in the Olympics at Pyeongchang. She was stacked against twenty-three of the world’s best…

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Better Late Than Never

Better Late Than Never

Red Gerard is a pretty typical 17-year-old. He loves skateboarding and golf … and Netflix. On Saturday, February 9th he stayed up late into the night binge-watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Netflix. The next morning his alarm went off at 6:00, but he did not stir. It wasn’t until his roommate came to drag him out…

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Flexibility

I wrote recently on the fact that life does not always go as planned, and that can be frustrating if you are a planner like myself. Another week of homeschool has gone by and we are about to make some more changes to the plans that I made for our family. While I believe this…

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Flip-Flop

Today was the day. The day that has been on my mind for months. One that I have been looking forward to and dreading at the same time. It was the last day of public school for my family. I am hoping to write more about why we made this decision later, but right now,…

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